South Puget Sound Community College presents its first 2018-19 Artist & Lecture Series speaker, Alina Fernández, on Oct. 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
Fernández is a novelist, activist, and radio show host, internationally famous for her autobiography "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba." She will speak of growing up in Cuba as Fidel Castro's daughter in the political environment of the 1960's and 70's and her later departure, as well as provide insight into the country's future and great potential.
South Puget Sound Community College the SPSCC Foundation announced today the college has named a library study room in honor of West Olympia Rotary. The West Olympia Rotary Study Room was revealed during a ceremony on Aug. 21, 2018 at The Center for Student Success at SPSCC’s Olympia Campus.
West Olympia Rotary was one of the first donors to the SPSCC Foundation when it launched in 1982. Since then, the Rotary Club of West Olympia Endowed Scholarship has helped fund the education of 34 Capital High School graduates in professional technical programs.
SPSCC proudly announces its lineup for its 2018-2019 Artist & Lecture Series. The series aims to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists, speakers, and activists who offer diverse and innovative views and performances to the campus and local community.
Attending one of these Artist & Lecture Series evenings gives audience members the chance to broaden the term culture for themselves. The lineup for the new season includes:
SPSCC welcomes professor Kip Fulbeck to close out the 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series season. Fulbeck’s lecture, a powerful message surrounding multiracial identities, will be held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.
Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken word performer, and filmmaker. Recipient of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award, he is also the author of several books. Fulbeck created The Hapa Project, which was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival.
The SPSCC Foundation held the biennial President's Club event on Thursday, May 3, 2018. SPSCC president Tim Stokes along with SPSCC Foundation staff and donors welcomed 21 new members into the President's Club Lifetime Circle. Lifetime Circle members have cumulative giving of $25,000 or more to the SPSCC Foundation.
The SPSCC Foundation thanks the 21 inductees for their support of the college and dedication to creating access to education for all students.
Scholarship applications are now open for students coming to SPSCC in Fall Quarter 2018. Applications will be accepted Feb. 14 through May 16, 2018.
Each year, the SPSCC Foundation awards over 350 scholarships and grants to SPSCC students. This year, the Foundation has nearly half a million dollars in student success funds and scholarships to award to current and future SPSCC students.