Running Start is a statewide program that allows high school juniors and seniors to attend community college tuition-free, earn college credits, and transfer to most four-year colleges and universities in Washington.
The program gives students—and their families—a chance to start the journey to a four-year experience debt-free. For high school juniors and seniors in Washington State, earning an associate degree at the same time as their high school diploma and transferring to a university as a junior saves at least $8,000.
A decade ago, Richard Summers was a remodeling contractor, a job he loved for the challenges it presented. But despite being happy with his work, he knew he wanted to further his education.
In 2010, Richard decided to go back to school and, since he’d served five years in the Navy, he used his veteran’s GI Bill® to enroll in SPSCC’s Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Technology (AEC) program, part of the Information Technology Pathway.
The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at SPSCC will welcome the art exhibit CLOSER, from Feb. 15 – March 19, 2021, with the opening reception happening Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. through Zoom.
CLOSER highlights works from three artists from the 2020 Futures Rising exhibition. The works of Sandra Bocas, Travis Johnson, and Rene Westbrook explore color prejudice, hegemony, and the threat of violence on people of color. The artists’ works are a deep dive into the repetition of images across multiple hues, ‘detox drawings’, photographs, collage, and paintings.
Two students from SPSCC were awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. virtual event on Jan. 19, 2021. Desirée Toliver and Torin Tinnin were honored by The Thurston Group of Washington State for their success in academics at SPSCC and beyond that aligns with the values of The Thurston Group.