Article via The Daily Chronicle
By Celene Fitzgerald
The City of Chehalis selected Ted Hendershot, former assistant fire chief with McLane/Black Lake Fire Department in Thurston County, to serve as the interim fire chief of the Chehalis Fire Department.
The city is searching for a permanent replacement after the departure of Fire Chief Ken Cardinale.
SPSCC debuted a new school song, or alma mater, at the college’s virtual commencement ceremony on June 20.
The music and lyrics of ‘The Waves of South Puget Sound’ were written by SPSCC music faculty member John Guarente and is performed by the SPSCC Chamber Singers. The music department also plans to create an orchestral arrangement in the near future.
The school song is a project that has been in the works since Guarente started with SPSCC in 2018, but the timing of the song’s release feels especially significant for the music department.
Every year, SPSCC recognizes an Outstanding Student, or students, to receive the Outstanding Student Award. The recipients are selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.
We’re pleased to announce our 2020 Outstanding Student Award recipients.
In April of this year, the World Health Organization declared 2020 to be the official Year of the Nurse and Midwife. But did you also know that in June we celebrate cancer survivors? Continuing in celebration of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and national cancer survivor month, SPSCC is featuring the experience of our own Amy Kelly, Dean of Academic Support Services, who survived an aggressive form of breast cancer.
The 37 students graduating from the SPSCC nursing program are group of students who proved their flexibility and desire to persevere. Graduating during a pandemic is stressful for all students, but for those enrolled in hands-on programs—like nursing—restrictions on public gatherings meant requirements for in-person learning had to be approached in a new way.
SPSCC is pleased to announce that 19 students in its inaugural Craft Brewing & Distilling cohort will graduate as part of the class of 2020 on June 20.
The A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center and Counseling Services at SPSCC are engaging in difficult conversations about racism and antiracism. The teams came together with students via Zoom for this unscripted, authentic conversation about the music video “Be the Bridge (God’s Tears)” earlier this week. They also share some ways to engage further in these conversations.