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How SPSCC went from mediocre to the verge of winning a second straight NWAC West title

February 28, 2018
At the end of December, the South Puget Sound Community College men’s basketball team was 8-6. “We weren’t good, but we were dangerous,” coach Aaron Landon joked. Heading into Wednesday’s 8 p.m. game against visiting Grays Harbor, the Clippers have assured themselves of a third consecutive season with at least 21 wins, and can clinch a second straight Northwest Athletic Conference West title with a win over the last-place Chokers.

Igniting dreams at the SPSCC FIRE Summit

February 6, 2018
Access to education is a key pillar of the American Dream. For some in our region, it remains just that: a fleeting dream that seems out of reach. But thanks to the tireless work of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) and tribal members – students and educators – of the Nisqually, Squaxin Island, Skokomish, and Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, Native students can experience higher education in person, first-hand at the annual FIRE Summit.

Student selected for SBCTC Legislative Internship Program

January 25, 2018

Via Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges

Please welcome Daniela Suarez who will serve as the SBCTC Legislative intern for the 2018 legislative session. She is a 2nd year student at South Puget Sound Community College as well as the Senator of Legislative Affairs for her college. She is pursuing an Associates in Arts Degree and will be completing her degree in the spring of 2018. She plans on transferring to a 4 year university to complete her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Political Science.

'In the Cloud' highlights digital age

January 19, 2018
Figurative ceramic artist and musician Joe Batt’s “In the Cloud” solo exhibition will be on view in the PUB Gallery on the Port Angeles Peninsula College campus beginning Tuesday. The exhibit will run through Feb. 8, when Batt will host a Studium Generale lecture in the Little Theater at 12:30 p.m., followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m. in the gallery at the college campus at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

SPSCC homestay program creates lasting memories for host and student

January 18, 2018
I have a terrible memory when it comes to my childhood. But one thing I remember very clearly was when my family hosted a student from Japan. My brother was taking Japanese and it was part of the school’s language program. I learned so much about Japanese culture and their way of life that it stuck with me, decades later. This is the type of lasting impression South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is creating with their international student program.

Are you planning to attend SPSCC? You won't have to live with your parents

January 1, 2018
If you’re planning to attend South Puget Sound Community College this year, or in early 2019, there’s a chance you’ll be able to do so and not have to live at home with mom and dad. That’s because Big Rock Capital Partners of Tumwater is set to begin work on Mottman Village, a 90,000-square-foot mixed-use development that is coming to 2800 RW Johnson Boulevard SW. That is not on but close to the community’s college’s main campus. Construction is expected to begin in January, with the project set to be completed in time for fall quarter 2018 or winter quarter 2019, said Ryan Clintworth, managing partner. He expects to secure building permits soon.

College finds detour around state construction gridlock

December 26, 2017
Gridlock in Olympia has put hundreds of construction projects on hold across the state of Washington, but not at South Puget Sound Community College. The college used surplus funds to complete a renovation of a project that was supposed to be paid for with the state's construction budget .

Local automotive instructor receives national award

November 28, 2017
Norman Chapman, an automotive instructor and ASE Certified automobile technician from Centralia, Washington, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Byrl Shoemaker/ASE Education Foundation Instructor of the Year. Forty-seven automotive professionals were recognized on November 15, 2017, at the Fall Board of Governors meeting of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.

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