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A Health and Wellness Center featuring sports courts, a weight and cardio room, and more study spaces could be coming to South Puget Sound Community College. Students at the Olympia-based college voted last week to have a quarterly fee assessed to pay for the proposed $16 million, 39,150-square-foot facility on its main campus.
The Black Hills State University men's basketball team has announced the addition of Dez Stoudamire as part of its 2017 signing class. Stoudamire is a 6-2 guard from Portland, Oregon, and transfers to BHSU after becoming the all-time leading scorer at South Puget Sound Community College, tallying 1,153 points in just two seasons.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has been named one of the top 50 community colleges in the country by College Choice, a web site that offers college and university rankings and other resources for students and their families. The Olympia-based college was ranked No. 41 on a list of “best community colleges for 2016-17,” based on academic quality, diversity and equity and return on investment, according to a news release from SPSCC.
The owner of every Northwest Athletic Conference rebounding record is headed to California. Savannah McGill, a South Puget Sound Community College sophomore, signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at California State University, East Bay on Thursday. During two years playing for the Clippers, McGill set NWAC records for career rebounds (927), single-season rebounds (471) and average rebounds per game (19.6).
“It’s the best team in South Puget Sound history,” Coach Aaron Landon said. “... It was really hard to come up short, but it’s just a really exciting time at South Puget Sound. “We’ve got really good people at the college. You can quote me on it — we’ll be good again next year.”
Savannah McGill and the South Puget Sound Clippers [women] ended their season tonight and what a season it was for McGill. The 6' 1" sophomore forward out of River Ridge High School in nearby Lacey, WA tallied 34 points for the Clippers, but more importantly McGill registered 18 rebounds to help her to break two more NWAC rebounding records.
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As Washington lawmakers try to find a way to fully fund K-12 public schools for the first time, it’s important they do not sacrifice other valuable programs to get there.
It’s not overstatement that our economy depends on smart decisions. This is no truer than with higher education, which plays a key role in training workers for the employment fields that don’t have enough newly qualified people to fill expected openings.
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The state recently endorsed the college’s request to offer a for-credit Craft Brewing and Distilling Program.
“That gives us the green light to move forward,” said Kelly Green, a spokeswoman for the Olympia-based college. “Our anticipation is that in fall 2017, we’ll be able to launch brewing and cider, and fall of 2018 would be distilling.”