SPSCC is pleased to host john a. powell as the featured speaker for the college’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. event. Professor powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. This free, virtual event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 from 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Find the Zoom link to join on our event webpage: spscc.edu/MLK.
To support a college wide initiative to increase equity, SPSCC’s A. Barbara Clarkson Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Center (DEIC) launched a new Black Scholars program this fall. Investments from TwinStar Credit Union have aided in the impact these programs are having on students.
Article via ThurstonTalk
By Grant Clark
It’s been almost two years since the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) volleyball and basketball teams have played a home game, but when they finally do take to the court, the Clippers’ home will be one of the best in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).
Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone
The fall terms are well underway at Thurston County’s three major colleges, and the experience so far is about operating successfully in a pandemic, which means mostly online learning and taking the necessary precautions to prevent an outbreak of the virus.
This winter, SPSCC is introducing “Engaging Race & Dismantling Racism”, a noncredit three-part class with a focus on racial equity. The class is open to anyone in the community and participants will walk away informed, challenged, and empowered to take action toward dismantling racism at a personal level.
SPSCC this week announced that Trustee Doug Mah was reappointed to its Board of Trustees by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Oct. 6, 2020 for a term ending Sept. 30, 2025.
Trustee Mah has served on the Board since 2016, and on Wednesday shared his excitement and gratitude for the continued opportunity to be a part of the Board.
Article via Voice Magazine
by Kathryn Milhorn
As summer winds to a close most of us turn our minds to the classroom. Supply lists pop up in every store and back-to-school specials abound. But Autumn 2020 is...let’s just say…unique. With classes starting soon, our regional colleges and universities are working hard to develop a safe, healthy way to welcome students back.
After spending time in the Army, Luke Jean started his career journey at Starbucks, but quickly learned he wasn’t chasing his passion. While he didn’t stay in the coffee industry, one thing he took away from Starbucks is sensory analysis skills. He’s tweaked what he learned in their Coffee Masters program and now applies it to spirits. “I’ve since learned how to lead tastings, how to do pallet cleansings, and other things that are useful in distilling,” said Luke, a graduate of SPSCC’s inaugural Craft Brewing & Distilling program.