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Leonor R. Fuller Art Gallery Hosts Virtual Art Exhibit ‘Futures Rising’

September 29, 2020

The Leonor R. Fuller Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts at SPSCC is pleased to present the Futures Rising exhibition from Oct. 9 – Dec. 11, 2020, with the opening reception happening Oct. 9 at 4:30 p.m. through Zoom.

This timely and poignant exhibition is a celebration of Black artists in the Olympia community and is curated by Theresa "Momma Tee" Yost. Featured artists include Sandra Bocas, Javoen Byrd, Shameka Gagnier, Cholee Gladney, Aisha Harrison, Travis Johnson, Sun Jordyn, Mskahe, Rhian Parker, Rene Westbrook, Yitagesu, and David Yost.

SPSCC Foundation Annual Fundraising Event Goes Virtual This October

September 17, 2020

The SPSCC Foundation will host its annual fundraising gala, The Experience, at 6:15 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 3. The Experience is the Foundation’s largest event of the year, raising nearly $500,000 to support scholarships and student success at SPSCC.

While seating capacity limits this event to about 500 attendees each year, the virtual format of this year’s event allows everyone to experience how SPSCC is changing the lives of our students and our community.

SPSCC Welcomes 11 Full-Time Faculty Members for the 2020-21 Academic Year

September 14, 2020

SPSCC is kicking off the 2020-21 academic year with eleven new full-time, tenure-track faculty members. Instructors will teach across numerous pathways, including two new professors in Natural and Applied Sciences, three in Applied Technology, one in Social Science & Business, and five in Nursing. Each new hire brings a wealth of expertise in the subject they teach, are using innovative ways to keep students engaged online, and all are committed to student success.

Pathway to a College Professor

August 11, 2020

Nickole Rosalez didn’t intend to be SPSCC’s 2020 student commencement speaker. But when she found out English professor Corrie Martin nominated her for the "most changed student," it made her think about submitting her application for student speaker. The nomination meant a lot to Nickole because of how she began her journey at SPSCC.

“I started in the High School+ program," Nickole recalled. "It felt so good to finish [high school], I wanted to keep accomplishing things."

Thurston County Higher Ed Presidents Issue Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Steps

July 27, 2020

This summer, our three institutions – The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Saint Martin’s University – are preparing for a fall like no other. While uncertainties around the impact of the coronavirus weigh heavily on our fall planning, our institutions are also actively engaged in campus-wide discussions around what needs to change in higher education to further the fight against systemic racism.

Thurston County Auditor’s Office Offering Drive Through Voter Services at SPSCC Due to Pandemic

July 9, 2020

SPSCC will host the Thurston County Auditor's Office Elections Division’s Voting Center at the College’s Mottman Road campus in Olympia.

The drive through voter services will allow Thurston County residents to register to vote, get a replacement ballot, and vote without leaving their car. The drive-up model aims to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be no voting services available at the Thurston County Courthouse to allow for physical distancing.


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