Nickole Rosalez didn’t intend to be this year’s student commencement speaker. But when she found out faculty Corrie Martin nominated her for the most changed student, it made her think about submitting her application for student speaker. Nickole said the more she thought about it, the more she fell in love with the idea of being the student speaker.
SPSCC awarded tenure to two faculty members at the virtual Board of Trustees meeting on June 9, 2020.
In order to be awarded tenure at SPSCC, faculty members must satisfactorily perform required instructional and non-instructional work within their assigned area of discipline, such as course instruction, curriculum design, and service work over three years. During this time, their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board can grant the award of tenure.
SPSCC will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates at the 2020 commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. in a virtual ceremony.
For its 55th commencement ceremony, the college will award 1,498 associate degrees and certificates to the 2020 graduating class. Additionally, the college will award 308 GED® awards, totaling 2,008 awards. Standing out in academic success this year are the 970 graduates earning transfer associate degrees. With an average GPA 3.30, this group of transfer degree students may enter a Washington State public university as a junior.
In her new position as head women’s basketball coach, Darah Vining will bring a mix of coaching expertise and player development experience to SPSCC. The position is a dual role, with Vining also serving as the assistant athletic director, making her a valuable addition to The Clippers.
We’re shining a spotlight on some of our international students. With this Q&A series you’ll get to know these students through their own words. They’re sharing their experiences, why they chose SPSCC, and what their goals are.
Our latest Q&A in the series is from Lia Matias, an international student from Dominican Republic.
SPSCC and Clipper Athletics recently welcomed to its athletics staff Darah Vining, fulfilling the dual role assistant athletic director and head women’s basketball coach.
Prior to coming to SPSCC, Vining was the lead assistant coach at Northwest University and worked for the City of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation.
“She brings her expertise of coaching at a four-year level and understands the dedication and commitment it takes for student-athletes to be successful,” said SPSCC athletics director Vernell Willingham.
Article via Nisqually Valley News
Every year, nursing students preparing to graduate from South Puget Sound Community College take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to earn their nursing license. Usually, nursing students are tasked with covering the NCLEX testing fees, but this year they are getting extra support.
Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone
After being forced to teach online during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Martin’s University, The Evergreen State College and South Puget Sound Community College are set to return this fall to something that more closely resembles the traditional college experience.