Program News

IGNITE program kicks off in support of underrepresented students

August 9, 2018

The IGNITE program launches this fall to help close the achievement gap for vulnerable SPSCC students.

Twenty-four students applied for the program, including five incoming freshmen, and 20 will enter the program.

IGNITE students get personalized advising, coaching, and a team of advocates and resources to keep them focused and moving toward their goals. The program is designed specifically to help first generation, low income, and students with disabilities to succeed.

SPSCC in Yelm - Advance Cover Story

August 9, 2018

Thanks for welcoming us to Yelm!

This exciting partnership between SPSCC and Yelm Community Schools brings opportunities to the Yelm community at many learning levels. Featured on the cover, YHS student Bailey Hobson is considering Running Start to launch into the Culinary Arts program, teacher Erika Hedegard will teach College in the High School chemistry classes, and Principal Ryan Akiyama will continue to create paths to higher education for YHS students.

Transition Studies recognized as a national leader

June 25, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has emerged as a state and national leader in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL). According to 2016-17 Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) performance data, SPSCC ranks number two of out 44 participating adult education programs in Washington State.  Additionally, the college’s Transition Studies faculty have been invited to present at national conferences in 2017 and 2018.

Student jazz combo performs live on KNKX

June 12, 2018

Love jazz? Don't miss the live performance of local student jazz combo The Waywards on KNKX radio on Wed., June 13, 2018 at 12 p.m.

The Waywards are made up of SPSCC, SPSCC CCE, and TESC students:

  • Noah Plumley
  • Theo Ragan
  • Nick Rawson
  • Rogan Keys
  • Danielle Westbrook

The group will be interviewed on air and will perform live on KNKX for a studio audience.  Listen online at KNKX.org or tune into 88.5 F.M.

Kip Fulbeck wraps up the 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series on May 17

May 9, 2018

SPSCC welcomes professor Kip Fulbeck to close out the 2017-18 Artist & Lecture Series season.  Fulbeck’s lecture, a powerful message surrounding multiracial identities, will be held at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. 

Kip Fulbeck is a pioneering artist, spoken work performer, and filmmaker.  Recipient of the UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award, he is also the author of several books. Fulbeck created The Hapa Project, which was awarded the inaugural Loving Prize at the Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival.

Culinary Arts accreditation visit receives a perfect score

May 3, 2018

The Culinary Arts program received a perfect score at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) accreditation visit on April 24 – 26, 2018. ACF evaluators noted zero areas of non-compliance with ACF policies and procedures. They also noted the program's culture of camaraderie, professionalism, alignment with current industry trends, and industry impact.  The program was granted a five-year certification, the longest certification offered to programs with zero points of non-compliance.

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