Article via Nisqually Valley News
By Eric Rosane
Last November, graduates of Yelm Community School’s inaugural High School 21+ program were formally recognized by district officials. It was, for many, a moment to take in the extensive collaboration between the district, South Puget Sound Community College, Yelm Timberland Library and the South Sound YMCA. And for those that graduated, it was a moment to take pride in and celebrate.
Every quarter she teaches Beginning Drawing, art professor Liza Brenner has her students participate in a collaborative project. Many of these projects are featured all over campus, adding a touch of style to their locales through a variety of subjects and themes. For the class of winter 2019, she began by suggesting a tribute to a famous artist, leaving the final subject up to the class. The names her students brought to her were the mainstream, Western artists known around the world, like the painter Van Gogh – but they gave her an idea.
SPSCC today announced that Phuoc Truong, an international student focusing on computer science, will represent SPSCC on the 2019 All-Washington Academic Team. Truong along with top students from each of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges will be recognized and awarded a scholarship at the All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 21, 2019.
The women of the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Craft Brewing and Distilling program are pleased to announce that they will participate in the Pink Boots Society Collaboration Brew Day along with breweries in Tumwater, Olympia, and Seattle on March 7, 2019.
South Puget Sound Community College brings Winter Quarter 2019 to a close in March with three musical performances between March 15 and March 21, as well as the quarterly Student Film Showcase on March 19. SPSCC music groups are a mix of college students and community members who perform in concert throughout the year.
SPSCC's Percival Restaurant is hosting its next Wine Paired Dinner on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. This year, treat your valentine to a lovely evening out while supporting SPSCC Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts students.
South Puget Sound Community College and the SPSCC Foundation announced its acquisition of the Louis Walker Middleton building from the Estate of Olympia philanthropist Dr. Angela Bowen. The announcement event held on Jan. 16, 2019, celebrated Dr. Bowen’s $1.19 million in-kind contribution to the SPSCC Foundation, the largest gift in school history.
Students studying the sciences now have more international study opportunities to look forward to. On Nov. 1, South Puget Sound Community College President Tim Stokes signed an international transfer articulation agreement with the University of Glasgow in Scotland. The agreement allows students to transfer into the third year of a bachelor’s degree program in over ten new science subjects, including chemistry, microbiology, marine biology, and sports science.