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All student services in The Center for Student Success (Bldg. 22) will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, for The Experience annual fundraising event. The One Stop, Start Here desk, Library, Assessment Center, tutoring centers, and other services will remain closed for the weekend; they will resume regular hours on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
SPSCC will host the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, 2018, for a comprehensive evaluation during its accreditation process. Comments from the public are invited and considered with regard to the institution’s qualification for accreditation.
Public comments should be submitted in writing and with an original signature by Sept. 30, 2018, to the NWCCU. Signed comments are forwarded, as received, to the institution, evaluation committee, and the NWCCU.
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.
Do you dream of attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU)? SPSCC and the Thurston Group of Washington State are bringing HBCUs to Lacey to meet and enroll students on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
The 15th Students of Color Recruiting Day offers students a chance to meet HBCU representatives who are ready to enroll and award scholarships. Students should come ready to apply on-the-spot with official high school or college transcripts, letters of recommendation, and ACT or SAT scores. Parents are encouraged to attend.
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.
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 word 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.
SPSCC will host the 30th annual Career Day event on May 10, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Career Day unites more than 60 local employers with students, alumni, and community members each year at the gymnasium at the SPSCC Olympia Campus. Attendees can leverage the event app, new this year, to connect with employers before and after the event.