SPSCC today kicked off its 2021-22 academic year, welcoming six new full-time tenure-track faculty members to the college.
Jason Barnett, Mathematics Professor
Barnett received his Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from University of California Davis and his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from California State University, Stanislaus.
SPSCC celebrated 16 Dental Assisting program graduates at a pinning ceremony at Priest Point Park on Aug. 25.
“This cohort of students didn’t have an opportunity to be all together during their time in the program,” said Laura Moe-Genther, Director of Dental Assisting. “This ceremony was the first time, and we know they’ve created bonds that will last a long time.”
These past 16 months, our community has had a lot of practice being patient, following guidelines, and staying flexible. Some folks made the most out of it: learning new things, moving at a slower pace, and enjoying time alone at home. Some counted down the days to get together with friends and family, and missed having a full schedule with lots to do. And a lot of others fell somewhere in between.
The same is true of SPSCC students over the past year. Most students attended classes online from home, some joined in-person programs, and others took the hybrid class approach.
As part of becoming a vaccinated institution, SPSCC is offering more in-person classes in a variety of programs this fall. Face-to-face options are available on our Olympia and Lacey campuses. All classroom settings will follow current COVID guidelines.
Here are the classes offering in-person options:
BPA111+ - Baking and Pastry Arts
CCS101 - College and Career Success
DENT151+ - Dental Assisting
DRAMA160+ - Drama
ENGL&102 - English
This fall, the South Puget Sound Community College Foundation is offering more than $30,000 in scholarships to part-time students. Applications are currently open to both new and current students who plan to attend SPSCC part-time (take less than 12 credits) this Fall.
July 14 UPDATE:
The process for verifying vaccination is now in place, and students and employees are encouraged to complete verification as soon as possible.
Verification is a quick online process. Students and employees can verify their vaccination status or exemption after logging in to the college’s mySPSCC portal.
SPSCC announced last Friday the two recipients of the college’s 2021 Outstanding Student Award, Jayde Grams and Gal Keren-Aviram.
Jayde and Gal were selected for their outstanding achievements and contributions to SPSCC in the areas of academics, performance, and service to the college or the community, as well as their overall personal growth and development throughout their time at SPSCC.
By Molly Gilmore
via The Olympian
The South Puget Sound Community College Theatre Collective’s “I Am Nobody’s Lunch” is a play/cabaret whose premise — that finding truth is complicated when everyone seems to be lying — could have been pulled from recent news reports.
But in this time of pandemic, what’s most newsworthy is that the production will be performed live. In a theater. With a live audience.
"Strings Attached" student art exhibition is popping up at Heritage Park on Capitol Lake from June 1 - 7.
Sparked by conversations around the Netflix film "The Social Dilemma", students in two different art courses created pieces that represent the dangers and costs of social media, as well as re-imagining the app icons for popular platforms around the concept of authentic connection. The students collaborated with SPSCC Counseling, Library, and the Art Department.