South Puget Sound Community College presents its first 2018-19 Artist & Lecture Series speaker, Alina Fernández, on Oct. 18, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
Fernández is a novelist, activist, and radio show host, internationally famous for her autobiography "Castro's Daughter: An Exile's Memoir of Cuba." She will speak of growing up in Cuba as Fidel Castro's daughter in the political environment of the 1960's and 70's and her later departure, as well as provide insight into the country's future and great potential.
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Yelm Community Schools has expanded its educational vision beyond the walls of K-12. Through new partnerships with South Puget Sound Community College, Yelm Timberland Library and the South Sound YMCA, 25 local adults are currently earning their high school diplomas at Yelm Extension School this fall. The class is full, and more are waiting to sign up.
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 proudly announces its lineup for its 2018-2019 Artist & Lecture Series. The series aims to bring nationally and internationally recognized artists, speakers, and activists who offer diverse and innovative views and performances to the campus and local community.
Attending one of these Artist & Lecture Series evenings gives audience members the chance to broaden the term culture for themselves. The lineup for the new season includes:
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.