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Six faculty members awarded tenure

August 2, 2017

SPSCC is honored to recognize six newly tenured faculty who have worked 24 years at the college combined. Tenure is a three-year process in which faculty members must satisfactorily perform required assignments that are instructional, as well as non-instructional, within their assigned area of discipline. Assignments include instruction, designing a curriculum, service work, and more.  Their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board grants the award of tenure.

Nursing Program earns pre-accreditation status

July 20, 2017

The Nursing Program at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has officially been granted initial candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) starting July 2017.  The pre-accreditation status is the first step for the Nursing Program to achieve national accreditation within a three-year timeline. The program applied for pre-accreditation status in early 2017 and was informed of its approval June 2017.

Need a job? This program could entice you to become a certified nursing assistant

July 18, 2017

Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone

Imagine this: A one-month college program in which tuition, fees, books, supplies and certification costs are covered for 10 lucky students.

South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, working with Providence Health & Services, announced Monday that they will offer a fully funded, one-month pathway to work for 10 future certified nursing assistants.

Ten future CNAs to earn fully funded scholarship and direct pathway to work

July 17, 2017

SPSCC has partnered with Providence Health & Services to offer a fully funded one-month direct pathway to work for ten future nursing assistants. 

Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will select ten aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to receive a scholarship that will fully fund their education, supplies, and certification costs.  Successful students will have the opportunity to be hired by the care center upon graduation and certification.

Olympia gridlock puts construction projects, jobs on hold

July 11, 2017

Article via King5
by Drew Mikkelsen

Summer is supposed to be construction season, but not this year at South Puget Sound Community College. 

"I think frustrating is a great word for it," said college spokesperson Kelly Green.

Green said the school had to half the renovation of a library because of a lack of state funding.

Trustee Barbara Clarkson honored with 2017 ACT Equity Award

July 3, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College celebrates Trustee Barbara Clarkson, a 13-year member of the College’s Board of Trustees, after she received the 2017 ACT Equity Award at a ceremony on May 25.  The Equity Award, presented by the Washington State Association of College Trustees, recognizes exemplary commitment to achieve equity in the development, administration, and delivery of educational programs and services in the community and technical college system.

Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition opens July 3

June 28, 2017
The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts would like to congratulate those artists who received awards at the Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition. Juror Amy McBride chose five purchase awards and four merit awards.

Congratulations class of 2017

June 14, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates from over 50 degree and certificate programs at Olympia High School's Ingersoll Stadium on Friday evening.  The College's 52nd commencement ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2017.  This year’s faculty address will be delivered by History Professor Eric Chase and the student speaker for the event will be Nikita Salas.

Summer financial aid awards to disburse by July 5

June 7, 2017

Financial aid awards for summer quarter at South Puget Sound Community College will be disbursed by July 5, 2017, due to federal disbursement requirements and the delay in the approval of the budget by the Washington State Legislature.

In order to accommodate students receiving summer aid, the College is committed to not dropping students from classes for non-payment as we finalize student accounts.