The SPSCC Foundation held the biennial President's Club event on Thursday, May 3, 2018. SPSCC president Tim Stokes along with SPSCC Foundation staff and donors welcomed 21 new members into the President's Club Lifetime Circle. Lifetime Circle members have cumulative giving of $25,000 or more to the SPSCC Foundation.
The SPSCC Foundation thanks the 21 inductees for their support of the college and dedication to creating access to education for all students.
Six automotive and welding students from SPSCC took home gold, silver, and bronze medals from the SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference at Columbia Basin College on April 20 - 21, 2018. This is the sixth consecutive year that automotive and welding students have competed and won. Read the 2017 story and 2016 story.
The Culinary Arts program received a perfect score at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) accreditation visit on April 24 – 26, 2018. ACF evaluators noted zero areas of non-compliance with ACF policies and procedures. They also noted the program's culture of camaraderie, professionalism, alignment with current industry trends, and industry impact. The program was granted a five-year certification, the longest certification offered to programs with zero points of non-compliance.
The South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) Board of Trustees announced that SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes will receive the 2018 Chief Executive Officer Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT). Stokes will be formally recognized on May 10 at the ACT Spring Conference at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
Awarded annually, the Chief Executive Officer Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in furthering the mission of community and technical colleges.
The Student Senate along with president Tim Stokes and 60 students welcomed Rep. Beth Doglio and Sen. Sam Hunt to campus on April 17, 2018, for a Student Town Hall Event.
After a recap of the legislative session and its impact on higher education, students engaged the legislators surrounding a broad variety of topics, including Running Start, Initiative 940, Animal Breed Restrictions, Animal Rights, and Open Educational Resources to help with textbook affordability. Student Daniela Suarez, Senator of Legislative Affairs, arranged the event.