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Twenty-one donors join the President's Club Lifetime Circle

May 4, 2018

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.

Culinary Arts accreditation visit receives a perfect score

May 3, 2018

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.

Student film collaboration transcends culture and language

May 1, 2018
"Heart to Heart, One World to Another”, was an international cross-cultural film/media collaboration between SPSCC and Hagoromo International University (Osaka, Japan). Students, faculty, and staff for both institutions wanted to convey continued kindness around the world. The film was screened as part of SPSCC's 2018 Winter Film Showcase and has been selected to be included in Thurston Community Media’s independent film program Short and Sweet produced by the Olympia Film Collective.

Sound of Success - Advance Cover Story

April 30, 2018
The Student Union Building is empty as Chivan Lim thumbs through his phone, looking for the perfect tune. He knows it when he finds it, flicks the volume up and spins out into the empty space in front of the stage, whirling into handstands, defying gravity with breakdance moves, and tracing every beat through the air with muscle and concentration.

President Tim Stokes earns ACT Chief Executive Officer Award

April 24, 2018

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.

Legislators visit campus for Student Town Hall

April 19, 2018

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.