News & Media


SPSCC Foundation launches small business loan fund

November 13, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced the launch of the Growth & Innovation Fund, a joint effort between the SPSCC Foundation and the Center for Business & Innovation (CB&I). The fund gives entrepreneurs access to small business loans and ongoing support. It aims to encourage entrepreneurship in Thurston County and impact job creation and the local economy.

Associate Dean earns research grant to study heritage arts-based economic development

October 31, 2018
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that the work of Associate Dean of Transition Studies Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Murphy, a PhD student at Fielding Graduate University, along with community and university researchers, will develop and implement a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project in the Pac5, a five-county region in the Pacific Mountains of Washington State, centered on the Arbutus Folk School of Olympia, Wash.

Why They Ride: Profiles of SPSCC Bus Riders

October 26, 2018

Transportation is a daily necessity for everyone at SPSCC – students, staff, and faculty alike. Many drive, but those who can’t (or don’t want to) end up seeking out alternative solutions for their daily college commute. Be it a matter of convenience or necessity, public transportation provides an invaluable service to many at SPSCC. We set out to interview members of the college community that ride the bus to learn more about the reasons why they ride, and why public transportation works for them.

Theatre program presents: Angels in America

October 22, 2018
The SPSCC Theatre program presents Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Main Stage from Nov. 8 to 18, 2018. The play is presented in two parts, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, and patrons can choose to watch one show, both shows, or purchase an exciting dinner and show package on closing night, Nov. 18.

President Stokes named public relations Pacesetter of the Year

October 15, 2018

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes was awarded the 2018 Pacesetter of the Year award by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR), District 7.  He was recognized at an awards ceremony at the NCMPR District 7 conference in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

25th Anniversary of a Groundbreaking Drama

October 10, 2018

Article via OlyArts
By Tom Simpson

Last June, the Broadway revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America won Tony awards in multiple categories, including best actor for Andrew Garfield and best revival of a play. Director Lauren Love is now bringing this 25-year-old, groundbreaking drama to South Puget Sound Community College’s stage.