News & Media


College finds detour around state construction gridlock

December 26, 2017
Gridlock in Olympia has put hundreds of construction projects on hold across the state of Washington, but not at South Puget Sound Community College. The college used surplus funds to complete a renovation of a project that was supposed to be paid for with the state's construction budget .

"The Personal is Political" postcard exhibition opens Jan. 5

December 21, 2017
The Gallery at SPSCC is proud to present this year’s “The Personal is Political” Fine Art Postcard Exhibition. Artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds were invited to submit up to three postcard-size original works inspired by the theme “The Personal is Political”. This year, 127 artists represent the 278 pieces featured.

Amtrak Train Derailment

December 18, 2017
As many of you may have heard, an Amtrak train derailed over I-5 this morning in DuPont. This event is still unfolding and much is unknown, but several people are confirmed deceased and it is being treated as a potential mass casualty incident. This happened during the morning commute and many SPSCC employees commute down from Pierce County. As far as we know, all of our staff are reported to be safe. We will post any updates relevant to the SPSCC community as an update to this article.

FEST program transitions to continuing education

December 13, 2017

After more than a year of extensive research, data review, and discussions with the local fire and emergency services community in Thurston County, the Board of Trustees approved on Dec. 12 the transition from a degree-based Fire Emergency Service Technology (FEST) program to a professional development (continuing education) program aimed at supporting the training needs of career firefighters.

"American Treasure" in music inspires lifelong learners through CCE

December 5, 2017
This fall, a group of lifelong learners interested in songwriting found themselves learning from a local musician who was recently described as an "American Treasure" by Northwest Music Scene: Andy Landers. Andy has spent two decades exploring and developing the Americana Folk genre and has eleven records to his name. And he's teaching at SPSCC, again, this winter.

Exceptional Faculty Award supports academic success

December 4, 2017
Sally Sharbaugh, SPSCC counselor and faculty member, was recently awarded an Exceptional Faculty Award to support student academic success and retention. Approved by the Board of Trustees on Nov. 14, 2017, the award will fund the travel and conference costs for ten faculty members to attend the annual On Course national conference in California.