It has been another year of incredible student successes, college awards, and faculty and staff growth at SPSCC. While our list of achievements and proud moments far exceed a "top 10" list, we've done our best to highlight some of our favorite memories from this past year.
Four students representing SPSCC put their skills to the test and brought home medals after the SkillsUSA Washington Leadership and Skills Postsecondary Spring Conference. SkillsUSA is a nationwide organization supporting students as they prepare for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.
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A Health and Wellness Center featuring sports courts, a weight and cardio room, and more study spaces could be coming to South Puget Sound Community College. Students at the Olympia-based college voted last week to have a quarterly fee assessed to pay for the proposed $16 million, 39,150-square-foot facility on its main campus.
The Black Hills State University men's basketball team has announced the addition of Dez Stoudamire as part of its 2017 signing class. Stoudamire is a 6-2 guard from Portland, Oregon, and transfers to BHSU after becoming the all-time leading scorer at South Puget Sound Community College, tallying 1,153 points in just two seasons.
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has been named one of the top 50 community colleges in the country by College Choice, a web site that offers college and university rankings and other resources for students and their families. The Olympia-based college was ranked No. 41 on a list of “best community colleges for 2016-17,” based on academic quality, diversity and equity and return on investment, according to a news release from SPSCC.
The owner of every Northwest Athletic Conference rebounding record is headed to California. Savannah McGill, a South Puget Sound Community College sophomore, signed her national letter of intent to play basketball at California State University, East Bay on Thursday. During two years playing for the Clippers, McGill set NWAC records for career rebounds (927), single-season rebounds (471) and average rebounds per game (19.6).
SPSCC has earned a spot in the top 50 community colleges in the nation, according to a recent ranking published by College Choice. Listed as the 41st best community college for 2016-2017, SPSCC was awarded the ranking based on academic quality, diversity and equity, and return on investment. “We believe these fifty schools represent the best of what can be a wise decision for many prospective college students,” stated the article.
SPSCC will host its annual Career Day event on May 11, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In its 29th year, the event will unite over 65 local employers with students, alumni, and community members in the gym at the SPSCC Olympia Campus.
SPSCC is proud to present a unique vocal concert experience featuring the SPSCC College Chorus and SPSCC Chamber Choir with special guest Janis Ian, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter. “We’re Still Singing: Songs of Peace, Protest, and Social Justice” will be held on June 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts. The show will open with the SPSCC College Chorus and SPSCC Chamber Choir performing a varied array of powerful songs by Janis Ian, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, and more. The second half will feature a solo set by Janis Ian and will conclude as the combined choirs accompany Ian for a shared performance.