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Summer financial aid awards to disburse by July 5

June 7, 2017

Financial aid awards for summer quarter at South Puget Sound Community College will be disbursed by July 5, 2017, due to federal disbursement requirements and the delay in the approval of the budget by the Washington State Legislature.

In order to accommodate students receiving summer aid, the College is committed to not dropping students from classes for non-payment as we finalize student accounts.

Congratulations class of 2017

June 14, 2017

South Puget Sound Community College will celebrate more than 1,400 graduates from over 50 degree and certificate programs at Olympia High School's Ingersoll Stadium on Friday evening.  The College's 52nd commencement ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2017.  This year’s faculty address will be delivered by History Professor Eric Chase and the student speaker for the event will be Nikita Salas.

Guest artist pottery workshop at SPSCC, free and open to the public

March 14, 2017

The Art Department at South Puget Sound Community College is thrilled to host Pittsburgh artist Kevin Snipes for a series of “unconventional pottery” demonstrations and lecture on March 21, free to the public.  The day-long workshop will demonstrate Snipes’ layered approach to construction and surface decoration of pottery, as well as discuss the ideas that instigate his narrative illustrations.

Students to participate in nationwide mural project: “In>digenous Land”

January 23, 2017

Acclaimed photographer Matika Wilbur has partnered with SPSCC to lead a 4-day collaborative mural effort as part of her nationwide tour to encourage Native American college students and build stronger college-tribal relationships in communities: Project 562: In>digenous Land.

Matika Wilbur, from the Swinomish and Tulalip Tribes, is the creator of Project 562.  She will present a combined exhibition, lecture, and mural project that will be conducted at college campuses across the nation.  Wilbur will open the dynamic week with a keynote lecture, free to the public, on the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center’s main stage beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Wilbur’s own photographs will be on display in The Gallery Feb. 21 – 24.

Students honored with scholarships at annual MLK banquet

January 18, 2017

Three students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) were awarded scholarships on Saturday evening at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet.  Students Bryan Hooper and Alex Bledsoe were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their academic success, community service, and extra-curricular activities that align with the values of the Thurston Group.  Student Francisco Tamayo, Jr. was awarded by Gateway Rotary Club for his service in diversity and inclusivity.

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