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.
Due to dangerous conditions and high winds, the Olympia Campus will close at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7. Please note that the Mottman Rd. exit is currently closed while Puget Sound Energy works on down powerlines. Please use the Crosby Blvd. or R.W. Johnson Rd. exits to leave campus. See campus map here.
The YMCA Early Learning Center on the Olympia Campus will close at 1:00 p.m., as well.
Lacey Campus will remain open.
The drama department at South Puget Sound Community College is holding open auditions for the spring drama production of Bat Boy: The Musical. Auditions will be held in room 253 of the Minnaert Center (building 21) on Friday, April 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, April 15, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Gallery at South Puget Sound Community College welcomes artist and art educator Joe Hedges for a unique art display of his works from Empirical Evidence. The exhibition will run from April 17 to May 12, 2017, at The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts.
South Puget Sound Community College hosted the 22nd annual All-Washington Academic Team ceremony on Thursday, March 23, and honored two of its most distinguished students. Marina Bae Graham and Gyanna Lam were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements, extracurricular experiences, and their roles within the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society.
The historical 2016-2017 Clippers Men’s Basketball season came to an end on Friday, March 10, when the Clippers lost to the RiverHawks of Umpqua Community College 66-53 at Everett Community College. The Clippers were the lone Regional Champion to advance to the Elite 8 of the NWAC Championship.
South Puget Sound Community College is calling for applicants to the Next Step Scholarship. Current SPSCC students who plan to transfer to University of Washington Tacoma should apply by April 10 at 5:00 p.m. for The Next Step Scholars Endowment.