SPSCC is honored to recognize six newly tenured faculty who have worked 24 years at the college combined. Tenure is a three-year process in which faculty members must satisfactorily perform required assignments that are instructional, as well as non-instructional, within their assigned area of discipline. Assignments include instruction, designing a curriculum, service work, and more. Their performance is under review by a Probationary Review Committee that reports to the Board of Trustees. At the end of three successful years, the Board grants the award of tenure.
The Nursing Program at South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) has officially been granted initial candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) starting July 2017. The pre-accreditation status is the first step for the Nursing Program to achieve national accreditation within a three-year timeline. The program applied for pre-accreditation status in early 2017 and was informed of its approval June 2017.
Article via The Olympian
By Rolf Boone
Imagine this: A one-month college program in which tuition, fees, books, supplies and certification costs are covered for 10 lucky students.
South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, working with Providence Health & Services, announced Monday that they will offer a fully funded, one-month pathway to work for 10 future certified nursing assistants.
SPSCC has partnered with Providence Health & Services to offer a fully funded one-month direct pathway to work for ten future nursing assistants.
Providence Mother Joseph Care Center will select ten aspiring Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) to receive a scholarship that will fully fund their education, supplies, and certification costs. Successful students will have the opportunity to be hired by the care center upon graduation and certification.
Article via King5
by Drew Mikkelsen
Summer is supposed to be construction season, but not this year at South Puget Sound Community College.
"I think frustrating is a great word for it," said college spokesperson Kelly Green.
Green said the school had to half the renovation of a library because of a lack of state funding.
South Puget Sound Community College celebrates Trustee Barbara Clarkson, a 13-year member of the College’s Board of Trustees, after she received the 2017 ACT Equity Award at a ceremony on May 25. The Equity Award, presented by the Washington State Association of College Trustees, recognizes exemplary commitment to achieve equity in the development, administration, and delivery of educational programs and services in the community and technical college system.
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.
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.
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.