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The Clothesline Project
May 18, 2017
South Seattle College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program has been turning out well-trained, job-ready technicians for over 50 years. Among those technicians is 1990 graduate Mike Hagler. Mike recently accepted South’s 2017 Alumni of the Year Award.
The Clothesline Project
May 16, 2017
When Miki Berhanu, 21, first stumbled upon the Cultural Center at South Seattle College, tucked back near the pool tables in the Jerry Brockey Center, he couldn’t have imagined the impact it would eventually have on his life and college experience.
The Clothesline Project
April 24, 2017
Do you miss getting a pastry after class at Bernie’s? Do you want to start working out but don’t want to pay for a gym membership? Or do you want to get out and stretch your legs in the sun? Next time you have an hour or so between classes, start exploring our campus! You might just find your new favorite place to have fun. Get out of your usual spot, grab a friend and explore these seven places!  
The Clothesline Project
April 24, 2017
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and to honor the survivors and raise awareness among students, staff and community members, South Seattle College’s Gender Equity Center is participating in The Clothesline Project.
Celebrate Earth Week
April 21, 2017

A delicate dance between heat, filler rod and puddle control; welding has the capacity to construct pieces that are stronger and more durable than its individual parts. It’s what initially attracted South Seattle College student Kaylin Clarke to the craft, to fuse together something entirely new from pieces that at one point felt disjointed. As someone who has lived the majority of her life identifying as a man, it echoes her journey.

Celebrate Earth Week
April 17, 2017

After 8 and a half months in the Pierce County Jail many people, including his fellow prisoners and probation officers, expected Omari Amili, a South Seattle College R.I.S.E. Navigator, to end up back behind bars.
Studies by the US Department of Justice have shown that more than half of all state prisoners end up returning to prison within five years of their release.

Celebrate Earth Week
April 12, 2017
South Seattle College’s Public Information Office (PIO) is our campus loudspeaker; letting students, faculty, staff and community members know about the many excellent learning opportunities, community services, student resources and more offered at the college. This quarter we’re welcoming academic transfer student Tori Flores into the fold as our new PIO work study.
Celebrate Earth Week
April 17, 2017
In celebration of Earth Week, April 17-21, 2017, South Seattle College’s Sustainability Committee and United Student Association (USA) is sponsoring a week of on-campus workshops, activities and service events calling attention to environmental protection and sustainability on-campus and in our community.
All-Washington Academic Team
March 27, 2017
Two South Seattle College students were honored on Thursday, March 23 as members of the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team. Angela Flores and Chhavi Mehra were recognized at the 22nd annual state-wide community and technical college reception held at South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia.
Kamal Davis
March 21, 2017
Kamal moved to Seattle from Los Angeles to live with his father in 2014, and continued acting throughout high school. Wanting to attend college, he applied for South’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship program, seizing the opportunity of free in-state tuition for his first year.
13th Year Students
February 2, 2017
Twenty-miles off the coast of Western Africa, the small, volcanic island of Bioko is a world away from the rain-spattered sidewalks of South Seattle College; but it’s there that South Seattle College student Ana Santa Masie Masie, 21, calls home.
13th Year Students
March 13, 2017
We are thrilled to announce South Seattle College’s Otter mascot has a name! She’s friendly. She’s smart. She’s curious… and she just happens to have a full coat of sleek, water-resistant fur: Say hello to Olivia the Otter, South’s official mascot and newest whiskered member of our campus community!
13th Year Students
March 13, 2017
With students from across the world, and all walks of life and ages, South Seattle College’s extraordinarily diverse student body is one of our school’s most attractive features to prospective students. “I first came to South during a summer school program after I graduated eighth grade,” says Ikrame Abdi.
13th Year Students
March 1, 2017
By 2018, it’s projected that 2.4 million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related jobs will go unfilled in the US. These vital positions; from doctors and chemists to computer programmers and electricians, are the key to meeting the challenges of our growing technology-based global economy.
13th Year Students
February 23, 2017
Most people would say they want to avoid the emergency room; South Seattle student Christina Calimlim, 24, wants nothing more than to be in one. “There’s something about how fast-paced it is, there’s a lot to see and a lot going on, sometimes even live surgeries that happen right in front of you,” says Christina.
13th Year Students
February 22, 2017
South Seattle College’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship, currently offering one year of tuition-free college to graduating seniors from three high schools, is set to expand to additional colleges and high schools (including West Seattle High School!) thanks to support from Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle’s City Council.
13th Year Scholars
February 16, 2017
Washington’s House Higher Education Committee heard testimonies Wednesday, Feb. 8, from two South Seattle College students and one alumnus, making their case for tuition-free community and technical college for the state’s middle and low-income students.
Immigrant and International Student Support
February 14, 2017
As a kid growing up in rural California, South Seattle College electrical engineering student Angela Flores, 31, was more interested in kick drums than in kickball, hard drives than hide-and-seek, and soldering guitars than stuffed animals. Coming from a family of seven, Angela has a knack for making the most out of very little.
Immigrant and International Student Support
January 31, 2017
In light of recent executive orders issued by President Donald Trump temporarily banning travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim countries, and ordering the construction of a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, I want to make it clear that South Seattle College stands in full support of our international and immigrant students who are impacted by these developments.
Gifts from the Earth Raises a Record $273,000
January 28, 2017
South Seattle College’s 2017 Gifts from the Earth fundraiser raised $273,000 - a new record in the event’s fourteenth year. Proceeds from the event benefit the South Seattle College Foundation in its mission to support programs and students with scholarships, internships, emergency funding, tutoring and more.
ACT Transforming Lives Award
January 25, 2017
South Seattle College graduate Marady Duong was awarded the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Award in Olympia on Jan. 23, 2017. Marady received a $500 cash prize along with four other students selected from community and technical colleges across the state.
Appeal to Trump
December 30, 2016
Washington’s community and technical college leaders, including South Seattle College President Gary Oertli, sent President-elect Donald Trump a letter asking him to preserve an executive action that allows young undocumented adults to live and work in the United States without fear of deportation.
Running Start Alum Alex Zamora
November 29, 2016
Starting Wednesday, Nov. 30, Metro Routes 125 and 128 will resume service to South Seattle College’s main campus bus stop located to the west of the Robert Smith Building (RSB on the campus map). The temporary stop located near the Northwest Wine Academy in the north parking lot will no longer be in service.
Running Start Alum Alex Zamora
November 22, 2016
South Seattle College will host College Goal Washington events on Dec. 1 and Jan. 19 to help current students and community members considering college complete their financial aid applications. Sponsored by the Washington State Achievement Council, these events are free and open to the public.
Running Start Alum Alex Zamora
October 27, 2016
South Seattle College alum Alex Zamora simultaneously graduated from high school (he went to Evergreen) and college this past June as part of South’s Running Start program, where high school students earn both high school and college credits at the same time by taking college-level courses at South.
13th Year Promise Scholarship Expansion
October 21, 2016
Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell has submitted a budget proposal that would expand South’s 13th Year Promise Scholarship to additional high schools over 2017 and 2018 with city support.
Inclement Weather Information
October 13, 2016
Based on the latest information from the National Weather Service, the Seattle area may experience significant rainfall and potentially hazardous winds over the next few days.
South Welcome Week
September 26, 2016
Welcome to Fall Quarter at South Seattle College! We're so excited to have campus buzzing with activity and learning again, and want to let you know about "South Welcome Week" activities during your first week.
Former ITT Tech Students
September 19, 2016 
If you or someone you know was planning to start or continue a program at ITT Tech prior to their closure on September 6, 2016, South Seattle College may have a similar program of interest for you.
South Offering Citrix Program
September 15, 2016
South Seattle College celebrated its largest incoming class of 13th Year Promise Scholarship recipients on Sept. 15 since the program’s inception in 2008.
South Offering Citrix Program
September 14, 2016
Welding Fabrication Technology students and instructors pose with approximately 65,000 pounds of steel donated to South Seattle College by Nucor Steel.
South Offering Citrix Program
September 14, 2016
South Seattle College is piloting Citrix, a program that will allow you to run a variety of popular applications from anywhere you have an internet connection. Available software includes the Adobe Creative Suite, drafting, and a variety of office programs.
Sustainable Building Management
August 18, 2016 
As building technologies become increasingly sustainable, efficient and complex, and as current facilities managers retire, the need for a workforce ready to manage these new technologies is critical. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest, where green building is a top priority.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray Visits South
August 11, 2016 
Due to construction of the Integrated Education Center at South Seattle College’s main campus, King County Metro will close the campus bus stop (located west of the Robert Smith Building) for approximately three months, from Monday, August 15, 2016 through mid-November, 2016.
U.S. Senator Patty Murray Visits South
August 10, 2016 
United States Sen. Patty Murray visited South Seattle College's Georgetown Campus on August 9 to get a firsthand look at the college's apprenticeship and manufacturing programs, and how they are positively impacting workers' lives.
Aviation Mechanic Careers
July 26, 2016 
Journalist Glenn Farley with King 5 News recently reported that Boeing estimates the aerospace industry will need to fill 679,000 aviation mechanic positions over the next two decades (that's 33,000 new careers a year!), further proof that training now for a career in this soaring industry can be the right call for you.
South Celebrates the Class of 2016
June 16, 2016
South Seattle College’s Class of 2016 graduates were honored at the 46th Annual Commencement Ceremony held on June 16 at Benaroya Hall. Over 900 graduates were celebrated on the night, and they move into their future with a vast array of degrees, certificates and diplomas in hand.
South Students and Instructor named Northwest Kidney Centers' Volunteers of the Year
May 24, 2016
Kathy Vedvick receives the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award from South Seattle College President Gary Oertli at the Friends of the College event on May 5.
South Students and Instructor named Northwest Kidney Centers' Volunteers of the Year
May 10, 2016
Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC) has named South Seattle College instructor Rebecca Yedlin and a group of dedicated South students the 2016 Volunteers of the Year for providing medical office intern help to the non-profit organization that serves people with kidney disease.
Helping Hands: 13th Year Scholar Using Opportunity to Help Others
April 25, 2016
Cancer. It's the diagnosis that no one wants to hear, and no doctor wants to deliver. But, that's the diagnosis that South Seattle College student Dulce Saucedo was given at the age of 14. A tumor had developed in her brain that was so large it would develop into one of the most lethal forms of cancer. Her doctor ordered an emergency surgery.
Q & A with Honors Student Abdi
April 6, 2016
You come to South Seattle College with a goal in mind, whether it’s transferring to a four-year university or entering the workforce ready to start your new career. Before that next step, however, you’ll want to complete your degree or certificate and graduate!
Q & A with Honors Student Abdi
March 24, 2016
Recently, South students Austin Tugade and Musa Abdi were named to the All-Washington Academic Team. Tugade and Abdi will join the rest of the outstanding students who were selected for this exclusive company on March 24th, where they will be honored with a luncheon at South Puget Sound Community College.
Q & A with Honors Student Abdi
March 22, 2016
Recently, South students Austin Tugade and Musa Abdi were named to the All-Washington Academic Team. Tugade and Abdi will join the rest of the outstanding students who were selected for this exclusive company on March 24th, where they will be honored with a luncheon at South Puget Sound Community College.
Biella Foundation makes historic donation
February 29, 2016
It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to see a Boeing 777 engine up close and personal, but that’s exactly what happened at South Seattle College on Feb. 29, 2016.
Biella Foundation makes historic donation
February 25, 2016
As the demand for STEM-trained workers continues to increase, students from South, like Sarah, will be ready to find jobs, thrive in their careers, and do their part to even the scales.
Biella Foundation makes historic donation
February 17, 2016
Kirkland-based Biella Foundation has supported many important causes since their inception in 1982, ranging from disaster and emergency management to education.
Gifts Sets New Record of $232,000
January 23, 2016
South Seattle College announced tonight that the annual Gifts from the Earth fundraising event raised nearly $232,000, a new record in its thirteen-year history. This is the fourth-consecutive year that a new Gifts-record has been set.
Office 365 Now Free for South Students
January 4, 2016
As a currently-enrolled student at South Seattle College, you are eligible to receive Microsoft Office 365 Education free of charge! Office 365 Education is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork.


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