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Artistic Corkboard Visual
November 20, 2017
With our first seasonal snow sighting already on the books, this is good time to remind yourself of our campus closure process due to inclement weather.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
November 16, 2017
South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy will celebrate its 2017 Fall Release on Nov. 17-18, featuring the unveiling of new student-produced wines and complimentary tastings paired with creations from South’s culinary students.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
November 7, 2017
When current South Seattle College student Zenaida Beltran first went to college, she moved over 300 miles away from her close-knit family in White Center to attend Eastern Washington University, where she described her freshman experience as “culture shock.”
Artistic Corkboard Visual
November 1, 2017
South Seattle College recently participated in The Great Washington Shake Out on October 19, our annual earthquake preparedness drill. During this time students, faculty and staff practiced the “drop, cover, and hold” technique in the event of an actual earthquake.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
October 27, 2017
In recognition of their work redesigning developmental English programs across the Seattle Colleges District to get incoming students into credit-bearing English courses more quickly and successfully, a team of Academic faculty members and administrative staff from North, Seattle Central and South Seattle College have been honored with the 2017 Innovation of the Year Award by the League for Innovation in the Community College 
Artistic Corkboard Visual
October 16, 2017
South Seattle College is excited to be partnering with the Road Map Project again this year for our annual DiscoverU Week; a week of activities to build excitement around college and career exploration.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
October 16, 2017
Prior to September 2017, only a few aged markers identified the gardens and habitats housed inside The Arboretum at South Seattle College. This month, thanks to a generous grant from the West Seattle Garden Tour, five new interpretive signs have now installed. 
Artistic Corkboard Visual
October 3, 2017
South Seattle College’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has fostered personal and professional growth, and recognized high-achieving students on campus for decades.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
September 22, 2017
South Seattle College’s student government, the United Student Association (USA), is an essential component of our campus community, and a voice for the needs and interests of all students at South.
Artistic Corkboard Visual
September 26, 2017
The South Seattle College Foundation has teamed up with Uber to create a scholarship program for Uber driver-partners and their family members.  Those selected for the scholarship can have up to three quarters of tuition pre-paid at South!
Artistic Corkboard Visual
September 22, 2017
Welcome new and returning South Seattle College Otters! We’re so happy to invite you back to campus for Fall Quarter 2017! To help get you connected with fellow students and resources on campus, we have some great events happening all throughout the week! Join us for some food, fun and friendship all week long.
Picture of campus
September 8, 2017
With the Sept. 5 announcement that the Trump administration plans to terminate the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, I am reaching out to reiterate South Seattle College’s commitment to our students impacted by this decision, and provide useful information as we navigate a period of uncertainty. 
Wise
September 4, 2017
A South Seattle College alumna with aspirations to enter the electrical and computer engineering industry has been named the winner of the first-annual WISE (Women in STEM Excel) Scholarship.
Jack Kent Cooke
August 22, 2017
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is currently seeking outstanding community college students with financial need for its 2017 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.
Kathie Pham
August 21, 2017
After a 45 year career in higher education and nearly a decade at South Seattle College, President Gary Oertli will retire on August 31, 2017.
Kathie Pham
August 21, 2017
Over a decade after graduating from South Seattle College, 2005 alumna Kathie Pham can still picture the poster she read before stepping into her very first student government meeting.
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August 16, 2017
Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Building Science Technology student Amy Cho, a senior at South Seattle College, has been awarded by the International Facility Management Association Foundation with an $8,250 scholarship.
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August 10, 2017
Great news for South students who commute to and from campus via King County Metro: Beginning in Fall 2017, Seattle Colleges will offer subsidized student ORCA cards
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July 10, 2017
With over 23,000 commercial airplanes taking off every day in the US, ensuring the timeliness and efficiency of each flight has never been more important or more complicated.
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June 21, 2017
South Seattle College’s Aeronautical Technology program will introduce a new experimental aircraft to its fleet of training aircrafts this month. The Lancair IV/P will join the program’s seven planes and one helicopter on campus, and the five planes and one helicopter currently housed at Boeing Field.
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June 17, 2017
South Seattle College student Antonio Williams first left his Boston home when he was just 19 years old to join the U.S. Navy. As a young service member, Antonio worked on a line rack servicing aircraft until he graduated and became an aircraft electrician.
June 16, 2017
You’ll notice some changes around campus this summer with continued construction of the new Integrated Education Center and demolition of Cascade Court. With construction fences going up, some of our traditional routes will be temporarily impacted. We appreciate your patience during this time!
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June 15, 2017
Friends and fmaily of the late Cass Turnbull, founder of Plant Amnesty and TreePAC, gathered on Saturday, June 10, to dedicate a giant sequoia tree in her honor at The Arboretum at South Seattle College.
June 13, 2017
It might surprise you to find that Jacky Tran, President of South Seattle College’s 2016-2017 United Student Association (USA) is just like any other student at South. He loves playing video games and watching TV shows, especially cartoons.
June 12, 2017
We are only a few days away from celebrating the class of 2017 at the graduation commencement on June 16, 2017. This year’s crop of successful grads represent the best South Seattle College has to offer. From biochemistry to baking arts, say hello to these extraordinary South graduates, all of whom are ready to take the next steps towards their future careers.
June 6, 2017
Beginning in April of this year, South Seattle College’s on-campus food pantry provides essential food and toiletry items to students in need. During Spring Quarter 2017, the pantry served approximately 400 students and distributed 2,000 food products and toiletries.
The Clothesline Project
June 6, 2017
Math instructor Kim Llewelyn grew up only three miles from South Seattle College, near Madison Junior High. After high school, Kim attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate where she focused her studies on physics.
The Clothesline Project
June 2, 2017
Graduating student veterans and those new to campus, representing a wide variety of academic and professional technical programs across campus, gathered at the South Seattle College Veterans Student Center for the annual Coins & Cords recognition event on June 1, 2017.
The Clothesline Project
May 25, 2017
Meet South Seattle College instructor, Henry Olson. Henry grew up in Portland, Oregon until the age of ten when he moved to Ireland for three years before moving back to the states.
The Clothesline Project
May 18, 2017
There are many different tutoring centers available at South Seattle College. There may even be some you had no idea existed! Each center specializes in a unique tutoring service, and many aren’t just for students who are having difficulties in a particular class.
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 109 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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