SOAR Overview

Student Outreach, Admissions, and Recruitment (SOAR) is a division under the Department of New Student Services. SOAR is dedicated to helping people get connected to South Seattle Community College through Outreach and Admissions Services.

Services
SOAR provides information about South to prospective students of all ages and walks of life through:

  • Introduction to South
    A 60 minute presentation and tour of the SSCC campus to introduce prospective students and community members to the benefits of South! Get an overview of our campus, programs to study, funding resources, and student success resources. This is great for individuals and groups. Fill out an Event Request to book an Introduction to South.
  • Campus Tours and Visitations
    SOAR provides opportunities for both individuals and groups to take a specialized tour of our campus. Learn more about tours at South!
  • Presentations
    SOAR provides a variety of presentations (on and off-campus) to help you understand the benefits of a college education, community college options and resources, and opportunities at South Seattle Community College.
  • Topics we cover include College Options, Introduction to South, FAFSA at South, Understanding the COMPASS Assessment, Enrolling at South, and many more! We can also create a specialized presentation for you based on your needs.
  • To request a SOAR representative for a presentation, fill out an Event Request.
  • Representatives for College/Career Fairs
    Have an event you would like a South representative to attend? SOAR provides representation to give prospective students helpful educational information and support. Simply fill out an Event Request to request a representative.

Staff

Director: Vanessa Calonzo Vanessa.Calonzo@seattlecolleges.edu 
Program Assistant: Catrina Bailey Catrina.Bailey@seattlecolleges.edu 
Outreach Associates: Ilse Amador, Patterson Phath, Tony Nguyen, Mathew Apelu, Dale Pancho, and Michelle Bautista soar@seattlecolleges.edu

Office Hours

With much of our outreach work off-campus, make an appointment to ensure in-person service. 
Typical hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-4:30PM and Fridays 9:00AM-4:30PM.

Contact Information

Robert Smith Building (RSB), room 45 
Phone: 206-934-7943 
Fax: 206-934-7947 
E-mail:soar@seattlecolleges.edu