Student Government President Angel Delker Reflects on her Presidency

Through her tireless advocacy for equity and social justice for women, undocumented students, veterans and students of color, Angel Delker, President of South Seattle College’s 2017-2018 United Student Association (USA), has undoubtedly left her mark on South’s campus community. Born in Seattle, Angel dropped out of high school at 17 to care for her child. Then in 2014, she started taking classes at South to complete her high school diploma. After earning her diploma, she decided to continue her education to obtain her Associate of Arts degree.   Continue reading →

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South Seattle College Celebrates 2018 Graduating Class

South Seattle College’s Class of 2018 graduates were honored at the Seattle Colleges “A Promising Future” Commencement Ceremony on June 19, 2018 at Safeco Field. Over 800 South graduates were celebrated, having earned a wide variety of degrees, certificates and diplomas to support their future endeavors. Continue reading →

Sebastian Myrick of TRiO Pre-College Programs Named Washington’s ACT Postsecondary Champion

Sebastian Myrick, executive director of TRiO Pre-College Programs at South Seattle College, has been named Washington State’s ACT Postsecondary Champion for 2018.

The ACT College and Career Readiness Champions are high school seniors, K-12 professionals, postsecondary professionals and workforce professionals who are making a positive impact on their communities through their efforts to advance college and career readiness for all. ACT State Councils – comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states – serve as the selection committee and select one Champion per category for each participating state.

As executive director of SSC’s Talent Search and Upward Bound programs, Myrick’s career is dedicated to supporting underserved students in their goals of going to college, graduating and starting fulfilling careers. Talent Search helps low-income and first-generation students from West Seattle in successfully graduate from secondary school and enroll in post-secondary education.  Upward Bound provides low-income and first-generation students from the Highline School District with the skills and motivation to complete high school, go to college and graduate.  Both programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Congratulations Sebastian!

Learn more about the ACT College & Career Readiness Champions.

Learn more about South’s TRiO Talent Search and Upward Bound programs.

Gov. Inslee Unveils Aerospace Manufacturing Study Results at South

South Seattle College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program hangar – where students are trained every day for family-supporting careers in the aerospace industry – was an ideal location for Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and others to unveil an independent report that found our state is the “most competitive in the U.S. by a wide margin for aerospace manufacturing.” The event was held on June 6, 2018. Continue reading →

Aviation Maintenance Technology Program Hosts Industry Networking Event

South Seattle College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology program held a hiring networking event on May 22 for their biannual A&P Master Class in partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Thurston County Camo2Commerse. Six employers were present at the event including Boeing, Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines, Aviation Technical Services and Columbia Helicopters.

South’s A&P Master Class course is available to all transitioning service members who have performed aviation maintenance while in the service. Students are provided with the education they need to fill in the gaps between military and civilian maintenance so they can pass their FAA A&P License tests in just 9 weeks. Placement rates for graduates are in the 90th percentile thanks in large part to this annual hiring event with local and national Aviation Maintenance Technology recruiters.