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SFCC students shine in PACE Has Got Talent showcase

The 35 students in the class will perform Friday at Life Center Church. Art created by PACE students will also be on display during the show.


SFCC officials determine student newspapers covering Pitcher scandal weren’t stolen

Campus security officials at Spokane Falls Community College determined hundreds of copies of the student newspaper were not stolen in early April, as student journalists suspected.


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 10:28 p.m.

Two finalists but no winner in SFCC’s presidential search; decision postponed a year

After a year of rapid leadership turnover, officials have passed over two candidates for president of Spokane Falls Community College and postponed the selection process by another year.


UPDATED: Wed., May 2, 2018, 10:47 p.m.

Kevin Brockbank chosen as president of Spokane Community College

Kevin Brockbank, the acting president of Spokane Community College, has been selected to lead the college permanently following a nationwide search.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 8:35 p.m.

Two finalists named in SFCC presidential search

Two finalists have been named in the search for a new president of Spokane Falls Community College.


UPDATED: Sun., April 15, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday marchers raise awareness, funds for multiple sclerosis

Now in approximately its 25th year in Spokane, hundreds of people gathered Sunday at Spokane Falls Community College for the annual Walk MS event.


Concern, condemnation after SFCC student newspaper reports on Pitcher scandal disappear

The editor of the student newspaper at Spokane Falls Community College, and a journalism instructor who serves as the paper’s adviser, believe someone may have stolen 400 copies from the …


Judge permanently blocks release of unredacted records on SFCC’s Darren Pitcher

A judge signed an order Friday permanently barring the Community Colleges of Spokane from releasing unredacted records of the sexual harassment investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting …


UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 3:41 p.m.

At SFCC, claims of sexual improprieties followed Darren Pitcher for years

The investigation that led Darren Pitcher to resign as acting president of Spokane Falls Community College began with an anonymous letter. Five women signed it with an “X” in place …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

SFCC acting president resigns amid allegations of sexual harassment

Darren Pitcher, the acting president of Spokane Falls Community College, has resigned amid allegations of workplace sexual harassment.


Glenn Johnson, ‘voice of the Cougs,’ appointed to Community Colleges of Spokane board of trustees

Glenn Johnson, the four-term mayor of Pullman and college football announcer known as “the voice of the Cougs,” has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Community Colleges …



UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

$650,000 grant helps Spokane Falls Community College attract women, minorities to engineering program

Spokane Falls Community College will use a $650,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract women, minorities and students from rural areas to its engineering program.


SFCC names $18 million gym after longtime athletic director

Spokane Falls Community College will name its $18 million athletic center after Maurice “Maury” Ray, a former coach and athletic director who spent more than three decades with the school.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

SFCC to mark 50th anniversary with lawn games, food trucks, a drive-in movie

Spokane Falls Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary with lawn games, food trucks and other activities during a public event Friday afternoon.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 1:16 p.m.

Foundation provides vital scholarship help to Community Colleges of Spokane students

After winning full-time custody of her three daughters in a bitter divorce, Anne Abbott knew it was time to get back to work.


SCC president resigns, eyeing top jobs at other schools

The president of Spokane Community College has resigned after two years on the job.


‘Transformative’ renovations on the way for section of Fort George Wright Drive

For the span of just a few hours each year, it’s safe to stroll along Fort George Wright Drive near Spokane Falls Community College. Just you and 50,000 other people …


Achievements: SFCC Honor Roll

Spokane Falls Community College has announced its spring quarter 2017 honor roll. Students must earn a 3.0 grade-point average or higher for honor roll status. Students are listed by hometown.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:03 a.m.

Spokane community college students face child care rate hikes

Four days a week, before heading to classes at Spokane Falls Community College, Amanda Miller drops off her 2-year-old daughter at a day care center on campus. As a single …


UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

SFCC trims summer classes to save money as two-year schools grapple with funding challenges

To cope with a mix of financial problems, Spokane Falls Community College is offering substantially fewer summer classes compared to last year. It’s one of many areas where the Community …


Spokane Falls Community College math instructor retiring after 50 years

Kialynn Glubrecht isn’t particularly excited to leave Spokane Falls Community College, where she has taught math since the school was built five decades ago.


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 10:18 p.m.

SFCC president stepping down to lead college in Virginia

Janet Gullickson is stepping down as president of Spokane Falls Community College to lead another college in Virginia.


UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:28 p.m.

SFCC instructor known as ‘Doc Polly’ named Washington community colleges’ faculty member of the year

A Spokane Falls Community College instructor has been named “faculty member of the year” by the Washington State Association of College Trustees. Polly McMahon has taught social services and gerontology …


Dr. Christine Johnson: State disinvestment in community colleges hurts economy

We provide educational opportunity to all searching to improve their lives. And yet, community and technical colleges receive the lowest level of state funding per full-time student in Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 10:47 p.m.

Work starts on new $18 million gym at Spokane Falls Community College

Groundbreaking began Wednesday on a new gymnasium that could raise the profile of Spokane Falls Community College. And not just in intercollegiate sports.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 2:13 p.m.

Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller – a former convict – hopes to ease transition from incarceration to education

After spending three years in jail, second year Spokane Community College student Aaron Miller wants to help former convicts transition from incarceration to education.


For-profit American Honors program, offered at Community Colleges of Spokane, draws scrutiny

A national for-profit honors program offered at Community Colleges of Spokane has drawn scrutiny for making claims that some parents and higher education officials say don’t live up to promises. …


YMCA to open South Hill branch in former Gold’s Gym

YMCA of the Inland Northwest plans to open a South Hill branch by mid-December, after agreeing to buy the business assets of a Gold’s Gym operation from Dave and Alethea …


SFCC employee testing shows normal lead levels after contaminated water found

Employees who work in a building where extremely high levels of lead in the water was detected last month all had normal levels of lead in their blood, according to …