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Olympic College weighs new degrees

Kitsap Sun, April 18, 2012 – “The college is studying internally whether there is a demand, both from employers and students, to offer the degree, as well as a degree in cybersecurity and a two-year certificate in pharmacy tech, OC President David Mitchell said.” Read more here

Senator Cantwell visits OC promote more aerospace workers in Washington

Kitsap Sun, April 13, 2012 – “Cantwell is chairwoman of the Senate Aviation Operations, Safety and Security Committee, and came to Bremerton to see progress on $2.2 million she secured last fall for OC to boost aerospace training.” Read more here

Stories of military service told through masks

Kitsap Sun, April 14, 2012 – “Air Force Veteran Samantha Powers had no art background when she set out to decorate a plain white plaster mask during a recent workshop at Olympic College.” Read more here

Washington’s Secretary of State to visit Olympic College for annual college civics tour

On April 17 Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed will visit Olympic College’s Bremerton campus for his annual college civics tour.  This year’s tour theme is “I Will Vote”. Secretary Reed will visit Olympic College from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Bremer Student Center. Students, visitors and the media are welcome to attend the event and join in the festivities.

Secretary Reed will take part in activities and discussions with students on the importance of voting, volunteerism and a look at exciting races and measures on the 2012 ballot. “The college civics tour is always fun for me and students, and it’s a great way to help get them more interested in voting and being involved,” Reed said.

The College Civics Tour is organized by the Office of Secretary of State’s College Civics Program and funded by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), a federal law that was adopted in 2002 to help with voter education. From April 9 to May 15, Secretary Reed will visit 45 campuses throughout the entire state as part of the tour. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend the event. To schedule an interview with Secretary Reed or to make other arrangements, please contact Brian Zylstra at 360-902-4173 or; or David Ammons at 360-902-4140 or

OC’s catering director offers a taste of big names with a dash of passion

Kitsap Sun, April 1, 2012 –Olympic College‘s new catering director might have once rubbed elbows with cooking legends Bobby Flay and Julia Child, but Chef Nancy Aala hopes her current job will get her a little closer to culinary newbies.” Read more here