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Creative chefs sizzle at Armed Forces Festival competition

Kitsap Sun, May 12, 2012 – “Military chefs in Kitsap County get to brag they are the best in the Northwest.

At least for the next year or so, that is, after a cooking competition Saturday morning at Olympic College that is part of the area’s Armed Forces Festival.” Read more here

Olympic College Shelton celebrates over 40 years in Mason County

OC Shelton Olympic College Shelton celebrated more than 40 years in Mason County on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at OC Shelton. The community was invited to celebrate this milestone. Read more

OUR VIEW | Improving by degrees at OC

Kitsap Sun, May 9, 2012 – “Among the graduates last weekend at Washington State University in Pullman, there were 14 who earned their mechanical engineering baccalaureate degrees primarily at Olympic College…Implementation of the program also moves Olympic College closer toward a “university center”… ” Read more here

Olympic College engineering students first to make diploma walk in Pullman

Kitsap Sun, May 4, 2012 – The historic first class from the WSU-OC Mechanical Engineering Program graduates in Pullman. Read more here

Alliance pitches Kitsap County’s aerospace potential to Cantwell

Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, April 30, 2012 – “What’s still needed, however, is more infrastructure to make the industrial sites more attractive to companies looking for a place to expand, and increased education and training programs to provide workers who have the skills those companies need

“Vitrually every high-tech aerospace firm will tell you that they’re hungry for trained people,” said state Rep. Larry Seaquist, D-Tacoma, a leading advocate in the legislature for higher education.

Cantwell saw where some of that training will take place when she visited Olympic College in Bremerton…” Read more here 

Olympic College celebrates veteran and active duty military personnel on May 17, 2012

On May 17, 2012, Olympic College will pay tribute to the men and women of the armed forces and celebrate the first anniversary of the Veteran and Military Support Center (VSMC). The community is invited to join the celebration which will feature an open mic session as well as an open house at the VMSC. 

The event starts at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2012 by the clock tower near the Haselwood Library on the Bremerton campus. This event is followed by a hotdog lunch which is free for veterans and active duty military, and $5 for the general public.

Olympic College serves a community that has a large population of veteran and military personnel. OC has been consistently rated as a military-friendly college. The college’s Veteran and Military Support Center has consistently earned positive reviews by the military community as friendly and supportive center.

For more information, please call Allison Smith at 360-475-7100 or email

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