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Institutional Advancement


At the Division of Institutional Advancement at the Community Colleges of Spokane — composed of the Marketing and Public Relations Office and CCS Foundation — we share the stories of our students’ perseverance and success through online and print publications, social media, video production, advertising and marketing campaigns. Additionally, we connect the students with alumni and friends of the institution who want to help students with scholarships, emergency funds and support.

Marketing and Public Relations

We tell the story of Community Colleges of Spokane

The Marketing and Public Relations Department is committed to chronicling what makes Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College remarkable.

Our team of storytellers and designers help students, faculty and staff share their stories of success and accomplishments through high-quality marketing and communication material. Our vision is to ensure the highest standards in marketing and communication across multiple platforms, including web-based applications, video, print, social media and more.

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The Marketing and Public Relations team understands journalists are often working under a tight deadline and need information quickly. Our office can assist in connecting with college leadership, including faculty, staff and experts. Contact Carolyn Casey, Chief Institutional Advancement and External Affairs Officer, or Lorraine Nelson, Communications Manager, for press releases and to request interviews.


For the Media collection on our Flickr account contains full-sized photos available for download. Please credit the Community Colleges of Spokane when publishing these images.

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CCS Foundation

Supporting students for over 40 years with scholarships and assistance

Since 1972, the CCS Foundation has been working with CCS to improve educational access for students and to enhance programs at both SCC and SFCC. In the past five years, the Foundation has awarded $2.1 million in scholarships to more than 2,500 students. The Foundation also has helped more than 10,000 students with smaller awards and emergency funds.

The need continues to grow: in the last three years the number of applications for Foundation assistance has tripled. When you donate to the CCS Foundation, you have a direct impact on the strength and future of our community — you help deserving students go to and stay in school.