Alan Spence Employee Scholarship

Alan R. Spence, Ed.D., began his career in 1970 at Evergreen State College as a chief accountant. At age 29, he became the youngest business officer in Washington state as the Vice President of Business and Finance at St. Martin’s College. In 1981, store he moved to Pierce College as the Associate Dean of Administrative Services where he was later promoted to the position of District Vice President of Administrative Services in 1987.  He spent a total of 24 years at Pierce College.  The final years of his distinguished career were spent in the Seattle Community College District as the Chief Financial Officer.

Alan was a strong supporter of The ASSOCIATION and served on the Executive Board in a number of capacities, here including Leading from the Middle faculty. Alan passed away after battling cancer on December 9, 2009, leaving behind a remarkable legacy within the Washington state educational system and The ASSOCIATION.

The Alan Spence Employee Scholarship is available to classified, professional or confidential exempt employees who are qualified and motivated to continue their education and through that education strengthen the Washington community and technical college system. The scholarship amount for employees is $1,200. The Alan Spence Employee Scholarship application is due by May.

Complete  Scholarship Information and Application can be accessed here:

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The ASSOCIATION provides knowledge, experience and professional connections for administrators and exempt staff in Washington’s community and technical colleges.

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