Multicultural and Student Programs Mission Statement

Multicultural and Student Programs is a learning environment that facilitates a network of peers for students who need academic and personal help by encouraging personal growth and civic mindedness while acting as a resource for diversity awareness and cultural sensitivity for students and staff.

MSP introduces students and staff at Olympic College to new ways of seeing by providing cultural and educational events, nationally-acclaimed speakers and a forum for honest intercultural interactions and discussion to supplement classroom learning at the college.

MSP helps the college retain students by reacting quickly and completely to the complex needs of students and recognizes the unique needs of underrepresented student populations.

Events offered by MSP encourage involvement in extra and co-curricular activities by providing campus-wide educational, cultural, social and recreational activities designed to enhance the college experience and encourage academic success.

Multicultural and Student Programs Leadership Team

Jodie Collins - Multicultural and Student Programs Supervisor
Email: jcollins@olympic.edu
Phone: 360-475-7682

Originally from Hawai'i, Jodie serves as the Program Support Supervisor for Multicultural & Student Programs(MSP) and has worked in higher education for over 13 years. MSP provides an array of cultural, educational, and awareness, and social events and activities for the Olympic College campus. Aside from being family-oriented and taking advantage of what life has to offer, Jodie has a strong passion for student advocacy: assisting with students in navigating through systems to reach academic and personal completion, sharing excitement with student motivation and ambitions, and breaking through barriers within themselves and others.

Julie Hill - MSP & SGOC Office Assistant
Email: jhill@olympic.edu
Phone: 360-473-2851

Julie grew up in Southeastern Idaho and after marriage to her husband Blake, she moved here to Bremerton in 1987. Together, Julie and Blake have raised their four sons and one daughter here in Bremerton and enjoy hiking and camping in the Olympic Mountains. She also loves to sing in the church choir and play the piano. She began working at OC in 2009 as a part time Program Assistant for the Music Department, then in January 2015, she joined the SGOC & Multicultural & Student Programs department. Fun fact: Julie is a pro at arts & crafts. Very Pinterest-ing!