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: 360-475-7680

Originally from Hawai'i, Jodie serves as the Program Support Supervisor for Multicultural & Student Programs(MSP) and has worked in higher education for over 15 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.

Suzanne Holley - MSP & SGOC Office Assistant
Email: sholley@olympic.edu
Phone: 360-473-2851

Suzanne recently moved from Poulsbo campus to the Bremerton campus assisting with the SGOC, BSC, and Multicultural and Student Programs. Suzanne has four kids and four grands who (lucky for me!) all live in the area. I also enjoy making up and trying new recipes, needlework, painting, music, gardening (I just finished the Master Gardener class, so you might see me at the P.O. Farmer’s Market.), and genealogy.  I found an ancestor named “Royal Paine”—that might explain a few things about me!