On Sept. 14, 2012, at Pierce College Puyallup and on Sept. 21, 2012, at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, the Pierce College Foundation welcomed community members for inspirational breakfasts honoring student success and dedication. Pierce College students shared their stories of overcoming challenges, highlighting how scholarships and Pierce College helped them achieve their goals.
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Pierce College Puyallup went to the dogs Aug. 25, 2012, at the first Hounds on the Hill event. Co-sponsored by the Pierce College Foundation and the Rotary Club of Puyallup-South Hill, this inaugural event was highlighted by a 2.4-mile walk around Bradley Lake Park followed by a community fair filled with dog-themed events, booths and sponsors. houndsonthehill.org
More than 100 golfers hit the links for student scholarships at High Cedars Golf Club in Orting on Aug. 9, 2012, for the 19th Annual Pierce College Scholarship Scramble. With the help of more than 50 volunteers (18 of which were student leaders from Pierce Fort Steilacoom and Pierce Puyallup), the scramble and the accompanying live and silent auctions raised nearly $40,000 for student scholarships, bringing the grandtotal to more than $700,000 over the event’s history. Thanks to this support, more than 400 students have been able to work towards their goals.
Dr. John Medina, brain researcher and professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine, made brain science fun and exciting in an entertaining presentation on April 26, 2012. His bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School tackles the way our brains react to and organize information, and how our environments can be modified for peak brain performance. An engaging speaker, Medina used humor and fascinating stories to bring the brain to life.