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Pierce College Puyallup discussion on diversity in STEM to take place Feb. 23

Are you interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math? Come out to Pierce College Puyallup’s first-ever STEM Town Hall discussion focusing on diversity within these career pathways. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. This panel discussion, organized by STEM Services Coordinator Christopher Davis, will feature talented STEM professionals from

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Achieving the Dream Recognizes Pierce College District and Miami Dade College for Transformative Change, Improved Graduation Rates

National community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) today awarded the 2017 Leah Meyer Austin Award to Miami Dade College and Pierce College District. The national prize is given annually to a college or colleges in the ATD Network that show measurable improvement in student outcomes driven by top-to-bottom cultural change in the institution.

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom presents “Sweeney Todd”

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will take audience members on a thrilling musical ride when the show opens Feb. 24 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Black Box Theater. Set in 19th century England, the musical follows the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after 15 years of exile. He plans to

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Meet Devon McKenna, Pierce College All-Washington Academic Team member

When first-generation college student Devon McKenna was growing up, he did not see much value in pursuing higher education. While growing up in Australia, McKenna knew only a few former classmates who decided to go to college, “and they didn’t seem to have a practical bone in their bodies,” he said. “It made me wonder

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Meet Avery Ellison, All Washington Academic Team Member

Avery Ellison admits she was not a very good student in high school and had little motivation or direction in her life. Although she went to college straight after high school, she was unsure of what degree she wanted to pursue and ultimately quit school altogether. It wasn’t until her son was born that things

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Pierce College musicians take the stage in winter quarter concerts

Student musicians have been working hard all quarter to put together memorable performances for the college community. Come out and support these talented students during one of our upcoming concerts. Here is a quick roundup of upcoming performances happening across the district: Concert Band: Spend an evening with the Pierce College Concert Band as student

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Pierce College announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Pierce College has selected two exceptional former students to honor as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College can have on students as well as the community. This

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Pierce College Writing Center experts are here to help

As one of the Pierce College Writing Center’s professional tutors, Emily Feleen works hard to assist students during all phases of writing projects. Feleen earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies. Although reading and writing had always been passions of hers, she never knew how these strengths could

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Meet Carly Tryon, All Washington Academic Team member

Between working two jobs and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, Pierce College Puyallup Running Start Student Carly Tryon still manages to earn stellar grades. Tryon is a part of American Honors at Pierce College, which allows students to take advantage of rigorous courses and specialized advising designed to help them transfer to top-notch

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Pierce College seeks nominations for 2017 Honorary Degree

The Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for this year’s Honorary Associate of Arts degree. The degree is designed to recognize people whose lives serve as examples of Pierce College’s aspirations for its students. Nominations can be submitted by any member of the college community, including students, alumni, employees and friends of

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