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Dr. Paul Gerhardt receives President’s Award from City University

In recognition of his consistent performance and demonstrated excellence in teaching, City University recently awarded Pierce College Professor Paul Gerhardt, Ph.D., with the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. When Gerhardt is not in the classroom at Pierce College, he teaches online doctoral courses in City University’s School of Applied Leadership. Each spring, administrative faculty

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Pierce College Puyallup hosts event on successful aging May 14

Pierce College is helping the community celebrate May as Older Americans Month with a special event focused on aging successfully. On Sat., May 14, Pierce College Puyallup will host “Blaze a Trail to Successful Aging in an Age-Friendly City,” featuring a resource fair full of important information for seniors, an appearance by nationally recognized author

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Wanted: Friendly families to host international students

Pierce College is seeking caring, English-speaking families to host international students who have traveled from around the world to attend classes and experience American culture. Families wishing to be hosts must begin the application process immediately. Students have basic to advanced English language skills and take classes at both Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom campuses. Most

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Yotsaphon Sangnil named 2016 Pierce College Distinguished Alumni

When Yotsaphon Sangnil arrived in the United States as a high school student, he had his sights set on big dreams. Yet the former Pierce College international student admits it was not easy to move to a foreign country, adjust to a new language, and excel in school in a language that was not his

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Four Pierce College alumni recognized during celebration April 14

This year’s Distinguished Alumni celebration honored four former students for the personal and professional achievements they have made since their time at Pierce College. The nominees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College can have on its students as well as the greater community. As the first Puyallup tribal member to take the reins

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Pierce College Puyallup hosts live stream of Sherman Alexie talk on April 29

In celebration of the 9th annual Pierce County READS event, best-selling author Sherman Alexie will host a free talk and book-signing event at Clover Park Technical College. Because of the strong likelihood of the event selling out, Pierce College Puyallup will host a live stream of the presentation, taking place in the Arts and Allied

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Pierce College names Melody Williams 2016 Distinguished Alum

Thanks to the support of her parents, Melody Williams could have attended college just about anywhere after she graduated high school. Since she was unsure of her future career path, she knew she wanted to stay close to home in Lakewood. “Pierce College was the obvious choice,” she said. “It was close, convenient and it

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Chief Leschi Schools Superintendent named Pierce College Distinguished Alum

After dropping out of high school in ninth grade, Amy Eveskcige did not necessarily believe college was in her future. None of her family members had attended college, but they ultimately encouraged her to finish her high school diploma. Eveskcige enrolled in a vocational program that allowed her to finish her high school diploma while

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Pierce College administrators recognized with national award for excellence

Two talented Pierce College administrators have been nominated for the 2016 NISOD Excellence Awards. This year’s honorees are Dental Hygiene Director Monica Hospenthal and Dean of Natural Sciences & Mathematics Tom Broxson. Award winners will be honored during the International Conference on Teaching and Learning Excellence in Austin in late May. Hospenthal developed Pierce College’s

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Pierce College receives award for expanding options for commuters

Pierce College was recently honored with a Silver Summit Award during the 18th annual Summit Appreciation Luncheon. The Summit Awards program strives to recognize excellence in leadership, dedication and innovation in employee transportation programs that support ridesharing, transit use, walking and biking to work. Employers throughout Pierce County who achieved Silver status have motivated employee

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