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Aspiring nurse finds opportunity at Pierce College

Sandra Ramirez has come a long way since moving to the United States from Mexico only four short years ago. The 23-year-old Pierce College student knew very little English when she arrived in Washington, but worked hard to find a job that would use the skills she developed by working in her family’s restaurant in

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Winter is here! Are you prepared?

As the temperature continues to drop this winter, now is a great time to sign up for email, text or phone alerts in the event of an emergency, delay or closure due to inclement weather. Announcements will be published on the Pierce College website, along with Facebook and Twitter. Every effort will be made to

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Welcome Tami Jacobs, Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

As the new Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Tami Jacobs is looking forward to taking on an important leadership role at the college. She previously served as the director of student health and community standards at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., and also brings with her extensive experience in academic, career

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Pierce College newspaper staffers attend national journalism conference

Staffers from Pierce College Post and Pioneer newspapers recently traveled to Philadelphia for a convention that brought together heavy hitters from the journalism world to share tips and tricks of the trade with students from around the country. The 93rd annual National College Media Convention, presented by the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association,

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Pierce College student leaders attend Legislative Academy in Olympia

Pierce College student leaders are working hard to advocate for issues impacting the college community, from the use of open source text books to the overall funding of higher education. Several student leaders recently attended the Washington Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) Legislative Academy in Olympia, learning more about a number of issues

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Military Family College Info Night at Pierce

Pierce College is hosting its first-ever Military Family College Information Night on Dec. 10, featuring an inspiring program focusing on college degree programs, veterans benefits, financial aid, Running Start and more. The event will take place from 6-8 p.m. at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center. In addition to Pierce College, additional organizations attending

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Struggling student finds her calling in construction management

When Tori Ratsavong-Stanley first enrolled at Pierce, she wasn’t exactly sold on the idea of college at all. She had taken some classes previously at another community college, but never really found her niche. With little direction or guidance there, she decided to leave and try Pierce College as a last-ditch effort in earning a

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Cheerleading tryouts put students to the test

The Pierce College Cheer Squad broke a record this fall when it recently added nine new members to the team. The squad now has 18 members: four men and 14 women, the largest number the squad has ever seen. In the past, the squad never had more than 12 members. Tryouts to be a part

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Pierce College Alum excels as coach, student

During her last year as a student at Pierce College, Sydney Davis worked 30 hours a week with three different jobs, went to school full time and completed 120 internship hours in order to pursue a dual certificate in health and fitness and coaching. With 120 internship hours left to complete her degree, Davis served

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Pierce College Concert Band takes the stage Dec. 9

Pierce College Concert Band is hosting its fall concert on Dec. 9, when they will perform the works of Sousa, Spears, Camphouse, Boysen and other seasonal favorites. This free performance will take place in Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health theater at 7:30 p.m. The band is comprised of about 55 musicians, many of which are

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