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Pierce College art exhibit honors Mark Dungan

“He taught me a lot about how to open my eyes, not just in art, but in life,” former Pierce College student Kelly Gabrinetti said of Instructor Mark Dungan. Dungan was a photography instructor at Pierce College. On his way home from class on March 5, he lost his life in an accident while riding

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“Tell Me a Story” features original content devised by students

Pierce College Puyallup’s spring play is giving students hands-on experience in all aspects of producing a show, from scriptwriting and set design to acting and directing. “Tell Me a Story” is an original fairy tale featuring a plot devised entirely by the cast. The story follows a young girl who is transported into a magical

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Apply now for Summer Study Tours in South Korea!

The Pierce College International Education department is opening the doors to the world for students later this summer through several short-term study tours to Busan, South Korea. Study tours are open to anyone interested in earning college credit while visiting another country. Students will attend classes co-taught by Pierce College and DongJu University professors in

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Important changes coming to MyPierce portal

There are important changes coming to the login requirements of the MyPierce Portal.  On April 20, the option to log in to the portal using your Gmail username and password was removed.  You will now need to log in using your Student ID (SID) and your Inquiry PIN.  Your Inquiry PIN by default (if you

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2015 Distinguished Alumni: From convict to counselor

As a teen, Pierce College alum Brandon Stogsdill made some bad choices. Growing up in an unstable home without a father created feelings of anger and depression, and he quickly learned to take out his aggression on others. “I was getting in fights, selling drugs and getting involved with the wrong kinds of people,” he

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Pierce College shows 8 percent improvement in student retention

As a leader college for Achieving the Dream (ATD), Pierce College is more committed than ever to helping all students find success. ATD is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students stay in school and earn a college degree or certificate. Through its work with ATD, Pierce College is digging deep to learn

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Pierce College hosts hundreds of 8th graders during local College Exploration Day

  More than 400 local 8th graders visited Pierce College Fort Steilacoom March 27 to experience a bit of college life firsthand, and learn about what it takes to be a successful student.The event brought together representatives from local colleges who spent time interacting with students and sharing insights about the importance of higher education. This

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Pierce College makes strong showing at annual Achieving the Dream conference

As an Achieving the Dream leader college, Pierce is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase the success of all students. The college recently sent 22 employees to the Achieving the Dream annual Institute on Student Success in Baltimore to learn about new ways they can help more community college students succeed. Achieving

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Pierce College Announces 2015 Distinguished Alumni

Pierce College has selected four accomplished alumni to honor during the 2015 Distinguished Alumni celebration. 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 has on its students as well as the community. This

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Seattle’s The Film School partners with Pierce College

Several lucky Pierce College students will soon have an opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting and storytelling directly from Hollywood pros during The Film School’s Script Development Lab. This eight-week intensive program takes place at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom March 28 through May 16, with classes being held each Saturday from 11 a.m. to

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