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Pierce College Kinesiology program prepares students for success in a competitive field

Transform an active, healthy lifestyle into an in-demand career with a Pierce College Kinesiology degree, designed to set students apart as personal trainers, athletic coaches, nutritionists and more. Formerly known as the Diagnostic Health and Fitness degree, the Associate in Kinesiology combines classroom and cutting-edge laboratory experiences, and prepares students to pass national fitness trainer

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First-generation college student aims high

Sometimes being a first generation college student means figuring out the importance of a higher education on your own terms. For 17- year-old Leah Dao, being an accomplished first generation college student came with the goal to live out her parents dreams. “My parents didn’t get the opportunity to go to college, so I want

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RallyPoint/6 connects veterans with education, opportunity

Through her work at RallyPoint/6, Ramona Gresham has the opportunity to impact the lives of countless service members and veterans as they transition into the civilian world. Thanks to the support of a consortium of colleges including Pierce, Gresham works with veterans to identify and help them pursue their education and career goals. Rally Point

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Tacoma Concert Band performs special concert at Pierce College Puyallup July 8

As the Tacoma Concert Band gears up for its third European tour, these talented musicians are making a stop in Puyallup for a performance at Pierce College on Wednesday, July 8 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be the first the group has made in Puyallup in recent years, and guests will hear a preview

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Pierce College Nursing Program celebrates 10 years of success

For the past decade, the Pierce College nursing department has prepared the next generation of nurses for success in an in-demand field. As the program celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2015, Director Emily Mize, Ph.D., anticipates continued success as this highly competitive program moves into the future. “The Pierce College nursing program is solid, and

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Homeland Security Emergency Management Center of Excellence celebrates 10-year anniversary with annual summit June 16

Pierce College is proud to have supported the Homeland Security Emergency Management’s Center of Excellence (HSEM COE) 10-year anniversary celebration summit on June 16 at Pierce College Puyallup. Washington is the only state in the nation that has established through state statute 10 Centers of Excellence designed to develop partnerships, training and education programs that

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Golf is in the air at Pierce College

The 22nd annual Pierce College Golf Scramble is taking place July 23 at Orting’s High Cedars Golf Club, with all proceeds benefiting student scholarships. Registration is open now, with a fee of $150 per player. The tournament has become one of the most successful annual fundraisers sponsored by the Pierce College Foundation, raising more than

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Pierce College employee recognized with award for open education excellence

Throughout her career, Pierce College Open Education Project Manager Quill West has designed and led projects that have saved students more than $1 million in textbook costs. Thanks to her efforts, West was recently recognized with the 2015 Individual Award for Open Education Excellence by the Open Education Consortium. “I love that my work brings

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Pierce College business students put classroom lessons to work in citizenship project

Ever since he started teaching nearly 30 years ago, Business Professor Vincent Troccoli has made it his goal to instill in his students the importance of giving back to the community. His citizenship/leadership project allows students to apply the principles of business learned in the classroom to real-world service projects designed to make a difference.

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Three Pierce College instructors recognized at international conference

  Pierce College is proud to announce the recipients of the annual NISOD Excellence Awards. The 2015 honorees include Professors Corrina Wycoff, Sharon Camner and Duncan McClinton. Award recipients were honored during the organization’s International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence in Austin in late May. NISOD’s Excellence Awards recognize men and women each year who

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