College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges selected Pierce College as one of five colleges in the state to receive a Guided Pathways implementation grant totaling $500,000 over five years. Pierce College is part of a very select group of colleges to receive the grant, which is designed to
The end of spring quarter usually means a break from classes and a chance to relax for most students. But for 11 Pierce College students and employees, the start of summer break meant a chance to spend a week volunteering in a small village in Nicaragua. Students worked alongside members of the community on a
As Pierce College embarks on a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2016-17, officials are seeking nominations for a special class of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 2009, the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the achievements of former student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni. The Hall
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Pierce College finance staff, the college was recently recognized with the Washington State Auditor’s Stewardship Award. According to the auditor’s office, the award is presented in recognition of Pierce College’s “outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources as we pursue the shared goal of government
Do you know an exceptional alum from Pierce College? The Pierce College Foundation is now accepting nominations for next year’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni event. This annual celebration will be unlike any other, serving as the culminating event for the college’s 50th anniversary festivities. The 2017 Distinguished Alumni celebration will be transformed into a formal gala
When Environmental Science Professor Michele LaFontaine learned that the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus is historically home to a rare and endangered ecosystem, she knew she had to take action. In 2008, LaFontaine, along with Biology Professor Elysia Mbuja and Dean of Natural Sciences Tom Broxson, came together with a shared vision to restore the
The 23rd annual Pierce College Scholarship Scramble will provide countless opportunities for students in need of a little help to achieve their educational goals. As the Pierce College Foundation’s most-successful fundraiser of the year, the event has also become a fun, highly anticipated event for golf enthusiasts and college supporters throughout the community. This year’s
Pierce College has received a grant to create new degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). The OER Degree Initiative, which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states, is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and spur improvements that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.
Pierce College has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and is quickly becoming a destination for international students hoping to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree. Over the past six years, 90.8 percent of Pierce College international students successfully transferred to a four-year university, and 36.4 percent were
The Pierce College Concert Band has been gearing up for months for their upcoming performance on Sun., June 12 and Tues., June 14. The concert will be led by the college’s new band director Oscar Thorp, who is looking forward to taking the reins of this talented group in his debut performance at Pierce College.
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