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Dr. Sheley Secrest honored in Distinguished Alumni celebration

Since she was nine years old, Dr. Sheley Secrest knew she wanted to be a civil rights lawyer. She never lost sight of her dreams, but had little knowledge of what it would take to make her goal a reality. As a first-generation college student, it wasn’t until she enrolled at Pierce College that she

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Pierce College faculty receive award for excellence, innovation in teaching

Three faculty members were recently recognized for their efforts in the classroom and overall contribution to Pierce College. Laurie Schuster, Irene Brewer and Pete Kaslik each received the League for Innovation in the Community College’s Excellence Award for standing out as instructors dedicated to student success. This national award was presented at the Innovations conference

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Lakewood philanthropist honored in Distinguished Alumni ceremony

For Lakewood businesswoman and philanthropist Natalie Mayer, Pierce College has always been there for her, to provide the support she needed to change careers or learn new skills to be successful in life. When she started at Pierce, it was the beginning of a search for what she wanted out of life and who she

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Personal training sessions now offered at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Pierce College alum Natalie Kimball is making it her mission to help clients get fit and healthy through her personal training services, now offered at the Fort Steilacoom campus. And at $105 for four one-hour sessions, taking advantage of her expertise is more affordable than most professional personal trainers on the market. She’s already been

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Former WNBA pro Kate Starbird honored in Distinguished Alumni ceremony

Kate Starbird didn’t necessarily grow up with the dream of playing professional basketball. And even when she became the all-time leading scorer for Lakes High School, she never expected to make much of a career out of her talents. It wasn’t until the former Pierce College Running Start student was in her senior year in

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PierceWorks! Featured on TV Tacoma’s CityLine

TV Tacoma’s CityLine featured a segment on April 10 about Pierce College’s seven-week career transition program PierceWorks! and the impact it has on students and greater community. Program Manager Evelyn Brooks and Gregory Kronlund spoke of PierceWorks and its role as the only program of its kind in the area to help students identify a

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Military EMS program moves to Fort Steilacoom

It’s been a little over a month since moving from its former location at JBLM, but the Military EMS program is going strong and thriving in its new location at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom. Although about three-quarters of students are in the military, the courses are open to the public, as well. By enrolling in

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Greg Brazell honored in Distinguished Alumni celebration April 17

When Greg Brazell walked through the doors of Pierce College in the early 1980s, he was like many other students today. A little bit lost, and more than a little bit uncertain about what lies ahead for him in the future. He credits the instructors and his experience at Pierce with giving him a much-needed

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Building partnerships

   During a recent 12-day trip to Japan and Korea, Chancellor Michele Johnson and International Education Executive Director Myung Park visited a number of colleges with the overall goal to expand international education opportunities for students. The trip was sponsored by Osaka Jikei College in Japan, and allowed Dr. Johnson to strengthen existing partnerships while developing

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8th Grade Exploration Day at Pierce College

 Hundreds of local eighth graders packed the Pierce College Health Education Center on March 24, all in a quest to catch a glimpse into the life of a college student. The Washington Council for High School-College Relations’ annual 8th Grade College Exploration Day provided students with a sneak peak into the clubs, activities, courses and

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