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Pierce College celebrates 50 years with service to the community

Throughout the year, Pierce College staff, faculty and students will celebrate 50 years by spending time giving back to the community. Members of the college community will have an opportunity to take part in a variety of service projects throughout the year, ranging from sprucing up local parks to preparing food for local food banks

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Pierce College and Bethel School District bring higher education to Graham and neighboring communities

Starting January 2017, Pierce College will offer college courses at Graham Kapowsin High School, providing access to higher education for communities in south Pierce County. Courses will be offered in the evenings, allowing working adults the added flexibility of earning college credits after work in their own community. Bethel School District covers 202 square miles,

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Pierce College presents festive fall musical performances

Musicians from throughout the college community have rehearsed all throughout the quarter in preparation for upcoming Fall Quarter 2016 performances. All performances take place in Pierce College Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health Building Theater. Here is the full schedule and preview of each performance happening this month! Fort Steilacoom Choir presents Songs of the Season,

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Pierce College Volleyball ends season with bid for NWAC championships

Pierce College Volleyball may be a young team this year with only three sophomores, but these athletes have come together to enjoy a challenging but winning season. For the second year in a row, the team made it to the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) Championships, securing third place in the conference. First-year Head Coach Greg

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Pierce College official recognized for exceptional service to online learning

In recognition of his significant contributions toward improving online courses, Pierce College’s James Johnson received the Director’s Award for Exceptional Service from nonprofit organization Quality Matters. The award is presented to members of the Quality Matters community who have gone above and beyond in improving the quality of online courses. Johnson, Pierce College’s E-Learning Special

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A look inside Pierce College Writing Centers

With both professional and peer tutors on staff, the Pierce College Writing Centers provide students with an opportunity to work with highly qualified tutors on writing projects from any class. Writing Centers on each campus allow students to make their own appointment for longer discussions with tutors, or drop in for a shorter consultation. Tutors

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Pierce College nursing students pass national boards at record-breaking rate

For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by three other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years. The exam, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) is a standardized exam that

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Denise Yochum appears on “Inside Olympia”

In a special edition of TVW’s “Inside Olympia,” Pierce College Fort Steilacoom President Denise Yochum recently sat down with Host Austin Jenkins to discuss how community colleges like Pierce can help train the next generation of workers for the jobs of tomorrow. As president-elect of Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges, Yochum took the

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Pierce College ranked top community college for veterans in the state – and No. 3 in the nation

Pierce College was recently named the top community college in the state for veterans in a comprehensive annual list by the Military Times. The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings highlight veteran and military students’ success. The eighth annual rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ comprehensive school-by-school survey of veteran and military student

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“Knock Three Times” provides original take on classic Edgar Allan Poe stories

Pierce College Puyallup Theater’s latest production  “Knock Three Times” will feature Edgar Allan Poe stories like you’ve never seen them before. This original stage production will bring some of Poe’s most famous work to life on stage, including “The Raven,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Masque of the Red Death.” With a cast of 16

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