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New social media marketing certificate prepares students for success in an evolving field

With new social networks popping up practically every day, it is more important than ever for business leaders and marketing professionals to understand how to leverage these channels to achieve their goals. Thanks to Pierce College’s new social media marketing certificate, students can learn the ins and outs of the most popular social networks and

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Meet Leesa Thomas, early childhood education professor

Leesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education, is approaching her second year of teaching at Pierce College. She is passionate about training the next generation of teachers and keeping them up to date with current changes within the field. For Thomas, her biggest goal as a teacher is to help her students truly understand that

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Meet Daniel Suh, professor of sociology

Daniel Suh, professor of sociology, is now in his second year teaching here at Pierce College. Suh makes it his mission to bring the real world into the classroom to help his students truly connect to the material they are studying. He teaches introductory sociology classes, as well as courses in social problems, marriage and

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Pierce College student reflects on life-changing service trip

When Pierce College student Chris Sanders received the call that he had been selected to participate in the college’s first-ever service trip to Nicaragua, he could hardly believe it. The 23-year-old business management major is in his first year of college, and recently left the military after serving for three years. “I felt like something

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CNN Money names Pierce College most successful community college in Washington

In a recent article on CNNMoney.com, Pierce College was named the most successful community college in the state, based on the percentage of students who graduated or transferred to a four-year college. College Measures, a joint venture of the American Institute of Research and Matrix Knowledge Group, created a chart for CNNMoney to help students

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Pierce College names visiting Chinese college president Ambassador for Global Citizenship

Throughout the past year, Pierce College Chancellor Michele Johnson and International Education Executive Director Myung Park have traveled to South Korea, Japan, China and beyond to develop relationships with colleges overseas. These partnerships have already brought students to our campuses from around the world, globalizing and enriching students’ experiences at Pierce College.   During a

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The Pierce College Scholarship Scramble tees off July 23

The 22nd annual Pierce College Scholarship Scramble will take over High Cedars Golf Club on July 23, with a shotgun start at noon to kick off the festivities. As the Pierce College Foundation’s most-successful fundraiser of the year, the tournament has raised more than $770,000 for student scholarships throughout its history. This year, organizers hope

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New university transfer degree eliminates textbook costs

Through a new program offered at Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, students across the district can earn a university transfer degree that eliminates the cost of textbooks. Starting in Fall 2015, the Pierce Open Pathway (POP) program will allow students to enroll in online and hybrid classes, which use openly licensed learning resources that

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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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