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Meet Nhan Ta, All Washington Academic Team Member

Nhan Ta, an international student from Vietnam, began learning English in Kindergarten and has attended English-speaking schools for gifted students ever since. Ta, 18, will receive his high school diploma and associate of arts degree simultaneously at the end of spring quarter. For as long as he could remember, his biggest goal growing up was

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Meet George Thomas, 2017 Distinguished Alum

As a member of the military working full time while raising a family, George Thomas did not have a lot of free time to pursue his education back in 1979. Based at Fort Lewis, he knew that earning a college degree was a goal he needed to achieve to advance in his career. He began

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Join the Pierce College Concert Choir for the Intl. Festival of Music and Movement

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Concert Choir will host a special evening on March 17 during the International Festival of Music and Movement. This unique choral concert will feature special guests from the Pierce College International Education program who will perform traditional pieces from their home countries. The Concert Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers

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Pierce College receives national recognition for improving graduation rates

Pierce College has always maintained a strong commitment to student success, but when the college began to take a closer look at the data, the results were alarming. Student retention, course completion and graduation rates were not at acceptable levels, and then numbers showed that the college was not meeting its own expectation of providing

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Meet Terry Jones, 2017 Distinguished Alum

Terry Jones chose to attend Pierce College for a reason that many do: she and her family were hoping to save money on a bachelor’s degree by attending a community college for the first two years. Although she could have attended several different community colleges, she chose Pierce in 1975 because the college was so

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Pierce College Puyallup Theater presents “Lone Star Feminist”

Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a special evening with Dr. Andrea Baldwin, featuring her solo performance of “Lone Star Feminist.” The performance takes place on March 18 in the Arts and Allied Health Building Black Box Theater. Baldwin is a professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake and teaches public speaking, storytelling and media

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Spring quarter classes in Graham available now

Pierce College now offers college courses at Graham Kapowsin High School, providing access to higher education for communities in south Pierce County. Courses are offered in the late afternoon and evenings, allowing working adults the added flexibility of earning college credits after work in their own community. Classes are taught by Pierce College professors, and

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Pierce College Puyallup discussion on diversity in STEM to take place Feb. 23

Are you interested in careers in science, technology, engineering or math? Come out to Pierce College Puyallup’s first-ever STEM Town Hall discussion focusing on diversity within these career pathways. The event takes place Thursday, Feb. 23 from 2-3:30 p.m. This panel discussion, organized by STEM Services Coordinator Christopher Davis, will feature talented STEM professionals from

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Achieving the Dream Recognizes Pierce College District and Miami Dade College for Transformative Change, Improved Graduation Rates

National community college reform leader Achieving the Dream (ATD) today awarded the 2017 Leah Meyer Austin Award to Miami Dade College and Pierce College District. The national prize is given annually to a college or colleges in the ATD Network that show measurable improvement in student outcomes driven by top-to-bottom cultural change in the institution.

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom presents “Sweeney Todd”

“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will take audience members on a thrilling musical ride when the show opens Feb. 24 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Black Box Theater. Set in 19th century England, the musical follows the return of barber Sweeney Todd to London after 15 years of exile. He plans to

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