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Annual Scholarship Scramble kicks off important year for Pierce College

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

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Pierce College expands use of open educational resources

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.

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International students find success at Pierce College

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

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Pierce College Concert Band to perform June 12 and 14

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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New STEM Bound program puts students on path to in-demand careers

Pierce College is helping students reach their goals and start rewarding careers in STEM fields, thanks to the new STEM Bound program. Launching summer quarter, the program is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in STEM fields. Students admitted into the program will be part of a cohort, allowing them to take

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New Pierce College Puyallup English course inspired by Beyonce’s “Lemonade”

As a self-described literary nerd, intersectional feminist scholar and pop culture enthusiast, English Professor Shannon Wilson is excited to offer a new course this fall inspired by Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade.” English 266: Women Writers, which she refers to as “The Lemonade Edition” will use the pop star’s recent cultural phenomenon as an entry point

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Ten Minute Play Festival opens June 2

In what has become one of the college’s most beloved theatrical productions, the upcoming Ten Minute Play Festival will shine a spotlight on the original works of student, faculty and administrators. The show runs June 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. in the Cascade Building’s Black Box Theater. This year’s production will feature 11

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Psychology professor expands use of open education resources

For Psychology Professor Tom Link, traditional textbooks for his introductory classes do not always fit the needs of his students. In each of his classes, he works hard to make complex psychological concepts relatable, interesting and easy to understand. Since many traditional textbooks cover such a broad array of topics, Link would often need students

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Congratulations, Pierce College at JBLM grads!

More than 200 students from Pierce College at JBLM graduated during Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 29th annual college graduation ceremony this spring. The ceremony recognized military students who graduated from a number of universities and colleges with a variety of degrees. The ceremony’s keynote speaker, Colonel Daniel S. Morgan, serves as the Joint Base Commander from

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Pierce College Puyallup Theater presents “Murder Stories”

Pierce College Puyallup’s latest theatrical production isn’t about that kind of murder. It actually focuses on a group, or ‘murder,’ of crows, and this production features the original work of students, from script development to costumes and set design. Using myths and personal narratives, stories and songs, “Murder Stories” explores the historical, social and cultural

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