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Pierce College to offer BAS in Teaching starting in January

Pierce College is proud to announce the development of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching, its second four-year degree offering in its history. The program is slated to begin in January 2017. The BAS in Teaching will build on the college’s existing professional-technical program in early childhood education while giving students access to a

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Pierce College to receive an NWCCU Regional Accreditation Visit

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit to Pierce College on November 14-16, 2016. The NWCCU evaluation team, led by faculty and staff from peer institutions in the NWCCU region, will meet with campus students, faculty and staff to evaluate the college’s accreditation status, in conjunction with

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Pierce College Distinguished Alum and Washington state Teacher of the Year meets President Obama

Nathan Gibbs-Bowling has made a name for himself inside the halls of Lincoln High School, where he teaches AP government and human geography – and beyond. Thanks to his unapologetically high standards for each of his students and his dedication to their success, he was named Washington State’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. The 2015

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Pierce College Chancellor Michele Johnson receives regional award for exceptional leadership

In recognition of a strong commitment toward furthering the mission of community and technical colleges, Chancellor Michele Johnson recently received the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2016 Pacific Region CEO Award. Pierce College Board of Trustees Chairman Brett Willis says the award is the result of hard work from a dedicated team focused on

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Pierce College to offer Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management

Pierce College will soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM). Pending final accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is expected in August, the program is slated to begin in January 2017. The BAS degree in HSEM will build on existing programs while adding

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Pierce College student gives back at home and abroad

For as long as he can remember, Pierce College biology student Jacob Smith has always had an interest in giving back to the local community. When he learned of Pierce College’s service trip to the small community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua, he knew it would be the opportunity of a lifetime. “I saw this trip

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Pierce College receives grant to enhance student success

College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges selected Pierce College as one of five colleges in the state to receive a Guided Pathways implementation grant totaling $500,000 over five years. Pierce College is part of a very select group of colleges to receive the grant, which is designed to

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Pierce College students serve overseas during summer break

The end of spring quarter usually means a break from classes and a chance to relax for most students. But for 11 Pierce College students and employees, the start of summer break meant a chance to spend a week volunteering in a small village in Nicaragua. Students worked alongside members of the community on a

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Pierce College seeks nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame

As Pierce College embarks on a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2016-17, officials are seeking nominations for a special class of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 2009, the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the achievements of former student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni. The Hall

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Pierce College receives State Auditor’s Stewardship Award

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Pierce College finance staff, the college was recently recognized with the Washington State Auditor’s Stewardship Award. According to the auditor’s office, the award is presented in recognition of Pierce College’s “outstanding accomplishment in the stewardship of public resources as we pursue the shared goal of government

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