Finding ‘power’ in adversity

Growing up in a single-parent household filled with drug addiction, poverty and abuse, Raymond Power spent much of his childhood searching for a sense of family that was missing in his own life.

May 23, 2019 2:40 pm

Pierce College Dean Lori Griffin named a 2019 Distinguished Alum

As a first-generation college student, Lori Griffin faced some of the same challenges many students face today. She was unsure how to navigate the college system, and she was searching for the right path to a fulfilling career that she would enjoy.

April 9, 2019 10:46 am

International student finds her passion at Pierce College

Pierce College alum Shalom Aburu vividly remembers the day she arrived in the United States to attend college. It was Dec. 13, 2013, and she had just left behind everything familiar to her in her home country of Uganda.

February 25, 2019 10:31 am

Pierce College alum puts degree to work as owner of Spanaway Fitness

A fan of the movie, “Dodgeball,” David Morley can’t help but compare the friendly gym he owns in Spanaway to “Average Joe’s,” the down-home gym pitted against glitzy rival “Globo Gym” in the wild 2004 Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn comedy.

November 26, 2018 9:46 am

Pierce College alum blazes trails in criminal justice

Even as a child, Fran Davis felt a calling in her heart to pursue a career in the Federal Bureau of Investigations. She was fascinated by the portrayal of FBI agents on television, and wanted to become the person who helps to make communities safer.

October 26, 2018 4:33 pm