Pierce College Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success

Veteran Student Success

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom has been awarded a three-year, $364,000 U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant to develop a Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

With this grant, Pierce College aims to increase veteran student enrollment and completion rates by:

  • Providing a single point of contact to coordinate veteran student support services.
  • Increasing awareness of support services.
  • Reinforcing the existing support system and advocating for veteran students.
  • And, expanding needed services.

Students who have served in the military are invited to visit the Veterans Resource Center in Cascade 425. The center offers the following services and amenities:

  • A textbook lending library.
  • Computers for student use.
  • Study areas.
  • Opportunities to meet other veterans, and connect with both on- and off-campus services and resources.
  • And, community service providers to assist veterans with transitioning to the civilian life.

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Contact Us:

Vickie Bell
Veteran Advisor/Resource Center Manager
253-964-6445

Veterans Resource Center
(253) 964-6364
CAS 425
cevss@pierce.ctc.edu