Pierce College News

November 26, 2002

Nominations sought for Distinguished Alumni

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 10:25 am

The Pierce College Foundation is welcoming nominations from the community for its Distinguished Alumni Awards to be presented at a dinner celebration April 10. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 7. For nomination forms and information, call (253) 840-8495 or access the Foundation’s Web page at http://www.pierce.ctc.edu/foundation/alumni/

The event will be the seventh honoring alumni from the district’s 35-year history. Honorees need not have received a degree from Pierce College, but should have earned 15 or more credits from the school.

Past recipients of the award include:
1982 (Pierce College’s 15th anniversary): Jerry McLaughlin, JayRay Advertising;
1997: Dr. Stan Flemming, physician; Frank Gavaldon, City of University Place; Calvin Goings, Pierce County Council Member and former State Senator; The Honorable Judy Jasprica, district court judge; Jan Halverson, retired instructor;
1998: Leslie Garvin, Boeing Co.; Tana Hasart, formerly president of Clark College; Danny Marshall, Tacoma Police Department; Larry Pierce, director of student development at Pierce College; Marguerite Shannon, McChord Child Development Center;
1999: Kathleen Hopkins, nationally recognized child care provider; Robert Crane, owner, Crane’s Creations; Kathleen Rhodes, national rehabilitation expert; Karen Leming, firefighter; and Joyce MacDonald, former State Representative.
2000: Dan Bennett, owner, Martin Henry Coffee Roasters; Bill Cardwell, former owner, YES Computers; Cleo Farr, vice principal, Narrows View Intermediate School (University Place); Lisa Flores, director of continuing education, Pierce College.
2001: Athula “Bo” Cooper, formerly of Pierce College Continuing Education; Linda “Lin” (Allen) Dryer, independent consultant (posthumous); David Hayes, Bon Marche; Chief Eileen Lewis, Tacoma Fire Department; Amy (Ackley) McFarland, Muckleshoot Tribal School; and Paul Scheffler, Child Study and Treatment Center, Department of Social and Health Services.
2002: Jason Edwards, Puyallup teacher and mountain climber; Nita Rutkosky, textbook author; Paul Shelley, Boeing research engineer; Ronald Stephens, Tacoma assistant fire chief; Terry Weber, Pacific Mountain Workforce Non-Custodial Program counselor.

November 25, 2002

Register now!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 11:35 am

Registration for the Winter 2003 quarter runs now through January 6. Check out the class schedule or go to the Student Online Services to register.

College closed for Thanksgiving, November 28-29

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 11:30 am

The college will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. See the academic calendar for more holidays and other important dates.

November 12, 2002

Legislators address state budget dilemma at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 3:47 pm

Legislators from the 28th and 29th districts will discuss the state budget shortfall and possible remedies at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Budget forecasters predict at least a $2.5 billion shortfall in the 2003-2005 budget, unless revenues are increased, programs are cut or both.

Representatives Gigi Talcott, Mike Carrell, Steve Conway and Steve Kirby will participate in the forum, titled “Budget Dilemma 2003: The $2.5 billion question.” They will share their views about budget balancing strategies for the upcoming legislative session and answer questions from the audience.

The free event, sponsored by the Associated Student Body of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, will be held in the Performance Lounge of the Cascade Building. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located at 9401 Farwest Drive SW, Lakewood. (directions to Fort Steilacoom)