Pierce College News

August 30, 2004

Pierce Web manager Elaine Nelson selected to present at national conference

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 2:59 pm

Date: August 30, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6780 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu
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Pierce Web manager Elaine Nelson
selected to present at national conference

Pierce College Web manager Elaine Nelson has been selected as a presenter for a prestigious national conference of higher-education Web professionals this fall in Rochester, N.Y. She will present the results of an assessment project that evaluated the success of the Pierce College Web site as a resource for students.

The 2004 HighEdWebDev Conference, scheduled for Oct. 10-13, is sponsored by the Higher Education Web Professionals Association (HighEdWeb) and hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology. The purpose of the annual conference is to present the best of both national and regional innovations for the future of Web development in higher education, organizers said.

“We spend so much time creating Web sites and services to help students achieve their goals,” Nelson said in her proposal abstract. “How do we know whether our efforts are bearing fruit?”

Nelson’s presentation will showcase the assessment process that she and her colleagues at Pierce developed to determine the effectiveness of the Pierce College Web site as a resource for students. Her presentation will outline techniques that were used for evaluation, the assessment process, how the results are affecting the future
development of the Pierce Web site, and how to fit assessment activities and
ongoing improvement into the site life cycle.

“I’m thrilled and honored to have this opportunity to share our project with colleagues at HighEdWebDev,” Nelson said.

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August 10, 2004

New men’s soccer coach vows to rebuild program

Filed under: News releases — Pierce College at 11:49 am

August 10, 2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Dale Stowell, (253) 964-6780 or dstowell@pierce.ctc.edu

New men’s soccer coach vows to rebuild program

In his new position as head coach for men’s soccer, Aaron Howe says he is ready to help return Pierce College soccer to a position of power in the NWAACC, and that he plans a special emphasis on recruiting top players.

“I am very excited by the opportunity to take over the Pierce College soccer
program and revamp its rich heritage,” Howe said. “I believe with hard work and dedication that I can establish Pierce College as a perennial NWAACC powerhouse and an excellent vehicle to showcase our local student/athletes.”

A former Pierce student, Howe currently coaches the FC Royals, the top girls’ club soccer program in Washington state history, he said. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising/psychology from Washington State University and a master’s in sports management from Gonzaga University.

Howe’s experience has included coaching and teaching at Wenatchee Valley College, Gonzaga University, and Community College of Spokane, and stints as a sports editorial assistant for the Everett Herald and a marketing and public relations assistant for the Seattle Sounders professional soccer team.

For information about the Raiders soccer program call Pierce College Athletics at 253-964-6612 or visit www.pierce.ctc.edu/athletics/.

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August 4, 2004

Enroll now…there’s still time to register for Fall classes!

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 12:32 pm

Begin or continue your education this fall at Pierce College. You can register any time from now until the first week of class in late September.

Apply online now to get a Student ID number and to be assigned to an advisor. Or if you just need one class, register by mail, fax or in person.

See “Get started at Pierce…” for more information, including maps and directions, a current schedule of classes, tuition and financial aid information.

Online bookstore temporarily unavailable

Filed under: General — Pierce College at 11:45 am

The Pierce College bookstore is switching online services this summer, and the online version of the bookstore will be unavailable for the next few weeks. Expect a new Web address for the bookstore sometime in late August or early September, and in the meantime, visit the bookstore in person for all your textbook and supply needs!

The bookstore is back online! Visit them at http://piercebookstore.collegestoreonline.com.