Angela Thomas has logged more than 900 hours as a volunteer working with underprivileged youth in her community. She is working toward her master’s degree in teaching, to gain skills and knowledge necessary to begin a rewarding career as a music teacher.
Spring quarter registration for currently enrolled students begins the week of Feb. 29. Current students can log in now to the MyPierce portal to view your specific date and time to register during that week.
Pierce College is proud to announce the selection of four esteemed alumni to honor during the 2016 Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre presents “4000 Miles,” opening in the Black Box Theatre on Feb. 12. This dramatic comedy, written by Amy Herzog, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
As a first generation college student, Jeremy Cruz did not grow up thinking a college degree was in his future. Neither of Cruz’s parents went to college, but both are veterans of the United States Army who instilled in him the importance of gaining a strong sense of independence, self-discipline and perseverance. Upon graduating high school, Cruz immediately began looking for full time work and moved out on his own.
The prestigious Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has named Pierce College to its list of the nation’s 150 best community colleges for its high standards for learning, college completion without delay, and service as a training ground for jobs that pay competitive wages.
In an effort to provide new and innovative degree opportunities to busy students, Pierce College now offers a Competency-Based Education (CBE) business degree. Students can work toward their degree at their own pace, while earning college credit for prior knowledge and life experiences. Progress toward the degree is based on assessments of key competencies in each of the program’s 18 online courses.
The Pierce College Science Dome hosted a special event on Jan. 31 to commemorate the launch of PBS Kids’ “Ready Jet Go!” This free event was presented in partnership with KBTC Public Television, and featured a variety of hands-on science activities for children, live planetarium shows and screenings of the new series.
Thanks to Pierce College’s Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) course, students learn potentially life-saving skills centered around fall prevention strategies for older adults. Pierce College has teamed up with the Washington State Department of Health to provide SAIL training to health, fitness, nursing and senior care workers who wish to share these skills with their clients, patients and staff.