Helping veteran students succeed

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible. For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military.

Pierce College teams up with Rally Point 6 to better serve veterans

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Military-RP6In an effort to support the local military community, Pierce College is collaborating with a local organization that calls itself the state’s largest one-stop resource center for transitioning military members and their families. Rally Point 6 officially opened its doors earlier this month, and already has a roster of more than 700 service members seeking help with employment, education, housing, family programs and more.

VIP Bookstore events coming soon

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Bookstore CROPFeeling like a VIP will be easy this fall when Pierce College Bookstores host special shopping events featuring discounts, deals and more!

College Fair comes to Pierce College Puyallup Sept. 22

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Puyallup Fall Gaspard_EditFor the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.

New class introduces students to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy

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coverAliens, monsters, goblins and more will be the focus of many discussions in a new class by Lisa Hurtado starting this fall. In English 112, students will focus on science fiction and fantasy literature and how the genre helps shape our perception of humanity.

Get to know your fellow students at the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15

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1174826_452896961483995_1918200282_nNew students at Pierce College are invited to attend the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15, where faculty and staff will be on hand to make sure everyone is prepared to take on fall quarter. At the Fort Steilacoom campus, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cascade building, and from 3-6 p.m. at Pierce College Puyallup in the College Center building.

Pierce College to offer new course in social media for business

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handclickingmousePierce College is proud to offer a brand new course designed to introduce students to social media best practices for business, starting fall quarter. Introduction to Social Media Marketing (Business 134) will be taught completely online, and will give students hands on experience using social media, creating blogs and exploring other emerging technologies.

Students can expect to spend at least 10 hours per week on the class, and will walk away from the course with practical experience and an online portfolio showcasing their abilities.

Summer quarter survey results are in!

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photo[1] photoPierce College made some important changes to the summer quarter schedule to better meet the needs of busy students. A new block schedule, with most classes taking place only two days a week, was implemented to meet the needs of working students, and a shorter term allows all students to finish their classes and still enjoy the summer.

College Success course becomes mandatory for students who place below college level in one subject

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CollegeSuccessEditIn the past year, Pierce College instructors have been working hard to adapt the College Success course to better meet the needs of students. The course itself is designed to help students learn about college resources and the learning tools they will use throughout their schooling.

Rep. Denny Heck hosts panel on paycheck fairness at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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Denny Heck EditRepresentative Denny Heck, D-Wash., packed the house at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on Aug. 12 during a panel discussion focusing on the wage gap that exists between men and women.