Pierce College Puyallup offers new certificate program for students

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041814_StudentsofColorPierce PY GroupPierce College Puyallup is now offering an extracurricular multicultural program for students, designed to build and develop tools students need to become active participants in their local, national, and global communities.

Disability History Month observed on campus


ADS photoThroughout the month of October, Pierce College is shining a spotlight on the countless contributions made by people living with disabilities. The Access and Disabilities Services (ADS) departments on both campuses have already hosted a number of events and educational opportunities in honor of Disability History Month.

Pierce College Named to 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List


MFS15_200x200Pierce College announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Journey to the Ape Caves with Student Life

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ape caves[2]Student Life at the Puyallup campus will host a trip to Mount St. Helens Ape Cave Lava Tube on Saturday Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free for Pierce College students, and $37 for community members 16 and older related to Pierce students.

Pierce College Science Dome hosts solar eclipse viewing party Oct. 23


solar_eclipse_xltnIn honor of a rare solar eclipse taking place at the end of the month, the Pierce College Science Dome will host a special event to give visitors an up close and personal chance to safely view this astronomical event. With a viewing party and presentations taking place in the Science Dome, students and community members will enjoy a prime opportunity to have fun while learning more about outer space.

Pierce College students lend a hand during Make a Difference Day Oct. 25


Make-A-Difference-Day-Social-LogoVolunteers from Pierce College are gearing up for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25, when crews will roll up their sleeves to make much-needed improvements to an emergency housing community in Tacoma. Make a Difference Day has become the country’s largest single-day of volunteering, and more than 50 volunteers from Pierce College are slated to lend a hand throughout the day.

Story Telling in the Digital Age


dianadOn Oct. 2, the Pierce College Communication, Theatre and Film department will host a film workshop with guest speaker Diana Dotter, executive director of The Film School in Seattle.

Dotter co-produced the feature film: “Zaytoun,” which was chosen for a Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at the London Film Festival and the American Film Institute. She recently executive produced the made-for-television/web comedy pilot, “Throw Me A Bone.”

During the workshop at Pierce College, Dotter will share tips on how to take a project from script to screen. The audience will learn how to develop a story into a production-ready script, the importance of character development, budgets, financing, building a fan base before shooting a film and much more.

As an executive producer and creative consultant, Dotter has experience creating unique media content, taking an idea from early development through production.

This event is free and open to the community, and will take place in Room 332 in the Cascade Building at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom from 12-2 p.m.

Story by Holly Buchanan

Pierce College alum leads by example

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College Access CorpsSarah McDaniel knows what it’s like to struggle in life. At only 20 years old, it wasn’t that long ago that this Pierce College alum struggled with a less than supportive family life that ultimately landed her in a transitional home. Thanks to a special teacher in her life, she was able to find the courage and inspiration to pursue a higher education.

‘Spooktober’ at Pierce College Science Dome offers family friendly fun

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WitchHeadNebulaFor the entire month of October, the Pierce College Science Dome will be transformed into the spooky night sky, with a brand new lineup of haunting productions that are sure to entertain children and adults alike. Most shows are designed for children 12 and under, providing the perfect family friendly Halloween activity.

Achieving the Dream awards Pierce College Leader College status


DSC_0617Achieving the Dream recently announced that Pierce College is one of 16 community colleges selected for the 2014 cohort of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges – a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.