When first-generation college student Devon McKenna was growing up, he did not see much value in pursuing higher education. While growing up in Australia, McKenna knew only a few former classmates who decided to go to college, “and they didn’t seem to have a practical bone in their bodies,” he said.
Avery Ellison admits she was not a very good student in high school and had little motivation or direction in her life. Although she went to college straight after high school, she was unsure of what degree she wanted to pursue and ultimately quit school altogether.
Student musicians have been working hard all quarter to put together memorable performances for the college community. Come out and support these talented students during one of our upcoming concerts.
Pierce College has selected two exceptional former students to honor as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.
As one of the Pierce College Writing Center’s professional tutors, Emily Feleen works hard to assist students during all phases of writing projects. Feleen earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Between working two jobs and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, Pierce College Puyallup Running Start Student Carly Tryon still manages to earn stellar grades. Tryon is a part of American Honors at Pierce College, which allows students to take advantage of rigorous courses and specialized advising designed to help them transfer to top-notch universities around the country.
The Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for this year’s Honorary Associate of Arts degree. The degree is designed to recognize people whose lives serve as examples of Pierce College’s aspirations for its students.
Pierce College Athletics invites the community to Raider Baseball’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The 6th Annual Baseball Dinner Auction is taking place Feb. 18 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center at 6 p.m.