Nathan Gibbs-Bowling has made a name for himself inside the halls of Lincoln High School, where he teaches AP government and human geography – and beyond. Thanks to his unapologetically high standards for each of his students and his dedication to their success, he was named Washington State’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.
The 2015 Pierce College Distinguished Alum also earned the prestigious Milken Educator Award in 2014.
Earlier this spring, Gibbs-Bowling traveled to Washington, D.C., to meet President Barack Obama and attend a ceremony honoring the teachers of the year from around the country. Congratulations, Nathan!
In recognition of a strong commitment toward furthering the mission of community and technical colleges, Chancellor Michele Johnson recently received the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) 2016 Pacific Region CEO Award. Pierce College Board of Trustees Chairman Brett Willis says the award is the result of hard work from a dedicated team focused on helping students achieve their goals.
Pierce College will soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM). Pending final accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is expected in August, the program is slated to begin in January 2017.
For as long as he can remember, Pierce College biology student Jacob Smith has always had an interest in giving back to the local community. When he learned of Pierce College’s service trip to the small community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua, he knew it would be the opportunity of a lifetime.
College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges selected Pierce College as one of five colleges in the state to receive a Guided Pathways implementation grant totaling $500,000 over five years.
The end of spring quarter usually means a break from classes and a chance to relax for most students. But for 11 Pierce College students and employees, the start of summer break meant a chance to spend a week volunteering in a small village in Nicaragua.
As Pierce College embarks on a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2016-17, officials are seeking nominations for a special class of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 2009, the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the achievements of former student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni.