Sandra Ramirez has come a long way since moving to the United States from Mexico only four short years ago. The 23-year-old Pierce College student knew very little English when she arrived in Washington, but worked hard to find a job that would use the skills she developed by working in her family’s restaurant in Mexico.
Staffers from Pierce College Post and Pioneer newspapers recently traveled to Philadelphia for a convention that brought together heavy hitters from the journalism world to share tips and tricks of the trade with students from around the country.
Pierce College is hosting its first-ever Military Family College Information Night on Dec. 10, featuring an inspiring program focusing on college degree programs, veterans benefits, financial aid, Running Start and more.
When Tori Ratsavong-Stanley first enrolled at Pierce, she wasn’t exactly sold on the idea of college at all. She had taken some classes previously at another community college, but never really found her niche. With little direction or guidance there, she decided to leave and try Pierce College as a last-ditch effort in earning a degree of any kind.
The Pierce College Cheer Squad broke a record this fall when it recently added nine new members to the team. The squad now has 18 members: four men and 14 women, the largest number the squad has ever seen. In the past, the squad never had more than 12 members.
During her last year as a student at Pierce College, Sydney Davis worked 30 hours a week with three different jobs, went to school full time and completed 120 internship hours in order to pursue a dual certificate in health and fitness and coaching.
Pierce College Concert Band is hosting its fall concert on Dec. 9, when they will perform the works of Sousa, Spears, Camphouse, Boysen and other seasonal favorites. This free performance will take place in Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health theater at 7:30 p.m.