Category Archives: Campus Life

Pierce College hosts live-stream viewing event of local talk by best-selling author Mary Roach

This year’s Pierce County READS selection is “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War” by Mary Roach. The best-selling author will make an appearance during a special event on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at Clover Park Technical College’s McGavick Conference Center.

Mark your calendars for epic solar eclipse viewing party at the Science Dome

For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will pass across the entire United States, creating a spectacular sight for communities across the country. On Aug. 21, the Pierce College Science Dome will offer a stellar opportunity for the community to safely view the solar eclipse.

Pierce College recognized by Emergency Food Network

In recognition of our commitment to help fight hunger in the local community, Pierce College was presented with Emergency Food Network (EFN)’s Civic Partner Award during a special event on April 12.

Pierce College business students give back to community through classroom project

Pierce College Prof. Paul Gerhardt, Ph.D.’s Management 283 students came together winter quarter to present projects that would not only earn them high marks, but could also make a very real difference in the community.

Pierce College Puyallup Theater presents “Lone Star Feminist”

Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a special evening with Dr. Andrea Baldwin, featuring her solo performance of “Lone Star Feminist.” The performance takes place on March 18 in the Arts and Allied Health Building Black Box Theater.

Meet Devon McKenna, Pierce College All-Washington Academic Team member

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.

Meet Avery Ellison, All Washington Academic Team Member

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.

Pierce College Writing Center experts are here to help

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.

Meet Carly Tryon, All Washington Academic Team member

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

Pierce College announces 2017 All-Washington Academic Team nominees

In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, four Pierce College students were recently named to the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to honor students for their scholastic achievement and community service efforts.