Category Archives: Lead Story

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 alum writes and directs debut film “Shards”

When Film Producer Diana Dotter first read Pierce College alum Serena Berry’s debut screenplay, she was inspired. Dotter, executive director for Seattle’s The Film School, saw a unique, raw talent in Berry and knew she had to work with her.

The Roland Weis Lecture Series presents award-winning author and guest speaker April 10

Award-winning author Sayantani Dasgupta is hosting an event at noon on April 10 in Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Performance Lounge to share her personal story of growing up in India. She will discuss identity, family history and her own navigation of two cultures.

Catch a Raider Baseball and Softball home game!

Raider athletes are hard at work preparing for the 2017 Baseball and Softball regular seasons. The baseball team plays all home games at Mount Tahoma High School, and the softball team plays at Heritage Baseball Fields in Puyallup.

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.

Meet Nhan Ta, All Washington Academic Team Member

Nhan Ta, an international student from Vietnam, began learning English in Kindergarten and has attended English-speaking schools for gifted students ever since. Ta, 18, will receive his high school diploma and associate of arts degree simultaneously at the end of spring quarter.

Meet George Thomas, 2017 Distinguished Alum

As a member of the military working full time while raising a family, George Thomas did not have a lot of free time to pursue his education back in 1979. Based at Fort Lewis, he knew that earning a college degree was a goal he needed to achieve to advance in his career.

Pierce College receives national recognition for improving graduation rates

Pierce College has always maintained a strong commitment to student success, but when the college began to take a closer look at the data, the results were alarming. Student retention, course completion and graduation rates were not at acceptable levels, and then numbers showed that the college was not meeting its own expectation of providing