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Pierce College hires Col. Mark Haskins as new Executive Director of Military Programs

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Retired United States Air Force Col. Mark Haskins will join Pierce College as the new Executive Director of Military Programs later this summer.

Transitioning military members experience life at Pierce College

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Pierce College Puyallup welcomed a group of about 30 military members on campus last week, allowing them to learn about the programs and services available to veterans.

New computer-based math labs help students save time and money


When students enroll in a math lab at Pierce College it allows them to independently complete classwork at their own speed in the math level they placed in. Thanks to a new software program introduced by Math Professor Melonie Rasmussen, these students can now take advantage of customized guidance to complete their math requirements at

Summer art exhibition by Thomas Nguivoum on display now through Aug. 22


Rich colors, deep culture and a story behind every canvas is what you’ll find in the AAH building at Pierce College Puyallup, for the summer art exhibit featuring the work of Thomas Nguivoum. Originally from Banyo, Cameroon, Nguivoum’s art reflects life in Africa and the expression of politics, hope, freedom and a better tomorrow.

Summer of the #PierceSelfie!


It’s an urge that some people just can’t fight. I mean, when your phone is just burning a hole in your pocket, what are you supposed to do other than break it out, extend that arm, and snap a selfie? We understand. In fact, here at Pierce College, we want to join in on the

Pierce Professor hosts annual nature summer camp for kids


Later this month, Pierce College Professor Scott Sweet is giving local children a chance to get out of the house and into the great outdoors during his annual nature camp. The camp is taking place this year at Pierce College Puyallup on July 25 and Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and it

Pierce College renovation projects move through Legislature


A much-needed proposed renovation project for the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Cascade Building has been included in the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges 2015-17 capital budget recommendation. These recommendations now move on to the legislature and, if approved, the renovation could provide important upgrades to sections of the building that have not

Pierce College fundraising breakfasts to feature student success stories


Pierce College Foundation’s upcoming Creating Possibilities breakfasts aim to provide educational resources students need to complete college and realize their dreams.

Pierce alum brings a sense of home to international students

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  Each Wednesday night without fail, Elizabeth Sierra-Arruffatt prepares a home-cooked meal for a group of students who have traveled across the world to study here at Pierce College. As a Pierce alum, Sierra-Arruffatt got to know many international students while she was in school, and developed a great respect for the bravery it takes to

International student experiences American culture


When Ashwini Guduru first learned she had been chosen to study in America through a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education, she could hardly believe it. The 23-year-old aspiring teacher hails from India, and had no preconceived notions about American culture or people. It actually wasn’t until she arrived at