Category Archives: Lead Story

Pierce College art exhibit honors Mark Dungan

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“He taught me a lot about how to open my eyes, not just in art, but in life,” former Pierce College student Kelly Gabrinetti said of Instructor Mark Dungan.

Apply now for Summer Study Tours in South Korea!

View from the ECE Hall

The Pierce College International Education department is opening the doors to the world for students later this summer through several short-term study tours to Busan, South Korea.

Important changes coming to MyPierce portal


There are important changes coming to the login requirements of the MyPierce Portal.  On April 20, the option to log in to the portal using your Gmail username and password was removed.  You will now need to log in using your Student ID (SID) and your Inquiry PIN. 

Pierce College shows 8 percent improvement in student retention


As a leader college for Achieving the Dream (ATD), Pierce College is more committed than ever to helping all students find success. ATD is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping community college students stay in school and earn a college degree or certificate.

Pierce College hosts hundreds of 8th graders during local College Exploration Day


  More than 400 local 8th graders visited Pierce College Fort Steilacoom March 27 to experience a bit of college life firsthand, and learn about what it takes to be a successful student.

Pierce College makes strong showing at annual Achieving the Dream conference

Achieving the Dreams 2014 annual Institute on Student Success.

As an Achieving the Dream leader college, Pierce is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase the success of all students. The college recently sent 22 employees to the Achieving the Dream annual Institute on Student Success in Baltimore to learn about new ways they can help more community college students succeed.

Pierce College Announces 2015 Distinguished Alumni

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Pierce College has selected four accomplished alumni to honor during the 2015 Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.

Seattle’s The Film School partners with Pierce College


Several lucky Pierce College students will soon have an opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting and storytelling directly from Hollywood pros during The Film School’s Script Development Lab.

Rep. Denny Heck visits Lakewood Computer Clubhouse


United States Rep. Denny Heck made a special visit to the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on March 13 to help celebrate the program’s new location in Lochburn Middle School. This free after-school program is operated in partnership with Pierce College, and aims to pair caring mentors with local youth ages 10-18.

Professor Duncan McClinton honored during Distinguished Faculty event


The Pierce College 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award winner Duncan McClinton was honored in late February during an annual celebration of teaching excellence. The professor of English was chosen by his colleagues to receive this award, and shared with the audience a piece of his own personal work during the festivities.