Category Archives: Lead Story
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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