Category Archives: Lead Story

February events raise awareness about dating violence, assault


One in five women will become a victim of sexual assault in college, according to a report released by a White House task force charged with protecting students from dating violence. This is not a statistic to take lightly, and Student Life on both campuses are taking action to raise awareness about what healthy relationships

Pierce College Theatre presents “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”

Quiche poster PROOF

It’s 1956, and the widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are holding their annual breakfast meeting, where the highly anticipated prize-winning quiche will be declared.

Pierce College alum nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year by Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

Nikki Jackola EDIT

Growing up, Nikki Jackola learned the value of hard work from her parents, but the idea of going to college was never part of the conversation. For a time, her unflinching hard work paid off as she created a highly successful career for herself handling workers compensation claims.

Pierce College selects students for 2015 All-Washington Academic Team


Pierce College is proud to recognize four high-achieving students who will represent the college as members of the 2015 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.

Criminal Justice student finds success in a new career

Juan pic

After serving in the United States military for many years, Juan Morales knew he belonged in uniform. He entered the military in 2007 and developed valuable skills he hoped to put to use in his next career. During his last year in the service, he spent many hours researching local colleges and ultimately discovered the

Pierce professor saves students $1 million through open education resources


After years of teaching math, Professor David Lippman was sick of requiring his students to pay upwards of $150 for a textbook. Used books were available at a slight discount, but students were forced to pay an extra fee to access online support materials unless they purchased a brand new copy.

Aspiring nurse finds opportunity at Pierce College


Sandra Ramirez has come a long way since moving to the United States from Mexico only four short years ago. The 23-year-old Pierce College student knew very little English when she arrived in Washington, but worked hard to find a job that would use the skills she developed by working in her family’s restaurant in

Winter is here! Are you prepared?


As the temperature continues to drop this winter, now is a great time to sign up for email, text or phone alerts in the event of an emergency, delay or closure due to inclement weather.

Welcome Tami Jacobs, Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom


As the new Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Tami Jacobs is looking forward to taking on an important leadership role at the college.

Pierce College newspaper staffers attend national journalism conference

Independence Hall

Staffers from Pierce College Post and Pioneer newspapers recently traveled to Philadelphia for a convention that brought together heavy hitters from the journalism world to share tips and tricks of the trade with students from around the country.