Category Archives: Lead Story

Leading by example

College Access Corps

Sarah McDaniel knows what it’s like to struggle in life. At only 20 years old, it wasn’t that long ago that this Pierce College alum struggled with a less than supportive family life that ultimately landed her in a transitional home in high school. Thanks to a special teacher in her life, she was able

Pierce College students lend a hand during Make a Difference Day Oct. 25


On Oct. 25, the Pierce College community will have an opportunity to participate in the country’s largest single-day of volunteering during Make a Difference Day. Thanks to a special partnership with King 5, students, staff and faculty will spend the day making much-needed improvements to Tacoma’s Jarvie Memorial Family Lodge, which offers safe emergency housing

‘Spooktober’ at Pierce College Science Dome offers family friendly fun

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For the entire month of October, the Pierce College Science Dome will be transformed into the spooky night sky, with a brand new lineup of haunting productions that are sure to entertain children and adults alike. Most shows are designed for children 12 and under, providing the perfect family friendly Halloween activity.

Achieving the Dream awards Pierce College Leader College status


Achieving the Dream recently announced that Pierce College is one of 16 community colleges selected for the 2014 cohort of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges – a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.

Pierce College welcomes new faculty in DHFT department


The Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness (DHFT) department offers students a clear pathway to high-demand careers in a competitive industry.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom hosts Rep. Denny Heck during panel discussion Sept. 22


Rep. Denny Heck is leading a panel discussion Sept. 22 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Performance Lounge, focusing on communities of color and social justice. Heck will bring together community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to discuss ways to improve safety and protect our communities for everyone.

Helping veteran students succeed


For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible. For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military.

Pierce College teams up with Rally Point 6 to better serve veterans


In an effort to support the local military community, Pierce College is collaborating with a local organization that calls itself the state’s largest one-stop resource center for transitioning military members and their families. Rally Point 6 officially opened its doors earlier this month, and already has a roster of more than 700 service members seeking

VIP Bookstore events coming soon

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Feeling like a VIP will be easy this fall when Pierce College Bookstores host special shopping events featuring discounts, deals and more!

College Fair comes to Pierce College Puyallup Sept. 22

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For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.