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Pierce College to offer BAS in Teaching starting in January


Pierce College is proud to announce the development of a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teaching, its second four-year degree offering in its history. The program is slated to begin in January 2017.

Pierce College Distinguished Alum and Washington state Teacher of the Year meets President Obama


Nathan Gibbs-Bowling has made a name for himself inside the halls of Lincoln High School, where he teaches AP government and human geography – and beyond. Thanks to his unapologetically high standards for each of his students and his dedication to their success, he was named Washington State’s 2016 Teacher of the Year. The 2015

Pierce College to offer Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management


Pierce College will soon offer a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Homeland Security Emergency Management (HSEM). Pending final accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is expected in August, the program is slated to begin in January 2017.

Pierce College student gives back at home and abroad


For as long as he can remember, Pierce College biology student Jacob Smith has always had an interest in giving back to the local community. When he learned of Pierce College’s service trip to the small community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua, he knew it would be the opportunity of a lifetime.

Pierce College receives grant to enhance student success


College Spark Washington and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges selected Pierce College as one of five colleges in the state to receive a Guided Pathways implementation grant totaling $500,000 over five years.

Pierce College students serve overseas during summer break


The end of spring quarter usually means a break from classes and a chance to relax for most students. But for 11 Pierce College students and employees, the start of summer break meant a chance to spend a week volunteering in a small village in Nicaragua.

Pierce College receives State Auditor’s Stewardship Award


Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Pierce College finance staff, the college was recently recognized with the Washington State Auditor’s Stewardship Award.

Pierce College seeks nominations for 2017 Distinguished Alumni


Do you know an exceptional alum from Pierce College? The Pierce College Foundation is now accepting nominations for next year’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni event. This annual celebration will be unlike any other, serving as the culminating event for the college’s 50th anniversary festivities.

Annual Scholarship Scramble kicks off important year for Pierce College


The 23rd annual Pierce College Scholarship Scramble will provide countless opportunities for students in need of a little help to achieve their educational goals. As the Pierce College Foundation’s most-successful fundraiser of the year, the event has also become a fun, highly anticipated event for golf enthusiasts and college supporters throughout the community.

Pierce College expands use of open educational resources


Pierce College has received a grant to create new degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). The OER Degree Initiative, which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states, is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and spur improvements that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.