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Pierce College launches exciting new programs and initiatives this fall

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It’s an exciting time to be a student at Pierce College, with a number of innovative new programs and initiatives in the works. The college is committed to listening to the needs of students to truly understand the challenges they face each day.

Meet Taryn Givenchy, professor of business

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Since the early days of social media, Taryn Givenchy has taken advantage of the power and potential that it carries. She began her career working for a number of newspapers before moving on to public relations, and is now an entrepreneur who uses the power of social media to market her own business.

At Pierce College, finish your high school diploma while earning college credit

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In an innovative new program, Pierce College allows students to finish their high school diploma while earning college credit simultaneously. For $25 per quarter, students can take as many classes as they would like while working toward their high school diploma.

Pierce College alum on the road to success in criminal justice

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Priscilla Soto always knew she wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to make a difference in someone’s life. The Pierce College alum’s original plan was to pursue a degree in psychology to one day become a counselor or therapist. But after taking a few courses and observing a psychologist in action, she

Pierce College ranked as No. 1 most military friendly community college in America


In recognition of its commitment to servicemembers and their families, Pierce College was recently named to’s list of the top 45 military friendly colleges in the nation. Pierce College is the top community college in the country that made the list.

Meet Claudia Minton, professor of English


After nearly 40 years of teaching various grades and courses, Professor Claudia Minton calls her position teaching at Pierce College at JBLM the best job she’s ever had. She is now in her 19th year teaching English at Pierce College at JBLM, and calls her students some of the most dedicated and driven people she’s

Pierce College student lands dream job after completing social media marketing program


The Pierce College Business Department has been a real life-changer for me. Before I started at Pierce, I was out of steady work for three years, raising my son as a single, newly divorced parent. I was very depressed and looking to sharpen my skills since a permanent job did not appear to be on

Host families needed for international students at Pierce College


Making the decision to travel across the world to study in a foreign country can be a daunting idea, but for international students at Pierce College, host families can make their stay just a little bit more welcoming. As a longtime host for Pierce College international students, Bob Viguers makes it his mission to help

Pierce College launches new virtual construction certificate program

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Starting this fall, the new Virtual Construction Certificate Program at Pierce College will help provide workers with the skills needed to be successful in an evolving industry.

Meet Scott Aigner, professor of art


Scott Aigner, professor of art, has been teaching at Pierce College since last fall. Aigner’s goal is to create a bridge of understanding between the students and the information he has learned in order to be that person that makes lightbulbs go off for people.