Category Archives: Academics

Pierce College announces 2017 All-Washington Academic Team nominees

In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, four Pierce College students were recently named to the 2017 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 efforts.

Pierce College professor Alan Kemp, Ph.D., publishes third textbook

As a licensed mental health professional and sociology professor at Pierce College, Alan Kemp’s latest textbook takes a unique and in-depth look at the face of abuse in a variety of settings. “Abuse in Society” is written for students pursuing careers in social work, pastoral counseling, mental health counseling, psychology, nursing and more.

A look inside Pierce College Writing Centers

With both professional and peer tutors on staff, the Pierce College Writing Centers provide students with an opportunity to work with highly qualified tutors on writing projects from any class.

Pierce College nursing students pass national boards at record-breaking rate

For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by three other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years.

Pierce College ranked top community college for veterans in the state – and No. 3 in the nation

Pierce College was recently named the top community college in the state for veterans in a comprehensive annual list by the Military Times. The Best for Vets: Colleges 2017 rankings highlight veteran and military students’ success.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom receives AANAPISI Grant

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom recently won a $1.5 million federal grant to enhance services to Asian American and Pacific Islander students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.

Professor Corrina Wycoff publishes new novel

For the past seven years, Pierce College English Professor Corrina Wycoff has spent every break between quarters investing countless hours into her latest novel, “Damascus House.”

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 to receive an NWCCU Regional Accreditation Visit

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) will perform a comprehensive accreditation evaluation visit to Pierce College on November 14-16, 2016.

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.