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Pierce College announces 2016 Distinguished Alumni

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Pierce College is proud to announce the selection of four esteemed alumni to honor during the 2016 Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.

“4000 Miles” opens at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Feb. 12


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre presents “4000 Miles,” opening in the Black Box Theatre on Feb. 12. This dramatic comedy, written by Amy Herzog, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Meet Jeremy Cruz, Pierce College All-Washington Academic Team member


As a first generation college student, Jeremy Cruz did not grow up thinking a college degree was in his future. Neither of Cruz’s parents went to college, but both are veterans of the United States Army who instilled in him the importance of gaining a strong sense of independence, self-discipline and perseverance. Upon graduating high

Pierce College Science Dome teams up with KBTC to help launch new children’s series


The Pierce College Science Dome hosted a special event on Jan. 31 to commemorate the launch of PBS Kids’ “Ready Jet Go!” This free event was presented in partnership with KBTC Public Television, and featured a variety of hands-on science activities for children, live planetarium shows and screenings of the new series.

Pierce College Orchestra concert features collaboration with Northwest Accordionaires

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The Pierce College Concert Orchestra is teaming up with the Northwest Accordionaires for a very special performance on Sunday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s Arts and Allied Health Building Theater.  Both groups will perform solo pieces, followed by a combined concert of holiday favorites.

Pierce College Fall Choir Concert features appearance by the Northwest Sinfonietta

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The combined choirs of Pierce College Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom are holding a special concert on Dec. 4, featuring Northwest Sinfonietta. The concert will be conducted by Pierce College’s Dr. Ken Owen, and will feature selections from Handel’s Messiah, along with other holiday favorites.

Pierce College hosts 2015 NWAC Volleyball Championships


For the second year, Pierce College will host the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) 2015 Volleyball Championship tournament on Nov. 19-22 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.

Civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland makes appearance at Pierce College Puyallup

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During a special event at Pierce College Puyallup, civil rights activist Joan Trumpauer Mulholland spoke to the college community about her experiences fighting against segregation in the South.

Pierce College hosts Japanese nursing students during three-day study tour

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For three days in October, nursing students from Japan spent time at Pierce College, learning about the American healthcare system, visiting local medical centers, and sharing their traditions with the college community.

Pierce College holds series of emergency preparedness training

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 Pierce College Campus Safety is holding four training sessions on each campus, designed to prepare the college community to respond to the threat of an active shooter on campus. These training sessions are designed to provide individuals with the tools necessary to developing a survival mindset in the face of a potentially life-threatening situation.