Category Archives: Events

Pierce College Puyallup hosts event on the fight for human rights in North Korea

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Pierce College hosted an event featuring one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement on Feb. 25. Suzanne K. Scholte is an internationally recognized, award-winning human rights activist, and has worked for more than 18 years to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people.

Pierce College Baseball program hosts biggest fundraiser of the year Feb. 21


As the reigning Northwest Athletic Conference Western Division Champions, the Pierce College Baseball team is working hard to keep the momentum going as the 2015 season approaches. The Raider Baseball program’s biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Feb. 21 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, where the team will host

Toastmasters chapter coming soon to Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom will soon host its own chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization aimed at helping members improve their communication and leadership skills. The club will meet once a week for an hour, and is open to students and employees.

Story Telling in the Digital Age


On Oct. 2, the Pierce College Communication, Theatre and Film department will host a film workshop with guest speaker Diana Dotter, executive director of The Film School in Seattle. Dotter co-produced the feature film: “Zaytoun,” which was chosen for a Special Presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, screened at the London Film Festival

Rep. Denny Heck hosts panel on paycheck fairness at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

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Representative Denny Heck, D-Wash., packed the house at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on Aug. 12 during a panel discussion focusing on the wage gap that exists between men and women.

Meet Kathy Bressler, Class of 2014 Graduation Speaker

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This year’s Class of 2014 Commencement will feature words of wisdom from Kathy Bressler, president of St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. She has steadily climbed the ranks of the Franciscan Health System since starting in 1990 as a nurse manager at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

Duncan McClinton named Distinguished Faculty 2014

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Pierce College English professor Duncan McClinton admits that it was not exactly his original plan to become an educator. But as one of his former college professors once told him, “you don’t choose teaching; teaching chooses you.”

8th Grade Exploration Day at Pierce College

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 Hundreds of local eighth graders packed the Pierce College Health Education Center on March 24, all in a quest to catch a glimpse into the life of a college student. The Washington Council for High School-College Relations’ annual 8th Grade College Exploration Day provided students with a sneak peak into the clubs, activities, courses and

Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery presents drawings by Jo Anne Geron

From Unveiled, a show of drawings by Jo Anne Geron.

Unveiled, an exhibition of graphite drawings by Jo Anne Geron, will hang in the Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery at Fort Steilacoom through Nov. 29. Geron, a therapist and psychology professor at Pierce, will deliver a lecture at a gallery reception on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Earthquake drill coming Oct. 17


Pierce College, get ready! The “Great Washington Shake Out” earthquake drill is coming to Pierce on Thursday, Oct. 17, between 10 and 10:30 a.m. What will happen: 10 a.m.           Campuswide e-mail and/or text alert 10:17 a.m.      PC pop-up message 1: What to do 10:18 a.m.      PC pop-up message 2: Evacuation directions 10:19 a.m.      Evacuate on