Category Archives: Features

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.

New social media marketing certificate prepares students for success in an evolving field

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With new social networks popping up practically every day, it is more important than ever for business leaders and marketing professionals to understand how to leverage these channels to achieve their goals. Thanks to Pierce College’s new social media marketing certificate, students can learn the ins and outs of the most popular social networks and

Meet Leesa Thomas, early childhood education professor


Leesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education, is approaching her second year of teaching at Pierce College. She is passionate about training the next generation of teachers and keeping them up to date with current changes within the field. For Thomas, her biggest goal as a teacher is to help her students truly understand that

Meet Daniel Suh, professor of sociology

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Daniel Suh, professor of sociology, is now in his second year teaching here at Pierce College. Suh makes it his mission to bring the real world into the classroom to help his students truly connect to the material they are studying.

Pierce College student reflects on life-changing service trip


When Pierce College student Chris Sanders received the call that he had been selected to participate in the college’s first-ever service trip to Nicaragua, he could hardly believe it. The 23-year-old business management major is in his first year of college, and recently left the military after serving for three years. “I felt like something

CNN Money names Pierce College most successful community college in Washington

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In a recent article on, Pierce College was named the most successful community college in the state, based on the percentage of students who graduated or transferred to a four-year college.

Pierce College names visiting Chinese college president Ambassador for Global Citizenship

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Throughout the past year, Pierce College Chancellor Michele Johnson and International Education Executive Director Myung Park have traveled to South Korea, Japan, China and beyond to develop relationships with colleges overseas. These partnerships have already brought students to our campuses from around the world, globalizing and enriching students’ experiences at Pierce College.

New university transfer degree eliminates textbook costs

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Through a new program offered at Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, students across the district can earn a university transfer degree that eliminates the cost of textbooks. Starting in Fall 2015, the Pierce Open Pathway (POP) program will allow students to enroll in online and hybrid classes, which use openly licensed learning resources that

First-generation college student aims high


Sometimes being a first generation college student means figuring out the importance of a higher education on your own terms. For 17- year-old Leah Dao, being an accomplished first generation college student came with the goal to live out her parents dreams.

RallyPoint/6 connects veterans with education, opportunity


Through her work at RallyPoint/6, Ramona Gresham has the opportunity to impact the lives of countless service members and veterans as they transition into the civilian world. Thanks to the support of a consortium of colleges including Pierce, Gresham works with veterans to identify and help them pursue their education and career goals.