Category Archives: Features

Shakespeare like you’ve never seen before, coming to Pierce College Puyallup Feb. 27


Since 2005, the Improvised Shakespeare Company has entertained sold-out audiences in Chicago and beyond with its original, comedic, Shakespearean masterpieces. Each performance is based on audience suggestion, with nothing planned out in advance by the cast.

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 now accepting nominations for 2015 Honorary Degree

Honorary Degree

The Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for its first-ever Honorary Associate of Arts degree, which will be awarded to a worthy recipient during the 2015 commencement ceremony.

Pierce College students attend legislative rally in Olympia


Pierce College students are joining thousands of community and technical college students from around the state in Olympia on Feb. 5 in an effort to raise awareness of a number of key issues on campus. The Washington Association of Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) developed four legislative priorities to emphasize during this legislative

Pierce College Puyallup announces new art exhibit featuring work produced by faculty

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Pierce College Puyallup unveiled its latest Fine Arts Gallery exhibit Feb. 2, featuring a collection of work created by art faculty from both campuses. The work of art instructors Scott Aigner, Peter Temple-Thurston, Sharon Hartley Iverson, David Roholt, Danella Sydow, Mark Dungan and art gallery Curator Elizabeth Sorensen.

Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery presents Matt Wuscher’s “Water is Life”

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When Matt Wuscher received his very first camera at seven years old, it was the beginning of a lifelong passion for photography. After winning his first photography contest in fifth grade, he knew he found his calling.

Pierce College introduces the community’s newest children’s choir


When Pierce College Puyallup Choir Director Ken Owen began searching for a children’s choir in the area for his son, he had a much more difficult time than he ever expected. The nearest youth choirs were located in Tacoma, Auburn and beyond, and the time commitment to drive to rehearsals was simply too much.

February events raise awareness about dating violence, assault


One in five women will become a victim of sexual assault in college, according to a report released by a White House task force charged with protecting students from dating violence. This is not a statistic to take lightly, and Student Life on both campuses are taking action to raise awareness about what healthy relationships

Pierce College Theatre presents “5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche”

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It’s 1956, and the widows of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are holding their annual breakfast meeting, where the highly anticipated prize-winning quiche will be declared.

Pierce College alum nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year by Puyallup Sumner Chamber of Commerce

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Growing up, Nikki Jackola learned the value of hard work from her parents, but the idea of going to college was never part of the conversation. For a time, her unflinching hard work paid off as she created a highly successful career for herself handling workers compensation claims.