Category Archives: Features

Get to know your fellow students at the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15

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New students at Pierce College are invited to attend the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15, where faculty and staff will be on hand to make sure everyone is prepared to take on fall quarter. At the Fort Steilacoom campus, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cascade building,

Summer quarter survey results are in!

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 Pierce College made some important changes to the summer quarter schedule to better meet the needs of busy students. A new block schedule, with most classes taking place only two days a week, was implemented to meet the needs of working students, and a shorter term allows all students to finish their classes and still

College Success course becomes mandatory for students who place below college level in one subject

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In the past year, Pierce College instructors have been working hard to adapt the College Success course to better meet the needs of students. The course itself is designed to help students learn about college resources and the learning tools they will use throughout their schooling.

Panel to Discuss Ideas on Economic Equality for Washington Women with Rep. Denny Heck


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Chancellor Michele Johnson and President Denise Yochum will serve on a panel hosted by Rep. Denny Heck on Tues., Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Performance Lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.

Pierce College alumni accepted into Boeing program at UW

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Before enrolling in the Running Start program at Pierce College, Kalen Grahler was a below average high school student who was ready for a change. He found that change at Pierce.

Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug. 9

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 The Pierce College Science Dome will be filled with do-it-yourselfers of all ages on Aug. 9 during the second annual Lakewood MakerFest. Sponsored by the Pierce County Library System, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and Pierce College, this free event is geared to new and experienced makers, as well as those looking for a

Pierce College international student has big plans for future

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Born and raised in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Pierce College international student Jessica De Oliveira Storrer knew nothing more about American culture than what she saw on television. Storrer, 23, had always dreamed of coming to the United States, but never truly imagined she would make the journey here, even after learning she had won a

New partnership with South Korean college provides opportunity for Pierce students to study abroad affordably

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This summer at Pierce College, 15 students from Dongju College in Busan, South Korea studied for four weeks in a pilot program to test out a future partnership between the two colleges.

Pierce College hires Col. Mark Haskins as new Executive Director of Military Programs

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Retired United States Air Force Col. Mark Haskins will join Pierce College as the new Executive Director of Military Programs later this summer.

Transitioning military members experience life at Pierce College

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Pierce College Puyallup welcomed a group of about 30 military members on campus last week, allowing them to learn about the programs and services available to veterans.