Category Archives: Features

International Festival coming to Pierce College Puyallup May 13


Pierce College is opening the doors to the world during its first ever International Festival on the Puyallup campus on Wed., May 13. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the College Center building lawn.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom hosts annual international celebration


A vibrant celebration of cultures around the world will take place at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom on May 2. The 15th annual International Festival will provide the community with outstanding entertainment, colorful art displays, children’s activities, delicious food and more.

Pierce College art exhibit honors Mark Dungan

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“He taught me a lot about how to open my eyes, not just in art, but in life,” former Pierce College student Kelly Gabrinetti said of Instructor Mark Dungan.

“Tell Me a Story” features original content devised by students


Pierce College Puyallup’s spring play is giving students hands-on experience in all aspects of producing a show, from scriptwriting and set design to acting and directing.

Apply now for Summer Study Tours in South Korea!

View from the ECE Hall

The Pierce College International Education department is opening the doors to the world for students later this summer through several short-term study tours to Busan, South Korea.

2015 Distinguished Alumni: From convict to counselor


As a teen, Pierce College alum Brandon Stogsdill made some bad choices. Growing up in an unstable home without a father created feelings of anger and depression, and he quickly learned to take out his aggression on others.

Seattle’s The Film School partners with Pierce College


Several lucky Pierce College students will soon have an opportunity to learn the art of screenwriting and storytelling directly from Hollywood pros during The Film School’s Script Development Lab.

Rep. Denny Heck visits Lakewood Computer Clubhouse


United States Rep. Denny Heck made a special visit to the Lakewood Computer Clubhouse on March 13 to help celebrate the program’s new location in Lochburn Middle School. This free after-school program is operated in partnership with Pierce College, and aims to pair caring mentors with local youth ages 10-18.

Professor Duncan McClinton honored during Distinguished Faculty event


The Pierce College 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award winner Duncan McClinton was honored in late February during an annual celebration of teaching excellence. The professor of English was chosen by his colleagues to receive this award, and shared with the audience a piece of his own personal work during the festivities.

Pierce College choirs take the stage for upcoming winter concerts


Talented singers at Pierce College have been working hard on a variety of complex choral pieces in preparation for upcoming winter quarter performances.