Category Archives: Features

Pierce College Puyallup Student Life challenge promotes sustainability

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Pierce College Puyallup is ramping up efforts to become even more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable by taking a stand against the use of plastic bags.

Pierce College Puyallup offers new certificate program for students

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Pierce College Puyallup is now offering an extracurricular multicultural program for students, designed to build and develop tools students need to become active participants in their local, national, and global communities.

Disability History Month observed on campus


 Throughout the month of October, Pierce College is shining a spotlight on the countless contributions made by people living with disabilities. The Access and Disabilities Services (ADS) departments on both campuses have already hosted a number of events and educational opportunities in honor of Disability History Month.

Pierce College Named to 2015 Military Friendly® Schools List


Pierce College announced today that it has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Journey to the Ape Caves with Student Life

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Student Life at the Puyallup campus will host a trip to Mount St. Helens Ape Cave Lava Tube on Saturday Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This event is free for Pierce College students, and $37 for community members 16 and older related to Pierce students.

Pierce College Science Dome hosts solar eclipse viewing party Oct. 23


In honor of a rare solar eclipse taking place at the end of the month, the Pierce College Science Dome will host a special event to give visitors an up close and personal chance to safely view this astronomical event. With a viewing party and presentations taking place in the Science Dome, students and community

Pierce College students lend a hand during Make a Difference Day Oct. 25


Volunteers from Pierce College are gearing up for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25, when crews will roll up their sleeves to make much-needed improvements to an emergency housing community in Tacoma. Make a Difference Day has become the country’s largest single-day of volunteering, and more than 50 volunteers from Pierce College are slated

Pierce College alum leads by example

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Sarah McDaniel knows what it’s like to struggle in life. At only 20 years old, it wasn’t that long ago that this Pierce College alum struggled with a less than supportive family life that ultimately landed her in a transitional home. Thanks to a special teacher in her life, she was able to find the

‘Spooktober’ at Pierce College Science Dome offers family friendly fun

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For the entire month of October, the Pierce College Science Dome will be transformed into the spooky night sky, with a brand new lineup of haunting productions that are sure to entertain children and adults alike. Most shows are designed for children 12 and under, providing the perfect family friendly Halloween activity.

Achieving the Dream awards Pierce College Leader College status


Achieving the Dream recently announced that Pierce College is one of 16 community colleges selected for the 2014 cohort of Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges – a national designation awarded to community colleges that commit to improving student success and closing achievement gaps.