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A group of 22 faculty and administrators joined more than 1,800 participants from community colleges nationwide at the Achieving the Dream conference earlier this month. With the shared goal of helping students succeed, Pierce attendees broke out into teams to attend as many sessions as possible before reporting back to the group on what they’ve
Pierce College is working hard to strengthen ties with colleges overseas, with the goal to provide even more opportunities for students at home and abroad. Chancellor Michele Johnson and International Education Executive Director Myung Park will spend 10 days traveling through Japan and Korea to build new relationships and strengthen existing partnerships.
Pierce College’s reach extends beyond campus boundaries. For more than 30 years, in fact, the school has maintained a quiet, but vital, program at Western State Hospital. Thanks to Program Director Deanne Gilmur, patients at Washington state’s psychiatric institution have an opportunity to learn important skills that ultimately help aid in their recovery.
Throughout the past few years, Pierce College student Gregory Marks has been steadily making a name for himself in local film circles, appearing in roles alongside veteran actors Lee Majors, Beau Bridges and Edward Furlong. He has also appeared on television shows such as “Leverage,” “Grimm” and will soon appear on an upcoming episode of
Ever wondered what’s up with that giant floating mass of plastic, which is apparently just hanging out in the middle of the ocean? Didn’t know anything about it? Apparently not many people do, and this is exactly what journalist-turned-environmentalist Jon Waterman hopes to change.
When Clista Rakow signed up for the Miss Thurston County pageant, she looked at it as her own personal challenge to conquer. It was only the second pageant she’d ever competed in, but she was looking forward to it as an opportunity to meet people and make some new connections. “I’ve met so many amazing
Today, Pierce College signs on as the fifth community college in the U.S. to provide students with a rigorous honors program, and access to a transfer network of leading four-year universities. American Honors is the first national pathway program of its kind that allows students to begin their bachelor’s degree at a community college and
On Feb. 13, 26 Pierce College students took time out of their day to entertain local seniors with theatrical performances of ‘love letters’ from historical figures. The event took place in the middle of Random Acts of Kindness Week, and seniors at University Place Care Center certainly appreciated the hard work of these talented theater
Traveling all the way to Pierce College from his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa was quite the journey, but it was all part of Leon Ndlovu’s master plan. The 22-year-old business student is at Pierce thanks to the Northwest Community College Initiative Grant, sponsored by the United States Department of State Bureau of Education. He
A free leadership training series at Pierce College will provide an opportunity for students to get out of the classroom and into the community to gain hands-on experience learning what it takes to be a true leader. The Emerging Leaders Academy offers a certificate to students who complete one of two programs. The basic track