Category Archives: Features

Prof. Brian Martin named Pierce College Distinguished Faculty

Now in his 19th year of teaching at Pierce College, Digital Design Professor Brian Martin prides himself on keeping his courses fresh to keep up with an evolving industry.

Pierce College announces 2017 All-Washington Academic Team nominees

In recognition of their outstanding academic achievements, four Pierce College students were recently named to the 2017 All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to honor students for their scholastic achievement and community service efforts.

Help Pierce College win the NWAC Mascot Challenge!

The Pierce College Raider Bird is competing in the Northwest Athletic Conference’s Mascot Challenge on social media for the chance to win bragging rights and $1,000 to support the program.

Pierce College welcomes first Executive Officer for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

As Pierce College’s newest executive team member, Oneida Blagg is looking forward to helping the college to finalize and implement a newly developed plan for equity, diversity and inclusion. Blagg, a Pierce College alum, holds a Master of Arts in Social Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, both from Pacific Lutheran University.

Pierce College professor Alan Kemp, Ph.D., publishes third textbook

As a licensed mental health professional and sociology professor at Pierce College, Alan Kemp’s latest textbook takes a unique and in-depth look at the face of abuse in a variety of settings. “Abuse in Society” is written for students pursuing careers in social work, pastoral counseling, mental health counseling, psychology, nursing and more.

Pierce College and Bethel School District bring higher education to Graham and neighboring communities

Starting January 2017, Pierce College will offer college courses at Graham Kapowsin High School, providing access to higher education for communities in south Pierce County.

Pierce College Volleyball ends season with bid for NWAC championships

Pierce College Volleyball may be a young team this year with only three sophomores, but these athletes have come together to enjoy a challenging but winning season.

Pierce College official recognized for exceptional service to online learning

In recognition of his significant contributions toward improving online courses, Pierce College’s James Johnson received the Director’s Award for Exceptional Service from nonprofit organization Quality Matters.

A look inside Pierce College Writing Centers

With both professional and peer tutors on staff, the Pierce College Writing Centers provide students with an opportunity to work with highly qualified tutors on writing projects from any class.

Pierce College nursing students pass national boards at record-breaking rate

For the first time in the program’s history, 100 percent of Pierce College nursing students passed their state board examination. This feat has only been achieved by three other associate in nursing programs in the state within the past three years.