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New grant from Best Buy to benefit Pierce College’s Lakewood Computer Clubhouse


Pierce College’s Lakewood Computer Clubhouse program will continue to thrive with a new grant from the Best Buy Foundation.  The $5,000 grant will help support operations of the college’s after-school program that serves more than 320 middle and high school students annually.

Pierce College welcomes adventure artist Becci Crowe during appearance Nov. 6


Conservation artist Becci Crowe has traveled to some of the most remote locations in the world, through more than 40 countries on six continents, getting up close and personal with local wildlife and indigenous cultures. The Puyallup-based artist will share the stories of her travels and the artwork that is inspired by these expeditions during

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As the weather turns colder, now is the time to make sure you are signed up to receive important information from Pierce College regarding emergencies, delays and college closures.

Pierce College students beautify Rainier building’s Murphy Winter Garden


Thanks to the hard work of 48 Pierce College botany students, the Rainier building’s Murphy Winter Garden is coming to life this fall. During summer quarter, biology professors Elysia Mbuja and Robert Johnson led the charge on a project that would revitalize the Murphy Winter Garden. The garden is now full of plants designed to

Pierce College student credits success to dedicated professors


When Pierce College student Chris Vance graduated with his high school diploma last spring, he felt a sense of accomplishment that he didn’t anticipate.

Pierce College ranked No. 2 in Washington on list of highest paid two-year college graduates


In a recent article by, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom was ranked on a list of the top 35 two-year colleges in the nation that produce the highest paid workers.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom celebrates banned and challenged books

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Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, taking place Oct. 10-14. The college will host a variety of events and activities, starting with banned book readings taking place on Wed., Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. in the Science Dome, and at noon in the Rainier building’s Murphy Winter

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom receives AANAPISI Grant


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom recently won a $1.5 million federal grant to enhance services to Asian American and Pacific Islander students pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors.

Director of Education Programs Krissy Kim recognized with Anna Sue McNeil Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award


The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has named Pierce College Director of Education Programs Krissy Kim as a winner of the prestigious Anna Sue McNeil Assessment, Teaching and Learning Award.

Pierce College student lends a hand overseas


When Pierce College Fort Steilacoom student Skyler Hampton heard about the Raiders Serve service trip to Nicaragua, she knew she needed to be a part of it.