Category Archives: Features

Pierce College students serve overseas during summer break


The end of spring quarter usually means a break from classes and a chance to relax for most students. But for 11 Pierce College students and employees, the start of summer break meant a chance to spend a week volunteering in a small village in Nicaragua.

Pierce College seeks nominations for Athletics Hall of Fame


As Pierce College embarks on a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary in 2016-17, officials are seeking nominations for a special class of Athletics Hall of Fame inductees. Established in 2009, the Pierce College Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor the achievements of former student-athletes, coaches, staff and alumni.

Pierce College receives State Auditor’s Stewardship Award


Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Pierce College finance staff, the college was recently recognized with the Washington State Auditor’s Stewardship Award.

Pierce College seeks nominations for 2017 Distinguished Alumni


Do you know an exceptional alum from Pierce College? The Pierce College Foundation is now accepting nominations for next year’s 2017 Distinguished Alumni event. This annual celebration will be unlike any other, serving as the culminating event for the college’s 50th anniversary festivities.

Pierce College professor leads charge on local ecosystem restoration project

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When Environmental Science Professor Michele LaFontaine learned that the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus is historically home to a rare and endangered ecosystem, she knew she had to take action.

Annual Scholarship Scramble kicks off important year for Pierce College


The 23rd annual Pierce College Scholarship Scramble will provide countless opportunities for students in need of a little help to achieve their educational goals. As the Pierce College Foundation’s most-successful fundraiser of the year, the event has also become a fun, highly anticipated event for golf enthusiasts and college supporters throughout the community.

Pierce College expands use of open educational resources


Pierce College has received a grant to create new degree programs using high quality open educational resources (OER). The OER Degree Initiative, which involves 38 community colleges in 13 states, is designed to help remove financial roadblocks that can derail students’ progress and spur improvements that will increase the likelihood of degree and certificate completion.

International students find success at Pierce College


Pierce College has made a name for itself both at home and abroad, and is quickly becoming a destination for international students hoping to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree.

Pierce College Concert Band to perform June 12 and 14


The Pierce College Concert Band has been gearing up for months for their upcoming performance on Sun., June 12 and Tues., June 14.

New STEM Bound program puts students on path to in-demand careers


Pierce College is helping students reach their goals and start rewarding careers in STEM fields, thanks to the new STEM Bound program. Launching summer quarter, the program is open to any student interested in pursuing a career in STEM fields.