Category Archives: Features

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom hosts Rep. Denny Heck during panel discussion Sept. 22

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Rep. Denny Heck is leading a panel discussion Sept. 22 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Performance Lounge, focusing on communities of color and social justice. Heck will bring together community leaders, law enforcement and elected officials to discuss ways to improve safety and protect our communities for everyone.

Helping veteran students succeed

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For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible. For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military.

Pierce College teams up with Rally Point 6 to better serve veterans

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In an effort to support the local military community, Pierce College is collaborating with a local organization that calls itself the state’s largest one-stop resource center for transitioning military members and their families. Rally Point 6 officially opened its doors earlier this month, and already has a roster of more than 700 service members seeking

New class introduces students to the worlds of science fiction, fantasy

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Aliens, monsters, goblins and more will be the focus of many discussions in a new class by Lisa Hurtado starting this fall. In English 112, students will focus on science fiction and fantasy literature and how the genre helps shape our perception of humanity.

Get to know your fellow students at the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15

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New students at Pierce College are invited to attend the New Raider Welcome event Sept. 15, where faculty and staff will be on hand to make sure everyone is prepared to take on fall quarter. At the Fort Steilacoom campus, the event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cascade building,

Summer quarter survey results are in!

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 Pierce College made some important changes to the summer quarter schedule to better meet the needs of busy students. A new block schedule, with most classes taking place only two days a week, was implemented to meet the needs of working students, and a shorter term allows all students to finish their classes and still

College Success course becomes mandatory for students who place below college level in one subject

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In the past year, Pierce College instructors have been working hard to adapt the College Success course to better meet the needs of students. The course itself is designed to help students learn about college resources and the learning tools they will use throughout their schooling.

Panel to Discuss Ideas on Economic Equality for Washington Women with Rep. Denny Heck


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Chancellor Michele Johnson and President Denise Yochum will serve on a panel hosted by Rep. Denny Heck on Tues., Aug. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Performance Lounge at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom.

Pierce College alumni accepted into Boeing program at UW

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Before enrolling in the Running Start program at Pierce College, Kalen Grahler was a below average high school student who was ready for a change. He found that change at Pierce.

Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug. 9

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 The Pierce College Science Dome will be filled with do-it-yourselfers of all ages on Aug. 9 during the second annual Lakewood MakerFest. Sponsored by the Pierce County Library System, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and Pierce College, this free event is geared to new and experienced makers, as well as those looking for a