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Meet Angela Thomas, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom All-Washington Academic Team member


Angela Thomas has logged more than 900 hours as a volunteer working with underprivileged youth in her community. She is working toward her master’s degree in teaching, to gain skills and knowledge necessary to begin a rewarding career as a music teacher.

Pierce College announces 2016 Distinguished Alumni

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Pierce College is proud to announce the selection of four esteemed alumni to honor during the 2016 Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.

“4000 Miles” opens at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Feb. 12


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Theatre presents “4000 Miles,” opening in the Black Box Theatre on Feb. 12. This dramatic comedy, written by Amy Herzog, was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Meet Jeremy Cruz, Pierce College All-Washington Academic Team member


As a first generation college student, Jeremy Cruz did not grow up thinking a college degree was in his future. Neither of Cruz’s parents went to college, but both are veterans of the United States Army who instilled in him the importance of gaining a strong sense of independence, self-discipline and perseverance. Upon graduating high

At Pierce College, earn credit for prior knowledge and advance at your own pace


In an effort to provide new and innovative degree opportunities to busy students, Pierce College now offers a Competency-Based Education (CBE) business degree. Students can work toward their degree at their own pace, while earning college credit for prior knowledge and life experiences. Progress toward the degree is based on assessments of key competencies in

Pierce College Science Dome teams up with KBTC to help launch new children’s series


The Pierce College Science Dome hosted a special event on Jan. 31 to commemorate the launch of PBS Kids’ “Ready Jet Go!” This free event was presented in partnership with KBTC Public Television, and featured a variety of hands-on science activities for children, live planetarium shows and screenings of the new series.

Pierce College SAIL course helps seniors stay healthy and active for life

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Thanks to Pierce College’s Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) course, students learn potentially life-saving skills centered around fall prevention strategies for older adults. Pierce College has teamed up with the Washington State Department of Health to provide SAIL training to health, fitness, nursing and senior care workers who wish to share these skills

Pierce College Volleyball welcomes new head coach


Pierce College is pleased to announce the selection of Greg Finel as the new head coach for the Raider Volleyball program. Finel served as an assistant coach with the Raiders this past season, helping lead the team to their first appearance at the NWAC Championships since 2012.

Pierce College announces 2016 All-Washington Academic Team nominees


Pierce College is proud to recognize four high-achieving students who will represent the district as members of the 2016 All-Washington Academic Team. Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, introduced the All-USA Academic Team to recognize and honor students for their academic achievements and community service efforts.

Meet Way Jeng, English Professor


English Professor Way Jeng wouldn’t be here at Pierce College without the help of fiction writing workshops. These events helped him realize he enjoyed looking at and critiquing others’ writing while simultaneously watching them grow.