Category Archives: Features

Meet Devon McKenna, Pierce College All-Washington Academic Team member

When first-generation college student Devon McKenna was growing up, he did not see much value in pursuing higher education. While growing up in Australia, McKenna knew only a few former classmates who decided to go to college, “and they didn’t seem to have a practical bone in their bodies,” he said.

Meet Avery Ellison, All Washington Academic Team Member

Avery Ellison admits she was not a very good student in high school and had little motivation or direction in her life. Although she went to college straight after high school, she was unsure of what degree she wanted to pursue and ultimately quit school altogether.

Pierce College announces 2017 Distinguished Alumni

Pierce College has selected two exceptional former students to honor as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity.

Pierce College Writing Center experts are here to help

As one of the Pierce College Writing Center’s professional tutors, Emily Feleen works hard to assist students during all phases of writing projects. Feleen earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies.

Meet Carly Tryon, All Washington Academic Team member

Between working two jobs and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, Pierce College Puyallup Running Start Student Carly Tryon still manages to earn stellar grades. Tryon is a part of American Honors at Pierce College, which allows students to take advantage of rigorous courses and specialized advising designed to help them transfer to top-notch

Pierce College seeks nominations for 2017 Honorary Degree

The Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for this year’s Honorary Associate of Arts degree. The degree is designed to recognize people whose lives serve as examples of Pierce College’s aspirations for its students.

6th Annual Raider Baseball Dinner Auction happening Feb. 18

Pierce College Athletics invites the community to Raider Baseball’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The 6th Annual Baseball Dinner Auction is taking place Feb. 18 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center at 6 p.m.

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.