Category Archives: Features

Aspiring nurse finds opportunity at Pierce College


Sandra Ramirez has come a long way since moving to the United States from Mexico only four short years ago. The 23-year-old Pierce College student knew very little English when she arrived in Washington, but worked hard to find a job that would use the skills she developed by working in her family’s restaurant in

Welcome Tami Jacobs, Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom


As the new Dean of Student Success at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Tami Jacobs is looking forward to taking on an important leadership role at the college.

Pierce College newspaper staffers attend national journalism conference

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Staffers from Pierce College Post and Pioneer newspapers recently traveled to Philadelphia for a convention that brought together heavy hitters from the journalism world to share tips and tricks of the trade with students from around the country.

Pierce College student leaders attend Legislative Academy in Olympia


Pierce College student leaders are working hard to advocate for issues impacting the college community, from the use of open source text books to the overall funding of higher education.

Struggling student finds her calling in construction management

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When Tori Ratsavong-Stanley first enrolled at Pierce, she wasn’t exactly sold on the idea of college at all. She had taken some classes previously at another community college, but never really found her niche. With little direction or guidance there, she decided to leave and try Pierce College as a last-ditch effort in earning a

Cheerleading tryouts put students to the test

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The Pierce College Cheer Squad broke a record this fall when it recently added nine new members to the team. The squad now has 18 members: four men and 14 women, the largest number the squad has ever seen. In the past, the squad never had more than 12 members.

Tribal historian to speak on ‘fracking’ at Pierce College Puyallup

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Longtime preservationist and tribal historian Tim Mentz Sr. is taking the stage Nov. 25 at Pierce College Puyallup to shed light on the environmental and cultural implications of a controversial form of accessing oil and natural gas, known as “fracking.”

Welcome, Dr. Sachi Horback!

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After only a month into her position as the new dean of business and social sciences, Dr. Sachi Horback already has big plans for her time at Pierce.  With a background in cross cultural studies, the licensed clinical psychologist always maintained an interest in teaching, and hopes her leadership role at Pierce will allow her

Meet Allison Sieving, Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness at Pierce College


As the new Director of Educational Outcomes and Effectiveness, Allison Sieving is looking forward to making a real impact on student learning and success at Pierce College. In this position, she will help make recommendations for critical improvements in the classroom to enhance student learning in all areas.

Honoring our veterans at Pierce College


Pierce College Student Life on both campuses have a number of surprises in store for the community in honor of Veterans Day, coming up on Nov. 11. Here is a quick rundown of upcoming events: