Students Hone Skills and Serve the Community at Dental Hygiene Clinic

Tucked away on the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom campus is the surprisingly large Dental Hygiene Clinic, with spacious treatment areas, classrooms and high-tech diagnostic areas. Besides functioning as a real-world training ground for tomorrow’s dental hygienists, the clinic also provides affordable dental care for community members. “We serve a range of people including Pierce College

Pierce College-JBLM Alum Enters Harvard Medical School

It’s not every day that Barry Putman’s students get into Harvard University Medical School. So it’s understandable that Putman, professor and science coordinator for Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), glows with pride when speaking about former student Samuel Lyon, a U.S. Army Major, and now, a freshly minted Harvard medical student. “Samuel is

Meet Dr. Darrell L. Cain, Our New Pierce College Puyallup President

Darrell L. Cain, Ph.D., president of Pierce College Puyallup, began work on July 22, relocating from Indianapolis, Ind., where he served as vice chancellor of student affairs at Ivy Tech Community College. Dr. Cain has worked in higher education for most of his career. He has spent the last 15 years in leadership roles at

Students Opt for Convenience at Pierce College at Graham

It’s a high school. It’s a college. It’s an adult learning center. No, wait, it’s all three. Since its start in Jan. 2017, Pierce College at Graham, located at Graham-Kapowsin High School, has really taken off, filling a need for access to higher education in the fast-growing communities of southeast Pierce County. About 80-90 students

Running Start Student Flying High with Aeronautical Scholarship

How many 17-year-old young women, when asked about their career goals, say they want to be a “rocket scientist?”– literally. That’s Brooklyn Cross, an extremely bright and determined student who has just finished the Pierce College Running Start program, earning an Associate’s Degree in Science. Now, having won a four-year, $18,000 scholarship through the Museum

Defining What Leadership Is–And Isn’t

picture of Robert Britten

Robert Britten has thought a lot about leadership, spoken about it, even written a book about it called “When Leadership Matters.” But he boils it down to his definition of servant leadership: “I keep it simple. Just help somebody.” Britten is the Custodial Services Manager at the Fort Steilacoom campus, where he supervises 13 employees.

Families Open Homes and Hearts to International Students

Imagine being young, thousands of miles from home, new to American culture and new to Pierce College. It can be overwhelming for the 360 international students on campus each year. One of the big challenges is finding the right living situation. For those seeking a home-based setting, Pierce College’s Home Stay Program matches international students

Serving with Passion–Meet Timur Kuzu, Director, Veterans Resource Center

Timur Kuzu radiates passion when describing his role in serving the military community at Pierce College. A 23-year veteran of the US Air Force, he joined Pierce College in Nov. 2017 as Director of the Veterans Resource Center at the Fort Steilacoom campus. “I’ve been a servant leader all my life,” he says.  “My goal

Heat, Heart and Humanity–Raiders Serve in Puerto Rico

Pulling weeds and patching roofs in 100-degree heat isn’t everyone’s idea of a vacation, even if it is in Puerto Rico. But then the idea behind Raiders Serve is building community, both in the host country and among the Pierce College students volunteering their time and talents. Now in its fourth year, Raiders Serve offers

Pierce College business student on the road to success

When Kadesha Roberson enrolled in Pierce College’s Entrepreneurship Certificate program in 2015, it didn’t take her long to realize she wanted to delve deeper into the business world by pursuing an associate degree.