Scott Aigner, professor of art, has been teaching at Pierce College since last fall. Aigner’s goal is to create a bridge of understanding between the students and the information he has learned in order to be that person that makes lightbulbs go off for people. [Read more…]
As a partner at McGranahan Architects in Tacoma, Matt Lane sees the positive impact of their designs.
There’s satisfaction in seeing a project built, and how that project helps people. [Read more…]
Jeanee Henson was just 7 years old when the seizures started.
She had her first surgery to remove part of her brain when she was 10. It didn’t help.
The initial diagnosis was epilepsy, followed by Rasmussen’s Syndrome, a rare inflammatory neurological disease that causes one hemisphere of the brain to become inflamed and deteriorate. Henson was a young pre-teen when she had a second surgery to remove the right side of her brain. [Read more…]
“Spanish was Carolina Robles’ first language.
“Born in Mexico, the 16-year-old came to the United States with her parents when she was just 1 year old.” Read the rest of Debbie Cafazzo’s story in The News Tribune.
Tacoma, WA – Several months ago we started our search to fill the newly created position of Assistant Executive Director for The Grand Cinema’s full-time staff team. Our applicant pool offered many exceptional candidates, and the skills of our top two runners were so impressive and distinct that we decided to hire them both – two is better than one, right? [Read more…]
Leesa Thomas, professor of early childhood education, is approaching her second year of teaching at Pierce College. She is passionate about training the next generation of teachers and keeping them up to date with current changes within the field. For Thomas, her biggest goal as a teacher is to help her students truly understand that learning extends far beyond classroom walls. [Read more…]
The West Pierce Board of Fire Commissioners recognized a Lakewood apartment manager for his selflessness and quick thinking during a June fire. [Read more…]
University Place, Wash. – At the West Pierce Board of Fire Commissioners meeting on Tuesday evening, two individuals were recognized for their selfless and heroic acts that greatly impacted the outcome of recent incidents. [Read more…]
Enrollment for Summer Quarter received a boost thanks to a group of staff, faculty and students who made more than 600 phone calls to continuing students.
Because of the group’s innovation and effort, Dr. Lonnie L. Howard has selected them as the President’s Unsung Hero for July. [Read more…]
Daniel Suh, professor of sociology, is now in his second year teaching here at Pierce College. Suh makes it his mission to bring the real world into the classroom to help his students truly connect to the material they are studying.
He teaches introductory sociology classes, as well as courses in social problems, marriage and family, race and ethnicity and more. Suh earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. from University of California Riverside, and received his master’s degree from California State Fullerton. [Read more…]