CPTC: The president’s Unsung Hero for March


As the associate director of eligibility programs at Clover Park Technical College, Fran Matz oversees the Opportunity Grant and BFET programs. Because of her work to increase student success and educational access, Matz was selected the President’s Unsung Hero for the month of March.

But Matz believes the true heroes are the students who strive to eliminate barriers to their education. [Read more…]

Professor Duncan McClinton honored

duncanThe Pierce College 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award winner Duncan McClinton was honored in late February during an annual celebration of teaching excellence. The professor of English was chosen by his colleagues to receive this award, and shared with the audience a piece of his own personal work during the festivities.

“When I first considered what I would present during the event, I thought I’d likely create some sort of academic presentation or lecture,” he said. “But then I realized I would only be up here one time. And so I decided I wanted to show [the audience] a part of myself that I’ve never expressed before here at Pierce.” [Read more…]

CPTC: CNISS student named All-USA Gold Scholar


Callie Dukett shared her secret to achieving a 4.0 GPA at Clover Park Technical College.

“It’s a lot of work and a lot of studying,” Dukett said. “And you have to love what you do. I absolutely love what I’m studying.”

Dukett has one quarter left in the Computer Networking & Information Systems Security Degree Program with two security certificate options. She gives a lot of credit to the CNISS instructors for her success and confidence in the program. [Read more…]