Harned Center Dedication set for Sept. 4


You are invited to a public ribbon cutting and dedication for Tacoma Community College’s H.C. Joe Harned Center for Health Careers Sept. 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. The event includes a short ceremony followed by guided tours.

The new 69,700 sq. ft. building opens for classes this fall. Outfitted with program-specific classrooms and labs, it provides state-of-the-art equipment and educational space for TCC’s Health Careers programs: [Read more...]

Annie Wright Schools Announce Year-Round Learning Program for Early Childhood


TACOMA — Annie Wright Schools announced changes today that impact the schools’ Early Childhood program for boys and girls, ages three to five. Beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year, Preschool and Prekindergarten will be offered year-round, only closing on major holidays, with no impact to the current tuition costs.

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New Nursing Assistant Certified program to start at CPHS

CPHS Nursing Lab

For the first time, Clover Park High School (CPHS) is offering a Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) program in partnership with Clover Park Technical College (CPTC). Instructors from CPTC will teach the program at the high school. Once students complete the certificate program, they may take the state exam to earn a certificate as a nursing assistant. This program also counts as a prerequisite for the nursing program. [Read more...]

UW Tacoma recognizes civic leader Dawn Lucien

TACOMA, WA — On Friday, August 8, 2014, in recognition of the many contributions made by Dawn Lucien over the past 60 years, UW Tacoma celebrated “the hardest working woman in Tacoma” by dedicating a plaque to the highly regarded civic leader and by renaming the Tacoma Room, overlooking the Thea Foss Waterway, in her honor. Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland was also on hand to proclaim the day “Dawn Lucien Day.”

A true icon of the city of Tacoma, Lucien’s myriad efforts for the arts, education and government have shaped the City of Destiny time and again. Her numerous achievements have helped build Cheney Stadium and save downtown Tacoma’s theaters and the Murray Morgan Bridge. Perhaps most significantly, she played a substantial role in the founding of UW Tacoma.

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CPTC: ‘You Can Go Back to School’


“It doesn’t matter what age you are or what background you have, you can go back to school,” Accounting Program student Michael Kizer said. “You can have a better life.”

Kizer’s decision to go back to school after 16 years in the workforce stemmed from a hand injury he sustained in an industrial sander accident. Kizer saw the opportunity to move his life in a different direction and decided to pursue a new career. [Read more...]

Pierce College Alumni accepted into Boeing UW Program


LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Before enrolling in the Running Start program at Pierce College, Kalen Grahler was a below average high school student who was ready for a change.

He found that change at Pierce. As the son of Bobi Foster-Grahler, program coordinator for Pierce College’s Criminal Justice department, he felt he needed more of a challenge than what high school had to offer.

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