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…]
For nearly a decade, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has been traveling on its three-billion-mile journey to capture the world’s first high quality photographs of the dwarf planet Pluto. On July 14, the world received its first look at Pluto, and more information will continue to be transmitted back to Earth for the next 16 months. [Read more…]
Are you curious about what Communities in Schools Lakewood is this summer? You are in luck. The Summer 2015 newsletter is now online.
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…]
Tacoma, Wash. — Annie Wright Schools announced today that 23 out of 26 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma candidates have been awarded the prestigious IB Diploma. Two students earned bi-lingual diplomas, and Annie Wright’s first student to test in Mandarin as an acquired language received a seven, the top score possible. [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…]
The Clover Park Technical College Chapter of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges hosted its third annual luncheon July 23 at the McGavick Conference Center.
The annual event brought together community members, college staff, faculty and students, and featured award-winning speaker and best-selling author Debrena Jackson Gandy. [Read more…]
With new social networks popping up practically every day, it is more important than ever for business leaders and marketing professionals to understand how to leverage these channels to achieve their goals. Thanks to Pierce College’s new social media marketing certificate, students can learn the ins and outs of the most popular social networks and how to help build brand awareness. [Read more…]
Originally posted in the Student Stories section of the Bates Technical College’s Blog.
Providing students with real-world learning opportunities is a hallmark of the educational experience at Bates Technical College.
So when construction began last year on the Advanced Technology Center at Central/Mohler Campus , a handful of program instructors began collaborating with Marty Mattes, the college’s director of facilities and operations , to offer students a peek into what it’s like in the industry through touring the construction site. Scheduled for completion fall 2015, the building will house engineering , information technology , and digital media programs, and will begin holding classes winter quarter. [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…]