Pierce College honors former students in Distinguished Alumni event

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LAKEWOOD – In honor of their personal and professional achievements, four Pierce College alumni will be recognized April 17 during the annual Distinguished Alumni celebration. Nominees are selected based on their achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support or personal triumph over adversity. This year’s honorees provide inspirational examples of the impact Pierce College has had on its students as well as the greater community.

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TCC Job Fair Coming Soon

Tacoma Community College hosts its annual job fair on Thursday, April 17, 10am-2pm in the campus gymnasium (Building 20). The event offers resume workshops, job openings, and access to more than 50 employers from the Tacoma and Seattle area. The job fair is a great opportunity to learn about available jobs and network. The event is free and open to the public. Come and see who’s hiring and what these companies are looking for. Information about the job fair. List of participating employers.

Trueit named Educator of the Month

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Jennifer Trueit, a first grade teacher at Lakeview Hope Academy in Clover Park School District, was named Lakewood Rotary’s Educator of the Month at the club’s regular meeting on Friday, April 11.  With Michael Auton (principal of Lakeview Hope Academy) in attendance as well, Rotarian Kim Prentice noted that Jennifer is described as a leader among her peers.  She demonstrates sound instructional delivery in each of the five elements of teaching:
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Amitav Ghosh, Mark Pigott, Rachel Martin ’96, and James Walton to Receive Honorary Degrees

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TACOMA – University of Puget Sound will award honorary degrees to four exceptional individuals at the 2014 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 18. The four honorands, who have excelled in their professional fields and in public service, are named below, with fuller biographies following.

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The History of Sports in Tacoma and Pierce County

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Attention sports enthusiasts! Author and local sports historian, Marc Blau, will give a presentation which will cover a multitude of sports (professional and amateur) and the personalities that have helped establish our local sports history. He will show a video of rare sports-related footage, and display items from his extensive collection of sports memorabilia. Blau’s books will be available for sale.

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Professor Andrew Rex Publishes New Book: Commonly Asked Questions in Physics

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TACOMA, Wash. – Andrew Rex, professor of physics at University of Puget Sound, has published a new book Commonly Asked Questions in Physics (CRC Press, 2014).

The highly-accessible book requires no prior background in physics or mathematics, and is part of the CRC Press “Commonly Asked Questions” series. It is intended for students of physics and scientists, as well as for anyone with an interest in some of the basic principles that rule our universe.

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