Bates Technical College Foundation’s island-themed fundraiser benefits students in need

TACOMA, Wash. — The annual Bates Technical College Foundation fundraiser, Bates Sizzles, will transport you to the tropics on Thursday, April 30, 5:30-9 p.m., at the Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway Street, in Tacoma. Bring your appetite, and we’ll provide the Mai Tais. [Read more…]

CPTC: preparing for management level with BASMO


There isn’t much of Clover Park Technical College’s Lakewood Campus that Bryan Daniels hasn’t seen.

His education at CPTC started as a high school student at Northwest Career & Technical High School. After graduation he earned his associate’s degree in the Heating & Air Conditioning Refrigeration/Service Technician Program. While a student he became employed at Hayes Child Development Center. [Read more…]

CPSD transportation department receives exceptional school bus inspection rating

Clover Park School District’s (CPSD) transportation department received exceptional results from the Washington State Patrol (WSP) annual inspection of its bus fleet. Once a year, the WSP performs a 100 percent inspection of the district’s bus and motor pool fleet of vehicles that transport students. The fleet of vehicles – 138 buses and 14 district vans – received a 100 percent rating with no out of service criteria. [Read more…]

Tacoma Habitat for Humanity home built by Bates Technical College students

On Friday April 24, 2015 from 10:30am until noon, leaders from Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, Bates Technical College, and local governments will come together with students from Bates to celebrate the completion of the first Habitat home built entirely by Bates Technical College students. The home was built in the Habitat development called The Woods at Golden Given, located at 962 104th Street East in the Midland area of Pierce County. [Read more…]

Vocalist Freda Herseth performs with Adelphian Concert Choir, May 3


TACOMA, Wash. – University of Puget Sound’s School of Music welcomes back to campus Freda Herseth ’77, Hon.’01 to perform with the Adelphian Concert Choir, Bruce Browne, conductor, in the choir’s final concert of the academic year. At the performance the critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano will be presented with the school’s Outstanding Music Alumna award. [Read more…]

‘Tell Me a Story’ features original content devised by students

PrintPierce College Puyallup’s spring play is giving students hands-on experience in all aspects of producing a show, from scriptwriting and set design to acting and directing. “Tell Me a Story” is an original fairy tale featuring a plot devised entirely by the cast. The story follows a young girl who is transported into a magical world constructed by her own imagination. She meets all kinds of interesting characters along the way on her journey to find her way home again. [Read more…]

Pierce College art exhibit honors Mark Dungan

prior students edited“He taught me a lot about how to open my eyes, not just in art, but in life,” former Pierce College student Kelly Gabrinetti said of Instructor Mark Dungan.

Dungan was a photography instructor at Pierce College. On his way home from class on March 5, he lost his life in an accident while riding his motorcycle. According to his obituary in The News Tribune, Dungan graduated from Auburn High School in 1976 while serving in the Coast Guard. He then went on to attend Washington State University and later Utah State University, where he earned his master’s degree. [Read more…]