Pierce College Alum excels as coach, student

sydneydavisDuring her last year as a student at Pierce College, Sydney Davis worked 30 hours a week with three different jobs, went to school full time and completed 120 internship hours in order to pursue a dual certificate in health and fitness and coaching.

With 120 internship hours left to complete her degree, Davis served as a boot camp instructor at MVP Physical Therapy in Lakewood, while job shadowing at Body Logic. [Read more…]

Pierce College welcomes new faculty in DHFT department

The Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness (DHFT) department offers students a clear pathway to high-demand careers in a competitive industry.With several new faculty members on board this year, students will have an opportunity to learn from professionals with impressive, real-world experience in a variety of areas.

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Pierce College alum leads by example

Sarah McDaniel knows what it’s like to struggle in life. At only 20 years old, it wasn’t that long ago that this Pierce College alum struggled with a less than supportive family life that ultimately landed her in a transitional home. Thanks to a special teacher in her life, she was able to find the courage and inspiration to pursue a higher education. Today, as the College Access Corps representative at Pierce College, she’s working hard to reach out to disadvantaged high school students who may be experiencing similar struggles.

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Pierce College Science Dome hosts solar eclipse viewing party Oct. 23

solar_eclipse_xltnIn honor of a rare solar eclipse taking place at the end of the month, the Pierce College Science Dome will host a special event to give visitors an up close and personal chance to safely view this astronomical event. With a viewing party and presentations taking place in the Science Dome, students and community members will enjoy a prime opportunity to have fun while learning more about outer space. [Read more…]

Pierce College students lend a hand during Make a Difference Day Oct. 25

Make-A-Difference-Day-Social-LogoVolunteers from Pierce College are gearing up for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25, when crews will roll up their sleeves to make much-needed improvements to an emergency housing community in Tacoma. Make a Difference Day has become the country’s largest single-day of volunteering, and more than 50 volunteers from Pierce College are slated to lend a hand throughout the day. [Read more…]

‘Spooktober’ at Pierce College Science Dome offers family friendly fun


LAKEWOOD – For the entire month of October, the Pierce College Science Dome will be transformed into the spooky night sky, with a brand new lineup of haunting productions that are sure to entertain children and adults alike. Most shows are designed for children 12 and under, providing the perfect family friendly Halloween activity. [Read more…]

Pierce College offers new class in science fiction, fantasy literature

LAKEWOOD – Aliens, monsters, goblins and more will be the focus of many discussions in a new class by Pierce College Instructor Lisa Hurtado starting this fall. In English 112, students will focus on science fiction and fantasy literature and how the genre helps shape our perception of humanity.

This hybrid class will meet once a week in the classroom on Thursdays from 2:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m., and the rest will be conducted online.

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Pierce College Puyallup hosts college fair on Sept. 22

PUYALLUP – For the first time ever, Pierce College Puyallup is hosting a college fair for local high schools in the Puyallup School District. The event will take place Sept. 22 from 6-8 p.m. in Pierce College Puyallup’s cafeteria.

With more than 30 colleges attending the fair, students from Emerald Ridge, Rogers, Puyallup and Walker high schools will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the higher education opportunities available to them, and make an informed decision on which college is right for them.

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Pierce College: helping veteran students succeed


LAKEWOOD – For many veterans, transitioning into civilian life can be a daunting experience, and navigating the benefits and services available to them can seem downright impossible.

For those pursuing an education, managing classes, work and family life only adds to the pressure and challenge of leaving the structure of the military. At Pierce College Puyallup, veterans can lean on Marty Jonquiere, who has made it his mission to help veteran students obtain the services and resources they need to be successful. As a retired Air Force and Air Force Reserves member, Jonquiere understands the struggles veteran students go through.

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