‘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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Pierce College Foundation scholarships available for application Aug. 28

LAKEWOOD – In the past academic year alone, the Pierce College Foundation has distributed more than $160,000 in scholarships to students who need it most, and a new round of awards will be available soon. Starting Aug. 28, students can begin applying for scholarship funds by completing a profile on theWashBoard.org. [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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Panel to Discuss Ideas on Economic Equality for Washington Women with Rep. Denny Heck

More needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including passage of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act. Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., will join female leaders to discuss ways to help more Washington women receive an equal paycheck that matches their male counterparts.

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Pierce College hosts Lakewood MakerFest Aug. 9


LAKEWOOD, WASH. – The Pierce College Science Dome will be filled with do-it-yourselfers of all ages on Aug. 9 during the second annual Lakewood MakerFest. Sponsored by the Pierce County Library System, City of Lakewood, Lakewood Computer Clubhouse and Pierce College, this free event is geared to new and experienced makers, as well as those looking for a little DIY inspiration.

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Pierce College international student has big plans for future

Jessica Stohrer

LAKEWOOD, WASH. – Born and raised in Curitiba, Parana, Brazil, Pierce College international student Jessica Stohrer knew nothing more about American culture than what she saw on television. Stohrer, 23, had always dreamed of coming to the United States, but never truly imagined she would make the journey here, even after learning she had won a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education.

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