Pierce College choirs take the stage for upcoming winter concerts

Choir_WebTalented singers at Pierce College have been working hard on a variety of complex choral pieces in preparation for upcoming winter quarter performances.

The Pierce College Puyallup Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Canto Children’s Choir will perform March 13 at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theater. The concert will also feature a special performance by the University of Puget Sound Adelphians. “This concert will feature a variety of music, from intense sounding Russian pieces to fun musical theater pieces,” said Choir Director Ken Owen. [Read more…]

Pierce College winter concerts coming soon

band_webPierce College musicians are gearing up for winter concerts, starting with the Jazz Ensemble’s performance on March 11. The show takes place at The Urban Onion, located at 116 Legion Way Southeast in Olympia.

This auditioned band is comprised of students from Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom. The group performs at the end of each quarter, and also makes appearances at special events throughout Pierce County. [Read more…]

Two Pierce professors honored with national award for teaching excellence

Two Pierce College professors were recently awarded the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, in recognition of their innovative approach to teaching, learning and student success. The Pierce College Dean Team selected Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Hillary Stephens and Associate Professor of Anatomy and Physiology Joseph Cates-Carney as award recipients. [Read more…]

North Korean refugees take center stage at Pierce College Puyallup

North Korea webThree North Korean refugees shared their stories with the college community on Feb. 25 as part of a special event sponsored by Pierce College International Education. To protect their identities – and to protect their families back home –cameras were strictly prohibited, but for many in the audience, the memory of hearing their stories could very well last longer than any photograph.

Keynote speaker and internationally recognized human rights activist Suzanne Scholte has made it her life’s work to advocate for the North Korean people. She has been involved in the rescue of many North Koreans seeking freedom. [Read more…]

Apply to Pierce College honors program by March 1

022615_Honors_webThe American Honors program at Pierce College is currently accepting new students for Fall 2015. Apply by the March 1 deadline to be eligible for program scholarships up to $2,000. Scholarships are sponsored by the American Honors Foundation to help students with the additional cost of the honors program.

The honors program at Pierce College is intended for students planning to earn a bachelor’s degree. Students typically have fewer than 45 college credits and at least a 3.0 GPA. [Read more…]

Pierce College Puyallup hosts event on human rights in North Korea

Photo Scholte_Suzanne-on-whitePierce College is hosting an event featuring one of the world’s leading activists in the North Korean human rights movement on Feb. 25. Suzanne K. Scholte is an internationally recognized, award-winning human rights activist, and has worked for more than 18 years to promote the freedom, human rights and dignity of the North Korean people. She will speak during a special event at Pierce College Puyallup on Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theater. [Read more…]

Pierce College accepting nominations for 2015 honorary degree

Honorary DegreeThe Pierce College Board of Trustees is now accepting nominations for its first-ever Honorary Associate of Arts degree, which will be awarded to a worthy recipient during the 2015 commencement ceremony. Nominations for degree recipients will be accepted from any member of the college community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members and friends of the college. [Read more…]

Pierce County two-year college students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Kaitlin Dewhirst.b

PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – Ten students representing Bates Technical College, Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College and Tacoma Community College were selected to the 2015 All-Washington Academic Team.

The team will be honored March 26 at a recognition ceremony held at South Puget Sound Community College. [Read more…]

Pierce College Baseball hosts biggest fundraiser of the year Feb. 21

As the reigning Northwest Athletic Conference Western Division Champions, the Pierce College Baseball team is working hard to keep the momentum going as the 2015 season approaches. The Raider Baseball program’s biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up on Feb. 21 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom’s Health Education Center, where the team will host its annual dinner auction. Coaches hope to raise at least $20,000 to support the team with scholarship funds, gear, equipment and more. [Read more…]