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

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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…]

Toastmasters chapter coming to Pierce College Fort Steilacoom

Toastmasters picPierce College Fort Steilacoom will soon host its own chapter of Toastmasters International, an organization aimed at helping members improve their communication and leadership skills. The club will meet once a week for an hour, and is open to students and employees.

The initial membership fee is $36 every six months, with a $20 new member fee. Each member receives two manuals focusing on speech writing, communication and leadership skills, along with a monthly magazine subscription and access to a members-only website. [Read more…]

Pierce College students attend legislative rally in Olympia

946200_122373664628909_1916480286_nPierce College students are joining thousands of community and technical college students from around the state in Olympia on Feb. 5 in an effort to raise awareness of a number of key issues on campus. The Washington Association of Community and Technical College Student Association (WACTCSA) developed four legislative priorities to emphasize during this legislative session. [Read more…]

Pierce College introduces the community’s newest children’s choir

CHOIRSWhen Pierce College Puyallup Choir Director Ken Owen began searching for a children’s choir in the area for his son, he had a much more difficult time than he ever expected. The nearest youth choirs were located in Tacoma, Auburn and beyond, and the time commitment to drive to rehearsals was simply too much. “There are wonderful children’s choirs out there, but they were too far away and also very expensive,” Owen said.

He noticed a need in the community, and made it his own personal mission to develop a youth choir right here at Pierce College Puyallup. The need and demand in the community was certainly there and, in its first quarter last fall, the Canto Children’s Choir had 22 young singers involved, ages 5 to 12. [Read more…]

Matt Wuscher’s ‘Water is Life’ opens Feb. 2 at Pierce College Fine Arts Gallery

Matt pic 2When Matt Wuscher received his very first camera at seven years old, it was the beginning of a lifelong passion for photography. After winning his first photography contest in fifth grade, he knew he found his calling.

“I caught the photography bug,” he said. “It was always a hobby of mine from that point on.” [Read more…]