Changes coming to Pierce College’s MyPierce Portal

MyPierceLogoThere are important changes coming to the login requirements of the MyPierce Portal.  On April 20, the option to log in to the portal using your Gmail username and password will be removed.  You will now need to log in using your Student ID (SID) and your Inquiry PIN.  Your Inquiry PIN by default (if you have not changed it) is your birthday MMDDYY.  We encourage you to try logging in to MyPierce using the “Log in using your SID and Inquiry PIN” tab before April 20 to ensure you know both your SID and Inquiry PIN. [Read more…]

Pierce College 2015 Distinguished Alumnus: From convict to counselor

brandonstogsdillAs a teen, Pierce College alum Brandon Stogsdill made some bad choices. Growing up in an unstable home without a father created feelings of anger and depression, and he quickly learned to take out his aggression on others.

“I was getting in fights, selling drugs and getting involved with the wrong kinds of people,” he said. [Read more…]

Pierce College makes strong showing at Achieving the Dream conference

Achieving the Dreams 2014 annual Institute on Student Success.As an Achieving the Dream leader college, Pierce is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase the success of all students. The college recently sent 22 employees to the Achieving the Dream annual Institute on Student Success in Baltimore to learn about new ways they can help more community college students succeed. [Read more…]

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…]