By Debby Abe
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary E. Fairhurst will be the featured speaker at this Friday’s Pierce College graduation ceremonies. Commencement exercises will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma.
Fairhurst has served on the state Supreme Court since 2003. Before she was elected to the court, she worked as a Washington state assistant attorney general, specializing in criminal justice, transportation, revenue and labor.
Throughout her career, Justice Fairhurst has worked to enhance opportunities for women and minorities in the legal profession and to ensure access to justice for low-income individuals and families. She has served on the Supreme Court’s Gender and Justice Commission and Access to Justice Board committees.
Justice Fairhurst earned her law degree magna cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1984. She earned her undergraduate degree in political science cum laude from Gonzaga University in 1979.
This Friday, 2,933 students are eligible to participate in commencement.
Pierce College Graduation
Friday, June 14, 2013
Commencement ceremony: 3:30 p.m.
Doors open for graduate line-up: 2:30 p.m.
No tickets required for admission.
Tacoma Dome main arena
2727 East D St.
Dome parking is $10.
For more graduation information, go to: www.pierce.ctc.edu/