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Pierce College Honored with Aspen Award!

Apr. 8, 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Pierce College Fort Steilacoom faculty and staff, along with Interim President Deidre Soileau and Chancellor Michelle Johnson, recipient of the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award of $100,000 for dramatically improving student outcome.

Pierce College was honored for improved student retention and completion over time, a commitment to equitable outcomes for students, service to military students and their families, and a dedicated focus on helping all students overcome obstacles.

The school’s completion rate of 59 percent is nearly 20 percentage points above the national average.