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Pierce Media Arts Students Garner 22 Awards at Fall Journalism Conference

Triple crown honors went the Pierce College Media Arts Department at this year’s Journalism Association of Community Colleges SoCal conference, held at CSU Fullerton Oct. 17-18, 2014. The Roundup weekly print newspaper, the semi-annual BULL magazine and the college’s Online Journalism operations earned General Excellence recognition—the conference’s highest honor. [more]

Drama “For This Moment Alone” to be First Play of Season at Pierce

Los Angeles Pierce College Theatre’s 2014-2015 Season premieres on October 24 with the moving drama about a family coping with the aftermath of the holocaust, “For This Moment Alone,” written by Marcia Kash. Performances begin Friday, October 24 and ... [more]

Being Alive Speakers Visit Pierce for HIV/AIDS Awareness Week

October brings AIDS Awareness Month and time for Pierce College’s annual Fall AIDS/HIV Awareness Weeks. We have two weeks that Being Alive, our fabulous HIV positive speakers bureau, will be available to speak in classrooms, to clubs or committees, but the free testing in Lot 1 has been cancelled. [more]

Pierce One of Three LACCD Colleges Awarded National Achieving The Dream Leader College Status

Pierce is one of three Los Angeles Community College District colleges selected from across the country to be designated the 2014 Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges. East Los Angeles College and Los Angeles Harbor College are also among the 16 community colleges earning this prestigious award. [more]

Pierce College 18-Acre Farm Center Business to Close; Pierce Farm Remains

College President Kathleen F. Burke says there are no plans to sell the farm or Farm Center land and clarifies the difference between the two in the following statement: "There may be some confusion in the community about what Pierce College refers to as the “farm” and the entity that calls itself the “Pierce College Farm Center.” The Farm Center is operated by a for-profit business called Asylum Productions, Inc. on 18 acres of land on the northwest side of the College... [more]

Open Letter From Dr. Shapiro in Support of Walking Shield Indian Reservation Children

“Since 1976 my students have been helping those less fortunate in providing food, clothing and school supplies. Since 1987 we have been helping the poorest of Americans located on several impoverished American Indian Reservations. I want to thank all of you who have helped in the past and hope you will continue to find solace in knowing that you made a difference in the lives of so many who have so little... [more]

Suspect in Custody after Pierce College Evacuation Thursday

Pierce College was evacuated Thursday morning after the Sheriff's Department notified college president Kathleen F. Burke that a threat to the campus had been issued through social media. After a suspect, 26-year-old Sergio Castanon, Jr. of Northridge, had been arrested, Dr. Burke reopened the school for night classes. [more]