Friday, October 21, 2016

Pierce College begins celebration of 50th Anniversary

Pierce College with campuses in Lakewood and Puyallup, Washington is beginning celebration of the anniversary of its founding in 1967.

Classes were initially held in an abandoned grocery story in Lakewood and the institution was originally known as Clover Park Community College.  The name was later changed to Fort Steilacoom Community College and a new permanent campus was established on 135 acres overlooking Fort Steilacoom Park and Waughop Lake.   The name was changed again in 1986 to Pierce College and land was acquired for a second campus in Puyallup.
The Puyallup Post student newspaper published an article by senior reporter Grace Amsden, "Coming back home for Pierce College's 50th anniversary celebration," with coverage of activities kicking off the yearlong celebration.