Pierce College commencement on June 13

Guide to the commencement ceremony this year.

Anika Bates


The commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on June 13 at the Tacoma Dome will celebrate Pierce College students’ accomplishments and success.

The address for the ceremony is 272 E. D St. in Tacoma, and doors will open at 2:30 p.m.

For the convenience of the graduates, the college is providing caps and gowns.

The caps and gowns became available May 27 and can be picked up in the bookstore.

Along with the cap and gown, graduates receive a tassel and five commencement announcements. Additional announcements are available for 50 cents each in the bookstore.

Kathy Bressler is this year’s commencement speaker. Bressler is a registered nurse and has been president of Lakewood’s St. Clare Hospital since August 2006. Bressler earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Washington Seattle and her master’s degree in nursing from University of Washington Tacoma. Her concentration was in community and leadership. She also is on the board of directors for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Disability accessibility will be available for the ceremony. Wheelchair seating is available in the upper guest seating and American Sign Language interpreters for the deaf and hard-of-hearing are available. Any other person requiring additional services should contact Pierce College Access and Disability Services at (253) 964-6488 two weeks before commencement.

Diplomas of completion will be mailed to graduates about 10 weeks after the end of spring quarter, after grades and degree eligibility are submitted.


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Pierce College commencement on June 13

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