A Legacy of Excellence: Inspiring Students to Thrive Gala
October 22, 2022
5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
We invite you to celebrate our past, present and future as we continue our commitment to quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world.
A Legacy of Excellence: Inspiring Students to Thrive Gala celebrates our 55th Anniversary and highlights the distinguished career of our chancellor, Dr. Michele Johnson, who retires at the end of 2022 after 45 years of service to Pierce College. We’ll commemorate legacies of alumni, faculty, staff and community leaders, all while contributing to future students’ possibilities, focusing on our most vulnerable students.
We hope you can join us for a memorable evening of storytelling, music and fundraising! To purchase tickets or donate online, visit the Gala website.
2022: 29th Annual Scholarship Scramble
The annual Pierce College Golf Scramble brings together college and community members for a day of fun and all proceeds raised go towards student scholarships. To date, the event has raised more than $1.3 million for scholarships that provide the resources necessary for students to successfully pursue their educational and career goals.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Eagle’s Pride Golf Course
1527 Mounts Rd. SW
DuPont, WA 98327
2021: 28th Annual Scholarship Scramble
The 28th Annual Scholarship Scramble raised more than $40,000 on August 19 at Eagle’s Pride Golf Course in DuPont, WA. All proceeds from this event go towards scholarships for Pierce College students. Thanks to all of our players and supports for another great years!
Thank You to Our Sponsors!
2021 Distinguished Alumni
Please join us at the virtual 2021 Distinguished Alumni Celebration as we honor Pierce College's newest class of Distinguished Alumni.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Congratulations to the Distinguished Alumni of 2021!
United States Probation and Parole Officer, retired
Associate in Arts & Sciences, 1977–1979
US Army Officer
Harvard Medical School, M.D. Candidate, Class of 2022
Medical School Prerequisites, 2016–2017
Former Owner, Aveda at South Hill Mall
Client Service Specialist at Columbia Bank
Associate in Business; Associate in Administrative Assistant Medical Billing, 2009–2012
Solicitor General for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Associate in Arts & Sciences, 1998–1999
Every year the college honors its distinguished alumni based on achievements in academics, business, community or humanitarian support, or personal triumph over adversity. Nominate a Pierce College alumnus who deserves recognition for his or her extraordinary accomplishments.
2020: 27th Annual Scholarship Scramble
The 27th Annual Scholarship Scramble raised $31,057 on August 20, 2020 at Eagle’s Pride Golf Course in DuPont, WA. All proceeds from this event go towards scholarships for Pierce College students. Throughout the history of the event, more than $1.3 million have been raised for student success. Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors, players and supporters for another great year!
2020: 9th Annual Raider Baseball Dinner Auction
Please join us at the Pierce College Foundation’s 9th annual Raider baseball dinner auction. Meet with the Raiders baseball team while enjoying dinner and bidding on an exciting array of live and silent auction items. All proceeds from the event support Pierce College’s Raider baseball program.
- Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020
- 6 p.m
- Pierce College Fort Steilacoom – Health Education Center
2019: 26th Annual Scholarship Scramble
The 26th Annual Scholarship Scramble raised $56,700 on August 15, 2019 at The Home Course in DuPont, Wash. All proceeds from this event go towards scholarships for Pierce College students. Throughout the history of the event, more than $1.2 million dollars have been raised for student success.
If you’re interested in learning more about this event, how to get involved, or early access to registration information for the 27th Annual Scramble, please contact the Pierce College Foundation.
2019: Pierce Talks
The second session of Pierce Talks took place on January 24, 2019 and featured an outstanding lineup of Distinguished Alums:
Jerry McLaughlin, Entrepreneur
Karen Leming, Retired Firefighter
Dr. Stan Flemming, Ret. US Army General and Physician