Campus News

Recent High School Grads Wanted for Summer Bridge, Freshman Academy


The deadline has been extended to apply! Want to meet and take classes with other recent high school grads? Get a head start with the Summer Bridge Program. If you have a friend, brother or sister graduating from high school this year who wants to know more about college -- they can get a head start on college this summer with Pierce's Summer Bridge Program. Or sign up for Fall's new Freshman Academy. Registration is ongoing now and acceptance in the programs are first come, first served.

With Summer Bridge, students complete six units in just eight weeks. The courses are English & counseling 40; the class schedule is Monday – Thursday, June 13 - August 4, 2016. YOU choose the time. Either 8:00 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.  Attend a mandatory orientation Sat. June 11th. Questions? Want to apply? or call 818-610-6508.  See the flyers for more detail.

Get Your Summer On With Three Sessions at Pierce



Many classes are still open in Pierce College's three Summer Sessions for 2016. The schedules are posted at Continuing students' registration is ongoing and Session A and the 8-week Session begin a week after Commencement, on June 13. Session B starts July 18, 2016. The more units you take, the faster you will move ahead to the career or university of your choice. It makes sense to sign up for Summer Sessions at Pierce College.



Create Your Original Work for "Being in the World" Cabaret


Pierce students will celebrate philosophy with this mixed media event that combines digital video, live spoken word, and live performance while highlighting the creative exploration of philosophical ideas. Students will create and, on May 26, 2016, present performances (up to four minutes) centered on the theme “Being-In-The-World.”


Being-in-the-World speaks to the idea that existence is to be understood as a unified whole. Thus, our existence references a totality of involvements, rather than being isolated from everything else. With this semester’s theme, we are posing questions related to this idea. For instance: What does existence mean to you? What does it mean for you to be in the world? How do you interpret world?


Performances, taking place in the Great Hall at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, will include original songs, skits, monologues, videos, poetry, dance, performance art, etc. Students may also create artworks that reflect the theme to be displayed in The Great Hall. There will be an opportunity to participate in a group art project throughout the evening. All Pierce students are encouraged to participate. To perform or submit art, email Dr. McQuitty by Monday, May 23, 2016 at 12 p.m. Or just show up and enjoy the show.  For more information contact



Student Achievers To Appear on Marquee in June

Pierce student achievements will be highlighted on the electronic marquee at the corner of Victory and Winnetka beginning June 7, 2016 (Commencement Day). Look for the names of students who are transferring from Pierce College to a university or college, or who have earned a degree or certificate, this June. Pierce College students are definitely going places.

Students who would like to be shown on the marquee must personally send an email to with the following information by Thursday, June 2, 2016:  

  • Your Name
  • One of the following:  Name of the college you are transferring to, name of the degree, or the name of the certificate you earned
  • Your Student ID88 number

Then watch the corner marquee in June!   In 2015, 348 students sent in their names and appeared on the marquee.



AGS Honor Society Hosts Faculty Appreciation Banquet May 11


Alpha Gamma Sigma will host the Faculty Appreciation Banquet and Golden Apple Ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Great Hall.


“Professors do so much here at Pierce College and it’s that time of year when we recognize it,” said AGS President Joe Hernandez. “Our Professors here at Pierce College work tirelessly to uplift, motivate, encourage and inspire their students!”


All students are encouraged to participate and vote for their favorite professors in the Golden Apple awards, a tradition of showing appreciation at Pierce College. Tabling will be on the Mall and will run until May 9, where the poll tallies will reveal which professors have the most votes from their students.


Hernandez said, “This wonderful event is an end-of-the-year awards ceremony dedicated to honor those who labor long hours grading papers and exams; to commemorate the efforts of the men and women who are regarded as mentors, inspirations, friends, advisors, and family; and to show our gratitude to our professors.”


The Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society members will be serving a catered lunch, courtesy of the Associated Student Organization.


At the Golden Apple ceremony, professors who have the most votes in their respective departments will receive a Silver Apple Certificate of Appreciation. The Top Voted Professor will receive the prestigious Golden Apple Plaque.


All Professors are invited to come to lunch and enjoy this ceremony dedicated them.  Any questions should be addressed to


Student Art Show to Display Broad Spectrum of Talent and Media


Come be impressed by all the creative hard work produced by Pierce College students at the Annual Student Art Show. It opens Thursday May 5th and runs through Tuesday May 24, 2016 in the Pierce College Art Gallery. The opening reception and awards ceremony will be at 6 pm in the Art Garden.  All events are free and open to the public.  For parking, please obtain a permit from the yellow kiosk in parking Lot 6 and follow the signs to the gallery.


This year’s exhibition features works that demonstrate the broad spectrum of courses taught in the Department of Art and Architecture.  Everything from sculptures carved out of alabaster and marble, to delicate portraits rendered in charcoal and graphite, to bold mixed media paintings, and vibrant still lifes will be on display.  Christian Tedeschi, Assistant Professor of Sculpture from CSUN is this year’s Guest Juror, and will award prizes for Best of Show, 1st through 3rd Place Awards, as well as Honorable Mentions. 


For further information contact Monika Del Bosque, Pierce College Gallery Director and Assistant Professor of Art, at 818-710-2262 or email


Financial Aid Disbursements to Switch from Higher One to Bank Mobile Vibe

Pierce students’ Higher One financial aid disbursement accounts become Bank Mobile Vibe on June 1, 2016. The current ATMs on campus will stop working on May 4 until the new system is employed. Bank Mobile Vibe reduces or eliminates several fees that were charged with former accounts. These changes do not impact students’ account balance, will not change PIN numbers, or require any action on Pierce students’ parts.

Here are the key points to know:

·        Higher One accounts becomes Bank Mobile Vibe on June 1, 2016

·        There will be no change in account numbers

·        Students do not need to get a new bank card

·        Students will be able to access cash from more locations off campus without paying a fee. The number of fee-free ATM locations increases to 55,000 nationwide.

·        Greater access to money means students no longer have to go to campus to withdraw cash or pay fees at many ATMs.

The new Bank Mobile Vibe will cost less for many transactions. Above is the new fee structure. Beginning June 1, 2016 students will have access to thousands of fee-free All Point ATMs nationwide, including one on each campus, from which students may draw funds.

For a complete list of Bank Mobile Vibe ATMs, visit For questions about this new service, please contact your campus Financial Aid office.

LAPC Theatre Presents Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure


Los Angeles Pierce College Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season will conclude in April with Steven Dietz’s Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Performances begin Friday, April 22 and continue through Sunday, May 1, 2016 in the in the Pierce Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre.  Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure is a new play written by prolific American playwright Steven Dietz that premiered at the Arizona Theatre Company in March of 2006. Dietz loosely adapted his work from the original play written by William Gillette and Arthur Conan Doyle. He also drew from Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Final Problem.”


Could this be Sherlock Holmes’ final case? Could the logical detective who has survived poison, pistols, and other predicaments actually be laid low by his love for a woman? The villainous Professor Moriarty thinks so. And, despite the best efforts of Holmes and Dr. Watson, Moriarty may just be right. “The game is afoot, Watson— and it is a dangerous one!” LAPC Theatre’s production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure will be directed by Gene Putham. The cast features Pierce College Theatre alumnus Anthony Cantrell in the title role, with Sean Spencer as Doctor Watson, Amir Khalighi as Moriarty and Bobbie Candler as Irene Adler. The rest of the cast includes Trevor Alkazian, Teryn Eikenberry, Elyse Hamilton, Gregory Hanson, Trey Hesari, Rachel Johnson, Nanatzy Madrigal, Travis Rand, Rose Rubinoff, Spencer Sharp and Joshua Straschewski.


Scenic design is by Frederica Nascimento, costume design by Eileen Gizienski, lighting design by Michael Gend and sound design by Edward Salas. Laurien Allmon is the stage manager. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure opens on Friday, April 22 at 8pm, and continues on Saturday, Apr. 23 at 8pm, Sunday, Apr. 24 at 2pm, Friday, Apr. 29 at 8pm, Saturday, Apr, 30 at 8pm and Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. Tickets are priced at $12 for students,  $15 for seniors and $18 for general admission. Free parking is conveniently located in parking lot #6 on the Pierce College campus, adjacent to the Performing Arts Center. LAPC Theatre’s venues are fully accessible to those with mobile disabilities and hearing impairments.


For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 818-719-6488. Tickets may also be purchased online at



LAPC THEATRE, 818-719-6488




Photo Album of Open House/Beyond Farmwalk Now Posted


A photo album of 170 pictures from Open House/Beyond Farmwalk on April 17, 2016 is now posted online at the following link for everyone to enjoy:


If you were there, you just might be in it. Open House/Beyond Farmwalk was an exceptional display of Brahma spirit. Hope everyone had a good time, and thanks again to all the great volunteers. You made Pierce College proud.


Get Hired at the Spring Job Fair April 18


Job seekers have an opportunity on Monday, April 18, just one day after the college’s Open House, to suit up and show up at the Pierce College Job Fair. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Mall dozens of local businesses will set up manned tables stocked with information and give-away items to attract prospective employees.

Meet employers who want to hire Pierce students, schedule interview and explore job options at this Spring's Job Fair. Fair-goers are encouraged to bring resumes, dress to impress and stop by sites of interest to learn more about career opportunities.
Here is a list of employers who will be there:


Whole Foods


Home Depot

Camp Keystone

New Horizons-SFV

ChildCare Careers

California Chicken Café

COPE Health Solutions

LA County Sheriffs' Department

Papa John's Pizza

Allied Beverages

ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital

CA Highway Patrol

Choice Home Health

Coaching Corps

Farmers Insurance

Accounting Principals

Child Development, Inc.

United Cerebral Palsy of LA, Ventura & SB Counties

Midway Auto Group

Easter Seals Southern CA

New Energy Marketing & Consulting

NorthStar Moving Company

City of Malibu

USPS - Sierra Coastal District

LA City Fire Department

Comforcare Home Care

Danny's Tutoring

Peak Corporate Network

Answer Financial

US Army

Canon, Inc.

Eaton Corporation

Music Center of LA County - Security Dept.

Sears Operations Center

Child Care Resource Center

AAA T.L.C. Health Care, Inc.

Comfort Keepers In Home Care

Davis Research, LLC


Montessori of Malibu Canyon

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)

Israeli American Council

Woodcraft Rangers