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TCC designated as a “Pathway College” for international students

Tacoma Community College recently became the first two-year college recognized as a Pathway College for graduates of the Global Assessment Certificate™ program (GAC). The college is now part of a network consisting of more than 100 pathway colleges and universities worldwide. The University of Iowa, Oklahoma State University, and Pacific Lutheran University are among the 34 participating U.S. universities.
“We are very pleased to be the first community college in the country to participate in this highly successful program for international students,” said Tacoma Community College President Pamela Transue. “Because of the way the program is structured, when these

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TCC has new executive vice president

After a nationwide search, Tacoma Community College has hired a new Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Tod E. Treat.

The Illinois native starts at TCC in July.

Treat has served as Vice President for Student and Academic Services at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois since 2010. Prior to joining Richland, Treat spent two years at the University of Illinois as Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership. While at Illinois, he was regularly recognized for excellence in teaching.

Treat has a Doctor of Philosophy from the College of Education at

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College students named to All-Washington Academic Team

Students from Pierce County colleges have been named to the All-Washington Academic Team, which recognizes top scholars from our state’s community and technical colleges with scholarships.

This year’s team includes:

Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom
Theresa Carr
Eileen Papale

Pierce College-Puyallup
Hannah Lampert
Colin Williams

Tacoma Community College
Onias Kaunda
Chun Hei Tam

Bates Technical College
Tovah Singleton
Katie Wilkinson

Clover Park Technical College
Liliya Shkarina