Monday, October 23, 2017

Professor of the year lives to teach

      All eyes are focused on a tall man with a teal shirt and a welcoming smile.   With only weeks left of school, all the chairs...

Pierce College welcomes new math teachers

    Mathematics isn't in any way a simple or palpable form of science that can be communicated to students as it is with a dissected...

Iconic storyteller transfers with three degrees

    His white shirt says "Peace is Possible" and his matching more-salt-than-pepper beard shows this former Pierce College student has been around the block more...

Leading the way for criminal justice majors

It's Wednesday evening at Pierce College and a crowd shuffles in.  Students coming to take Kathy Oborn's criminal justice class Wednesday night fill the auditorium-style classroom with talk and laughter as a bubbling energetic teacher walks in. 

Kathy Oborn, the chair of the political science/economics/criminal justice/Latino studies department, is a legend at Pierce College. 

The professor who built the criminal justice program caters to all of her students.  

Oborn made it possible to easily transfer to a California State University and earn an AA degree.  She was instrumental in bringing in a judge, a deputy district attorney and a retired police lieutenant to teach criminal justice classes.

"We're not a police program," she said.  "We focus on the justice system as a whole.  We're an academic track."


Fall 2011 in review

The sizzling September sun that lazily loomed over Pierce College is a faint memory as the end of the fall semester draws near. Now facing...

Same old library


Homecoming Invites Everyone

Everybody is invited to activities of Pierce College annual homecoming on campus football field started at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The admission for students is $3 and $5 for others. The homecoming will continue through the football game, which is against Ventura College started at 7:00 p.


Child prodigy continues education at Pierce

While most other kids her age are in the 10th grade and looking forward to two more years in high school, 15-year-old Lotta Mushkatblat...

PACE paves path for busy students

An insurance broker. A tutor for deaf children. A loan officer. These are some of the Pierce College students juggling work and school who have found a path to higher education that suits their unique needs in the Pierce Accelerated College Education (PACE) program.