Sunday, June 16, 2024

Leading the new generation

Tracy Hovsepian holds a children's book in the Child Development Center at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on May 21, 2024. Photo by Ashley Shellmire. Tracy Hovsepian knows first hand what the struggle to navigate different cultures entails. Hovsepian’s family are ethnic Armenians, part of a Christian minority who lived peacefully in...

Assistant joins the Media Arts team

Morgan Keith organizes the Roundup News archive room in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2023. Photo by Benjamin Hanson. A University of Missouri alum, journalist, dog mom and crocheter enters the Roundup News room. She is excited for the next task on her to-do list. Pierce College Instructional Assistant...

The adventures of a photojournalist

Gerard Burkhart poses in the Los Angeles Valley College studio room in Los Angeles, Calif., on March 26, 2023. Photo by Alexis Guevara. Gerard Burkhart’s photography journey has taken him on countless adventures filled with adrenaline and passion.  Born in 1958 in Altoona, Pennsylvania; Gerard Burkhart moved to Los Angeles...

Smiles from cover to cover

English Professor Darren Borg reads "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad in his office at Pierce College on April 12, 2023. Photo by Drew Hokama. His love of literature is reflected in the shelves that line the walls, full of new and old books. Posters of sci-fi movies and original artwork are hung...

Loving the job she never wanted

Public Relations Professor Stacy Long on March 29, 2023. Long works as a music PR specialist. Photo by Rachael Rosenberg. The last thing Stacy Long wanted was to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a teacher.  Until she got a phone call from her...

Julio Cortez

Upon receiving the news that he won a Pulitzer, Cortez said he cried as he basked in the incredible feeling he found difficult to describe. 

Pierce’s Tio

Poco a poquito (little by little), we land into the places we are meant to be.

Web developer turned anthropology professor

Angela Kirwin wraps her arm around a human skeleton model at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on March 13, 2020. Photo by Peter Villafane. Angela Kirwin had no plans to return to the classroom after receiving her business marketing degree from San Diego State University. Instead, she worked as a web developer...

From business to babies

Professor Lila Snow outside the Child Development Academic Department at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Monday, March 28, 2022. Photo by Vincent Denoga. The sun slowly sets on the verge of twilight, but some classes are just getting started. A projector warms up, an OWL hoots...

The mechanic who almost wasn’t

Professor Alex Villalta in the Automotive Tech Lab at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. on Tuesday, March 22, 2022. Photo by Ginina Pulcinella. On a sunny Tuesday morning in March, about 10 students wearing black and red coveralls worked at several stations in the Auto Tech shop....
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