Wednesday, September 22, 2021

“There’s Gold Up On That Thar Hill!”

Prologue: Ellen Albertini Dow, widow of the founder of Pierce College's theater arts department, Eugene Francis Dow, wiped tears away from her pale blue eyes as she recalled the moment, then cupped her life-worn hands together and held them to her mouth and softly said, "It was beautiful here.

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A letter from the editor

Seven years ago, I was a student at New York University. I decided to take a semester off to work, only to be in a major car accident that sent me to physical therapy to learn to walk again instead of back to class for the fall. After two more years, I finally decided to move back to California, since I could afford to go back to school in the more accessible California community college system.

Alumnus returns to the gridiron

"It was down the street. I wanted to keep playing football," said former NFL and Pierce College quarterback Erik Kramer, recalling how he came to play for Pierce, where he led the Brahmas to a 10-0 season. "I also already had a relationship with (former coach) Jim Fenwick, and my mom went to Pierce, so it was a natural choice.

Green Pastures to ‘Green’ Buildings

Begun as a place for former World War II GIs to retrain for domestic jobs, Pierce College has evolved into a multi-cultured, multi-ethnic student body. While still maintaining an agriculture and pre-vet program, the curriculum has vastly expanded. As the campus marks 60 years, it is again in the midst of change, growth and renovation.

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