Interview with Sarah Miller


Interview with Sarah Miller 1.) How does it feel to be the Interim Chair for the BAS HSEM Degree Program? Busy! Very, very busy! This was a very unexpected change that happened really close to the beginning of the term. Faculty had to be reassigned to new classes, students had to be assigned to new advisors, new students had to be oriented, and there were meetings. So many meetings! But it’s been really great to start getting to know the faculty, staff, and administration on a different level, and to make contact with all the students I hadn’t yet [...]

Interview with Sarah Miller2021-09-27T19:13:50+00:00

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette


Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette Where do you see the degree programs going in the next 3-5 years? We are currently launching an AAS-T that has been accepted by 3 BA programs, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Fire Service Leadership and Management, and Paramedicine. By developing this AAS-T students will have the ability to transfer between colleges and continue their course of study in their chosen fields.  Now that that hard work is done we can again focus on bringing our advanced training programs to Pierce College and its military and rural partners. Technology – how has technology changed the [...]

Interview with YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette2021-09-27T19:09:31+00:00

Interview with Ron May


Interview with Ron May By Linda Crerar Back in June, I interviewed Ron May, Dean of Health and Technology at Pierce College. It was great talking with Ron about the EMS and Fire degree programs. He provided incredible insight and knowledge about the degree program’s plans and goals, along with Pierce College’s new building for the Dental Hygiene and Vet Tech Programs. Linda:  We will be featuring YuVonne Bailey-Navarrette, Pierce College’s EMS Program Manager and Joseph (Joey) Dilley, the Fire Programs Program Manager for the BAS, AA, and Apprenticeship Programs in our Confluence News Magazine. You are the Dean [...]

Interview with Ron May2021-09-27T19:05:47+00:00

9/11 Remembrance – Continuing to Honor Our First Responders


9/11 Remembrance – Continuing to Honor Our First Responders  By Kellie Hale Where were you that September day? For me, I was getting ready for school. I was only in my second week of high school, so I was around 14 years old at the time. As I was putting on makeup, I hear my mom crying. She mentioned something about a plane crashing into one of the World Trade Centers in New York. Honestly, I didn’t pay too much attention to her at the time because I didn’t want to be late for school. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until [...]

9/11 Remembrance – Continuing to Honor Our First Responders2021-09-27T19:02:15+00:00

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect


September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect “The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month is “Prepare to Protect.”  During the past year, natural disasters have sent our communities into turmoil, and we have seen the particularly devastating toll they take on disadvantaged, low-income communities and people of color.  Beyond the physical damage done by natural disasters, these storms also exact an emotional toll on their victims, from the pain of losing a loved one to the pressure caused by financial setbacks.  Therefore, we must all prepare to better protect ourselves and our communities against both immediate crises [...]

September: National Preparedness Month – Prepare to Protect2021-09-27T18:57:59+00:00

Center of Excellence – HSEM : Subcommittee Highlights


Center of Excellence – HSEM : Subcommittee Highlights Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) An integral part of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion project for the Center of Excellence for Homeland Security & Emergency Management. The goal is to develop student experiential learning opportunities by developing a plan to promote, support and disseminate research regarding diversity and inclusion in Emergency Management. Outcomes: • Highlight innovative diversity and inclusion practices enhancing community resilience. • Building the social equity and diversity value into our community and technical college systems. • Identify and integrate EDI concepts into the emergency management curriculum [...]

Center of Excellence – HSEM : Subcommittee Highlights2021-09-27T18:54:29+00:00

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown


Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown What if you found the perfect role for yourself, working in a field you were passionate about, grateful to serve your community as a behind the scenes leader who many people might not even know about?  What if you preferred the spotlight to be on others, and were happy to lay the foundation in planning, coordination and partnerships that resulted in effective response and recovery from disasters?  What if that suited your personality perfectly? And what if your role kept getting bigger and your contributions more needed [...]

Women in Leadership Profile: Tiffany Brown2021-09-27T18:40:45+00:00
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