A Seattle Times reporter once remarked that jazz singer Greta Matassa “can give (Barbara) Streisand a run for it!” On Wednesday, August 5, peninsula residents will get the chance to make that determination themselves when Matassa hosts a Vocal Jazz Improv Clinic from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Maier Ha

Twenty-one Native American graduates were recognized at a special celebration June 19 at the House of Learning Longhouse on the Peninsula College campus

In an effort to meet community demand and future economic needs, Peninsula College is releasing a spate of new programs for the Fall 2015 quarter. 

With summer in full swing, students enrolled in Peninsula College’s Upward Bound summer program are set to take their schooling off-campus.

Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded college preparatory program that offers assistance to low-income and first-generation, college-bound high school students. The focus of Upward Bound is to develop skills needed for postsecondary education and to help its graduates enter and stay in college working toward a four-year degree.

Peninsula College will observe its 53rd Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 20, when it awards more than 500 degrees and certificates to graduates. Commencement exercises will be held in the college gymnasium on the main campus in Port Angeles, beginning at 2:00 p.m. A reception will immediately follow. The commencement keynote speaker will be National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics hall of famer, Andy Geiger. The student speaker will be Nicole Perez of Port Angeles.

Miranda Schmillen, Ryley Callaghan, Kasie Lough, Micah Weller, Cherish Moss and Karen Corral were honored at Peninsula College’s annual awards ceremony Thursday at the Cornaby Center.

Miranda Schmillen, Ryley Callaghan, Kasie Lough, Micah Weller, Cherish Moss and Karen Corral were honored at Peninsula College’s annual awards ceremony Thursday at the Cornaby Center.

Schmillen and Callaghan received the Art Feiro Award for women’s and men’s basketball in recognition of outstanding contribution to leadership, athleticism, academics and citizenship.

Lough and Weller were named the Wally Sigmar Award for women’s and men’s soccer, also for outstanding leadership, athleticism, academics and citizenship.

This year the Peninsula College Foundation and the Peninsula College Office of Instruction collectively awarded over $101,000 to faculty and staff for equipment, projects and professional development that would have otherwise gone unfunded. 

After a grueling, head to head battle against Chattanooga, Tennessee, Port Angeles (PA) officially took second place in Outside Magazine’s Best Town 2015 contest.

Providing a high quality childcare and preschool program for Peninsula College’s students and their families has always been the top priority for PC’s Educare Center. Recently they received a Level 4 rating (out of 5), recognizing Achievement in a Quality Level of Excellence, from the Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS).

Kim Brisbois, Eric Trent, Josie Padgett, and Devyn Turner are this year’s winners of Peninsula College’s Outstanding English Essay Award. The four will be presented with their awards at the college’s Thursday, June 11, Board of Trustees meeting.

When: July 13-16th, 9am-Noon

Where: Peninsula College Gym

What to Bring: Gym Shoes, Water Bottle, and a Basketball

The Peninsula College Pirates will be putting the “fun” back in fundamentals during our Summer Basketball Camp. Our goal is to create a safe and fun learning environment that will teach kids good habits both on and off the basketball court. We will focus on skills like ball handling, passing, shooting, defense, and many other basketball concepts. If you’re interested in basketball, and want to work with college coaches and athletes to improve your game, then come join us July 13-16 for Pirate Summer Basketball Camp!

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Or sign up by cash or check at the door on July 13th

When Peninsula College’s Bookaneer bookstore started the Plunder Program over six years ago, the innovative cost-conscious project set a goal: to save PC students half a million dollars in textbook costs. This year the bookstore reached its goal, and is well on the way to its first million dollars.

April Watkins, the first graduate of Peninsula College’s Honors Program, will present her capstone project presentation, “Place-based Learning” in the Longhouse House of Learning on Thursday June 4, 4:00pm, at Peninsula College. The event is free and open to the public.

PORT ANGELES – Four members of the 2015 NWAC championship Pirate team recently signed to continue their collegiate careers at the next level.