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Residents of East Jefferson County, prepare to share your vocal talents with the greater north Olympic Peninsula. Beginning September 19, Peninsula College’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble will include singers enrolled in the program at the Port Townsend campus. 

PORT ANGELES – The defending Northwest Athletic Conference champion Peninsula College Pirates will have a California vibe when they hit the pitch at Sigmar Field in August to begin training.

Cale Rodriguez, who won the NWAC title in his first year as head coach, has recruited 11 players from his home state of California in what appears to be a very strong recruiting class to go along with eight returners.

“This recruiting class is an excellent group of talented and high character individuals,” Rodriguez said. “The challenge with this group will be getting them adapted to the college game quickly, as we have a tough preseason ahead of us. I am hopeful that this group can step in right away and help the program continue a high level of success with the help and experience of the returning group.”

“I am excited to get to work as preseason is just around the corner,” Rodriguez said.

The Peninsula College student experience, from entrance to degree completion, just took a big step toward streamlined efficiency thanks to state grants and an initiative that aims to simplify student choices.

Thanks to a $145,849 grant, Peninsula College nursing students and local health care providers will gain valuable obstetrical training with the help of a  high fidelity birthing simulator, including mother and child simulators and video equipment to film birth scenarios for later study.

Thanks to a gift of $1.425 million from Port Angeles resident, Dorothy Field, the Peninsula College Foundation has quickly acquired a location for the performing arts center envisioned by Donna Morris in her will.

Agreements forge new partnerships for carbon fiber recycling and workforce development:

The Peninsula College Foundation is excited to announce the receipt of a nine million dollar gift from the estate of Port Angeles resident, Donna M. Morris, since her death in 2014.  In her will, Ms. Morris left the gift to the Foundation, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 charitable organization, to be used “specifically for the design, construction and maintenance of a performing arts center to be located in Port Angeles, Washington."

Forks High School seniors whose college goals may have been put on hold due to finances are encouraged to apply for the Lloyd J. Allen Scholarship through the Peninsula College Foundation.

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College has numerous sports opportunities for the community’s youth this summer to brush up on basketball and soccer skills.

Details for the camps, academies, and leagues are on under “Community Events” on this website.

Peninsula College has just released the names of students who made the President's List and the Honor Roll for the 2016 spring quarter.

The North Olympic Library System recently provided testing rooms for Peninsula College Administrative Office Systems (AOS) students and the public to take free proficiency testing for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Digital Literacy Certification(IC3).

What are your personal superpowers? Imagine a virtual, transformative experience that allows you to identify your personal goals, create a professional online presence, and develop leadership and communication skills. 

FOUR PC STUDENTS RECEIVE ENGLISH ESSAY AWARDS

The staff of Tidepools 2016, Peninsula College’s art, literature, and music magazine, is pleased to announce the upcoming 2016 issue release events and readings. Both events are free and open to the public.

Peninsula College Athletics awards

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College announced its 2015-16 Athletic Department awards Tuesday, where six Pirates were honored at the annual Board of Trustees awards ceremony.

The College honors four athletes who best exemplify leadership, sportsmanship, citizenship, academic achievement and athletic ability.

Receiving the Wally Sigmar Award for soccer were Michele Whan and Manny Medina, and receiving the Art Feiro Award for basketball were Amanda Hutchins and Jeremiah Hobbs.

Whan, of Reno, Nevada, was part of a women’s soccer program that won two division championships and placed second and third in the Northwest Athletic Conference. She was an NWAC All-Academic Team selection and also served as Director of Records and Finance for the student government at Peninsula.

Medina, of Sparks, Nevada, overcame an injury and returned to the pitch very strong, helping the Pirates win an NWAC men’s soccer championship last fall. He was an NWAC All-Academic Team selection and an outstanding student.

Hutchins, of Wasilla, Alaska, helped the Pirate women’s basketball team to an NWAC Championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish this year, her team won back-to-back North Division titles, and she was an NWAC All-Academic Team selection.

Hobbs, of Seattle, started for the men’s basketball team and helped that team win a Division championship this year, and a trip to the post season both of his two years at Peninsula. He too made the NWAC All-Academic Team and he also served the student government as Director of Event Planning.

Peninsula’s other two award winners, Myu Ban of Kyoto, Japan, and Sephora Yayous, of Brussels, Belgium, received the Annie McMullen Award, which was established in 2011 to honor returning female athletes who have overcome challenges through hard work and dedication to be successful in their respective sport. Ban was an All-Star midfielder for the Pirate women’s soccer team and Yayous also is an outstanding athlete who came off the bench for the Pirate women’s basketball team. Both are freshmen.

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