Pierce College Puyallup holds special holiday party for employees

Suzanne Buchholz, Reporter

A holiday party for Pierce College employees was held on the Puyallup campus Dec. 15 from 1-2:30 p.m.

The party, called “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” was held in the multipurpose rooms near the dining commons in the College Center. It was open to Pierce College employees and featured food, activities and raffle prizes for guests to enjoy.

The party began with a brief speech by Pierce College Puyallup President Marty Cavalluzzi, welcoming guests and thanking the staff members who organized the party. He also congratulated the guests on completing fall quarter.

The event was catered by Lancer Catering and provided wraps, fruits and vegetables, as well as hot chocolate. Other treats such as cookies, cakes and brownies were supplied by employees. The leftover food was taken to the staff lounge for others to help themselves, according to Program Coordinator Linda Gulbransen.

Guests engaged in activities such as a game called “name the candy” as well as a raffle. The raffle numbers were announced by Gulbransen and District Outreach Manager Ruth Schindler. The prizes that were given to guests included Star Wars glasses, travel cups, candy and gift cards.

Every guest who attended the party received a raffle ticket, but guests were able to get an additional ticket by bringing a box of character-themed Band-Aids with them. The Band-Aids were donated to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The amount of Band-Aids collected during the party might have been the largest quantity ever donated during this particular event over the years, according to Schindler.

The party concluded with another speech by Cavalluzzi, thanking everyone who had come to the event. He also invited the employees to share some of the experiences they had during fall quarter. Employees shared stories on various subjects such as the opening of the campus food pantry, helping students overcome learning obstacles and starting a new program known as the Pathways Project.

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Suzanne Buchholz

Suzanne Buchholz

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Suzanne Buchholz

I’m attending Pierce College to earn my associate degree. After graduating in spring 2017, I plan on working for a year before applying to a culinary institute. That has been my goal for as long as long as I can remember and I look forward to being able to pursue it. My hobbies include baking, reading, spending time with my family and creating costumes for cosplay. This last hobby is a relatively new one that I would like to focus more on as I attend more conventions, as it’s creative and allows me to interact with people who have similar interests as I do. I applied for my position as reporter on The Puyallup Post because I’m passionate about writing and wanted to use my skills to inform my fellow students of events and occurrences on campus. My first year on the newspaper was fulfilling and educational, and I hope to gain similar experience in my second year.

Pierce College Puyallup holds special holiday party for employees

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