|BIRTHDAY PARTY: We celebrated Peirce College's 147th |
Founder's Day yesterday.
The College opened its doors to provide practical, business education in the post-Civil War years. The inaugural class was made up of nine men, all veterans of the Union Army, who returned to Philadelphia after the war. Thomas May Peirce wanted to afford his students a successful transition from army to business by giving them a solid education they could apply in the changing workforce.
CUTTING THE CAKE: Peirce President Jim Mergiotti cuts
our birthday cake with three Peirce work-study students.
In recognition of 147 years of career- and business-driven education, the Peirce community got together to celebrate with cake and coffee, raising our cups to the vision of Thomas May Peirce and the future of Peirce College. Happy 147th Birthday, Peirce College!