Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Join us in a Year-Long Celebration of Peirce’s 150th Anniversary!

Happy New Year! This is a very exciting year for Peirce College: our new strategic plan will be announced in the spring, our first master’s degree students will graduate in June, and the College is turning 150 years old.

To celebrate our sesquicentennial, we’ve planned activities, events, and special digital content around the theme of “Many Years. One Purpose.” While our location, degree programs, and even our name have changed over the years, Peirce College has remained committed to working adult learners since Thomas May Peirce opened the doors in 1865. This steadfast dedication illustrates one of the things that have made Peirce such a unique institution for so many years.

Since the beginning, we’ve been helping working adults transform their lives through career-focused higher education. It began with Thomas May Peirce’s mission to help returning Civil War veterans prepare for careers in business and continues today as we prepare students to meet the latest workforce demands and build successful careers.

Throughout the year, we’ll be highlighting different parts of the Peirce story with themes that have played a major role in shaping the College. This month we’ll be focusing on our rich history through a series of articles and interactive media to help you explore Peirce’s journey over the last 150 years. We’ve also developed a series of commemorative cartoons that take a humorous look at Peirce’s past, present, and future.

We hope you’ll join us as a member of the Peirce Community in helping to celebrate this milestone. Please visit to learn how you can join the celebration, a calendar of events, and take a journey through time with our interactive timeline.

We only turn 150 once.  Let’s make this a year to remember.