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. 


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.

The Peninsula College Nursing Program is holding its annual graduate pinning ceremony on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 4:30 pm in the Little Theater. The event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 4:00 pm.  

Important Update (6/15/2016): 
Graduation moved outdoors!

Peninsula College inducted five new members into its Pirate Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday night before a jam-packed crowd at the Peninsula Golf Clubhouse.

The team of Ken Chase, Mike Harrington, Andy Cordero and Joe Luce teamed up for a 19-under par 53 to win the annual Pirate Golf Tournament Saturday at Cedars of Dungeness Golf Course.

The first annual symposium for the presentation of Peninsula College Honors Program Capstone Projects will take place Friday, June 10, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Keegan Hall, room M-125.

Five Peninsula College faculty members recently received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award in Chicago, Illinois.

For Peninsula College students Sydney Robertson and Brittany Baker climbing into the engine compartment of a Clallam Transit bus, or under the hood of a car, is all in a day’s work.

Special directed studies class and science symposium experience for interested students. Meets weekly during Fall quarter 2016 plus attendance at Whalefest. Room and meeting time TBD.

If interested, please submit an application. To request an application, please email Barbara Blackie at or pick one up outside her office M205. Students must be available to travel to Whalefest in Sitka, AK November 1-6. Financial support for student travel, conference fees, food and lodging are provided through a National Science Foundation grant awarded to the Sitka Sound Science Center.

Pirate Athletics Hall of Fame

PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College inducted five new members into its Pirate Athletics Hall of Fame Saturday night before a jam-packed crowd at the Peninsula Golf Clubhouse.

The newest addition to the Hall are the 2010 Peninsula College Men’s Soccer Team, Howard “Scooter” Chapman, Jim Clem, the late Jim Lunt and Rosemary Gala Moorhead.

The evening, presented by Windermere Real Estate, featured stories from the inductees, awarding of plaques and a union of athletes, coaches and supporters from Peninsula College’s early days, as well as its modern history with the NWAC champion Pirate soccer team.

Chapman, of Radio KONP, shared stories from when he first began reporting on Pirate sports in 1962 to the modern times; Moorhead spoke of the early days of women’s basketball and other pre-intercollegiate women’s sports at Peninsula; Jeff Lunt shared stories about his father Jim, who passed away in 2014 after a long and very influential career at Peninsula College; Paul Reed, Dan Estes and Les Hall represented former Pirate baseball and basketball standout Jim Clem, who was coaching the Bellingham Bells in Canada Saturday; and the 2010 soccer team was well-represented in its reunion, despite the absence of head coach Andrew Chapman, who suffered a recent injury and was unable to attend. Coaches Kanyon Anderson and Tim Tucker, along with player Yan Gioseffi, entertained the crowd with stories from their championship season.

Peninsula College will induct five new members into its Pirate Athletics Hall of Fame at on Saturday, June 4 at the Peninsula Golf Course Clubhouse.