October 2017

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Regina Lewis, Body Model, Shoe Model and Role Model

By Brian Pharies Despite a life of personal challenges, Doctor Regina Lewis, Co-Chair of Communications at Pikes Peak Community College persevered through several degrees in higher education to earn her doctorate, become an executive coach for the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, and found her own company, Regina Speaking, a presentation and communication resource …
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What is APPR and How Can You Win a New Tablet?

By Leslie James This fall Pikes Peak Community College continues over 16 years of partnership with the Pikes Peak Library District’s program, All Pikes Peak Reads (APPR), a city-wide book club that brings  the Colorado Springs community together with students at PPCC. While reading the book selection, students can also attend live performances and participate …
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Student Spotlight: Adonis Jaramillo, Student President

By Sapphire Gallegos PPCC Student President, Adonis Jaramillo, began his academic journey by taking classes at the college to create a better future for himself and his family. In 2015, Jaramillo was inspired to run for office after he visited Student Life for a passport signature for his AAA class. Since then, his life changed …
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Review: Lipps Inc.’s “Designer Music” is Funktacular, Three Decades Later

    By Camille Liptak It was a lengthy drive, but I arrived at Megan’s house, primed and ready to ride. Megan was less so. She was in the kitchen cleaning up crumbs leftover from her attempts to feed her nephew, Mickey the Menace, and was starting to show her trademark signs of resentment. She …
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Latino Community Luncheon Celebrates Hispanic History

By Camille Liptak and Leslie James The Latino Community Luncheon in Colorado Springs hosted an event on Oct. 11th to create a space for networking, and to commemorate Spanish History month. The missions of coordinators Carmen Abeyta and Anna Marie Ortiz are to organize diverse ideas and viewpoints, and spread educational information for and about …
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College Opportunity Scholarship Boosts Under-served Students

By Joshua Cowden The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Grant is a state-administered program that leverages almost $40,000,000.00 in grant funds specifically for under-served student populations. Pikes Peak Community College Students from Harrison District 2 will benefit most from the continued support of a local grant called the College Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), also known as …
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