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Faculty Spotlight

PPCC’s Phi Beta Lambda Advances to Nationals

By Dejanique Calloway Last weekend students from Pikes Peak Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda Chapter scored big at the State Leadership Conference. The conference which was held at the Community College of Aurora welcomed chapters from across the State of Colorado to compete in numerous events that involved objective tests and live action role play. …
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Faculty Spotlight: Kris Akse, Community College Champion

By Jodie Bomze Kristian “Kris” Akse, a long-time PPCC faculty member, loves inspiring and challenging students at PPCC. Akse (pronounced ‘AWK-suh’), is a Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) professor and the Professional Photography Department Chair at PPCC. He is also a dual-citizen of the United States and Norway. When he isn’t correcting the pronunciation of his …
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Spotlight: Keith Barnes is Passionate About Including Everyone

By Dejanique Calloway, reporter Keith Barnes, Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion waters the seed of diversity among students and faculty through his work with many organizations at Pikes Peak Community College. One word that describes Barnes: Passionate. If you have ever attended a Q & A with the President, an LGBTQ Alliance meeting, …
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Red Cross Recognizes PPCC Hometown Heroes for Mobile Food Pantry

By Jake Altinger, News Editor The American Red Cross Professors recently honored professor Ann-Marie Manning and Dr. Tiko Hardy with their Hometown Hero Award for their work launching and leading the Mobile Food Pantry program at PPCC. The award honors individuals, businesses and nonprofits who have made a significant difference in the community through courage, …
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Spotlight: New Military Services Director Empowers Student Vets

By Marko Salopek, reporter PPCC’s Director of Military and Veterans Program (MVP), Paul Dececco, says his mission as the new program director is to “empower military personnel, veterans, and their families to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.” Dececco, who has been at his post since Oct. 1, 2017,  grew up in eastern Pennsylvania, …
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Faculty Spotlight: Bruce McCluggage, Passion Personified

By Marko Salopek, reporter Like many of the excellent professors at PPCC, Bruce McCluggage can be summed up with one word: passionate. Anyone who has met McCluggage can attest to this. McCluggage loves talking about students, teaching, and the community, and can discuss these subjects for hours. Twelve years ago, McCluggage started his journey as …
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Faculty Spotlight: 2017’s Adjunct Instructor of the Year Speaks Up

By Sapphire Gallegos, reporter Seated comfortably inside classroom A150, Communications Professor Dorothy Williams had a huge smile on her face, excited to talk about her congratulations on the win of Adjunct Instructor of the Year. “I am honored to be receiving this award,” Williams said as she sat up straight in her chair. For twenty …
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Faculty Spotlight: Emily Forand, 2017’s Faculty of the Year Connects and Respects

By Hannah Manandhar Zwahlen, reporter This year, the Faculty of the Year award was received by College Composition and Reading Professor Emily Forand, who has taught at Pikes Peak Community College for six years. Not only is she a professor, she is also the President of the Colorado Association for Development Education (CoADE), CCR Department …
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Faculty Spotlight: Saundra Bouchie Acts Up

by Bradley Firebird, reporter Beloved Drama Professor Saundra Bouchie, a former movie production assistant and independent filmmaker, brings her passion for the arts to Pikes Peak Community College. Bouchie currently teaches several drama classes: Acting I and II, Voice and Articulation, Play writing, Dialects, Intro to Film Art and Theatre Appreciation. Bouchie says she became …
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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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