Tag:

PPCC

Promoting Events to Students is a Collaborative Effort

By Evelin Rivera-Cabral,  Staff Writer Cartoon: By Anna Higgs, Staff Attendance at PPCC extra-curricular events can be spotty, but it isn’t always clear why. Often, the problem is simply that PPCC students struggle to fit school events into their busy schedules. PPCC student, Jaclyn Zagar, said, “the thing is that my schedule is pretty much …
Read more

50th Anniversary Gala Amazes and Raises Scholarship Funds

By Suzanne Seyfi and Devon Martinez, Staff Writers On Oct. 27, PPCC celebrated its 50th anniversary. The party was “so good it can only happen every fifty years,” exclaimed PPCC Foundation Executive Director Lisa James. And a party it was, with live music, fine dining, and a lack of consensus on how to pronounce “gala.” …
Read more

Sliding Aardvarks Return for the 2018-2019 Ski Season Under New Leadership

By Leslie James, Editor The weather has brought hints of winter mixed with fall during the month of October, but as the winter months close in, the Sliding Aardvarks have rejoined to plan outings on the slopes. For $5, students and faculty can join PPCC’s Ski Club, which allows a huge discount for day passes …
Read more

Life Without PPCC Would be…

By Devon Martinez, Staff Writer This month, as PPCC celebrates 50 years of operation, the college can rest assured that it’s been a pivotal institution in Colorado Springs. Student response and research done by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) in 2017 confirms that life without PPCC would be disastrous for the Pikes Peak Region. When …
Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Rod Thirion’s Business is Students

By Israel Larson, Staff Writer Professor Rod Thirion is an ambitious leader who has seen a major evolution in business since beginning his career at PPCC. The Associate Professor of Business, and former Chair of the PPCC Business Department, focuses on teaching his students ethics and the value of hard work. A former PPCC student …
Read more

Poets & Writers Read to a Rapt Audience for Arts Month

PPCC hosted two poetry readings this week to celebrate Poetry & Prose week of Colorado Springs Arts Month. “October is designated Arts Month in many cities nationwide, including Colorado Springs, with the third week dedicated to celebrations of poetry and prose, so these events connect us with the larger community and give our fantastically talented …
Read more

Spooky, Scary, Sweet Halloween Events to Visit

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer Halloween is just around the corner, and Colorado Springs is bursting with sweet, spooky, and scary events! Keep an eye out especially for PPCC’s Fall Family Festival on October 20 and the Centennial Campus screening of A Quiet Place on October 30. free = free $ = 1 to 19 …
Read more

Colorado Springs Mayor Issues Proclamation Detailing PPCC’s Contributions to City

By Suzanne Seyfi, Staff Writer On Tuesday, October 9, Mayor John Suthers proclaimed the week of October 7-13, 2018 as PPCC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration to Colorado Springs’ City Council. The proclamation detailed the contributions of Pikes Peak Community College to the city of Colorado Springs, both numerically and intangibly. Before the proclamation, Garrison Commander Colonel …
Read more