PCC's Got Talent show Tuesday evening

The PCC's Got Talent show competition will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in Hoag Theatre.
This event is free and open to everyone. It is sponsored by PCC's Student Activities Board.

Shining Star Committee does double time, presents 2 monthly awardsThe Shining Star Committee didn't have to travel far on Friday to present its awards to the top employee and top student employee of the month. In fact, it didn't have to travel at all. The employee award was presented to Mike Gage, PCC's Director of Academic Advising, in the Go!Zone. Mike was recognized for his passion for doing what is best for students and what will help them the most. A few moments later, Marygail Mello, a student employee in the Financial Aid office, was also recognized. Since Financial Aid is also located in the Go!Zone, the award to Marygail was made in the exact same spot. Marygail's husband and newborn of her 5 children attended the ceremony. A native of San Jose, CA, Marygail was cited for living the PCC Promise to the utmost, always doing a great job of helping students with their needs and always being a positive spirit in handling whatever chore comes her way. Mike and Marygail are pictured here following the announcements made by Michelle Boheim, Chair of the Shining Star Committee..

Money Smarts Week to provide a myriad of financial insightsPCC's Financial Aid department has a wide assortment of insightful seminars scheduled during this week's Money Smarts program that will begin Monday. The seminars are aimed at helping PCC students take control of their finances and understand how to use their money wisely. If you'll just take a little time to attend them, you will enhance your life immearably. Click here to see the complete schedule and descriptions of these informative seminars.

PCC's first Leadership Academy class recognized, laudedYou could say that Friday was a very important day in the near future of PCC. Our first Leadership Academy class of 7 employees was recognized in a special ceremony held in the Barb Fortino Room. PCC President Patty Erjavec and HR's Valerie Switzer presented certificates to the individuals. Patty noted that, although PCC will be losing a big chunk of its leadership through retirement in the coming years, "we're in good hands" because of the new leaders that are being groomed. The Academy was instituted this past fall at PCC to provide a team of employees to become the next generatiion of leaders at the college. Pictured here and recognized for completing the class are (from left) Kathy Kaurmann, Bianca Flores, Lois Denney, Doug Cimino, Kari Yalotz and Trina Jiron. Unable to attend was Tene Greenhood, but her mother represented her at the ceremony.

College Completion Signing Week to take place April 27-30 to urge students to complete their educationPCC and its Alpha Rho Theta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the national honor society for two-year colleges, will conduct a "College Completion Signing Week" April 27-30, culminating with a special mass signing day from 12-1 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, in the Welcome Center. This event is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative aimed at inspiring all students in America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school, whether at a professional training program, a community college, or a 4-year college or university. Student wiill sign a huge banner that will be displayed.

PCC Library will have a huge used paperback & hardcover book sale all day WednesdayThe PCC Library on the Pueblo campus will have a used book sale next week Wednesday, April 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  It willl be selling a large inventory of paperbacks for 50 cents and hardcovers for $1, and it also will have some specialty items for sale via a silent auction. Come by and browse and look for that gem of a book that tickles your reading interest.
Take Back the Night event this Wednesday part of PCC's VAWA series of activities in AprilPCC’s series of activities throughout April in support of the Violence Against Women Act will continue this Wednesday evening (April 22), when the Take Back the Night event is held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the campus courtyard outside the Student Center. Take Back the Night will be a candlelight vigil held to represent PCC taking a stance against domestic violence and sexual assault. It has become a nationwide event, held both in cities and on other college campuses as society moves to make a stand against violence against women. In case the weather does not cooperate, the event will be moved inside to Pueblo Joe's in the Student Center.

Tickets now available for Culinary Arts program's Grand Buffet extravaganza on Sunday, May 3The Culinary Arts program is sure to deliver another outstanding food feast on Sunday, May 3, when the 17th annual Grand Buffet takes place in the Fortino Ballroom. Once again, there will be two serving times -- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Some excellent blues and jazz music will help provide a pleasant experience. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and they are now available by either visiting the GPA Dining Room or calling 549-3326. Seating is limited and advanced purchase of tickets is suggested.

Notes• Mini-seminars - Monday's mini-seminars in the Career & Transfer Center are Choosing a Career at 12:30 p.m. and Career & Transfer Center Orientation at 6 p.m. These are free and open to all PCC students.
• Intervarsity prayer - Intervarsity, a Christian fellowship group, has scheduled a weekly time of prayer and encouragement 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. each Thursday in the Student Center near Pueblo Joe's. Everyone's invited.
• GPA Dining - The GPA Dining Room is a full-service lunch restaurant open to students, faculty, staff, instructors and community members from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday.

Quote for the Day

"Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both." ~ Horace Mann