Campus success: Student Pantry turns 2

It may be difficult to believe, but the PCC Student Pantry is already two years old. In that span, nearly 8,000 students have visited to take advantage of the food and toiletry items that are offered at no cost, said ASG Vice President Austin Beebe. Austin was a driving force behind the pantry's creation. Students working at the Fremont Campus pantry have started their own initiative; Alex Neighbours and Aaron Mankel (front of picture) showed students some of the food options that are possible by preparing a meal from the items on hand. Pictured with Alex and Aaron are (rear, from left) Elsa Tursick, Joe Neighbours and Amanda Montoya.Congratulations to all involved with the pantries in Pueblo and Canon City.

PCC Broncos fans reap rewards

Congratulations to Trio Student Support Services Director Andrea Martinez and student Dustin Rowe, who were winners of the PCC Bookstore Broncos giveaway. The winners are shown here on either side of bookstore manager Adrian Medina. Thanks to their obvious Broncos spirit, Andrea won a Bluetooth sound bar and Dustin took home a grill/smoker.

Free self-defense classes for the PCC community

Student Life and the PCC Recreation Center will hold free beginner self-defense classes at 8:30 a.m. and noon Friday, Feb. 12 in the rec center group fitness room. The classes are open to all PCC students and employees but there is a maximum of 18 openings per class. Stop by the rec center or call 549-3063 to register. The classes are being offered as part of an awareness campaign about the Violence Against Women Act.

Bundles of books ready for annual sale

Clear some space on your shelves and get ready to add to your book collection. The PCC Foundation Scholarship book sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15 and 16, in the Commons area of the Davis Academic Building. All hardback books will be $1 each and paperbacks will be 50 cents. Cash, check and credit cards will be accepted. All money raised from the sale goes to scholarships for PCC students; last year’s total was more than $2,500.


Notes . . .

• Lunch and Learn - PCC's Health and Wellness Working Group will host Lunch and Learn on Friday, Feb. 12 in the Hoag Theater on the lower level of the Davis Academic Building. Jason Milanesi, PCC’s director of clinical education respiratory care, will speak about practical stress reduction with a focus on mindfulness. Sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Those attending are welcome to bring their lunch.

• Sucker sale - Trio Student Support Services will sell suckers and candy grams on Thursday, Feb. 11 and Friday, Feb. 12 for Valentine’s Day. Suckers will be $1 and candy grams $2. They’ll be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Student Center and the Davis Academic Building. Candy grams – for faculty, staff and work-study students – must be purchased by 3 p.m. Friday so they can be delivered before the end of the day.

• TRiO Fundraiser - Trio Upward Bound will hold a Mexican dinner and silent auction fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 in the Fortino Ballroom. Tickets are $10 and include dinner and entertainment from local mariachi and ballet folklorico groups. A silent auction also will be held. Tickets are available in the Davis Academic Building, Room 154. For information, call 549-3254.


Quote for the Day

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." ~ Thomas Edison