State Board members to visit PCC on Thursday

Members of the State Board will be visiting PCC's Pueblo campus this Thursday to tour a couple of areas and for a reception with everyone at 3:40 p.m. in the STEM Center.

PCC voted "Best Place to Work" in Pueblo for 3rd year in a rowThis is a habit we can live with. Easily. For the third consecutive year, PCC has been voted the “Best Place to Work” in the “2015 Best of Pueblo” contest sponsored by The Pueblo Chieftain. Winners are determined based on the public’s votes during a two-week voting period in the summer, and this year’s contest drew approximately 50,000 votes. This is a tremendous honor and is a tribute to everyone who helps promote the role and mission of Pueblo Community College.


PCC community bids warm farwell and "good luck" to CarriannCarriann Martinez has been around PCC as a student, work-study, recruiter and director for about 25 years (many of them as Carriann Rael), and she made many friends here because of her professionalism, organizational skills, work ethic and pleasant personalitly. So, dozens of employees showed up in the Barb Fortino Room on Wednesday to bid her well on her last day of employment at PCC. Carriann will now be devoting more time to her three young kids while managing some of her and her husband's business interests. Here, Carriann (left) is pictured with work cohorts (from left) Dominique Son, Julie Alexander and Kari Monack.

PCC students to place focus on Mental Health AwarenessStudent Life is marking Mental Health Awareness this week. Monday, a Brain Art & Relaxation Therapy event will include many different activities 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Welcome Center and the Quiet Study room in the Student Center. The Semicolon movement also will be celebrated in the Welcome Center to give hope and love to those who struggle with depression or other mental health issues.

PCC audience shows its support for victims of Portland tragedyDozens of sudents, staff and faculty gathered near the flagpoles in front of the Central Building at noon Thursday as PCC's observed a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the recent Umpqua Community College tragedy in Portland, Oregon. PCC President Dr. Patty Erjavec set the tone beforehand with a few words to the audience, thanking them for showing their support for the victims, their families and the college by attending the solemn occasion together in a show of solidarity.

Spectrum Club invites everyone to discuss issues at forumPCC's Spectrum Club invites everyone at PCC to attend a forum to discuss issues about gender and sexuality and the struggles for rights. It will take place 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, in the Barb Fortino Room in the Student Center (Room 200). Learn what all of the letters mean (LGBTQ+) and especially what YOU can do to be an ally. Come to learn or to share your experience.

Seminars aim to help students who will seek bachelor's degreePCC students planning to transfer to pursuit a bachelor’s degree after completing their PCC studies can benefit greatly from a new series of free transfer information seminars that have been scheduled by our Career & Transfer Center in the lower level of the Student Center. Here is the upcoming schedule:
• Monday, Oct. 12 - "Using Career Connections to Find a Job," 2-3 pm.
• Tuesday, Oct. 13 - "Résumés That Get Results," 2-3 pm, and "Choosing the Right
Career," 3:30-4:30 pm.
• Wednesday, Oct. 14 - "Interviewing to Get the Job," 9:30-10:30 am & 3:30-4:30 pm
• Thursday, Oct. 15 - Open Session - "Let's Talk," 3-4 p.m.

Notes• Let's converse - Everyone's invited to the Conversations Days session that will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on all PCC campus. The topic is "Valuing People."
• Fountain dedication - The dedication of the Hoag Plaza Fountain Project will take place at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 10), in front of the MT Building.
• Dustin Pari - This Friday, everyone's invited to see Dustin Pari, of Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth TV fame, from 5 to 9 p.m. in Hoag Theatre. Admission is free.
• Promise training - The next PCC Promise training sessions for new employees and work-study students will be Tuesday, Oct. 13. RSVP to or call 549-3455.

Quote for the Day

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
~ William James