PCC celebrating holiday on Friday, July 3

Because the Fourth of July holiday falls on a Saturday this year, PCC will celebrate it the previous day - Friday, July 3. All PCC campuses will be closed that day.

PCC to offer Barbering certificate program beginning in Fall SemesterPCC has added a Barbering certificate program to its Cosmetology department offerings, and the 3-semester program will begin with the upcoming 2015 Fall Semester. This will be an evening program running from 3 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursday. The program will teach students job skills, customer communication, and shop procedures. Besides instruction in many areas, there will be clinical practice that will involve working on the public under supervision. The program will mimic actual shop procedures in order to prepare students for working in the field. Applications are available at the Cosmetology Building, located at the corner of Abriendo and Thatcher. More information is available from Michele Edwards at (719) 549-3162 or michele.edwards@pueblocc.edu.

Kids' College to take a break before resuming for older kids in JulyRegistration is continuing for the final two weeks of the PCC Kids' College that will take place July 6-17 for children in grades 4 and up. There is a real kaleidoscope of classes available, and the schedule of classes can be found on PCC’s website at www.pueblocc.edu/KidsCollege and in booklets that have been placed throughout campus. Kids' College combines learning and fun in a nice mesh, and it's a great opportunity for your kids to learn some totally different things. For information, call 549-3252.

Alternate programs available at PCC for earning a high school diplomaPersons who have left the traditional educational system and are between the ages of 17 and 20 can still get their high school diploma via alternate means that are available at PCC. To learn about the Gateway to College credit-based program and the Enhanced Alternative Diploma (GED) program, RSVP at 549-3096 to attend an information session on either July 22 or Aug. 4, both of which will start at 3:30 p.m. in our Occhiato Theater.

Community members needed to become mentors for PCC studentsPCC is seeking community members to become mentors for PCC students. Requirements include attending a 1-hour training session in August, meeting with the mentee once a month, and having regular contact with the mentee via phone, e-mail, etc. The role isn't taxing but can yield HUGE benefits to our students. If you know of a community member, preferably a leader, who might be interested in helping a PCC student, have him/her contact Jamie Peralta at 549-3282 or via e-mail at Jamie.Peralta@pueblocc.edu. a

Pueblo Municipal Band concerts continue in amphitheater through Aug. 2 The Pueblo Municipal Band's series of summer concerts will are continuing each Sunday evening in the Wells Fargo outdoor amphitheater and will run for 8 consecutive weeks. The concerts will start at 7 p.m until July 19, when the starting time moves up to 6:30 p.m. because of the dwindling daylight. The Municipal Band is a professional-level concert band comprised of approximately 70 musicians participating. The band performs under the direction of Conductor Mark Emery. It has a different "theme" each week, so there are new songs played at each concert. This is the band's 101st anniversary since its founding.

Loan disbursements to be unavailable at end of academic fiscal year Because of the end of PCC's fiscal year on Tuesday, June 30, there will be no disbursements or refunds the week of June 29-July 3. Loans will be disbursed/refunded the week of July 6-10 for first-time loan borrowers and during the second half of summer semester for previous loan borrowers. Those with questions or needing more information should call the Financial Aid office at 549-3020.

Leaders wanted to help students take their first step to success at orientationPCC is seeking New Student Orientation leaders for students who will be starting at PCC in the upcoming 2015 Fall Seemster. YOU can help provide the information, motivation and inspiration that these students to feel comfortable and confident entering a new era of their lives. You'll earn a leadership stipend, too. Apply online at: http://fs3.formsite.com/pueblocc/form135/index.html. Or stop at the Go!Zone and tell them you'd like to apply. Applications are due by Friday, July 10. Availability for training and orientation sessions is needed.

Notes• Bookstore reopens - The PCC Bookstore on the Pueblo campus has concluded its inventory and will be open for business beginning Wednesday, July 1.
• Food pantry - The Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center will be open 1-5 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday this week to provide free non-perishable food and personal hygiene items to current students.
• Work-studies needed - The Pueblo Cashier's Office is seeking to fill 4 work-study positions (3 Accounting Clerk/Cashier Assistant) and  (1 VA/ Cashier Assistant ). Students should apply via Career Connections.
• Be a mentor - APT and Classified employees are needed as mentors for new employees to help them acclimate more easily to PCC. E-mail Lamp@pueblocc.edu to participate.

Quote for the Day

“Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take."
~ Christopher Reeve