Coming next week: Lessons in Leadership ceremony

A Certificate Ceremony for participants in this fall's Lessons in Leadership program will be held 3:30-5:00 p.m. next week Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Student Center's Barb Fortino Room.

PCC partnership with St. Mary-Corwin to be showcased for Lt. Governor todayColorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia and reps from the Colorado Community College System, including President Dr. Nancy McCallin, will tour PCC’s Simulation and Surgical Technology labs at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center today (Friday, Oct. 24) and also will visit the emergency testing operations house that we utilize on Orman Avenue across from the hospital. It is part of the selection of PCC’s partnership with SMC as one of the outstanding Colorado Completes programs. Everyone is invited to join them.

PCC had huge turnout and brought home some major artillery in 2014 Corporate Cup The numbers are in, the results have been recorded, and on Thursday the Corporate Cup medals shown here were awarded by PCC President Patty Erjavec to the individuals who placed in the top 3 of their age divisions. In the group photo below are medal winners, committee members and HR folks that helped give PCC a substantial impact in the Corporate Cup competition. They are (front row, from left) Dave Siguenza (2nd in hoop shoot, 40-49), Karen Ramos, 3rd in bike predict, 30-39, and event coordinator), Gary Franchi (1st in duathlon, 60-69), and Kristin Crowley (committee member and events coordinator); (back row, from left) are Butch Batchelder (Corporate Cup Director), Larry Harmon (committee member), and Ken Nufer (H.R. Director). Medalists unable to attend Thursday's awards presentation were Violet Hernandez (3rd in mile run, 18-29), Peggy Oreskovich (1sts in both the duathlon and mile run, 50-59), and Tomas Duran (3rd in duathlon, 60-69). PCC also took first place and a plaque in the T-shirt Design Contest. PCC had a total of 114 participants this year, a substantial increase from the 83 who took part in the 2013 Corporate Cup.

Support Upward Bound students by participating in Sunday's Bowling & Costume PartyThe Parent Advisory Council for our TRiO Upward Bound program has scheduled a Bowling & Costume Party from 1:30 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26, at Big Daddy's Bowl in the Sunset Shopping Center. This event is a fundraiser for the Upward Bound students' senior trip and the entire PCC community (students, faculty and staff) is urged to participate by either having a team, sponsoring a lane or providing an item for a silent auction. There will be awards for best team theme as well as best costume for both adult and kid categories. For more information, call Cindy at 671-8741 or Tracy at 549-3496.

PCC students urged to apply for lucrative Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarshipsCurrent students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree starting in the fall 2015 semester after completing their studies at PCC are urged to apply for Jack Kent Cooke Foundation scholarships. Students must have a cumulative 3.5 or better GPA and be able to demonstrate unmet financial need. These are great scholarships that award as much as $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year undergraduate institution. It covers tuition, living expenses, books and other required fees. More information and a scholarship application form is available online at The application deadline is Dec. 2, 2014.

Book your dental screening appointment to qualify for reduced-cost restorative servicesThe final 2 Restoration Clinics scheduled by our Expanded Functions Dental Assisting students will take place 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the next two Saturdays (tomorrow, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1) in MT-130. You can get screened this Saturday by calling 549-3246 - leave your name and phone number. The final session is just for restorations. You can get fillings at great savings. Any other treatment needed will be referred either to the PCC Dental Clinic or to a dentist.

Culinary Arts priming to conduct 16th annual Grand Buffet feast on Sunday, Nov. 16The traditional late-semester Grand Buffet hosted by our Culinary Arts program will have its 16th annual run on Sunday, Nov. 16, in our Fortino Ballroom, and the event will have a "Steel City" theme. There will be 2 serving times: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m., and tickets for the event will be available starting this Friday, Oct. 24, in the GPA Dining Room. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 per child, and advance purchase is recommended since seating is limited. To reserve your tickets now, call 549-3326. Then get ready to enjoy a delectable dining adventure!

Job Fair to have several dozen employers available to meet with studentsStudents and members of the community interested in learning about current and future employment opportunities as well as qualifying factors are encouraged to attend the Job Fair that will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, in our Fortino Ballroom. Approximately 40 employees from a wide variety of occupations will have representatives available to provide information and answer questions. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their résumé and be prepared to meet with employers.

Departments encouraged to participate in ASG's Trick or Treat Street next ThursdayStudents are encouraged to bring their kids to attend ASG's annual Trick or Treat Street that will take place next week Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Fortino Ballroom. Several PCC clubs and departments will be passing out candy and/or doing an activity for kids. We encourage students and their families to wear costumes, and there will be plenty of candy and games for the entire family. An added feature will be the Corn Maze that is pictured here. Departments still wanting to participate can contact ASG at 549-3300 or via e-mail at

Notes• Candy donations - Phi Theta Kappa is seeking donations of bags of candy for the Trick or Treat Street slated for Thursday, Oct. 30. Donation boxes are behind the counter in the Learning Center and in the Rad Tech building.
• Meet the author - A talk and book signing with Paula McClain, whose "The Paris Wife' book is the All Pueblo Reads selection this fall, will take place at 2 p.m. this Sunday at Pueblo's Rawlings Library. This is free and open to everyone. The entry doors will open at 1 o'clock.
Ask a Lawyer - The topic of this week’s "Ask a Lawyer" TV series is Family Law & Divorce. Broadcast days and times on Channel 19 are: 7 p.m. Mon & Fri, 2 p.m. Tues & Thurs, 9 a.m. Wed & Sat, and noon Sun.

Quote for the Day

“They're only truly great who are truly good." ~ George Chapman