Scholarship recipients meet their donors Tuesday

All students who are attending PCC on a Foundation scholarship will meet their donors at Tuesday's Foundation Scholarship Reception at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom.

Let's all help keep our PCC campus safe and secure Recent tragedies on college campuses remind us of that safety is still the No. 1 priority at PCC. With that in mind, PCC has scheduled two Safety & Security forums this Tuesday, one for students and the other for faculty and staff, and both will be in Hoag Theatre. Here are the times:
• Forum for students - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
• Forum for faculty & staff - 3:30-4:30 p.m.

We invite everyone to attend their respective forum and join in the discussion.

Students can get personal, custom street signs madeAll PCC Students will be able to get a custom street sign made for free in the Sign Shop event that will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Monday and Tuesday this week in the Welcome Center. This is always an extremely popular event that draws a huge crowd. It is sponsored by PCC’s Student Life.






Faculty and staff are invited to meet our new SCCC DeanAll PCC employees are invited to meet Tonya Nelson, our new SCCC Executive Dean, in a reception that will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the President’s Office in the Central Administration Building.

Learn about solar power as Technology Tuesdays beginOur new STEM Center will begin a new series of Technology Tuesdays for students on October 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Davis AB-150. Dean Sena will conduct a demonstration and workshop about solar power, and students will be able to put together their own solar-powered vehicle on a first-come basis. Yummy FREE pizza will be available to all who attend.

Inspiring words mark grand opening of new STEM CenterOur new STEM Center had a rousing grand opening/news conference and ribbon cutting last Friday as PCC officials, local company representatives and one of our students provided inspirational addresses that spoke highly of the center and how it will eventually help students and local industry. Marketing & Communications Director Erin Hergert served as emcee, and STEM Center Director Joey Mathews (pictured at podium) and PCC President Dr. Patty Erjavec showed their excitment for both the center itself but even more for how it will be benefitting students. STEM student Anna Carriere agreed with them, commenting on how the STEM equipment and projects will be a true asset. The business people touched on various topics, all of them related to how the STEM Center is an investment in the future for Pueblo and that those with a STEM education have almost limitless job opportunities. The event had its lighter moments as well, as robots Patty (pictured here) and Ray wowed the large audience by carrying on a conversation that included a bit of body language, alll programmed by students Michele Barnes and Walter Jones. Cutting the ribbon held by Mathews and Erjavec are students in the Women in STEM portion of the President's Leadership Program.

Promise trainings scheduled for new PCC employeesNew employees as well as work-study students have their choice of two Promise Training sessions that have been scheduled:
Monday, Oct. 5 - 1:30-2:30 pm, AB-210M
Tuesday, Oct. 13 - 2-3 p.m., AB-210M
Please RSVP by e-mailing or calling 549-3455. There is no need to RSVP if you are already participating in New Employee Orientation.

Best of Pueblo winners will be announced WednesdayGold, silver and bronze medal winners in the Pueblo Chieftain's Best of Pueblo contest that was held recently will be announced Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pueblo Convention Center. PCC has won the Best Place to Work gold medal the past 2 years and is one of the 3 finalists this year.

Series of transfer information seminars begins this weekPCC students planning to transfer to pursuit a bachelor’s degree after completing their studies will welcome the new series of transfer information seminars that have been scheduled by our Career & Transfer Center in the lower level of the Student Center. The first is titled Preparing to Transfer, and it will take place 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. The seminars are free and open to all PCC students.

Note• Fountain dedication - At 10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 10, a formal dedication of the Hoag Plaza Fountain Project will be conducted on site in front of the MT Building.

Quote for the Day

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned in order
to have the life that is waiting for us."
~ E. M. Forster