No classes Monday - but still plenty going on

Classes won’t be held on Monday, Feb. 15 due to a faculty professional development day, but the Learning Center, Testing Center and library will be open regular hours and tutoring will be available – and don’t forget to pick up some new-to-you books at the annual book sale:


STEM speaker captivates PCC audience

Bill Scott, an alumnus of PCC (Southern Colorado State College), shared his experiences as a flight test engineer with a responsive audience Wednesday as part of PCC’s Stars of STEM speaker series. Scott immediately captured the crowd’s attention with stories from his engineering and in-flight experiences. He also was a reporter for more than 20 years with Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine and now writes fiction and nonfiction books. Scott is shown here with Joey Mathews, director of PCC’s STEM Career and Technical Education.

Scholarship workshops scheduled

Students, there’s still time to apply for the 2016-17 PCC Foundation Scholarship. Information sessions will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Learning Center, Room 051, on the following dates: Wednesday, Feb. 17, Friday, Feb. 19, Wednesday, March 16 and Friday, March 18. Students will receive help with the application. The foundation will award $360,000 in scholarships. Don't miss out! More information is available on the foundation website.


Notes . . .

• Scholarship fair on Tuesday - Don't forget to check out the free scholarship fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the lobby of the Student Center. Representatives from organizations throughout the community will be on campus to discuss the scholarships that are available and students will be able to attend scholarship essay-writing workshops at noon and 1 p.m. and fill out applications on site. Contrary to popular belief, many scholarships don’t require a perfect GPA – and there are many scholarships available to students who are already in college. Come see what opportunities are available to help pay for your college education.  

 • Tech Tuesday - This month’s Tech Tuesday will feature a debate among members of PCC’s Philosophy club about Artificial Intelligence. Come to the STEM Center (AB 150) at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 to witness some of our bright minds at work!

• May the Force be with you - Display your video game prowess on PCC Game Night with Star Wars Battlefront at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. The first-place winner will receive a $100 Game Stop gift card and second place will earn you a $50 card. Current students and employees who would like to participate need to register in the ASG office (Student Center, Room 251) or email by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. If emailing, please include your name, S number and a valid phone number.


Quote for the Day

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." ~ Abraham Lincoln