Show your PCC spirit on Friday

All faculty, instructors, staff and students on all PCC campuses are encouraged to show their Panther pride this Friday by wearing their favorite PCC apparel on what will be another "Spirit Friday."

Fall Semester will start in 6 1/2 weeks -- it's time to register for classes The 2015 Fall Semester will begin on Monday, Aug. 24, which will be here in a jiffy. Avoid the big crowds, increase your choieces of classes, and save yourself some late worry and hassles by registering now in the Go!Zone enrollment center on your respective PCC campus. If you will be a new student, be aware that the staff there can guide you through the enrollment, academic and financial aid advising, and registration process quickly and efficiently. The Fall Semester is just 46 days away.

Fremont Campus conducting career-focused information session on June 21Community members, including those who might be looking to change their academic area of focus, are invited to the Back for the Future information session that will take place 5:30-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in the Fremont Campus' Student Commons. There will be a short program regarding academic degrees and certificates and how to get started. Also learn about advising as well as financial aid and student clubs. A light dinner will be served, and there will be free prizes. RSVPs are requested by Friday, July 17, by calling (719) 296-6106.

PCC employees should check their benefits status for accuracyWith the start of the new fiscal year and the new benefits plan period as of July 1, all benefits-eligible employees are encouraged to review their benefits to ensure they are correct. This can be done by accessing the Benefit screen on the Portal, which is on the Employee Tab. If you believe any of your benefits are inaccurately reflected, please contact Human Resources at 549-3220.

PCC students in law- or justice-related fields eligible to apply for scholarshipsDavis Law Group has launched the 2015-16 Law & Justice Scholarship Contest, which will award $2,000 to three students who aspire for careers in the Law & Justice field. College-enrolled applicants must be interested in a career as a law and justice field. For extensive information, go to:

Alternate paths to a high school diploma are available at PCCPersons 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.

PFLAG dinner to help support Foundation's scholarship program Make your plans now to attend the PFLAG Scholarship Dinner that will take place 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Gold Dust Saloon. Tickets to the PFLAG Scholarship Dinner are $11 and may be purchased at the PCC Foundation office in the Davis Academic Building (AB-194). Included in your ticket price is one of the Gold Dust's hamburger selections as well as a side order. A percentage of all meals sold will benefit the PCC Foundation and its student scholarship program.

Senior Law Day will provide tons of useful information for senior citizensThe third annual Senior Law Day will be a service and information bonanza for senior citizens of Pueblo County and those who care for them. It will take place in the Fortino Ballroom on Saturday, Aug. 15, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and seminars following from 9 a.m. to noon. It will provide important and useful legal information on many issues facing our growing senior citizen population. There will be 3 featured speakers on different senior-related topics, and attendees can schedule FREE on-site visits with lawyers from throughout the community and visit with reps from 30 senior-related businesses and organizations. For more information, click here.

NotesWork-studies needed - The Pueblo Financial Aid office is seeking to fill 2 work-study positions  Students should apply via Career Connections.
• Bookstore charges - PCC Bookstore charges will begin Monday, Aug. 10, and will end Friday, Sept. 4.
• Food pantry - The Panther Student Pantry in the Learning Center will be open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday 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.

Quote for the Day

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master."
~ Ernest Hemingway