Healthy OpportunitiesThe Magazine of the Pueblo Community College Foundation & Alumni Association Volume 6 • Issue 1 • Fall 2011
A Message from the President2 ~ LEGACY Dear Friends and Colleagues: Mary Chavez, PTA, MEd, At Pueblo Community College, we offer seventeen was appointed the Dean of health-related programs – the most of any one college within Health Professions and Public the Colorado Community College System. However, it is not Safety in July of this year. Mary so much about the quantity as it is the quality of educational brings a proven track record of opportunities that these programs provide to our students. leadership and dedication to The average pass rate for a PCC student who sits for a related PCC in that she most recently national health exam is 95% (or greater). In addition, our Police served as Department Chair for Academy and Fire Science students also have an impressive the Physical Therapist Assistant Patty Erjavec, MNM 100% pass rate. The top three areas of emphasis of degrees program. I appreciate Mary’s President awarded at PCC are in Nursing, Physical Therapist Assistant thoughtful, deliberate approach and Radiologic Technician. Likewise, the top three certificates to providing quality programming awarded are in Emergency Medical Services, Nursing Aide and and look for great things to come under her leadership! Phlebotomy Technician. This issue of Legacy magazine focuses If you come to visit our Pueblo campus on any given day, on our Division of Health Professions and Public Safety, and you may see our EMT students practicing out on the lawn, the we are pleased to have this opportunity to highlight many parking lot or in a hallway, running a scenario of a cardiac arrest outstanding programs, students, and faculty and staff. or extricating a “patient” from a parked vehicle. The students must learn how to respond to a wide variety of patients, from splinting a leg to delivering a baby. You may also see Fire Honor the Science program students working on confined space rescue or Past Ensure vehicle extrication. A highlight of the Vehicle Extrication course the Future is the students’ use of state-of-the-art eDraulic extrication tools. And, finally, don’t be surprised if you witness our Publisher – PCC Foundation Police Academy students challenging each other to improve Editor – Diane Porter their agility with rigorous calisthenics drills in preparation for Designer – Diane Hochevar P.O.S.T. certification. It is important to note that many of these programs are offered at our branch campus locations as well, Volume 6 • Issue 1 thus providing a good example of how great, practical and Fall 2011 experiential learning can be found college-wide. Published semiannually by the I hope you enjoy this publication; and when the last page Pueblo Community College Foundation & Alumni Association is turned over, I hope it is with a smile on your face and a true 900 W. Orman Avenue, AB 194 • Pueblo, CO 81004 appreciation for the great educational opportunities offered 719 549-3303 at Pueblo Community College, the outstanding faculty and Contributors to Legacy: staff who instruct and support our students, and of course, the Colleen Armstrong, Vice President, Finance; Shawna Chamberlain, many terrific students who benefit from the rigors of academic Chair, Medical Imaging Technologies; Mary Chavez, Dean, Health Professions and Public Safety; Cathy Coram, Nursing Coordinator, PCC excellence that PCC provides. Fremont; Patty Erjavec, MNM, President, PCC; Kathy Figueroa, PCCF As always, I sincerely thank you for your continued support Coordinator; Bianca Flores, PCCF Administrative Assistant; Juanita Fuentes, Dean, Community Education & Training; Gary Franchi, Public for the college and would welcome any opportunity to discuss Relations Specialist; Jeanne Gardner, Director, Library Services; Ryan more about the full continuum of educational opportunities at Griego, President, PCC Foundation; Erin Hergert, Director of Marketing Pueblo Community College. & Communications; Jennifer Herman, Dean, PCC Fremont; Charles Hurley, Graphic Artist Marketing & Communications; Ed Iniguez, PCC During the preparation of this issue of Legacy, our dear Alumni, PCC Purchasing; Karen Kissell, RN, BSN, Dept. Chair, Nursing friend and long-time supporter Tony Fortino passed away. I Aide; Mary Kubek, Chair, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice; encourage you to read the special tribute to him on page 17. Delia Lechtenberg, Dept. Chair, Respiratory Care & Polysomnographic Technologist; Janice Lemieux, English Pro Shop; Shirley Marino, Faculty/ Tony’s belief in the mission of Pueblo Community College Coordinator, Medical, Pharmacy, and Phlebotomy Techs, Occupational fueled his generosity and made many of our programs possible. Therapy Assistant; Dawn Mathis, Dept. Chair, EMS Education Coordinator; Jeanette McWilliams, Massage Therapy Coordinator; With warm regards, Connie Oelrich, Admin. Assistant III, PCC Fremont; Jamie Patti, Faculty, English; Shannon South, Dean, SCCC–West; Eva Tapia, MSN, RN, MP-BC Director, Nursing; Philip Trejo, Director, Center of Teaching Excellence and Academic Leadership; Lynn Urban, PhD, Dean, SCCC– East; Lee Vanden Bosch, RN, Coordinator, Nurse Aid; Tricia Vigil, Chair, Patty Erjavec, MNM Occupational Therapy Assistant; Brenda Wallerstedt, Medical Assistant; President Alan Ziff, Chair, Fire Science Technology www.pueblocc.edu/about us/foundation
The Health Meet the New Dean Professions and Mary Chavez Public Safety Mary Chavez was recently appointed Dean of Health Professions & Public Safety. Mary has been a part of Pueblo Division Community College since 1991, starting as a part-time instructor in the physical therapist assistant (PTA) program,The Health Professions and moving to full-time in 1992 and then becoming the chair ofPublic Safety Division at Pueblo the PTA program in 2007. Mary has worked in the physicalCommunity College offers more therapy profession in a variety of practice settings, includingthan 16 associate degree and private practice, nursing homes, and hospitals. She hascertificate programs. There are an AAS degree from Colby Community College in Colby,many exciting opportunities for Kansas; a BS in Biology from the University of Southerncareers in health care and public Colorado; and an MA in Education, Curriculum, and Instruction from the University ofsafety, and . . . Phoenix. She has been an active member of numerous professional, civic, and community organizations, receiving state-wide recognition for contributions to the profession of physicalPCC offers more therapy.programs in these Over the past 19 years at Pueblo Community College, she has served on various college committees and has been active in assisting the college towards its vision of being a premierfields than any other teaching institution. Mary states, “I am excited to take on the role of Dean of Health andcommunity college in Public Safety and to have this opportunity to continue the tradition of excellence and to guide the division to new opportunities to provide our students successful pathways tothe state of Colorado. careers and personal growth.” Pueblo CommunityCollege reaches out to southernColorado with campuses inPueblo, Fremont, SCCCEast (Durango) and SCCCWest (Cortez/Mancos) andthe Health and Public SafetyDivision offers innovativeprograms and state-of-the-artequipment at each of them. Any student accepted to ahealth or public safety program Customized Three types ofat Pueblo Community Collegewill be welcomed by dedicatedand knowledgeable faculty who Workforce Contributionsare committed to providing aneducational environment that Training Unrestricted Contributionsteaches students not only the can be made to the Pueblo Pueblocontent of the discipline but a Economic & Community College Foundationlove for their chosen profession, WORKFORCE and allocated to the area of Development Divisiona sense of professionalism and a Community College greatest need for studentcommitment to lifelong learning. support. • Over 2600 people trained in one yearStudents are respected and listento and encouraged to be an • Topics ranging from technical to safety Restricted Contributions to a to operational excellenceactive participant in their journey specific area in the college, such as • Recipient of the coveted Bellwether Award, of education and knowledge. “Top Ten” in the nation a departmental, named or endowedAll students are provided with • Flexible delivery options: at the company scholarship fund, or the Fremontopportunities to obtain the location or on the college campus Capital Campaign.support needed to make their • Dedicated workforce training staff with Named Gifts to establish a newsuccess a reality, and faculty years of in-the-field experience • Partners with other educational providers, scholarship.and staff are there to celebrate and agencies to serve the state’s employers If you would like morestudents’ accomplishments andsuccesses along with them. 900 W. Orman Ave. • Pueblo, CO 81004 information about contributions 1 ~ LEGACY to the PCC Foundation, please 1-866-478-3256 contact Executive Director, Diane for more information . . . www.pueblocc.edu/Community Outreach/ Business Development Porter, at 719-549-3303. Contact Mary Chavez at 719-549-3353
From the PCCF President2 ~ LEGACY & Executive Director Dear Pueblo Community College Supporters and Friends, Pueblo Community College FOUNDATION This fall issue of the Legacy magazine is focusing on PCC’s health programs. The College and PCC Foundation recognize the need for health caregivers in our community. Hundreds PCC Foundation Annual Report of students enroll annually in programs such as Nursing, Year Ended June 30, 2011 Occupational Therapy, Emergency Medical Services, Nutrition, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene and a number of allied STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION health programs. The PCC Foundation strives to provide the scholarships that will financially assist a number of students so ASSETS Current Assets $263,438 that they are able to earn a degree at PCC. Receivables 155,687 The PCC Foundation is honored to report that a significant Prepaid Expenses 2,833 number of our scholarship recipients in the Nursing and Radiology Investments 6,086,249 programs have successfully passed their exams for licensing, Total Assets $6,508,207 an average of 90% passing for all PCC nursing students. The school has quality programs and the PCC Foundation is doing LIABILITIES its part to solicit more supporters to provide the opportunity Accounts Payable $20,515 Other Liabilities 9,908 for more students to earn a degree and enhance their careers. Total Liabilities $30,423 We are working to help educate our community. The school is very successful and effective because it has a strong relationship NET ASSETS with community health care partners along with corporate and Unrestricted $689,533 individual contributors. Temporarily Restricted 4,709,865 On behalf of the PCC students, Board of Directors, Permanently Restricted 1,078,386 volunteers and staff, we thank you for your ongoing support and Total Net Assets $6,477,784 your interest in our students. You are a significant reason why we Total Liabilities have been able to allocate more than $2.5 million in scholarships and Net Assets $6,508,207 over the years. Your ongoing support is extremely important to the growth of the Foundation and STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES the school’s programs. REVENUE Contributions/Fundraising/In-kind $850,705 Finally, the PCC Foundation Investment Income 159,411 board and staff send our heartfelt Rental Revenue 98,962 condolences to the family of our Other 28,846 founder, Tony Fortino. A wonderful Total Revenue & Support 1,137,924 tribute to him is on page 17. EXPENSES Ryan Griego Program Expenses $172,813 PCC Foundation President Sincerely, Scholarships 469,632 Management & General 169,613 Fundraising Expenses 165,303 Total Expenses $977,361 Ryan Griego 2010 – 2012 President Change in Net Asset Value 160,563 Board of Directors Total Expenses & Change in Net Asset Value $1,137,924 Diane C. Porter Net Assets – June 30, 2010 $6,317,221 Executive Director Net Assets – June 30, 2011 $6,477,784 Diane Porter PCC Foundation Executive Director Pueblo Community College Foundation Mission To provide funding to Pueblo Community College and its students through Foundation-approved fundraising activities for student scholarships and special needs identified by the College.
PCC Library Supports Health Programs The PCC Library team promotes holdings and authoritative Internet success for its health students by resources. providing services both on campus and The Library provides books in print online – 24/7. These services include and online formats that support the orientations, reference assistance, health curricula. The eBook collection research guides, eTextbooks, eBooks, includes recommended textbooks and and databases. current textbooks. Because of their At the request of the department format, the eBooks are available when chair or faculty member, students the student needs them. receive orientations that are tailored Health students may set up a journal Damea Lee, to their research projects. In support alert that notifies them when a current Health Information Systems major, of the orientations, the library staff issue of a journal is available and can be uses the library’s research capabilities. has developed research guides for read online. This “go green” option saves different programs of study – Dental, students money, provides flexibility, and These efforts ensure that health Emergency Medical Services, Nursing, solves the dilemma of what to do with students at all four campuses have Occupational Therapy, Physical journal back issues. Databases specific to access to the resources they need to Therapy, Radiology, and Respiratory health provide access to full text journal help them succeed in their course of Care. These quick guides to resources articles, evidence-based care sheets, and study. provide information on collection current reference material. for more information . . . The Pueblo Community Contact Jeanne Gardner College (PCC) Foundation exists to provide funding for at 719-549-3308 PCC students and bridge the gap between the needs and resources of Pueblo PCCF EXECUTIVE BOARD Community College. Our President Ryan Griego nonprofit, tax exempt Vice President Sharon Swerdfeger Purpose corporation, was established in 1981 to raise funds to provide Secretary Renee Rodriquez Treasurer Jay Dammann and assistance to students who PCCF BOARD of DIRECTORS Vision wish to enhance their lives through education and training. Rogene Armstrong Matthew Bailey Carlos Baca Carla M. Barela Historically, the Foundation Kaleigh Barnard Amos Cordova supports the college in areas that are not supported by the Dan Corsentino Kathy Farley State’s General Fund, tuition or grants. Tammy Fesmire Barbara Fortino Our vision is to fulfill the unmet capital and program Jonathan Gary Cindy Nunez needs so that Pueblo Community College is able to provide a Martha (Marty) Poole John R. (Jack) Rink world-class educational and nurturing environment to any and Walter Schepp Steve Schroeder all students wishing to enroll. Our goal is to enable students Theodore N. Trani Joe T. Ulibarri to graduate, pursue advanced educational opportunities and Joseph C. Welte Paul J. Willumstad become productive, socially responsible citizens. ASSOCIATE DIRECTORS Bruce Anderson Jennelle Chorak Read about scholarship opportunities on page 14. Geoffrey Gordon Dan Smith EMERITUS MEMBERSABOUT THE COVER Charles (Chuck) Campbell Warren Curtis Maxine Golenda Jim Milam Pueblo Community College offers many educational Jack Quinn Robert Rice opportunities for individuals interested in a career Robert Silva in health-related fields. Representing just a few PCC FOUNDATION STAFF of those fields are the PCC students featured on Diane Porter, Executive Director the cover: (left to right) Stephen Kimbrel, Lauren 3 ~ LEGACY Kathy Figueroa, Coordinator Riddle, Stephanie Mena, Andre Camacho, Vanessa Bianca Flores, Administrative Assistant Delgado, Eric Gatzke, and Jason Arguello. COVER PHOTO BY STEVE BIGLEY
SCCC4 ~ LEGACY West Provides Gateway for Students SCCC West Campus is pleased to Front (l to r): Emily McNe il; Miali Plentyholes Student Advisory Council Focused announce the start Back (l to r): Windi Ashton Taylor Gustafson; Kaldurio , Math instructor; of the Gateway to on Enriching the College Experience College program Wall; Barbara Cummins, GT n Pinnecoose; Asein C Resource Specialist With the start of the fall on September 9th. The this fall under the semester, Southwest Colorado SAC aims to encourage direction of Monica Moore on the Pueblo Campus; Jill Carithers, Community College (SCCC) and foster more student the new Director of Pre-College Programs for SCCC; and begins a renewed focus upon ownership of the local Barbara Cummins, the Resource Specialist on the West Campus. developing a richer college campus environment through This is a new opportunity for high school students between the experience for students. This addressing student needs, ages of 17-20 who have struggled in the traditional high school focus aims to ensure that developing collaborative setting and are either “at risk” of dropping out, or have already graduating students have been projects, providing leadership dropped out of high school. The program allows students to provided classes and programs opportunities, and acting as an complete their high school graduation requirements, to receive that are academically and organized social component their high school diploma, and to take college classes at the same intellectually rigorous – and in the lives of students. time. have received instruction in Discussion at the first meeting Students attend classes on the SCCC campus in a small, “soft skills” such as the ability included developing a ride supportive “learning community” environment. They receive to collaborate, the ability to share network, a recycling consistent support and access to a resource specialist who demonstrate leadership, and program, and the allocation of helps with many of the academic and social issues faced the ability to be accountable student fees. by today’s college students. The first group of students in and competitive in a global Also discussed was the SCCC’s Gateway to College class is made up of eight students, community. development of student-based half of which are Ute Mountain Ute tribal members. The This focus upon enriching activity clubs. These clubs students from Towaoc receive additional support through Alicia the college experience for would provide an invaluable Whitehead, an education caseworker for the Ute Mountain Ute students is most conspicuously opportunity for students to tribe. The tribe also supports their students by providing the demonstrated in the newly- enrich their total learning transportation from Towaoc back and forth to the campus. formed Student Advisory experience through the The Gateway to College program is a threefold partnership Council. The Student enjoyment of shared activities. between the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1, the Gates Advisory Council (SAC), Ideas presented included Foundation, and Pueblo Community College. Currently, this under the guidance of SCCC an intramural sports club, national program is provided in 44 community colleges across staff members Raquel an outdoor activities club, the United States. Pueblo Community College was honored to Moss and Joshua Mason, a cosmetology club, and a held its inaugural meeting sociology club. serve as the initial start-up site for this program in 2009. SCCC West Classes Benefit 4CORE Employees The SCCC West Campus offered its first energy and weatherization class this past summer to employees from the Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency (4CORE). This training was geared toward preparing the students/employees for the Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Envelope Air Leakage Control & Crew Chief Certification. The instructors involved in the training, Judy Fosdick and Zach Stewart, report that the 4CORE employees involved are all focused and committed to increasing their skills in this area so that 4CORE can continue to meet its mission to advance resource efficiency in southwest Colorado. Training for Commercial Energy Auditor Certification was offered on the West campus in September, and that class was full. Two other training classes were scheduled this fall: a BPI Building Analyst course and a Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installer course. ck Tucker Hanco
Everyone in HealthOccupations has been busy onthe SCCC-West campus with Healthy Opportunities at SCCC Westthree programs in full swing high school and are alsofor the fall semester. The full-time college students!Nurse Aide Training Program They come each day and inis past the mid-point already, the fall take a full load offollowed by the nine-month classes including MedicalMed Prep Program, and the Terminology, Marketing Youryear-long Medical Assistant Image, Psychology, and LawProgram. & Ethics. During the spring Students always enjoy semester, they complete anthe lab portion of nurse Introduction to Health, a Firstaide training. Instructors Responder course and thehave students experience Nurse Aide Training program.patient situations to learn They proudly walk across thethe importance of providing stage at graduation knowingprofessional, skilled care Med Prep students: Left to right front row: Sarah Miller, that they have completedin their new role as nurse Brittany Kimmel, Kelsey Killingbeck, a full year of college work Back row: Holly Hallam, Kealy Rich, Stephanie Perry, Heidi Wright,aides. All of our instructors and are eligible to sit for the Jonathan Vallejos, Natasha Ledford and Lacey Jenningsare registered nurses with state’s Nurse Aide and Firstyears of experience in a Responder certifications.variety of specialties including Medical Assisting PCC used its Summer Institute 2011 professional developmentpediatrics, surgery, critical students, having just days in May as the forum to introduce the “PCC Promise,” a five-care, emergency room, public completed their prerequisites, element modus operandi philosophy which the college has adoptedhealth nursing, paramedic and are now beginning a course in its quest to accent customer service as its new Academic Qualitylegal nurse consulting. of study in medical office Improvement Program (AQIP) accreditation initiative. “The Med Prep Program Promise” is one component of a wide-reaching effort to improve practice and medicalstudents are enrolled in customer service throughout the institution. procedures that will prepare them The Five Elements for front office/ 1. To always recognize and back office work greet you with a smile in physician 2. To listen to you offices, hospitals 3. To respond to your needs or clinics. 4. To respect and value you The fall 5. To celebrate your semester is accomplishments and successes off to a great start! With all “The Promise” the student and instructor renews focus on customer service energy, we “The Promise” was re-introduced at the all-employee Kickoff ylen McDonald have only one Meeting when faculty returned from summer break prior to the Anderson and Ro Students Cheri blood pr essure cuff. direction to go start of the fall semester, and training aimed at reinforcing the five practice using a – Success! principles is underway, beginning with those departments that have the most direct contact with students and external customers. The for more information . . . Marketing and Communications Department is actively promoting Contact Dean Shannon South “The Promise” on campus in billboards, posters, banners and flyers at 970-564-6212 as well as on its electronic publication pieces and the PCC website. An Affair Catering by Executive Chef James Cowdery to R emember Seminars & Conference Weddings & Receptions Proms/Formal Dances PCC Conference & Event Services Business Meetings 5 ~ LEGACY To book your next event, contact our Event Planner Conferences 719-549-3074 • email@example.com Fundraisers 900 W. Orman Avenue • Pueblo, CO 81004 Dinners
LAW ENFORCEMENT6 ~ LEGACY The Law Enforcement Academy at Pueblo Community College has trained Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certified, Level I peace officers since 1991. In partnership with the Pueblo County Sheriff ’s office, the Academy prepares men and women for entry level jobs in the criminal justice field. This unique partnership, whereby law enforcement professionals collaborate with an institution of higher learning, produces an educated and well-rounded workforce that exceeds industry standards. The Academy curriculum is governed by the Colorado P.O.S.T. board, which is legislated to decide what training standards are required before an individual can serve as a police officer in this state. The Law Enforcement Academy exceeds the standards mandated by P.O.S.T and is taught by working professionals in the field. Subject matter experts from a cross section of Pueblo’s finest law enforcement officers serve as faculty members of the Academy. The Pueblo County Sheriff ’s Office serves as the professional standard for students who enroll in this course and provide the many instructors for this program. The combined efforts of local law enforcement for more information . . . professionals provide a wide variety of expertise so students experience the most Contact Mary Kubeck current trends in law enforcement training at 719-549-3377 and education. New Clock Chimes In With Charm A new addition to the Pueblo electrical, digital-controlled clock campus has added a bit of both charm gongs the number of each hour and chime to Pueblo Community between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and College at the same time. Just prior gongs once on the half-hour. But to the start of fall semester classes in perhaps its most charming aspect is August, PCC had an outdoor clock that it also chimes the PCC school installed atop one of the corner faces song (“Down in Southern Colorado”) of the Davis Academic Building. The at noon each weekday. Watch for the PCC Wrapped Pueblo City Bus The bus will appear in and around the Pueblo neighborhoods in the The clock was installed by Avar near future! The bus route chosen for this bus was the route that Electric of Pueblo, using a crane on loan from Ralph’s Neon & Electric PCC’s students have the highest ridership. A good percentage of our Company of Pueblo. It weighs 350 students use public transportation, and we wanted to honor them. pounds and has a 65-inch diameter. The wrap is also a great way to get the word out to potential Pueblo The project was a relatively minor Community College students that they can change their lives through $16,300 investment, broken down into education, and Pueblo Community College will help them with their $11,308 for the clock and the rest for architectural design and electrical work, “First Step to Success”! including installation. The original plans for the Davis Academic Building included four such clocks, but each was deleted from the project as construction costs neared the budget’s bottom line. When PCC President Patty Erjavec came to campus last year, she was determined to have at least one clock installed.
The PCC Fire Science Technology Department is young;our Fire Academy will be completing its third year next semester. Our departmenthas been consistently growing and now offers an AAS Degree and 16 certificateswith 56 courses oriented toward structural fire fighting, wildland fire fighting, andspecial rescue operations. The structural fire fighting courses include the Fire Academy, which is intendedfor students who are new to the fire service. The Academy is composed of four coursesthat prepare the students to pass the Colorado State Firefighter I Certification testsand enter a career of fire fighting. Some of the hands-on training includes live firesuppression, ladder use, forcible entry, blindfolded search and rescue, and vehicleextrication. We also have more advanced courses in the Structural Fire Fighting programdesigned for those who want an overview of the industry before taking the Fire Academyor who are already career firefighters seeking promotion or specialized skills. The inauguration of our Wildland Fire Fighting program occurred at the PCCFremont campus this past spring semester with NWCG approved courses that givethe students nationally recognized certification. This past summer, we initiated our special rescue operations program by offeringclasses in Swift Water Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, and Vehicle Extrication. Ahighlight of the Vehicle Extrication course was the students’ use of state-of-the-arteDraulic extrication tools. Future plans for our program include partnering with additional fire serviceorganizations so our students can take advantage of local resources and get toknow potential employers, expanding our course offerings at the branch campuses,surveying industry to determine how we can tailor course offerings to meet theirspecialized needs, and holding Fire Science classes at more high schools.FIRE SCIENCE The star of the Fire Science Technology program in the SCCCregion is the annual Colorado Fire Fighter’s Academy (CFFA). Thisyear will mark the 25th anniversary of the Academy and was held inPagosa Springs in mid-October. For many of the 17 fire service organizations in the SCCC five-county area, the only advanced training they receive in fire servicerelated emergency response is during the annual CFFA. The CFFA also draws firefighters from outside the SCCCservice area. Last year, 161 students representing 33 fire serviceorganizations attended the CFFA. Thirty-two courses were offered, ranging from one-day to three-day presentations. Future plans for the PCC Fire Science Technology program in the SCCC region include the introduction of certificate and degree classes, expansion of the Wildland fire fighting and special rescue operations courses, and decentralized training venues with classes being held at local fire departments and high schools. 7 ~ LEGACY for more information . . . Contact Alan Ziff at 719-549-3328
Healthy Opportunities8 ~ LEGACY at Fremont Campus PCC’s Fremont campus offers an and competency is verified. opportunity for local students to obtain Student peer reviewers are their nursing degrees and employment in required to validate successful a growing healthcare environment. The completion of each skill prior program offers full-time first year as to the assignment submission well as full- and part-time second-year for evaluation. Student programs for completion of the AAS accountability for achievement Degree in Nursing. Upon successful has been enhanced through completion of required coursework the self and peer evaluation and 750 clinical hours, mandated by processes. Additionally, the the state of Colorado, students are project allowed faculty to eligible to complete the NCLEX RN provide detailed, constructive Fremont campus nursing students Jennifer Meisner and licensure examination. Academic success feedback to the students and Karina Shipman practice in the Nursing Laboratory. and professional growth are ongoing enhanced the reliability and priorities. Campus initiatives include validity of the skills evaluation a video recording pilot project, which critical thinking and decision making process. This is our third year utilizing allows students to record themselves as skills in the Nursing Laboratory. videotaping for nursing students and they practice their skills, view the video improved outcomes are observed. Funding from a grant provides a to identify weak areas, and practice Students report increased confidence in Student Success Coordinator to assist our until they feel confident in their ability their skills when they enter the clinical students to transition into the program setting. Additionally, simulation has thus enhancing their chances of success been instituted to assist students with throughout the journey to become Registered Nurses. Aca Help PCC Fre demic Support Services mont Studen As the over the last student popu lation at the P ts Succeed 10 years, so h CC students. At ave the suppo Fremont Campus has grow almost any ti rt services th n can find extr me at are availab a help for thei during the week, day or n le for number of tu r st igh toring labs off udies by participating in th t, students The tutoring ered at the ca e large labs are open mpus. and include h and free to an elp in writing, by part-time math and scie y enrolled PCC student coll nce Biggerstaff Lea ege instructors. Math and s. The labs are staffed rning Resourc writing labs ar in the campu e Center and e held in the s science lab science open available for st classroom (ro labs are held ud om 13 available 13 h ent assistance in writing p 8). The Writing Lab is ours each wee apers for any Writing Lab co k in course and is aches will revi cluding both day and even improvement ew paper dra ing hours. and will edit fts and make etc.). Math tu for grammar suggestions fo toring labs ar and style rule r day and even e offered 18 s (APA, MLS ing. Assistan hours each w , ce is available eek ranging from MAT 030 to for every mat , also both lab allows stu Calculus. Op h course den en science with question ts to get extra assistance s in their scie spend extra ti nce classes or me working o to for class and n lab assignm is available 6 ents The campus hours each w also encourage eek. members to vo lu persons can ca nteer as tutors. Interested s community Coordinator ll the campus Academic Ser of interest to at 719-296-6 107 or submit vices the campus. a letter
Welcome! New Fremont Campus Student Services Coordinator DaLin Gilland-Green DaLin Gilland-Green was hired in August 2011 as the Fremont campus’s new Student ServicesCoordinator. DaLin is a native of Colorado. She has a BA in Psychology from UCCS; Enterprize Zonean MBA, with emphases in Accounting and Finance, International Business fromRegis University; and a Master’s of Science in Computer Information Systems withemphases in Networking Technologies and E-commerce, also from Regis University. Tax CreditShe has also completed all of coursework toward a PhD in Education and HumanResources with a specialty in Community College Leadership at CSU. The Gorsich Advanced Tech- Prior to beginning work in higher education, DaLin was a budget coordinator for nology programs and the CapitalMCI Communications and has other corporate experience as a project manager for Campaign for the Fremont CampusReynolds Construction in Cañon City. have been approved to receive con- DaLin has previously worked for PCC in a number of capacities since 2000 when tributions eligible for the Coloradoshe was hired as an adjunct faculty member teaching College Algebra and Business Enterprise Zone Tax Credit. Indi-Statistics. In 2002, she was selected as a full-time faculty member at the Fremont viduals making cash contributionscampus for CIS, Business, and Business Technologies, and worked in that grant-funded of $250 or more to either programposition until 2004. After 2004, she continued to work at the campus as a part-time will receive tax coupons for 25% ofinstructor and an hourly academic advisor. their donation to be used against their Colorado income tax. In-kind Fremont SAC Supporting gifts to either program qualify for a Orchard of Hope 12.5% Enterprise Zone Tax Credit. We recommend you confer The Fremont Campus student member Michelle Suiters. “All of the funds with your tax specialist.government group, the Student Advisory for Orchard of Hope stay local and helpCouncil (SAC), plans and coordinates members of our community. We havea large number of student events and had students here at the campus whoactivities throughout each year. Many of have received support from Orchard ofthese activities are designed to provide a Hope while they were fighting cancer.”fun atmosphere for the students and also SAC incorporates fundraisingto provide them with support during their for Orchard of Hope into most of itsstudies at PCC. However, the SAC is also activities at the campus and then leadsfocused on community service projects— the PCC team in the summer Orchardstudents giving back to their community. of Hope Walk and Games event. TheySAC’s main community service project hold bake sales, sell crafts at local eventsthis year and last year is to support and such as Apple Days, and they also sellwork with the local Orchard of Hope snacks at other SAC-sponsored eventsFoundation. such as Fall Fest, Spring Fling, and The Orchard of Hope Foundation is a movie nights. All proceeds from these Fremont student Jolenelocal charity that raises money to support sales are donated to the Orchard of from Student Advis Farley receives lunch ticket ory Committee m Berckefeldt, Mich embers Royvictims of cancer and their families. Hope. SAC members were very proud elle Suiters and H elena Lindley- Brunn at the SAC-“We support Orchard of Hope because of their 1st place win in the Orchard of sponsored First St ep to Success Celebration the fiit is such an important group in our Hope games in 2010 and placed 2nd in rst day of the Fall Semester.community,” said SAC leadership team 2011 games. $150,000 Help Us Meet Our $75,000 Matching Opportunity! $112,500 Every dollar pledged to the Fremont Campus Expansion Project will be matched! $75,000 The $2 Million Fremont Campus Expansion Project will add classrooms, a student and community activities center, a career and technical facility for industrial training, and more! 9 ~ LEGACY $37,500 To make a donation or for more information, contact Fremont Campus Capital Campaign Jennifer Pierceall Herman | Dean, Fremont Campus | 719-296-6106 Pueblo Community College Contributions of $250 or more are eligible for the Colorado Enterprise Zone Tax Credit!
EXPLORING10 ~ LEGACY HEALTHY OPP Emergency Medical Services Occupational Therapy The Emergency Medical Services department is busy educating the next generation of Assistant emergency medical responders for Southern If you are Colorado. There are four levels of providers in creative, enjoy EMS, and PCC has programs for them on all four a variety of PCC campuses. tasks in your work life, and The first level is the Emergency Medical enjoy helping Responder (EMR). This program is an introduction people, a for those who would like to explore career as an Emergency Medical Services Students the field of emergency medical Occupational Nicole Lucas, Julie Bickle and Ryan Beyer response. The second level is Therapy Emergency Medical Technician Assistant may (EMT). That person can work on an ambulance, in a hospital ER and in various be a profession other emergency agencies providing first line emergency medical care. Our for you. This third level is EMT- Intermediate who can work with fire departments or in rural two-year communities providing more advanced emergency medical care. The fourth level degree allows is the Paramedic. A paramedic provides the highest level of emergency medical Occupational Therapy Assistant students you to work care in the field and is responsible for all aspects of an emergency call. Nathaniel Hendrix and Jeffrey Hines in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes, home health, and mental health facilities. As an Psychiatric Technicianmental disabilities op Occupational Therapy Assistant you help people gain independence and enhance their lives by th mental illness or devel Patients who struggle wi m and to ensure that the y receive adapting daily activities. These activities include rely on pro fessionals to care for the ality of life driving, working, dressing, balancing a check book y experience the best qu appropri ate care so that they ma mental health and paying bills. You may help a child adapt their play an important role in possible . Psychiatric technicians caring services learning environment at school or adapt a home so to provide the sensitive, teams as they work with patients eive quality care. a mom can continue to take care of her children lives and ensure they rec ne cessary to improve their al settings with people without re-injuring herself. ically work in institution Psychiatric technicians typ ee semester certificate Students have the opportunity to enhance es. After completing a thr who have mental illness s of PCC’s Psychiatric their leadership skills by participating in the sure exam, the graduate and passing a state licen ter the workforce and be come Occupational Therapy Assistant club, which Technician pro gram are prepared to en es have excellent serves students and our community. Some of the althcare team. Graduat a member of this vital he chiatric hospi tals and mental health car e activities organized by our student club include employm ent opportunities at psy ing psychiatric technician assisting families during holidays, educating kids althcare positions includ facilities. Entry level he een 2006 and 2016. Th is is about the Occupational Therapy profession, and by 28% betw jobs are expected to increase ations in oth er fields. providing continuing education for Occupational h than entry level occup Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants significantly faster growt sitive difference in the car e of the make a po in our community. Occupational Therapy Psy chiatric Technicians can Assistants enjoy a dynamic profession, a variety of mentally ill. work settings, and are in high demand. Pharmacy Technician This program prepares students to work in a pharmacy setting under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, performing activities that do not require the professional judgment of a pharmacist. This certificate program is offered in one-semester (four evening classes). It provides instruction in basic pharmacy theories and is an important step toward national certification as a Pharmacy Technician. Learning experiences include lecture, lab, and clinical exposure in local pharmacies. To ensure success in this class, students should have a good knowledge of basic algebra and math formulas. Pharmacy Technicians can earn from $7.00 to $20.00 per (left to right) Crystal Otero, Derrick Wilkerson, Adam Hastings, hour depending on location and practice setting. Eva Campbell, Mathew Schier, Daniel Marquez, Pharmacy Technician Instructor David R. Reiter, and Felica Herrera
PORTUNITIES COLLEGE AT PUEBLO COMMUNITY Crystal Marquez, Phlebotomy Instructor, Respiratory Care Students: Front row, left to right – Nancy The Pueblo Cowan & Brittany Flinchum. Back row, left to Community College right – Cynthia Camacho, Kimberly Campbell Respiratory Care Program Land & Danielle Casper has trained Respiratory Therapists for over 35 years. Graduates from the program are able to evaluate, treat, and care for patients with lung and heart disorders and may work in a variety of settings: hospital, homecare, neonatal Respiratory Therapist Instructor nursery, diagnostic testing, Shawna Tracy with students Teren and Flight for Life. Phlebotomy Technicians Currently, PCC is Wilkey and Holly Haynes The Phlebotomy Technician program at Pueblo the only community college within the state of Colorado to have a Community College trains students to collect and process Respiratory Therapy program. The program is offered in Pueblo, as a patient’s blood for future use or analysis. The technician well as at the SCCC-East campus. Graduates from PCC practice will work as part of a laboratory team, draw blood across the United States. Currently, the program has 21 second-year samples for medical testing and blood donations, and keep students (15 in Pueblo, six in Durango), and 12 first-year (Pueblo). careful records. The PCC program prepares students The current faculty of the Respiratory Care program is alumni to perform all duties associated with the practice of from the PCC program. Delia Lechtenberg, department chair, phlebotomy, allowing them to work in hospitals, physician graduated in 1992 and has taught at PCC since 1995. Cassandra offices, group practices, independent laboratories, health Curtis, director of clinical education, graduated in 2003 and began maintenance organizations, and public facilities. teaching in 2006. Shawna Tracy, faculty, graduated in 1998, and This certificate program is offered in one semester joined the program in 2009 (two evening classes). Courses cover venipuncture, The program is blessed to have had the support of the capillary puncture, quality control, infection control, community throughout the years. The dedicated support from safety procedures, and laboratory computer systems. the community includes Dr. Craig Shapiro, who volunteers as the Students will participate in laboratory and clinical Medical Director to the program, hospitals in Pueblo, Colorado experiences to perfect blood drawing skills. When they Springs, Canon City, LaJunta, Walsenburg, Durango, Cortez and successfully complete this program, they are eligible to sit Farmington, NM, as well as rehab centers and homecare facilities. for the National Phlebotomy Registry exam. Phlebotomy Technicians can earn from $9.00 to $15.00 per hour depending on location and setting. Physical Therapist Assistant The Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Pueblo Community College is the career for you if you like working hands-on with people and assisting them to regain the functional abilities they may have lost due to injury or disease. PTAs work under the direction of physical therapists, helping to manage conditions such as back and neck injuries, sprains/strains, fractures, arthritis, burns, amputations, strokes, birth defects, injuries related to work and sports, and others. There are opportunities to work in a broad range of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing, homes, schools, fitness centers, and sports training facilities. The PTA program at PCC offers an AAS degree within 5 semesters. The program is offered 2 - 2 ½ days per week except during the clinical experiences which occur in the 11 ~ LEGACY third and fifth semester. Clinical experiences are scheduled for 40 hours per week, and placement is typically anywhere in southern Colorado. Peggy Oreskovich, Physical Therapy According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for physical therapist Assistant Faculty with students assistants is expected to increase by 35% through 2018, and the median annual wage of Daniel Willyard and Joseph Osborne PTAs in May, 2008 was over $46,000.
12 ~ LEGACY Healthy Opportunities in PCC’s Nursing Programs Colorado’s community college Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) graduates are vital to rural health care and are the backbone of nursing care at local health care facilities. PCC has offered nursing education since 1957 and maintains a commitment to quality, affordable May 2011 Nursing Graduates and Instructors nursing education and delivery of safe care. In 1990, PCC became the first nationally The grant has enabled PCC’s Nursing program to fund or expand strategies accredited ADN program in Colorado. such as conducting entrance exams to determine where pre-entry remediation PCC’s three campuses graduate an average is needed, mentoring, tutoring, study programs, teaching assistance, family of 84 RN candidates each year; the candidates’ support, and scholarship assistance. The mentoring has been provided by pass rates (88-100%) on national licensure exams Parkview Medical Center staff members, and the goal is to utilize mentors (NCLEX) consistently meet or exceed the from culturally diverse backgrounds. national average (86%). Many program applicants are first generation college students and require Approximately 90% of students admitted to additional academic support. Because PCC’s Nursing program has a qualifying the Pueblo nursing program have economically system, particularly important are the grant funded services that are provided or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. to help students qualify for program admission, including scholarship stipends A Nursing Workforce Diversity grant funded to offset costs of preparatory courses, study and testing skills workshops, and by HRSA (Health Resources and Service individual advising and counseling. Administration) has enabled PCC to expand Keeping pace with modern health care delivery, the Nursing program opportunities for diverse and disadvantaged continually redesigns and updates curriculum to accommodate nursing students. The grant has been used to develop the trends and changes in the student and health care consumer population. Labs PRESS-ON nursing retention program, designed include simulation utilizing Human Patient Simulators; students access course to implement student focused components materials through learning management technology (D2L), and benefit from in four phases: 1) Pre-entry Preparation, 2) the knowledge and skill of experienced faculty. Retention, 3) Educational Support, and 4) Scholarships – Operation Nursing. PCC Foundation Provided Encouragement Nurse Aides in Demand This is the story of how I “lost” and “found” my son ~ Carolee Hemphill. Being a mother of five sons, I assumed I had this child rearing “down On June 5, 1918 the American Red pat.” When our youngest was two years old, he started to disappear into his Cross began the voluntary Nurses’ Aide own world. He stopped talking, had extreme sensitivity to sounds, compulsive service to make up for the nursing shortage patterning, no interest in playing with other children or eye contact. Finally, he during wartime. The Nursing Home was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. My safe world just unraveled. Reform Act, part of the Omnibus Budget At that moment, I became determined to research everything I could find on Reconciliation Act of 1987, was passed to Autism. I was not going to let Autism take my son without a fight. After years help improve the quality of care given to of special diets, supplements and therapies, my son spoke again at age five. Our residents in long-term care facilities. At pediatrician was amazed with the success. Now at age thirteen, my son still has PCC, the Nurse Aide program exceeds the battles to overcome, but he is hardworking and has a great sense of humor. minimum 75 hour requirement with 123 What I learned through this experience is “never give up.” Believe in your hours of training. The Colorado Board of own gifts and talents even if you are not a professional and continue to learn all Nursing has said this about the program: you can about the situation. Do not just sit back and endure life – jump in and “PCC is to be commended for its general be a part of the challenge and perhaps you will bring about a positive change to program design which includes forty hours the “expected” outcome. of clinical experience and more than one So, what does this have to do with why I support the PCC Foundation? hundred hours of total instructional time.” It is very simple – the PCC Foundation was there when I needed financial PCC students are often encouragement. In addition, the accountability of the scholarships approached at clinical sites and provided the motivation for me to reach asked to apply for employment upon my personal educational goals. The PCC Foundation enabled me to give to my family. completion of the program. Most of us are familiar with the idea of treating Last year more than 200 students were others the same way we would like to be serviced by the programs at four different treated. Because the PCC Foundation gave to sites: Pueblo campus, the Health Academy, me, I wish to give back – so other students will Fremont campus, and SCCC-West campus. be encouraged not to give up when life proves The certification exam pass rates for PCC’s to be difficult. programs average 87% with the overall Thank you for the opportunity to share my Colorado pass rate being 77%. thoughts regarding the PCC Foundation. d her son, Peter Carolee Hemphill an
Health Care for PCC Students The Pueblo Community College Health Clinic was opened in October of 2008 to address the health concerns and illness among students. Our goal is to provide affordable health services to help student success and retention. The PCC Health Clinic provides primary healthcare services to all students. Our services include, but are not limited to, general office visits, physical exams, treatment of minor injuries, immunizations, written prescriptions, outside referrals and annual well-woman exams. We also provide free flu shots to students every fall semester. All students, currently enrolled, and taking six or more credit hours, receive free office visits. Students enrolled in less than six credit hours pay only a $25.00 office visit fee. All students receive a discount on lab fees and immunizations. Dr. Silviano Arguello is the Physician and Medical Director for all PCC Campuses. Our main clinic is located at the Pueblo Campus which has two exam rooms, a prep Massage Therapy instructo r Lynne Ross watches room, waiting area, reception area, as student Zandria Martin ez practices neck massage an office for Dr. Arguello and storage on fellow student Bonnie Lec htenburg. area. We have opened a small, one room clinic at the Fremont Campus which is open for clinic Thursday afternoons. Dr. Arguello also travels Massage Therapy to the Durango and Cortez campuses PCC’s Massage Therapy program has once a month to provide services to a dedicated, passionate staff with well those students as well. over 82 years of combined experience Dr. Silviano Arguello to pass on to our students. Classes are provides medical care at all four PCC interactive, fun and creative, using many different modalities taught in a state-of- the-art facility. The program’s goal is to produce therapists who can intuitively treat Health Academy for their client in an effective, nurturing and High School Students successful manner. Massage Therapy is enjoying a ols ge and Pueblo City Scho nationwide growth in popularity not only Pueblo Community Colle ademy for high as a way to relax on vacations and special in the Health Achave a unique partnership ished in occasions, but as an everyday part ofschool students. The He alth Academy was establ to provide stude nts with pathways personal well-being and health maintenance.1995 and holds a mission health It is used by people recovering from secondary education in theto certification and post- need for health care accident and injury, in athletic training meet the growing care industry in order to Academy vision is to be the and competition, stress reduction and so profes sionals in southe rn Colorado. The Health l students as they much more. There is almost no end to and facilitating high schoo premi er program in challenging ry instructional sites the different techniques available to offer h professions. The prima prepa re for careers in the healt with classes occasionally clients, giving the therapist unlimited Centennial High School, opportunities for continued growth and for the Health Academy are ry-Corwin Hospital, mmunity College, St. Ma marketing of their skills, as well as a held off-campus at Pueblo Co ies. The Health er local health care facilit multitude of different places to practice, Parkvi ew Medical Center and oth nts are able to enter nts and 95% of the stude such as hospitals, sports teams, events, Acad emy serves over 125 stude ir post-secondary educati on. the workforce immedia tely or go on to further the chiropractors offices, as well as the more commonly known options of spas, cruise ships, resorts and private offices. Types of Contributions A Planned Gift • Cash, check or credit card • Bequest How you can • Appreciated assets such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund distributions • Charitable Lead Trust • Life Insurance Contribute • Charitable Gift Annuity 13 ~ LEGACY • Personal property such as art, • Real Estate automobiles and equipment • Charitable Remainder Trust • Retirement Plan
14 ~ LEGACY Space for Students to Study at SCCC East Campus As classes started this August, In July, the office relocations were complete and a students at the East Campus were reasonably-sized room with natural light was opened for students. introduced to a new feature on It has been stocked with supplies, reading materials, and other campus – a quiet area to read, study, classroom resources. Tables and chairs have been added to create and complete homework. In order to work spaces. Students are already taking advantage of this new accommodate the growth in student resource on campus and some new study groups have been population over the last few years, formed. The nearly every available space had been next step, to dedicated to housing classes. What take place was missing was an area for students within the to use before, during, and after class next couple BEFORE to continue their studies. After this of months, problem became clear to both students and staff, employees at is to update the East Campus held two brainstorming sessions this summer the furniture and developed a plan to efficiently rearrange pre-existing offices and repaint to create the space to make the for students. space even more inviting. AFTER (left to right) Students Bonnie Wright and Stephanie Gill, and math and science tutor Marty Dyer make use of the new study space at the SCCC-East campus. In order to develop “21st Century Skills” in our students, we believe that Establish a our excellent instructors will lead the way. One area in which they can do this is in how they communicate, and Philip Trejo Joins Scholarship the Community College System has great tools available for instructors to PCC Team Philip Trejo is use to best reach their students. The most prominent communication and the new director There are different types of scholar- for the Center of management tool is “Desire2Learn,” ships that can be established: or “D2L.” This software creates a Teaching Excellence Endowment: An endowment is virtual internet classroom in which and Academic where the principal or corpus of the instructors can share presentations, Leadership (CTEAL) funds are deposited. These funds can post handouts, link websites, send at PCC. CTEAL’s never be touched. The endowment email, conduct assessments, hold role is to support the is for perpetuity. Only the interest class discussions, post grades, and so college’s goal to facilitate professional generated from the endowment is used much more. Fully online courses use development opportunities for all this platform, but we are encouraging members of the Pueblo Community to fund the scholarship. A minimum all instructors to use this software of $10,000 is required to establish an College team. to enhance communication for their endowment. traditional classroom courses as well. Prior to joining the PCC team, Quasi-Endowment: A quasi- Our instructors and students Trejo served as a teacher, principal, welcome this strategy, and we are and consultant for a national school endowment is similar to an endow- supporting this through robust training turn-around service provider. He has ment. However, with the scholarship, with the software. In mid-September, dedicated all of his adult professional life the principal or corpus could be used to providing and improving educational should there not be sufficient interest Philip Trejo, PCC Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence and opportunities for others. generated to fund the scholarship. Academic Leadership, and Robin Trejo said, “I am passionate about General Named Scholarship: Leach from PCC’s Virtual Campus my new role and being a part of an This type of scholarship requires a visited both SCCC campuses to organization that has such a powerful $1,000 base at all times. Any amount spend time training instructors in how and positive influence on students and over this can be awarded. This can be to maximize their use of the tools. the community at-large. PCC makes funded all at one time or billed yearly. Through increased use of the software, such a difference in our community and we hope to offer more standardized Transitory Named Scholarship: ways for students to interface with in the lives of so many people. It is an This type of scholarship does not their instructors outside the classroom, honor to have such an opportunity to require a $1,000 base. It is awarded and options for connecting when away serve and give to others.” on a yearly basis, but a separate fund from the campus. It was neat to see is not created. the computer labs full of instructors for more information . . . with a desire to learn! Contact Philip Trejo at 719-549-3173
Healthy Opportunities at SCCC East Familiar Face The Radiologic Technology Program, part New Position of the Medical Imaging The staff Technologies Department at members at Pueblo Community College, the nine school is proud to serve a large part districts in of the Southern Colorado southwest region. Colorado know In recent years, her face well. She has been the Pueblo campus their “go-to” program has expanded person for to include the SCCC- college-credit East campus in options for Durango. high school students, and the primary Six well-qualified recruiter for Southwest ColoradoRadiologic Technology educators provide clinical and didactic support for our Community College in the region.popular Associate Degree Program. Shawna Chamberlain, Department Chair shares Now, she will be working with themeducational responsibilities with Polly Boggs, John Kisslan, Cindy Willis, Marlene on new projects to serve students whoMay on the Pueblo campus and Tiana Lemley on the Durango campus. Together, have dropped out of high school andthe imaging staff boasts 85 years of experience in the field of Radiography. want to continue their education. The program prepares students to enter the exciting world of Diagnostic Jill Carithers has been withImaging with employment opportunities in local and national hospitals, clinics and PCC since 2006, in the areas ofother facilities. For decades, the Radiologic Technology Program has been graduating recruiting and retention, studentstudents that go on to become valued imaging specialists throughout the nation. services, community outreach, concurrent enrollment, and now Area medical facilities have provided clinical experiences to supplement the has accepted the position of SCCCdidactic training offered at the schools. Clinical partnerships within our geographic Director of Pre-College Programs.region include institutions in Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Canon City, Cortez, In this position, she will oversee theDurango, and Farmington, New Mexico. The contribution these partnerships development and operation of theprovide to student success cannot be overstated. Gateway to College program at the for more information, contact . . . West campus, the Alternative High School Diploma Program in Pagosa SCCC-East Campus Pueblo Campus Pueblo Campus Springs (located at the Archuleta Tiana Lemley Shawna Camberlain Marlene May County Education Center), and 970-247-2929 719-549-3284 719-549-3264 concurrent enrollment courses for high school students in all of our nineExtending Our Reach to Pagosa Springs districts in the region. Through these programs, Jill will On August 23, 2011, a shy, young see and hear each other, and share data work with student referrals from themother from Pagosa Springs was listening content, such as PowerPoint presentations, school districts for placement into theintently to an older gentleman from documents, video clips, internet sites, drop-out recovery options. A studentPueblo who was talking about returning to over the system. Dr. Carter teaches can earn a high school diploma, andcollege to start a second career. She could approximately thirty students in the class at in many cases, also start their collegesee the excitement in his eyes as he talked the Pueblo campus, and another seven careers. She will be workingabout this new adventure and it gave her join electronically at the Pagosa closely with Concurrentthe courage to speak about her own goals. Springs site. These classes are the Enrollment Coordinator,The gentleman watched and listened result of a partnership between Shanna Sasser, to continueintently as she spoke as well, even though the Archuleta County Education to manage the concurrentshe was 222 miles away from where he Center and PCC. By sharing enrollment opportunitieswas sitting. Both the gentleman and the facilities andwoman are students in Dr. Lana Carter’s available to high school technology, we are students in the ninePsychology course this fall. able to bring options local districts. This interaction was made possible 15 ~ LEGACY to students who livethrough the creative use of technology at a distance from Congratulations,to connect classroom sites via video our campuses. Jill!conferencing. Students and instructorson each end of the camera system can
2011 President’s Circle Inductees16 ~ LEGACY Marvin C. Knudson (posthumously) Marvin Knudson served as President Every autumn during our Donor Appreciation Dinner, of Pueblo Junior Pueblo Community College and the Pueblo Community College (1945– College Foundation recognize those who have made significant 1964) and was the contributions of time and support to the College and Foundation. first president of The hallmark of the dinner is the induction of one or two of our most Southern Colorado State College generous contributors into the President’s Circle. This is marked by the (now Colorado presentation of a beautiful crystal eagle to those benefactors. State University- Pueblo). He headed the National Junior College Association and the North Central Drs. Eric and Linda Carlson Association of Colleges, Universities, and Secondary Schools. Drs. Linda and Eric Carlson have received He moved to Phoenix, Arizona to lead numerous awards for philanthropy, volunteerism and the state Junior College Consortium. In leadership. Their passion is support for education and less than three years, he guided several new being role models for community involvement. The Arizona colleges and stimulated growth of Carlsons are staunch supporters of over 20 local non- the state’s junior college system. In 1967, profit organizations. he accepted an offer to go to Dayton, Ohio, Linda Carlson, Ph.D. is a founder of the alternative to lead a venerable but small YMCA- high school and the charter school in Cañon City. She based Sinclair Junior College. In six years, received her B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Biochemistry he built a new campus, hired many new from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She faculty, and boosted student enrollment pursued research at Oxford University, U.K. and the from 400 to 12,000. University of Mississippi, earning her Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Specializing in molecular He and his wife retired to Sun City, genetics at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and Columbia University, New York, Arizona, where new opportunities involved she published research and received several academic awards. his temporarily administering a Junior Linda’s interests include board membership of non-profit organizations, speaking College in Yuma, advising on Ganado French, German, Russian and Swedish, traveling abroad, art, piano, flute, and lecturing Mission schools, and leading caravans of on cruise ships. RV’s to many spots in the west. Eric Carlson, M.D. pursued degrees in Music and Teaching at the University of In his will, Marvin left ownership Texas in Austin. After several years as a professional musician, including playing tuba of four Phoenix apartments to the PCC with circus bands, Eric returned to school to study Biology, and was the top graduating Foundation. The net proceeds from student at the University of Southern Mississippi, in Hattiesburg. monthly rentals contribute to the Marvin After completing medical school, he moved to San Antonio, Texas for orthopaedics Knudson’s Past President’s Scholarship training, then hand surgery specialization at Columbia University, New York. Eric and Endowment initially established by his Linda were invited to join the faculty and remained there for several years. sons. After a nation-wide search, they chose Cañon City for Eric’s orthopaedic As was stated by a family member, practice so that they could raise their three sons in a rural environment. They are “Marvin was a dear man, a good man, proud of their sons’ stellar academic and musical achievements at state, national and always kind and diplomatic, always international levels. Eric’s hobbies include playing tuba in the Southern Colorado encouraging.” Community Band, foreign travel, COMMUNITY EDUCATION TR AINING DIVISION ranch work, “A Journey Begins...” woodwork, hiking and white-water rafting. We’ve got something for everyone! • Customer Service Academy • English as Second Language • Senior Focus • Computer Classes • Financial Planning • Personal Interest • Alternative High School • Ed2Go Online Diploma Program • Gateway to College • GED • HOPE Bridge Project www.pueblocc.edu/CommunityOutreach/CETD • Call 719.549.3267 or 719.549.3277
The Pueblo communityhas lost one of its greatest givers. years - of his life by applying hisJoseph Anthony Fortino, better cunning and foresight on our behalfknown as “Tony” Fortino, passed to strike positive change during a time when Pueblo’s fortunes were I met him once a few yearsaway on October 4, 2011. Long waning. ago, this Colossus, this Captain,known as the president of this, this Imperator … I didn’t knowthe chairman of that, or the However, describing him who he was until later whenaccomplisher of something else, as a giver is not enough. He was someone said, “Do you know whoTony Fortino’s legacy will be also an investor, a man who gave that is?” I was surprised after Iremembered forever as Puebloans and gave and gave with a mind that found out his name. He was a kinddrive down his boulevard, meet his gifts would bring dividends man, small, with snow-white hairin his ballroom, or sojourn in his to his community, improve their and wearing a tuxedo that almostgrand hall. His name will always looked to be wearing him. Hebe associated with vast building looked like a grocer and remindedprojects across this state and even me of my Italian relatives: quickvaster business deals. He was to smile, somewhat serious, butPueblo’s “Mover and Shaker” with genuine…a head for business and shrewd Tonyskill at cutting through red tape. But there was more tothis man, born of humble Italiangrocer parents …Yes, he was allof these things: an Accomplisher,a Chairman, and a Mover anda Shaker. Yes, he was a man ofcunning skill and shrewd business A Tribute by Ed Iniguezacumen, and a man who reshapedthe present and future of ourcommunity by sheer force of As a student at PCC, Iwill. He was, it’s fair to say, a received a scholarship from themodern Colossus. But there is Foundation. Because of Tonymore to him, indeed, far more Fortino, the man who looked likethan his awards and victories and a grocer wearing a tux, some oftriumphs. He was also a man of the burden I was under was takenintegrity and a man who called collective lot, and make his home away. In a small but significant way,Pueblo home. a better place. In this, one of his the gift I received from the PCC Far beyond this, his greatest lesser known accomplishments is Foundation that he helped to foundlegacy is that he was a selfless that he was one of the founders of validated that I could succeed, thatgiver. Yes, his skills amassed him the Pueblo Community College I could better myself, and that Ia fortune and brought glory to his Foundation, an organization that could move forward and advocatename, but he also gave generously to would help students who were positive change. Even I, someonehis neighbors and to this community trying to better themselves through who will never rise to the heightshe called home. He gave thousands, education. And of course, here he did, owe him something. In fact,if not millions and never asked for too, he would give away not only all of us who call Pueblo home owehis name to be placed in a lofty thousands of dollars but also him something. This is his trueplace above a door. And beyond thousands of hours as he served legacy.simple money, he gave of himself in on the board. And here is where I From one Puebloan tothe form of time and effort, indeed, come full circle… another: thank you.hours and hours - quite possibly Ed Iniguez was a PCC student, who graduated with a 4.0 in 2008 with an Associate of Arts Degree, and then he 17 ~ LEGACY graduated, magna cum laude with a BS from CSU-Pueblo in history. Ed is temporarily working for Pueblo Community College in the Purchasing Department.
18 ~ LEGACY On the following pages are the names of individuals we are honored to call our supporters. The lists include those who have given generously to the Gifts of $25,000 - $99,999 Foundation from July 2010 to June 2011. Belmont Optimist Club Thank you for investing in education! Darryn Biggerstaff Gifts of $10,000 - $24,999 Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999 LeVert W. Hoag Foundation Eric and Linda Carlson Assistance League of Pueblo, Inc. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation E.M. Christmas Foundation Robert Hummer and Dianne Buchholz The Max & Kathleen Watts Foundation Jim Jatras Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel ––––––––– ––––––––– Kane Family Foundation Keith and Jean Hovland The Frank Lamb Foundation Kaiser Permanente United Way of Pueblo County, Inc. Kinder Morgan Foundation Gifts of $1,000 - $4,999 Margaret Lukas ––––––––– ––––––––– American Medical Response Parkview Foundation, Inc. Atlas Paciﬁc Engineering Company Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Carlos and Olive Baca Dan and Leanne Corsentino San Isabel Electric Association Richard and Mary Lyn Ballantine Credit Union of Colorado Keith and Sharon Swerdfeger Ross Barnhart Jay and Florence Dammann, III Jack and Jo Anne Dammann ––––––––– ––––––––– Bruce and Susan Bell Belt Salvage Co Elizabeth Davis Robert and Theresa Hamby Doris Black Bert and Ramona Dennis The Maudean and E.L. Black Hills Corporation James and Rebecca Doidge Hanson Foundation Raymond and Patricia Erjavec Robert Harrell Pueblo Kiwanis Club Apple Carlstrom and Donald Jayne Foundation Ann Carruth Joseph and Billie Jo Faricy Joan Heyl Shell Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF & AM William and Jaqueline Chinn Kathy Farley Nelson and Alice Hill, Jr. Sandy Rawlings Geraldine Colette Federated Holcim, Inc. Portland Plant Respironics-Philips Colorado State University–Pueblo First National Bank of Durango Stephen and Kathleen Ivanca Ruth Robinson Convergys Corporation Anthony and Patricia Freda Raymond and Linda Kogovsek Frieda T. Roof Memorial GH Phipps Construction Company Stephen and Frances Lopata Michael and Patricia LeeRoy Martinez Schwab, Jr. Elizabeth V. McBride All donations received by Ben Schwartz Robert and Kathryn Figueroa the PCC Foundation (PCCF) Greg Snyder Bernadine J. McNamara within the last fiscal year (July Southern Colorado Press Club McPherson, Breyfogle, Daveline & 2010 through June 2011) St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Goodrich, PC Stressbusters are recognized in the Legacy Leonard and Mary Lou Nelson Roscoe and Eva Stuber magazine fall 2011 issue. The Virgil and Lois Olson SunWest Educational names of donors who have Outlaws Rod & Custom Club Credit Union contributed $10,000 or more Parkview Medical Center, Inc. Donor are etched in stone tile and mounted on the Donor Wall Pepsi Bottling Group Carmen Peralta Mildred Threlkeld Walter & Lucille Timme Foundation Recognition in the Student Center at the Pueblo Campus. PFLAG of Pueblo (Parents Family & Friends – Lesbians & Gays) Rodney Townley and Victoria Markowski Donors who make either a Martha R. Poole Linda Tremblay planned or endowed gift become members of the Legacy Club. By Jimmie and Diane Porter URS Corporation The Pueblo Chieftain H. Ben and Shirley Weindling simply identifying that PCCF is in your will, living trust or other Pueblo Community College Wells Fargo - Fremont County testamentary arrangement, or by establishing an endowment Bookstore fund of $10,000 or more with the PCCF, you become a member Dean and Betty Wolcott Pueblo Community Health Center of the Legacy Club. Membership means that you are a strong Charles V. Wolfers Pueblo Hispanic Education supporter of PCC students and higher education, and you have Roger Ratcliff and Donna Young Foundation recognized the value of investing in our community. ––––––––– ––––––––– Donors who have made a minimum contribution of $1,000 are thanked at an annual event at the Pueblo Campus. We also wish to thank those donors If you would like more information about donations to the Foundation, please contact our Executive Director, Diane who prefer to remain anonymous. Porter, at 719-549-3303.
Gifts of $500 - $999Angelus Chapel Mortuaries Beneﬁts Broker Inc. Wells Fargo Bank - PuebloCurt and Colleen Armstrong Jon Brude Wildwood CasinoRogene Armstrong Michael and Elizabeth Bryant Xcel Energy Gordon and Mary GlabCarla Barela Gobin’s, Inc. Donald and K Mullins Theodore Bueno Liz YoungBeta Sigma Phi Goodrich Corporation Chris Munoz Cambria Suites Louis Zinck Community Project Robin and Kaye Gooldy Olivia Myers David and Marianne CardinalBusiness Women’s Network ––––– ––––– Robert Graham Delbert and Dinah Owens Vincent and MadalineCanon City Daily Record Cardinal Frank and Anna Graves Donald and Myrna PackardCanon National Bank Cattails Golf Club Gifts of $100 - $249 Great Western Bank Martha PardueCanon Pizza Madness, LLC William Christianson Joe Albo Stephan and Mary Gunn Pearson EducationColorado State University – William and Eleanor Crain Catherine K. Anderson JanDee Haag David and Gayle Pettinari Pueblo Foundation Marty Hall David and Mae Phillips Marie D’Andrea Clyde and Mary AntrimCredit Union of Colorado Bob and Sharon Juniel Premier Mortgage Cory and Jessica Davern Arc Integrated ProgramEl Pomar Foundation Management, Inc. Headwaters Golf Course Pueblo City Council Michael and Marla DeRosaExpress Employment Jim and Judith Arko at Granby Ranch Gerald and Elaine Puls Professionals El Pueblo...An Adolescent Treatment Community James and Joyce Arnold Robert and Carolee Meredith QuinnExpress Scripts Hemphill, Jr. Jerry Randolph Duane R. Garrett William and Mona AskwigThomas Farrell, Jr. Jan and Judi Hildebrand Robert Redwine Lester Garrett Cynthia AyalaJoseph and Barbara Fortino Raymond and Margaret Donald and Cheri Reish Jonathan and Kimberly Gary Tyler and Jennifer BachelderRobert and Carol Fredrickson Howard, Jr. Henry and Ellen Geisel Michael and Deborah Baer Darlene J. RemstadRyan and Amanda Griego Florence E. Hunt Geoffrey and Nancy Gordon Butch and Sheri Wilbur and ChristineBert and Joan Hartman Batchelder, Jr. Nancy Hunt Richardson James and Nancy HamerskyJerry and Jennifer Herman Beaver Park Investments, Inc. Stuart Hyatt John and Roxana Rink, Jr. Hobbs Linoleum, TileCharles and Teresa Hicks & Carpet Robert and Mary Immaculate Heart of Berna RizerHUB International Insurance Beckelheimer Mary Church Dorothy Holloran Richard and Patricia Robb Services Charles and Debra Bell, II J.R.’s Country Stores H. W. Houston Robert and Rebecca RoblerBrenda Jackson Construction Co. Martha Bendel-Waite Agatha Jackson Rocky Mountain EyeKBL Industries International Brotherhood of Blazer Electric Supply David and Mary Lou Jackson Center, PC.Koncilja & Koncilja PC Electrical Workers Local #12 Michael and Rae Ann Blazer Samuel and Phyllis Jackson Henry and Annabelle RomanLarry’s Electric & Robert A. Jackson Jack and Helga Boggess Jim’s Tire Service Inc. Michael and Deborah Rose Refrigeration, Inc. Jones-Healy Realtors Raymond R. Johanson Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Philip and Deborah BorchersFelicitas Lazo Gail Kingrey John and Kathleen Kearney Robert and Lydia Ruyle Steve and Sandra BourellLegacy Bank - Pueblo Laureate Kappa Beta Doris Kester Rye Telephone Wayne F. BowmanJason Lombard Sigma Phi Wesley and Gretta Jesse and Carolyn Salmon Bright Eyes Vision ClinicMerle and Shirley Lord Legacy Bank - Pueblo West Kettelkamp, Jr. Michele Brown Beula SalvatoreMcCasland Glass, Inc. Steve and Char Lindner Jerry and Rita Kiefer John and Roxann Cadwell Carol SantarelliJohn and Inge Oechsle Michael and Judith Lohnes Brad and Sharon Knotek Ted Calantino Craig and Janice SchluterPark West Imaging Marilynn Mettler Kathleen M. Knox Dennis and Shirley Carey Robert SchwetjePueblo Chapter #7 O.E.S Modern Woodmen Ann Kochenberger Kenneth and Shirley Carey David and Virginia ShawPueblo Community College Chapter 9052 Kogovsek & Associates, Inc. Muriel Cargile Skyline Contracting &Pueblo Economic Mickey Moore and Patrick and Melissa Koonce Rooﬁng LLC Development Corporation Irene Elgart Eric and Linda Carlson Krage Manufacturing, LLC Laura SolanoRonald Reynolds Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Mark and Mary Carmel Mark and Kit Krehbiel Southern ColoradoRoyal Gorge Green Party Mountain States Danny Chartier David Kristan Community FoundationSchuster’s Printing, Inc. Restoration, LLC Janice Chase Mary Kubeck St. Mary’s HospitalJerome Shaffer Robert and Carol Murphy Steven Clifton Foundation L.D.C. PropertiesSouth Side Lawn & Daniel and Kelly Montano Richard and Shirley Cline William Starr, Jr. David and Carole Lange Landscaping, LLC. Pueblo Country Club Sidney J. Clutter W. and Terry Stewart Latino Chamber of CommerceSpanish Peaks Mental Pueblo County Andrew and Kelly Conneen Stifel Nicolaus Richard and Joyce Lawrence Health Center Commissioners Mr. Frank Cooper William and Janette Lewis Dorothy StriegelSunﬂower Bank - Canon City Pueblo Symphony Ann Courtright Association Helen Lindberg Sunshine Carpet and DraperyK.R. Swerdfeger Warren and Ardell Curtis Sysco Denver Jack and Paula Quinn Jan Lloyd Construction, Inc. Gerald and Maria Davis Redwine Financial Services Carol Lombard Abel and Connie Tapia, Jr.Charles and Billie Jean Richard Davis Threlkeld Jarvis and Mary Jo Ryals Ron Looney Deward and Wendy Thornton Russell and Alice Demarco The Trane CompanyRobert and Sara Tonsing R.J. Schultz Joseph and Shelley Luff Michael and Tanya DeRose Philip TrejoTriad Tooling Inc. Samuel Segura and F. Luna Charolette Desilet Helen VaughnDennis and Sherry Jessica Gomez A. Ruth Macartney Donald and Sandra Dexter, Jr. Vectra Bank Trujillo Johnson Robert and Meredith Silva Gordon and Lovina Mack Jose Diaz and Veronica Baros John and Nadene VernaUS Bank Central Ofﬁce Myron and Antionette Smith Ernest Martin Dirt’N Demo, Inc. Dorothy WaytJoseph and Linda Welte Don and Ruth Stimack Raymond and Kathleen Dryden’s Inc. Mattarocci Evelyn WerzenbergerRalph and Janice Williams Story Tellers Travels Catherine Duncan Virginia Mattarocci Sean WestbrookYes! Solar Solutions Summit Brick Company Darrell and Clare Essex Paul and Marlene May Ron and Helen WileyArlene Zabukovic Sunﬂower Bank - North Eureka Lodge No. 2 F & A.M. Donald McCombs Bettie Williams ––––– ––––– Triple-G Construction, Inc. Donna Fitzsimmons Donnie Sedillo and Paul Willumstad Joseph and Juanita Ulibarri Fraternal Order of Eagles, Yanera McCulley Jon and Claudia Zadra Edmund and Gregoria Vallejo No. 145Gifts of $250 - $499 Nadene Verna Nola L. Miller 19 ~ LEGACY Mike and Rita Friberg Winfred MillerAmerican Association of Insurance Agency, Inc. University Women T. Brock and Irma Fuller Daniel Molello Wade Marketing LLCAmerican GI Forum Women William and Yong Gamble Timothy Muldoon Rebecca WasilAntique Warehouse LLC Jeanne Gardner Randall and Orelle WeeksTheodore and Joan Barros
20 ~ LEGACY Keith and Shirley Schmelzer Eric Mitchell Carlene Scholl Harvey G. Herzog Elizabeth Moore Steve Schroeder Hill Appraisal Services Monica Moore Emmett Seal Sandra Daff Linda Hill Debbie Moreland Charles and Rosemary Sekera Darrell Larson Enterprises Gifts up to $99 Richard and Carol Himes Jill Moring Richard and Emilie Seul Kristen Davis Gordon Hinds John Moser Shamrock Brewing Company 80 Twenty Wines Milton Davison Cheryl Hindsley Most Worshipful Prince Hall Peggy Shivers Arrinna Acuna Rachel De La Cruz Janeen Hock Muldoon Associates, Inc. David Siguenza Ray Aguilera Marcella DeFoe Paul Hoffman William and Edith Mullins Silver State Lodge Monique Amerman Ava DeHerrera No. 95 A.F. & A.M. Louise Anaya Carlos and Dorothy DeHerrera Hollydot Golf Shop Donna Murphy Richard and Celia Holm James and Audrey Murray Therese Simony Betsy Anderson Kathy DeHerrera Jerry L. Sisneros Donald and Dorothy Andrews Michele DeSlauriers Bruce Homer Denzel and Ilse Muse John and Cathy Howard Lorraine Naranjo Chris and Irene Skarmas Dana Angel Richard Dickson Skills USA VICA Lisa Aragon Sally Ditty June Howlett Rosaura Navarro Kenzie Hull Albert Neal Sky Socks William Arnot Robert and Martha Drake Alberta and John Smith Martin and Rosalie Dorothy Dunham Samuel and Minnie Hunter, Jr. L. Neal Terence Jackson Torrence and Mary Jane Neal Mickey and Helen Smith Arruabarrena Misa Dunkel Thomas Jagunich John and Marilyn Neari Anne Southern Christine Arveschoug Dorothy Dunlap Jett Johnson Wanda J. Negley Denise Spaccamonti Wilbur and Daisy Ashley Matthew and Jayde Easton Russell and Katherine Edward and Janice Norden Jess Sparks Julie Barela EastWest Harmony LLC Johnson Paul and Kathryn Novy Speken Iron & Metal, Inc. Theodore and Joan Barros Janis Embers William and Rose Marie Christian Nyberg John and Linda Stachler Joseph and Phyllis Bassetti Michelle Erickson Johnson Edward and Constance Janet Steers Mary Bates Stanley and Eileen Erjavec Debra Jones Oelrich Scott and Diane Stevenson Dorothy Baxter Jean Eskra Marianne Katte Florine Orona Barbara Stoelb Essie Bell Vicki Estrada Thomas and E. Louise Keach Martin Ortiz Donald and Sandra Stutters Shawn and Amber Bell Leta Evans John and Mary Keilbach OZ Architecture Randal and Donna Stutzman Bonnie Benjamin Robert and Eilene Even Carol Kemski C.R. and F. P. Pacheco David Styduhar Betty Martinez Realtors Raymond and Verna Michael and Christine Celina Pacheco Wallace and Wynona Sullivan Dan and Debra Blackwell Fearheiley Kimmick Christen Pacheco Robert Swick Vonda Blackwell Brian Figueroa Jacqueline Kincaid Papa Jose’s Ann Swim Pat Blasi Athleen Finn King Soopers - Northside The New Park East Strider and Melissa Swope David and Gloria Bowser Wally Firkins, Jr. William and Mona Klein Restaurant Keith Thomas Marvin Bradley Cara Fisher Joseph L. Klune Pasta Cottage James and Norma Thomason Mike and Ruth Brandt Ann Flores Knights of Columbus James and Mary Patton Ken Thompson Theodore and Christie Christopher and Bianca Flores Dennis and Corinne Koehler Harold and Cheryl Peacock Herb Thornton Brennan Roger and Judy Fonda Koehler Wealth William and Ruth Pearce Harry and Bertha Tournay Eleanor Briggs Management LLC Norma Perko Charles and Kerrelyn Trent Giles Brooks Susan Fosdick Amy Konishi Robert and Anita Peterson Sharon Trontel Tim Brotherton James and Sharon Fowler Jacqueline C. Koroshetz Pﬁzer Foundation Brenda Trujillo-Aranda Carole Brown Suzanne Fox Buddy and Robin Lambrecht Matching Gifts Program Tuxedo Ranch Donald Bruestle Friends of the Library Richard and Shirley Lane Sara Phelps Charles Vail, Jr. Brush Marks Organization William and Jeri Fry Andrew Leeway Marion Phillips Paul and Rebecca Van Lith Mary Burciago Juanita Fuentes Mary Leonard William Pickles Andrea Vasquez C. and Bonnie Burkhart Paula Fujita Kenneth and Carrie Lewis David Piper Julia Vean Dorothy B. Butcher Rapunzel Fuller Mr. Brunn and James and Julie Porter Debrah Veeder and Kolleen Caricato Stan Gacnik Ms. Lindley-Brunn Presbyterian Towers David Spenny Jeanette Carney Peggy Gair Bonnie Lins Residents Social Club Jose and Alberta Vega Grace Carter Bryan and Jennifer Gallagher Looks Beauty Salon Douglas and Hazel Price Ventura Enterprises, Inc. J. Ralph and Susanne Carter James and Nancy Gallant, Jr. Neva LoPresti Susan Province Anthony and Donna Elizabeth Castillo Sarah Gallant Susan Luers Pueblo County Verderaime David and Leah Cerankowski Nelda Garcia Carol Majors Michael and Drucilla Pugh Charles and Desda Vial Morris and Barbara Chambers W. and Laura Garst Elizabeth Manzanares Mathew and Deann Pujol Merlin and Crisela Vice M. Sheraline Charleston John Giarratano Nancy Martin Bonnie Ratliff Ernestine Wardlaw-Thomas Jon Chaussee Lewis and Dorothy Godec, Jr. Daniel Martinez Turner Ray Tom and Janet Weaver Veronica Chavez Gold Dust Saloon David Martinez Thomas Ready, D.D.S. John and Susan Webber Albert and Patricia Chirby John and Barbara Gonzales LeRoy Martinez Karen J. Rice Herbert Wermers Don and Therese Colalancia Sally Gonzales-Apodaca Ray and Margaret Masias Leota Rinehart Anna Wheeler Donato and Anna Marie James and Mary Anne Margaret Mastrini Carol Rivera Greg Wicker Colalancia Goshert Frank and Marcia McAllister James and Josephine Keith Wilhite Jolana Coley Lila Gradisar Robinson Kevin McCarthy William Willadsen Nicholas Collins Areta Granger William and Rebecca Robert and Patricia Allen Williams Colorado Rural Leonard and Jeanette McClelland Rodenbeck Electric Association Grantner Ann and Mark Williams Joel McCoy Robert and Kathleen Root Esther Williams Daniel Cool The Greater Pueblo Barbara Rose Chamber of Commerce Burl and Julia McCullar Lynne Williams James and Kathleen Croshal Jonathan and Catherine Mary Grifﬁth John and Gail McDermott Patricia Willsey Edward and Virginia Crowell Royce Nelson Hamill Ellen McGowan Douglas Wilson and Margaret Crowl Patricia Ruybal Guy and Diane Hammerland Sara McKinnon Christy Naranjo John and Shirley Culig Edward and Bonnie Sajbel Sandra Hansen Pam Mecusker Jaycee Winkley Merritt and Marion Cushing Albertino and Elva Salazar Norma Hatﬁeld Gary and Janice Mehle Herbert Wolf Scott Cuthbert Gilbert Sanchez Carla Hendrickson Sonja Melton Roger Wolfe Merlino’s Belvedere Stephany Sandrk Russell Yoder Kathryn Herrin James and Delores Sauls John and Sally Merriam Lura Zimmerman Jane Milne Schaiberger Industries LLC John and Kathy Schaiberger ––––– –––––
UPDATES1950s 2000sJoan N. (Iacabone) Murray ’58 of Thornton, CO graduated Christina Mascarenas ’00 of Pueblo, CO is an award winningfrom PCC with a degree in Business education. She attended PCC on a newborn, infant, and child photographer. She is the owner and portraitjoint honors scholarship. She was the only female from her Italian family photographer for Celebrating Life Art which specializes in artistic butto go to college in her generation. It was an honor as a first generation contemporary portraiture of pregnancy, newborn, infant, baby, childAmerican. She has published a cookbook entitled “Creative Cuisine and family. She also provides high school senior and executive portraitCollection” using her Italian name from her grandmother who came photography.over from Italy with my father in 1908, Giovannina Murray. Joan familycame from Agnonne, Italia, in the province of Campobasso. She earned Mary Connie Armenta ’04 of Pueblo, CO continued hera BA, two MA’s and an Ed.S. degree. She assisted Dr. Edmund Vallejo education with the University of Phoenix, where she received herin integrating the handicapped into the regular classrooms as a School Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Business AdministrationPsychologist. Joan is on the Wall of Tolerance in Washington DC for (BSBA) in January, 2007. She was hired at Pueblo Community Collegeworking with diverse youth in store front schools. She has a daughter, as an Administrative Assistant I in 2004 in the Community Education47; a son, 42, six grandchildren ranging from 22 to 13, and one great Department with the Alternative High School Diploma Program. Shegrandson, 5. continued her employment at Colorado State University–Pueblo in 2007 as an Administrative Assistant II in the Admissions office as an1960s Application Processor. Mary was successful because “my journey to be able to get an education and apply for positions was because of all the help I received from my instructors and staff at Pueblo CommunityRoland Hawthorne ’65 of Arvada, CO briefly worked in Greeley, College. I would not have continued if I had not gotten the support andColorado after graduation until he was drafted. He served in the Army encouragement from everyone at PCC.”until his honorable discharge in September, 1972. Roland began workingon his Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and Mose Winchester ’05 of Pueblo, CO graduated from the Radiologicearned his degree in Business/Information Systems in December 1976. Technology program While a student, he served as a Student AmbassadorHe was a successful computer programmer, project manager, and systems in 2003. He has been working at Parkwest Imaging for over six years. Moseanalyst. He worked most of his career at Information Structures, Inc. says “thanks to my degree, I have an exciting career and a positive future!”in downtown Denver. Roland married Ann in May 1976 following hisdischarge from the Army. They have two children, Robert and Melissa.They enjoyed many outside activities as a family including camping, Amanda Winchester ’07 and ’09 of Pueblo, CO graduated fromhiking, fishing, and traveling. Roland was diagnosed with ALS (Lou the Diagnositic Medical Sonography program and from the RadiologicGehrig’s Disease) in May 2004. He passed away on March 18, 2006. He Technology program. She served as Student Senate President in 2006-died at home at age 57, just a short of two years after his diagnosis. 2007. She held several jobs since first graduating from PCC, and now is a traveling Sonographer currently assigned to work in the Monterey, CA area. Amanda credits “PCC is responsible for my career, and my life, as I1990s met my husband while a student there! We were married in 2008 at the PCC ampitheater. PCC is a large part of our lives and we recommendRandi Gonzales ’98 of Pueblo, CO is currently employed at it to everyone.”Parkview Medical Center as a Staffing Coordinator/Health Educator.He recently graduated with a Master of Science in Health Promotion/ Mary Romano ’10 of Mancos, CO started to work at a NursingMBA Certificate in Health Care Administration from the University of home a few weeks after graduation. In September she was hired to workColorado at Colorado Springs. He is currently applying to Medical School at Southwest Memorial Hospital as a CNA on the 2nd floor Medicalseeking to specialize in Reproductive Medicine/Surgery. Surgical unit, where she takes care of Post ops and many other illnesses. She is excited and says, “The job is nothing like you would imagine, it’s fast pace and you are always learning.” She has been at the Hospital for a PCC one day in of Corte z, CO walked into Just year and she can still say she loves her job. It’s all about PATIENT CARE.Pamela Baker ’10 th the class of 2010 and became a RN. She thanks Lee VanderBosch of PCC for her education.2007 then grad uated wi home and as a sin gle mom ... at, with 4 kiddos at ical/Surgicalgraduating was a fe w works on the Med there for Cheryl M. Snyder ’10 of Canon City, CO graduated from PCC and honors! She nobut graduated with go. She has been was accepted into Colorado State University’s Interior Design Program ical Center, Duran ted dayfloor at Mercy Med night shift, and she just scored a cove in Fort Collins, Colorado. She passed the Design Scenario Test that is two ye ars, working the se in diffe rent directions, on required for advancement into the second year of the program and is s taken her RN licen a nursing company out position. Pamela ha sub-contractor for now well on her way to becoming a Professional Interior Designer. a part-time basis. She is a h once a week in Montezuma and does home healt warding things she of Grand Junction one of the most re AIC Casey E. Toth ‘11 graduated from East High School County. It’s a tough job, but ughter for her first rolled her eldest da and PCC in June 2011. He has completed basic training has ever done. Pamela just en e is just starting out her college life, in San Antonio, Texas and has been assigned to PCC and sh believer in PCC college semester at states, “I’m a firm Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany. unknown. Pamela terrible high school 21 ~ LEGACY destination to anyone! I was a and wo uld recommend it adult and really en ” joyed all of student, but LO VED learning as an y bachelors. idering going for m my classe s and am now cons