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    • W ig hxt a ci te m at e nn i this is forPueblo Community College! Weve got record enrollment thisfall, we are playing a key role in driving the economies in oureight-county service areas by producing skilled workersthrough our training and academic programs, and we havepositioned ourselves to have access to robust opportunitiesthat are beginning to be made possible through federalstimulus dollars. Lets take a quick look at these items. Our enrollment for the fall semester is literally off thecharts. As of mid-September, our full-time enrollment wasmore than 22 percent, and we are now serving close to 6,500students in our eight-county service areas across southern S JD GARVINColorado. Students are turning to PCC to get the skills theyneed to qualify for the good jobs that still exist today. PCC President You could say that the economy is the main reason for that enrollment surge, but thats only part of lethe story. Many students also are choosing to come back home to PCC because its such a huge costsavings. By attending PCC for two years, students can save about two-thirds off what it would cost to estart at a four-year school, then transfer there to pursue a bachelors degree. Another reason for our enrollment rise is the growth in our dual enrollment programs, especiallyhigh school students who are in Pueblo Early College. When it started three years ago, the Early tCollege program had 30 students. Last year it increased to 136. This fall, it has skyrocketed to 283. Id say another significant factor in our enrollment picture can be tied to improvements weve made ton campus to create a positive learning environment. Things like turning our cafeteria into a bohemiancoffee café, modernizing our library, and making our Learning Center more comfortable and student-friendly are making a difference. The word has gotten out that PCC is a cool place to hang out. Thanks to the support from community members and our alumni, we have been able to stay on thecutting edge of technology in our education delivery methods. Thats one reason why we have rexperienced an 85 percent increase in students taking online classes this fall. At the same time,contributions to our Foundation enable us to keep our academic programs current and our facilities smodern. But lets face it – our students are here first to get an education so they can get jobs. Like othercommunity colleges, PCC is able to help people acquire skills and get into the workforce quickly.Hence, our health programs are full. So are our energy maintenance, industrial technology and solarenergy classes. Students know these are where the current and future jobs are. Our Economic and Workforce Training Division is extremely busy. It has begun training employeesto work at the soon-to-open Vestas Wind Towers plant, and as many as 550 will go through ourprogram in the coming months. We have used a $2 million federal grant to produce three more mobilelearning labs and now have four that can be used to train workers on site, a novel concept. Email solicitation story We also have entered into a partnership with Pueblo Countys Department ofHousing and Human Services office to use federal stimulus grant money to will be moved hereprovide job training to unemployed and low-income workers in one of nine careerfields initially. This is an outstanding way to help people qualify for jobs in our V 2 EF 0 O I 1L0 L U S A9 MU L E S 2 Lcommunity! e ga c Y I cannot stress enough how appreciative we are of the support we havereceived from donors. Without you, we would never be able to deliver theeducational services that we do today. This support was reflected recently in thegenerous contributions by the Tom Healy and Marvin Knudson estates. The PCCfamily and its friends extend our deepest sympathies to the families of theseeducational champions and appreciate their vision and commitment to PCC. H H E EF E O ET U U N P N HR OA SE RS R T T TU publisher editor PCC FOUNDATION DIANE PORTER design & layout JESSI POSPAHALA ONES 2009 Published biannually by the Pueblo Community College Alumni & Foundation 201 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003
    • Cn oi mm u ty a unified body of individuals; an interacting population of various kinds of individuals; a group linked by location or common social, economic, and cultural values. EXECUTIVE BOARD Pueblo is a classic “community.” More than a President Sean McCarthy sentimental aphorism, investing in our Foundation is truly Vice President Ryan Griego an investment in yourself, your family, your community, and Secretary Kathie Bassett your country. We are all connected. Treasurer Jay Dammann The following pages in this edition of Legacy highlight the many programs and initiatives offered by your FULL BOARD SEAN McCARTHY Community College whether in Cortez, Mancos, Durango, PCC Foundation President Fremont and Custer counties, or Pueblo. We also share in Rogene Armstrong this edition the many inspirational stories of students, Carlos Baca faculty, alumni, and community members who understand the impact of investing in others, Carla Barela whether through gifts, notable achievements, or a life well lived. Why do we put forth so much Chuck Campbell Amos Cordova effort? To what end do we toil? We work to elevate our students for by doing so we elevate Jim Milam ourselves and thus we elevate our “community.” Kelly Novak-Montano Recently, Pueblo welcomed VESTAS with much fanfare (pun intended). It seems every year Marty Poole or so we are able to recruit a significant employer. Much credit is due to our elected officials as well Jack Quinn as the dedicated citizens who offer their time in the service of PEDCO. A critical partner in Robert Redwine economic development, PCC nimbly created curricula required to train and redeploy the Jack Rink Renee Rodriquez workforce, ensuring success for the employer and the newly trained employees. We are all proud Walter Schepp of PCC and the citizens of Pueblo who continually demonstrate the commitment necessary to Steve Schroeder adapt successfully in our new dynamic global economy. Jeff Shaw The College and the Foundation continue to embrace new technology as well; enrollment in Bob Silva PCC Online has increased over 241% year over year. Overall tri-campus enrollment was more Sharon L. Swerdferger than 22%! The Fremont Campus and Southwest Colorado Community College of PCC are literally Ted L. Trani Joe T. Ulibarri bursting. PCCs partnership with local school districts allows high school students the ability to John Verna simultaneously obtain an associate’s degree and their H.S. diploma at no cost to the student! A Joe Welte great product; a great value; conveniently located for our population; and marketed aggressively which has yielded the results we all desire. A highly educated citizenry ensures our communitys future well being. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR While the financial markets suffered mightily this past year, our Foundation was able to John Gary weather the storm better than most. We realized a net loss of 24.85% (a detailed financial report is Geoffrey T. Gordon included herein for your review); meanwhile, two prestigious Ivy League Foundations lost 40% or more; Colorado Foundations on average lost 30% of their net worth during this recent market correction. Despite the headwinds we faced, the Foundation funded over $363,000 in EMERITUS scholarships this past academic year. We also allocated funds for more than $462,000 in support Warren Curtis of new programs and initiatives to serve our students. The Foundations metal has been tested, Tony Fortino and thanks to the dedication of our staff and board members we have emerged stronger and more Maxine Golenda resolute to succeed in meeting our future challenges. This year we continued to focus on streamlining our operations and reducing costs by over $200,000. Kathy McHugh executed numerous efficiencies while board member Ted Trani led an FOUNDATION STAFF effort yielding many process improvements. Our new “paperless” and much more user friendly Diane Porter, Executive Director “NEXTGEN” scholarship software has tripled the number of applicants seeking scholarship Kathy McHugh, Coordinator/Accountant assistance. Special thanks to our Scholarship Committee and Administrative Staff Member Bianca Flores, Administrative Assistant Bianca Flores. Their dedication and effort enabled us to handle the increased work load without Cheryl Baca, Work Study Student increasing costs, awarding over $186,000 in scholarships to 92 students this upcoming year! The Foundation works hard to fulfill our mission which is to provide the financial support 3 ye c necessary to enable the College to achieve its goals. Your gift, estate donation, pledge, trust orp lagga e investment will be maximized to ensure our students are able to elevate our community. While the Foundations effort is akin to running a marathon, our College and her students are perennially at a full sprint. Please consider this when you see our board members in public this year; they may appear proper and cool, but rest assured when you dont see them they too are sprinting to ensure this Foundation is able to fund the next initiative required for PCC and the community.
    • planned giving tips le gi eai t t ng consider a Charitable Remainder Trust t d p You can donate your rental property, continueto earn the rental income, and receive a tax r i sdeduction for the gift of property now. How youask? DIANE PORTER sv With a Charitable Remainder Trust! PCC Foundation Jack decided to bequeath a percentage of an Executive Directorapartment complex he owned to the PCCFoundation by designating the institution within hiswill. After his death, the monthly rental revenue orthe proceeds of the sale of the complex would berestricted for PCC scholarships. consider an IRA Charitable Rollover: During one of our conversations, Jack stated IRA rollovers are restoredthat since his retirement, he pays more in incometax than when he was working. He is now in hiseighties. Older Americans are once again able to contribute directly to public charities from their I told Jack there is a way that he can receive tax individual retirement accounts, thanks to aincentives by donating the apartment complex to provision in the Emergency Economic Stabilizationthe PCC Foundation now by placing it in a Trust, Act of 2008 (H.R. 1424), signed into law on Octobercontinue to earn the monthly rental revenue, and n 3, 2008. The IRA Charitable Rollover Tax (CRT)receive a tax deduction for the donation now. He Incentive, which is available through 2009, allowscan do that with a Charitable Remainder Trust individuals aged 701/2 and older to donate up to(CRT); an arrangement in which property or money $100,000 from their Individual Retirement Accountsis donated to a charity, but the donor/grantor (IRAs) and Roth IRAs to public charities withoutcontinues to use the property and/or receive having to count the distributions as taxable income.income from it while living. Jack or any of hisdesignated beneficiaries can continue to receive Personal example: Dave and Mariannethe rental income and PCC would receive the Cardinal decided that withdrawing funds from theirprincipal or the property and the rental income after IRA for personal reasons would have added to theira specified period of time or at the time of death. annual income and that amount would have been Jack would avoid any capital gains tax on the heavily taxed. However, once they learned aboutdonated assets, and he receives an income tax the CRT Incentive provisions explained above, theydeduction for the fair market value of the remainder decided the funds would be used best to helpinterest that the trust earned. In addition, the asset students with their education at PCC. Throughis removed from the estate, reducing subsequent their IRA, Dave and Marianne designated a $5,000estate taxes. It is important to note that Jack must gift toward their own Cardinal Family Scholarship, aremember that his contribution is irrevocable. He fund created years ago.cant change his mind. For more information on Charitable RemainderTrusts and how they can work for your situation,contact Diane Porter at 719.549.3303, or your CPAor Attorney. lap e a g g c e y 4 PCC donors Dave and Marianne Cardinal
    • providing educational access to ALL generations Kids’ College students put their newly The pulse that runs through the veins This is evident every summer at the Pueblo campus of Pueblo Community College (PCC) has a strong, with the Kids College Program. This premier series of acquired regular rhythm. It is felt as you walk through the campus classes provides over 100 different courses based on a mechanical buildings and stroll the campus grounds. It is vibrant and variety of topics and interests. In June, the campus engineering alive with activity. This pulse is the community. At PCC, pulsates as miniature college students move from class to skills to work. “community” is more than a word. Its true; PCC provides class and building to building exploring college life. The quality academic programs for individuals interested in students eat lunch at Pueblo Joes, run on the green lawns, transferring to four-year institutions. PCC also has and meet new friends. In essence, they own the campus exceptional state certified programs in our health and for five weeks every summer. But more importantly, they vocational fields. But on any given day, you will find PCC discover themselves and the importance of an education. centered on the communities it serves. It is on this Full and part-time PCC staff and faculty participate in foundation that PCC builds and provides excellent providing quality educational activities in a fun and safe academic programs that meet the needs of everyone from environment. Classes are geared toward teaching our our local employers, to our seniors, and to our most youth that learning is the foundation on which to build p k le valuable asset and community treasure—our children. success. The Culinary Arts department grooms future a ic g dg chefs with “Kids in the Kitchen.” The Automotive es department showcases how a love for cars can turn into a “M arese m career. The Math and Science Departments open the ydtaa v m g uts e y e r g ks r a h c eu,t n e l s sr d n o 2 o c e h uu l s biology and anatomy labs to assist youth in discovering the bea t t a e i e w e beo a woe s e u n b s v s t r ch t ! magic of numbers and unlocking the mysteries of science. W a r d p ei ea es i o og hwe h r fn The drama, dance, and art instructors illustrate that a y set v s em g e x t l p a o nc t leK leseo imagination is a great quality and that talent comes in o ,dC mr ye c a s ge ar. o n’ o a a f r l e i l g de k i l h t i t Sct oc cs i h m n le uwdifferent packages. e f b h gp t io l t o a a h so ree a l m e n d 5ye c PCC taps into its own talented staff and also seeksp la t o t Ivtsa i y exceptional teachers from local schools whose first love is h g . ehve e e l t ti il m cso i a n l a h sa l ef f a l bggae l e c n rhrm oi Ii ey e m b r sr m neu f uty gv m . e rom to inspire. These individuals bring expertise to the Dt r a eo i e np t v a . e t ” r i cp program. That expertise may be in kinetic energy, elements of the rainforest, or skateboarding. PCC taps the - Mrs. Vivian Griego, diverse talents within Pueblos instructional community to grandparent of repeat motivate our youth. Kids’ College student
    • “So mle n t m el sta e b e dt d o s ge r f t y c t se o us eh’ o r mig “I r a o T lye u h t i C P .si r e lea e eK l oI x in de g t c s gr t n l n u i eohs r e b lo ni Pm a ol n o t Cm e ti d C cg s h n Ce t vd h ho ost o t p hu w h l a e wp e n ae a t s tc ur Y r mo l ihs oo. mo t o ug I nr n lo t r a ed Cn ha P s w nl e ei l i c waK le i a s tdC a e r o t i on s n e s gg h T n’ l d o V de v T lyeoar a l eo d c lo t b cg m ng P h A i a P se n c ct r m o o aV io a ut a ui e n y ah eo x c o ee am e au .” m t t pe n r l o r t g a v i e ea g Cnl tu th l oiC h E i S. m leg Hh meo s c u g h go t yo r a o” - Jim Torres, PCC Automotive Collision - Gerald Whipple, AVEP Student Department Chair and Faculty The pulse is intensified by the collaborative themed program. Classrooms are transformed intopartnerships that have been carefully created and Ancient Egypt as campus staff are “interrogated” by 10-cultivated over the years. The Foster Grandparents year-old Canon City CSI investigators. The instructorProgram, through the Senior Resource and Development work area becomes a kitchen for the kindergartners asAgency, provides seniors who foster an intergenerational the Fremont youth also became college students for therelationship with students as they tutor in the classroom summer.and help transport them to class. Neighborhood teens The pulse of the local art community runs throughfrom the Governors Summer Youth Program and the main corridor at Fremont throughout the year. InAmerican Recovery Reinvestment Act are working as addition to the academic programs and student artclassroom assistants and key staff at the drop off and pick shows, the campus hosts dozens of local art shows,up sites. These youth are also learning responsibility, book signings, and other cultural events. Written by: Juanita S. Fuentes,accountability, and job skills. Committed Upward Bound Through collaboration, dedication, commitment Dean of Community Education & Trainingstudents and other invaluable volunteers enhance a and inspiration, Pueblo Community College is able todedicated staff that surpasses 100. Together, we provide provide top notch programs that pulse through the veins Edited by: Mrs. Tanya Gregory,an exceptional program where the welfare and enjoyment of our campuses. The strong, regular rhythm is felt GTC Curriculum Specialistof our children is top priority. throughout the heart of our communities. Its what were Contributions by: Dean Herman, Smiling faces and a job well done is only part of the all about. Fremont Campus & Jill Carithers of Southern Colorado Communitypay off. The other is being able to foster relationships with College (SCCC)students, parents, staff, and other volunteers who returnto enjoy the excitement summer after summer. Its alsowatching those same individuals at some time or anotherattend PCC to further their dreams or apply to teach in theprogram. In addition, the Southwest Colorado CommunityCollege (SCCC), a division of Pueblo CommunityCollege, hosted their first Kids College program thissummer on the East Campus in Durango, Colorado. Children grades 1st through 6th grades were invitedto come and take part in the five-day Kids CollegeProgram. There were two courses this year with plans toexpand the program offerings into multiple morning andafternoon sessions throughout the five county serviceregions. SCCC took advantage of the great outdooractivities and artistic culture that this community offers.The partnerships being built at this campus will providequality community programming for summers to come asthe pulse on the SCCC campus grows stronger. Since the Fremont Campus opened in Canon City in2001, the pulse of the community has intensified asprograms and involvement have increased significantly.One of the longest standing community programs atFremont, the Senior Mini College, celebrated its 24th yearthis past spring. During spring break each year, localsenior citizens converge on the campus. The life-longlearning program is guided by a volunteer committee andhas grown to include more than 100 non-credit classesand workshops. Over 350 participants enjoy additionalfeatures such as lunch-time speakers, field trips,resource booths and art displays. This unique programreverberates the culture of the community. Volunteersfrom Canon City and the surrounding areas offer their k ds’expertise and talents to this successful program. During the first two weeks of June, the community lap e abeat shifts from mature to youthful as the Fremont g gCampus partners with Canon City Schools to offer c e y 6SPLASh: Summer Program and Learning for AdvancedK-12 Students. More than 150 students from Fremont College
    • mobile labs offer hands-on education The first of three new mobile learning labs funded under the $2 million Community Based Job Training grant has been turned into a Haas CNC training facility, and the project, including an exterior wrapping, should be completed by August 2009. The entire Economic & Workforce Development staff has had a hand in the interior design under the coordination of Shawn Ahlers. The lab will have new Haas equipment and will even have a pull-down projection screen. All of the stations computers will be networked to the instructors station. Work has started on the second lab, which will be equipped for electrical systems training. The third will be for mechanical systems. Shawn Ahlers, PCC Mobile Lab Development Coordinator for pcc gears up advanced manufacturing Across Colorado, manufacturing employers forecast an on-going need not only for workers who are interested in career opportunities but who are prepared to enter the advanced manufacturing industry with the necessary high-tech skills. Through a U.S. Department of Labor grant, Pueblo Community College and its partners will address the workforce shortage by providing tiered training to build the skills for high-performance success. A multi-tiered program, this intensive training addresses the key areas of work readiness, production skill certificatio, and specialized skills development for over 450 new workers, incumbent workers and youth. Participants begin by acquiring the workplace skills employers seek and gaining insights into the important characteristics to be successful on the job. Instructor-led and self-paced programs assist participants with assessing, and building reading and math skills to progress to technical production skills training. Developing the “Industrial Athlete of the Future,” the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) is a nationally recognized training developed by industry leaders focusing on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nations production workers. This training offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in the high-growth, technology-intensive jobs of the 21st century. Certification in four keys areas are available including: Safety, Manufacturing Processes & Production, Quality & Continuous Improvement, and Maintenance Awareness. Participants who achieve all four certifications receive the nationally-acclaimed MSSC “Certified Production Technician.” After completing production skills training, participants have the option of pursuing an additional 140- hours of specialized technical skills development. Five track options are available: Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Machining, Welding, and Material Management. Through this training project, additional Mobile Learning Labs – 48 self-contained trailers – are added to PCCs delivery options with state-of-the-art technical trainers developed by PCC instructors and staff. These trainers have the capacity of providing a wide range of skill development from fundamentals to advanced trouble-shooting. Pueblo Community College has the capability of delivering these specialized technical skills training on-site at any location for employers and organizations. w Systems – featuring AC/DC, PLC, Instrumentation and Motors & Controls trainers Electrical w Mechanical Systems – featuring hydraulics and pneumatics trainers w Manufacturing – featuring industry-grade mill, lathe, and additional CNC simulators w – current trailer features Arc and GMAW stations Welding 7 ye cp lagg Skill development can continue with the options of additional customized-training targeting specificae employer goals, post-secondary education, and work experience opportunities through partner agencies. The grant-funded manufacturing training continues through March 2011. Recruitment information is available through the Pueblo Workforce Center by contacting (719) 553-4561. Employers may contact Steve Chorak directly at the Pueblo Workforce Center via email: steven.chorak@state.co.us.
    • pcc students receiveKMAINL E Y F A scholarship A eW eColorado ranchers who l n aK er n n x and a d d were en abuilt a sprawling enterprise. "Andy" Kane did not have formalschooling, but Wanden had an extensive education. The couplerecognized the value of such and shared a deep and abiding lovefor the Pikes Peak region and its culture. During their lifetimes,the Kanes helped many young people finance their educationand also contributed to research related to drug and alcohol Mural artist Dave Edwardsaddiction. Before his death, Andy Kane established the KaneFamily Foundation and directed the Foundation to provide fundsfor tuition and books for eligible students. In 2009, two PuebloPCC students were the recipients of the Kane Family’sScholarship. Fn e a a a Central High School graduate, has had bm iR , ai r zhis appetite whet by the mechanical drawing and surveyingclasses that he has already taken at Pueblo Community College(PCC) and is looking forward to continuing his engineeringstudies and starting his professional career, possibly as a civilengineer. While attending Pueblo Central High School, Fabiangot a jump start on his college education credits by taking welding mural shows diversity danceand machining classes at PCC through theAdvanced Vocation Education Program.He has learned to balance his timebetween being a full-time student seekingan associate degree, working 24 hoursper week as a customer service throughrepresentative for Innotrac, and enjoyinghis infant daughter Ilyani. He pointed outthat he feels tremendously grateful at theeducational opportunity that the Kane Colorful dancers now welcome students as they enter theFamily Foundation Scholarship will Dr. Mike Davis Academic Building. Created by artist D aveprovide him. E d mural narrates the diversity of Pueblo and PCC’s d, the w a r s students by depicting different types of dance. The far left panel is a contemporary Pueblo wedding reception dance, C e a Pueblo West High School graduate, is har v iseW r ,hoping to use his leadership skills and “help others” attitude to the middle panel is the Spanish heritage of our community,become a high school teacher and coach. Chris’ leadership skills and the final panel represents the Native American influencefirst began in high school where he participated in several from the Fort Pueblo days.leadership classes and school organizations. His membershipactivities included serving as a Student Council representativeand participating in the marketing-based organization calledDECA, which he advanced to national competition as a junior.Chris also participated in TeenCERT, a community emergencyresponse team and founded a chapter of the Friends of Rachel Club, whose members perform acts of kindness and compassion in remembrance of Rachel Joy Scott, the first Columbine shootings victim. Being highly competitive, Chris participated in lacrosse and would like lap e a g g to coach the sport at the high school level. c e His motivating influences have been his y 8 grandfather, who died when Chris was 12 years old, and his younger sister, who is a talented softball player.
    • t m creating opportunities f o orr w o r B ie 8r t y g0 Ge E u0 a dz Pd I , n2 Ca Cu At Pueblo Community College, we are shaping connect new and prospective graduates with destinies – our own, those of our students and of employers while giving advice and teaching the southern and southwestern Colorado. skills required to be competitive in an aggressive job PCC has expanded its Dental Hygiene and environment. PCC also has expanded its transfer Assisting training programs through a mutual effort agreement with Colorado State University–Pueblo, with United Way, to provide free and low-cost dental which provides for an easy and seamless transition care for our community’s un-insured. Through the from our two-year school to the University, while United Way, our students work with local dentists to allowing other students the opportunity to earn a provide low-income patients with basic check-up, bachelors degree at PCC! Through Adams State cleaning, extraction, prevention, and diagnosis College, PCC students can earn bachelors degrees services for little or no cost. This is just another way in Elementary Education or Health Care that PCC students get real-world experience while Administration from Adams State professors who helping the communities of Colorado. instruct at the Pueblo campus. At PCC, hands-on workforce training is only a And we dont stop here…PCC gives priority to its part of our commitment to Colorado. At our Pueblo community, by customizing education to the needs Campus, PCC has expanded this promise by of those nearby. PCC expands its access to partnering with Vestas to give local students the opportunity by providing alternate means of necessary skills to be employed, and to produce a connecting with us, and to extend a friendly hand to quality product at Vestas local manufacturing plant. those who may have given up hope through our high As Colorados eyes turn toward supplementing our school drop-out retrieval program, financial aid growing energy needs through alternate sources, office, and student support services. PCC wants to PCC has responded by kick-starting a solar energy find ways around the problems that prevent access program that teaches students how to install and to opportunity – and our search continues daily! We maintain solar power panels in real-life situations. have initiated a new grant-funded program, Gateway And with energy in mind, PCCs merger with San to College (a Bill Gates award), that serves students Juan Basin Technical College is exploring training ages 17-20, who have dropped out of high school but and development in the oil and gas industries that have a desire to get back on track and earn a diploma are so important to all of Colorado. while receiving college credit. On-the-job and job-skills training is a priority in Of course, this all requires money and todays market, and we have responded by securing knowledge – the bottom-line is that separate people over $2 million to expand our Mobile Learning Labs. from opportunity. The PCC community has By providing a skilled workforce with hands-on addressed this issue as well, by expanding our hunt experience from local industry, the possibilities for for state and federal grants by hiring a professional our mutual successes are endless as students learn grant writer. PCC also has expanded its Economic the required real-world training to prepare them to and Workforce Development program by benefit themselves and their communities. committing more staff to work with local economic PCC’s commitment to the community is not just leaders to coordinate and hone PCCs ability to talk and dreams. The real-world facts are that PCC respond to changes in the workforce community. has trained over 700 real-world employees for real- This commitment has expanded into El Paso County world employers in 2004, and that number is through Pikes Peak Community College, and the expected to top 1,500 this year! PCC has expanded Pikes Peak Workforce Center, New Mexico through its already committed staff to keep informed of the the Los Alamos National Laboratories, and needs of an ever changing job market – and to southwestern Colorado through PCCs merger with provide the exact skills employers require. In fall San Juan Basin Technical College. 2009, PCC’s total FTE increased by more than 22 Pueblo Community College has never stood still. percent, and six months earlier, a record 1,012 With an eye to the future, PCC is moving forward into students graduated in May. the 21st century. Our mission has always been to For those new graduates, PCC’s commitment make opportunities – not only for our students – but 9 ye c does not stop when a diploma is placed in their for the communities for which we work and live.p lagg hands. Our Career Services Department helpsa e
    • se p os u utm t cs ha w Marten Pinnecoose holds one of his drawings,“The Fight Within,”that is on display at Southwest Colorado Community College. Another of his drawings,“Sometime,” hangs in the background. students grow in art It has been a while since the halls and walls of the At the end of the semester, studentsnearby college, now Southwest Colorado showcased their art pieces in one of the halls atCommunity College (SCCC), have seen an art class. SCCC. Most of the students bonded and supportedBut this summer, five students from southwest each other through the class, which helped many ofColorado decided to try their hand at an eight-week them to produce “museum quality pieces,” Kelley-crash course in basic drawing. Adjunct professor Galin said. Some students, like Jenn Fast Wolf ofDeborah Kelley-Galin, an artist who graduated from Dolores, took the art course as a requirement andthe San Francisco Art Institute and has been stepping stone to her degree in psychology. Most ofteaching subjects from art to humanities to English, what she got out of the class was the ability to honebrought her experience to teach the students. her art skills. “A drawing course such as Art 121 includes “I learned different approaches and differentdiscussions of art history, psychology, and world ways to apply media,” Fast Wolf said. “I thinkcultures, as well as time spent on creating artwork,” drawing, for me, helps me release stress. ItsKelley-Galin said. “I try to zero in on an individuals something I enjoy doing.”interests, and I try to figure out what their potential is Other students discovered a possible newand guide them in that direction.” career path after taking the class. Marten Students were required to create about 20 Pinnecoose of Ignacio returned to school to lookdrawings throughout the semester for their portfolio, into different careers. Art is one of the careers he isusing a variety of mediums ranging from pencils and considering.pens to charcoal and paint. “Its kind of hard to find work with the economy Improvement from beginning to end was like being the way it is,” he said. “Ive been encouraged“night and day, ”Kelley-Galin said. “There was really to do something like this. “An opportunity hasquite a lot of progression,” she said. “Part of that presented itself, so thats what Im doing.”progression was awakening them to the realization Pinnecoose is a self-taught artist at home,that there is more to art than making something look giving away most of his work to friends and family.like something else. Its much more of an expansive He mainly uses pencil as his medium, creatingsubject than that.” wildlife drawings. But the art course has given him The class covered typical art topics such as the courage to work with color, draw portraits andshading, lighting and textures, but Kelley-Galin put his work on display. lap2 lap e a e a g g g gencouraged her students to explore beyond that. “Im trying to explore different media, and I c e c e y 1 “A lot of the time they had a major personal y 1 eventually want to work into paintings andtransformation, realizing they are capable of creating sculptures,” he said. “Im kind of branching out.”these high-quality, sophisticated pieces of art,” she Editors Note: This article written by Kristen Plank and photo taken by Sam Green, both of the Cortez Journal, is being re-published in thissaid. issue with permission from the Cortez Journal. 0 0
    • S Ju e o a pursuing an associate of arts degree with s s hhar Dis BOS Ar Mu Ac A SeR D an emphasis in performing arts. He has been attending PCC for one year and plans to transfer to a four-year school and major in music and theatre. Josh enjoys PCC because of the opportunities it provides in helping students pursue their dreams. le t eh har u pf Cp e a freshman at PCC and plans to hh a r ev i r e s W t o ris t s st cn ce pd u eventually transfer to UCCS to further his studies. Chris is a proud recipient of the Kane Family Scholarship, which is a transfer scholarship and the reason why he is attending both PCC and UCCS. Chris says that career options for his future include writing, teaching, and coaching. He says he is very excited to be an ambassador for this amazing college and can’t wait to show people what PCC has to offer. D o a Bachelors of Science degree in biology ao nr iee lM holds which he received from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2008 and is enrolled at PCC pursuing an Associate of Science degree in the physical therapy assistant program. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2010 and from there attend a doctorate program for Physical Therapy in Colorado after graduation. Daniel recently relocated to Pueblo from Colorado Springs and feels that PCC’s warm environment with teachers that care about their students’ development and learning makes PCC a great choice for any student. T C in her second year as a PCC Student eosy s is a Ambassador and plans to graduate this year. Upon graduation, Tessa plans to transfer to CSU-Pueblo to complete her degree in secondary education. Tessa is always happy to assist all students and staff with any of their needs. A r is a history major and would like to minor in m yi Ha rss Top Row: Joshua Dasher, Christopher Weaver, Daniel Moore theatre. She aspires to become a high school and/or college level Front Row: Tessa Coy, Amy Harriss, Jordyn Hiner, Andrea Bowen instructor. She says that PCC has been a wonderful experience for her and is looking forward to the opportunities that await For years, the Student Ambassador team at Pueblo ahead. Community College’s Pueblo campus has helped make students aware of their higher education opportunities. This J n will complete her Associate of General Studies oirH de yr n year, a team of seven will continue this legacy by working in degree in the Fall of 2009 and then plans to transfer to CSU- local high schools and in the community to promote PCC. Pueblo to work toward her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She feels that PCC is a perfect academic environment for first-time Once they have made the transition into college, many college students because teachers and staff make students feel students become natural recruiters for PCC because they welcome and help them in any way they can. want to tell others about how impressed they are with the one-on-one attention they receive at the college and the ABis attending PCC to earn an Associate of Arts no dw r e e n a caring nature of its faculty and staff. The Pueblo Campus degree with an emphasis in secondary education. She has Student Ambassador team is selected from interested attended PCC for four semesters and really enjoys the school. candidates who feel so strongly about the choice they made She says her teachers have been great and her classes are to attend PCC that they want to encourage others to take advantage of the many opportunities the college offers. enjoyable. In the future she plans to transfer to CSU-Pueblo. e arm T he POEB BO o OR o ks 1 s a CKCS T a m e g bo p ast P a’s nt he r d S h i rt s Open 8:00am to 5:00pm a College Center, Rm 140 G i ft s 719.549.3065 1 L a i r 1 ye cp lag ga e 1
    • p ptn h s s c au C a e cr d r c ps t i ree es s s o t m mfor er o aFn r r t lo ye f m CSt otn ud ne byVP C a y Cso oo tu y Kot rt rt a x ae d t , sc i r h e j on Vestas Wind Systems announced in August 2008 that it wouldbuild and operate a wind tower manufacturing plant in Pueblo in “I feel so2009. The highly anticipated plant and the estimated 500 jobs it blessed topromised to produce, was built in the summer 2009 and will be fullyoperational by October. be in For those unfamiliar with the manufacturing process, Vestas school...”wind turbines are built in four parts. With the addition of the Puebloplant, all four of those parts will now be built in Colorado. ThePueblo plant is responsible for manufacturing the large tower onwhich the turbine sits. Another plant in Brighton, Coloradomanufactures the “nacelle,” which is the house in the top where thegearbox, generators, and the blades are located. Vestas is alreadyproducing blades in a factory in Windsor, CO. The Pueblo plant, Life began a little tougher for Fremont Countyhowever, is the companys largest single plant investment and the student, Ji L than for most. The recent e e n n n z f , erlargest tower manufacturing facility in the world. When operating at recipient of the E.M. Christmas Scholarship spentfull capacity, it is capable of producing around 4,400 tower parts per half her life in foster care after the death of heryear. mother at age 12. Although she was the youngest of three children, Lenz was the first to graduate from The Economic & Workforce Development Division at Pueblo high school.Community College (PCC) is the focal point for the unique training Eager to continue her education and pursueprogram for Pueblo’s Vestas employees. One of the main factors for her dreams of becoming an animal control officer,this decision was PCC’s ability to provide customized and flexible Lenz enrolled at PCC at the Fremont Countytraining that meets the needs and job requirements of the company. Campus to earn her applied science and criminal Vestas officials toured PCC and met with administration prior to justice degree in 2004. Lenz said that enrolling inmaking any decisions. "Vestas management invited us to visit their PCC is one of the best decisions shes ever made.facilities in Denmark to see what they do and, at the same time, they “I wanted to improve my chances of obtaining awanted to analyze what we could do for them here at Pueblo promising career,” she said. “When I lookedCommunity College," John Vukich, Dean of the Economic & around, PCC was the best option for me - theWorkforce Development Division said. "They were assessing our location is great, it offers a work study program, theabilities and knowledge base to support the critical assignment of class sizes are small, and its affordable.”helping develop a trained workforce." In July of this year, PCC Lenz said that another benefit of her PCC education is learning from teachers with technicalinstructor Troy Bodle visited the Varde, Denmark plant and the local experience.college nearby that serves to train Vestas employees in Denmark. “I feel so blessed to be in school and learningMr. Bodle returned with a wealth of information concerning the from teachers that arent just teaching theory, butprocesses and procedures used in the Denmark facility. The gained have the first-hand experience to make what wereknowledge was applied to the customized training program in learning meaningful.”Pueblo to ensure a shared intellectual and company culture among Lenz has been so inspired by her PCC teachersVestas employees worldwide. over the past four years that shes gained some Training at PCC began September 2009, with the help of 5,000 hands-on experience of her own, volunteering forpound sub-arc welding machines that were shipped by the Vestas the Canon City Humane Shelter while also workingcorporation to PCC’s Gorsich Advanced Technology Center. at a local pet shop in Canon City. Today, LenzLincoln Electric also partnered with PCC in providing the latest continues her real-world training working as antechnology in power supplies, wire feeder, and other essential intern at the Canon City Police Department. The admitted animal lover, who owns six cats,pieces of equipment to use along with the sub arc welding machine. two tarantulas, two salamanders, three fish, oneThe sophisticated welding equipment serves as the workhorse for frog and one turtle, said she hopes to apply for athe production environment, which will produce the welded joint potential part-time position at the Canon City Animalalong the length and around the nearly 16 ft. diameter sections of the Shelter after she graduates in May. Until then, Lenztower. Vestas loaned to PCC, six Metal Inert Gas (MIG) manual continues to go to school and work, and appreciateswelding machines to be placed in the Gorsich Advanced every minute.Technology Center. The MIGs will be used in conjunction with “Attending PCC and earning the scholarship,PCCs current mobile learning lab setup for welding. Approximately has been such a blessing for me,” she said. “I feel7,500 sq. ft. of space in the Gorsich Advanced Technology Center is so wonderful that theyve chosen me. I cant wait to lap e a g gtemporarily dedicated to the Vestas training area. In addition, the graduate and fulfill my lifelong dream.” c etraining team assigned to Vestas is temporarily located in the same y 1area to ensure customer service and instructional and technicalsupport as the training programs occur over the next 9-12 months. 2
    • M ry commonly known as a B, more r .a v d in l L e Fremont County hall ofthree fame the “Marathon Man,” demonstrates the same qualities needed to run a marathon in his daily activities. As a charter member of the Fremont Advisory Council he worked tirelessly to obtain the transfer of land from the Department of Corrections to Pueblo Community College (PCC), then petitioned the legislature for funding to build the Fremont campus, and was instrumental in raising honors Photo:(Left to Right) Marvin Bradley, James Milam, Donald Packard the $1 million needed to help fund the construction of the campus. The Fremont campus of PCC is not the only recipient of his dedication and perseverance. Bradley served as president of the Canon City Chamber of Commerce, vice chairman for the Regional Energy Impact Committee for Fremont and Custer counties as well as the Canon City Rotary Club and Canon City Bankers Association. Bradley has run marathons in all 50 states twice and has only 18 to go to make it three times. He ran in a 100-mile endurance run in South Dakota . J s i is a native of Oklahoma, a .l ma eM M m entered the military in 1942 and retired in 1969 as a Marvin Bradley, James Milam, and Donald Packard were inducted Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. His service spanned into the Fremont Hall of Fame on May 8, 2009. Each individual was World War II , Korea and Vietnam . He attended the nominated by the community of Fremont County and/or Custer Counties University of San Francisco where he majored in and considered on the basis of contributions in the following areas: all accounting and minored in philosophy. facets of education; business and labor; arts and humanities; Fremont County has benefitted from his philanthropy; government; law; science and technology; and health and leadership as he served as chairman of the Fremont human services. County Board of Commissioners, Board of Directors Walter Schepp, a member of both the Fremont Advisory Council and of Region 13, Upper Arkansas Area Council of Governments and the Southeast District of Colorado the PCC Foundation Board of Directors, introduced each inductee and Counties, Inc. Milams dedication to improving highlighted their community contributions. PCC President Dr. Garvin also education for generations to the residents of paid tribute to Bradley and Milam for being PCC Foundation visionaries. Fremont and Custer counties is demonstrated by his The Fremont Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals who, being a charter member of the Fremont Advisory by their extraordinary efforts, have contributed to the betterment or Council and his obtaining appointments to the Air enhancement of Fremont and/or Custer counties. They join previous Force Academy for student applicants. honorees, Darryl Biggerstaff and Douglas Miles who were inducted on As a charter member of Shadow Hills Golf Club April 24, 2005. and being a life member of the American Legion Post #13, VFW #4061 and Air Force Academy Athletes Association, Milam continues his involvement with the community. For all your training needs. For all your training needs. We bring the classroom to you. D Pdborn o a was nc ak l dar in Manitou Springs, Colorado and completed a tour of duty in Korea with the United States Marine Corps. ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Packard obtained a degree in music education MECHANICAL SYSTEMS MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS and a master’s degree in guidance and school ENGINEERING administration from Colorado State University. CONSTRUCTION His educational career includes more than two SAFETY SYSTEMS years teaching in Cripple Creek/Victor and four years as a band teacher at Salida Public School. In 1960, after moving to Canon City, Packard was hired as musical director at Canon City High School. He later became Assistant M OBILENG EARNI Principal and Principal of Washington Elementary. Packard has continued to be L hf p involved at Canon City High School, working as a m1 lf ee LAB l aa the announcer for the Tiger Football for the past Bringing o g 1 y 48 years.e c Workforcep lag ga e Retirement was not in Packard’s plans. He became involved in local politics serving two Training to 3 terms each on City Council and as Mayor of Canon City. During those years he received the 866.478.3256 www.pueblocc.edu/tec YOU! 4 Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Citizen Award in 1987 and the Colorado Athletic Directors Citizen Award in 1997. Customized Training
    • wye eaah l sv l a ’lw Returning Fremont I P aris t’s strange where one finds inspiration these days whenpressed to write an article for the Alumni Associations Legacymagazine. County student ech a hi r os nl p sa aic n nsd sr d oc g ne a f ni s e “The Recently I watched, for perhaps the twentieth time, one of myfavorite movies and, depending on the critics, one that ranks among scholarshipsthe top three movies of all time--the immortal Casablanca. were the With the backdrop of a war-torn, Vichy-occupied, mysteriousMoroccan city, the classic love story of Rick, a wayward American, thumbsand Elsa, a secretive anti-Nazi emigre, is masterfully played out. up that IDespite Rick and Elsas deep yearnings for one another, Rick needed...”ultimately shows his benevolent spirit in letting go of his true love,Elsa, whom he had previously met, loved and lost in Paris,to fly off to freedom in Lisbon with her patriotic husband, Victor. How gallant, yet tender…but how does that relate to Pueblo Community College and its Alumni Association? Well, as I listen to the movies theme, “As Time Goes By,” I PCC Fremont County student Dnl oP noow v e o l too, am reminded in my relatively ripe age of the will be the first to admit that returning to school was at importance of past friendships, nostalgia and sentiment first intimidating. But thanks to the continuing that I felt in my old Pueblo Junior College days of 1961. It support from his teachers, as well as several was my first year in college after I had struggled about foundation scholarships, 40-year-old Powell said going into the armed services out of high school as a more he’s received the encouragement he needs to keep worthwhile career alternative, as advised by my high going. school counselor. Ultimately, I succumbed to inertia and “Whether it’s been a pat on the back or words of just stumbled into higher education. We, naive and wide- confidence, the education and support has been eyed college freshmen, had few realistic notions of a real incredible,” he said. “The teachers here are truly top college educational experience. My simplistic of the line.” Powell said that the scholarships he’s earned, stereotypical images of college life were changed forever in including the Kane Family Scholarship, the Pepsi the fall of 1961. From the competitive Freshman English Scholarship, and the PCC Presidential Scholarship, 101 class of Professor John Senatore to the elevated plane have also helped his confidence as a returning of Dr. Levines Humanities class, PJC was an eye-opener student. for me. In this netherworld of intellectual struggles one “The scholarships were the thumbs up that I moment, to the sophomoric college high jinks the needed to know that I was on the right track,” he said. next, I learned what college life really was—and I “They gave me the confidence to keep working hard.” liked it. While being scared out of my wits by the Powell first entered PCC at the Fremont County challenges of learning things I never imagined—I campus in 2000 after earning his GED years earlier. was stimulated by the journey for truth that it But instead of completing his degree, Powell quit presented. That first year of college convinced me school to bartend for the next 12 years. In 2006, to stay instead of becoming a soldier. I never Powell decided “enough was enough” and re- regretted it. enrolled at PCC. Now a husband and father to two, Now, some thirty-eight years later, as Powell proved his commitment as a returning student something of a semi-retirement volunteer in the by earning a 4.0 his first semester. PCC Alumni Association, I often think of those “I hadn’t really succeeded academically in the early college days. From the pep rallies for the past, but this time I was ready,” he said. championship basketball team, to the competitive Recognizing his passion for helping people and give and take of the comparative religion classes, traveling, Powell said he has recently decided to those were some of the best years of my life. pursue an associate’s degree in nursing, and is J lr o r e i Ui ba Maybe thats why I belong to the PCC exploring a potential career as a traveling nurse. Alumni Association today and But until he graduates in 2011, Powell gets occasionally embarrass myself doing plenty of practice helping people by assisting first- a ragged Elvis Presley impression at time students register for classes. Powell said the the PCC Alumni Associations greatest reward in his job is being able to encourage “Tribute to Alumni Stars” Dance on returning students like himself to have the September 25th. confidence to re-enter the classroom. Yes, we all have to leave our old “My advice to them is know the resources that days behind in the midst of critical are available because there’s a lot out there,” he said. debates over health care reform and “The staff here are committed to making your return lap e a the national debt, but we can still to school successful, and if you’re not sure what to g g do, they’ll point you in the right direction.” c e occasionally step back, sigh, and, y 1 as Rick in Casablanca, might say, “Yes, but well always have Paris.” 4
    • F ae oos un nh d l t p i P’se u f- ei v bs l re ot r d t w l ls i ie wwd fil es t va s make Garvin uckey. nt JD B reside PBR horse PCC P s with friend PCnl F a uoi ooo em l e t b me n l o u gd ty C un i (PCCF) rallied to the challenge presented to them to be a participant in the first Wild Wild West Festival. The Greater Pueblo Chamber, Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project, PEDCo, and the City and County of Pueblo teamed up with the PCC Foun Professional Bull Riders (PBR) to create an exciting new festival which member, dation Boar d meets 2008 Sharon Swerdfeger, was held May 2009. The Wild, Wild West Fest brought together the flavor of PBR World Guilcherne Champion Pueblos past and the tradition of the Professional Bull Riders to churn out Makuchi. five days of wild western entertainment which brought out the cowboy in us all! The Foundation chose to host a team roping and barrel racing event which attracted more than 600 cowboys and cowgirls to their first rodeo. PCCF along with other nonprofit agencies in and around Pueblo hosted activities that complimented PBRs bull riding rodeo which attracted professional bull riders from around the world. PBR also brought in their Ring of Honor Ceremony which honored individuals who had made significant and lasting contributions to the sport of professional bull riding, both in and out of the arena. Other events tied to the five-day festival included a Bucking Ball, black tie kick-off event, concerts, Fan Zone and Marketplace, a western art show, golf tournament, cowboy mounted shooting, a cowboy breakfast, Mutton Bustin, western gunfights, a parade, rocky mountain oyster feed and more. Proceeds from PBRs activities are to benefit the participating nonprofit agencies. In addition, PBR pledged to donate $50,000 to the Wild, Wild West Fest charity fund and will divide that money with those same nonprofits The Festival was a huge boom for the community; hosting thousands of visitors over the course of the five-day festival. PCCF was proud to play a part in an event that contributed to the economy of Pueblo and the surrounding areas. ! k sps or o s n ore learns T tr nu ao ho s Kaden Fillm ddle a how to stra the pros. horse from GAE R YST E &I S E N S W O A CA 1 ye cp lag ga e 5 Black Hills Energy Improving life with energy.
    • 1h l dao d5ctn a t ehh ers ’s e is st n i g o s s er oue c g a e s U B tnvt c h p ou cG hi w d tea o a ne i rud esl p d s r s sr e easThe Pueblo Early College dual-enrollment program that allows Israel Millan, who will graduate this month from Pueblo Centrallocal students to earn high school and college credits High and is in PCCs Upward Bound program, recentlysimultaneously is growing astronomically. After having six received a prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship. Israelstudents graduate from their high schools with an associate’s plans to attend the University of Denver and study businessdegree from PCC last year, the number jumped to 16 this year. education & electrical engineering. The award will help pay theThat number is expected to reach approximately 40 next year cost of tuition, fees and books, and is renewable for a total ofand could double the following year. One main reason for the five years of undergraduate study.growth is that PCCs partnership with the Dolores HuertaPreparatory High charter school has been replicated with thetwo Pueblo school districts.Hgag omo AtH oon ln iSD ot i h l l a r ee ci i rv h n pP gt3er mstno r estg a 1u r d 6 s au a dFor the first time, PCC hosted separate events for theAlternative High School Diploma Program graduations, withthe Fremont County ceremony at our Fremont Campus onWednesday, May 27, and the Pueblo version on the followingevening at Memorial Hall in Pueblo. The program graduated136 students.O cnoau lfssrtsu t hil u a oa b u lh wd c psThe Outlaws Rod and Custom Car Club recently donated aportion of the proceeds from its ninth annual car show to fund anew Outlaws Scholarship at PCC. The scholarship will providea minimum $500 scholarship for a full-time student enrolled ineither the Automotive Technology or Automotive CollisionTechnology programs. For more information, visitwww.pueblocc.edu and click on “Future or Current Students,”and then “Scholarships.”Ui oo n dnye stei snn gv ct t h e ns e rt c r n i ewtssi wcto hh ho to o e l rPCCs partnership with Adams State College (ASC) hasexpanded to allow students to earn a bachelors degree inhealth care administration. All classes will be taught by ASC niprofessors on PCCs Pueblo campus. The two institutions F C’s r o a g n i k l wlalready had a similar bachelors degree partnership inelementary education. The new health care program will beginin the fall semester. Meanwhile, PCC and the University of etColorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) have teamed to offerKane Family Foundation scholarships. The awards will pay gl es e t g a aik l a o i ehl pr l nd ihp d e r ds l psc uecollege expenses for up to five years, with students first earning wan associate’s degree at PCC and then transferring to pursue a The third time definitely was a charm for Pueblo Communitybachelors degree at UCCS. Colleges Frank Cowgill, III. A recent Automotive Service Technology program graduate, Frank demonstrated the leadership skills that he gained at PCC by capturing the goldPdd t iUiaCev o S nCna S A l st n k n s t sc l uae l a s t oQuality technical training for students is very evident at PCC.The most recent examples took place last month whenautomotive, machining and welding students demonstratedtheir expertise at state SkillsUSA competitions held in variousvenues in Colorado. All three study disciplines had performers medal in the “Job Skill Demonstration A” category during the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference held in June at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. He gave a demonstration of a tire pressure monitoring system, an idea originally hatched by fellow PCC auto student Alexei Serepera. In the “Job Skill Demonstration A” event, s b contestants demo and explain entry-level skills used in thefinish first in their respective categories of competition, earning occupational area in which they are training.the right to compete at nationals in Kansas City, MO in lateJune. In addition, Automotive Service Technology Chair Robert Winning a national gold medal is difficult enough, but it was theMaez was recently named the Advisor of the Year. e second one captured by the 38-year-old Pueblo native, who won the gold two years ago and added a silver medal in K.C. last year. His previous demonstrations were on emissions and s pollution exhaust systems last year and fuel delivery systemsP gu cswT r tnv t aAa eeta p st i a r r me o d e r se d two years ago.Leonard DeNardis, a second-year student in the physical Cowgill has been such an exceptional student that he becametherapist assistant program, was presented with the Academic an assistant instructor during the past year for PCC autoand Clinical Excellence Award by the Colorado Chapter of the classes that were taught at Canon City High School. BeforeAmerican Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He was that, he worked for Mike Minnick at Pueblo Dodge Chryslerselected for his motivation to learn, commitment to patients in Jeep, which provided Cowgill with the equipment for hishis clinical experience, participation in PTA Club activities, demonstration.attaining a 4.0 GPA in the program, tutoring classmates, andbecause of his positive attitude and dedication to the “SkillsUSA is huge, and being able to compete there for three lap e aprofession. Leonard received his award at the organizations g g years and do well was just a very good experience,” Cowgillspring APTA convention last month. This is the second c e noted, adding that he plans to give back to PCC by helping y 1consecutive year that a PCC student has received the state- train other students for future SkillsUSA competitions.wide award, a tribute to the programs teaching excellence. Cowgill’s youngest child, Nora, is currently attending PCC. 6
    • T h an k y o u for your generous donations G$09 i o0 9 ff , - , t 2 $9 s5 9 0 9 Daniels Fund LeVert W. Hoag Foundation The Max & Kathleen Watts Foundation Colorado State University - Pueblo Ronald Concialdi Dorothy Cornwell Credit Union of Colorado Daily Record Alain and Lisa Dalmau Jay and Florence Dammann, III Bert and Ramona Dennis Marion Drew El Pomar Foundation Mike and Janice Gould The Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce Greenway & Associates Insurance Co. Marian Heyl Stephen and Kathleen Ivanca William and Mona Klein Raymond and Linda Kogovsek The Lincoln Electric Company Convergys Corporation Cortez Construction Jane Cotner Credit Union of Colorado Elizabeth Davis DirtN Demo, Inc. Evraz Group SA Eleanor Fry Glacier Club Ryan and Amanda Griego HUB International Southwest Mary Lou Jones Scott Jones Douglas and Judy Knudson Roger Knudson Diane Meese Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors Mickey Moore and Irene Elgart to the Loaf N Jug PEDCO PCC G$ - , io 0 9 ff , $9 t 10 9 s0 2 04 Charles and Georgia Macchietto Pepsi Center LeeRoy Martinez Petersen and Fonda PC Foundation Joseph and Barbara Fortino Sean and Christine McCarthy PFLAG of Pueblo (Parents Family & Friends - from Burton Hennum Charles and Heather McDuffie Lesbians & Gays) Pueblo City Council Kane Family Foundation Bernadine J. McNamara July 1, 2008 Margaret Lukas McPherson, Breyfogle, Daveline & Goodrich Pueblo Dodge-VW to Parkview Foundation, Inc. James Milam Sandy Rawlings Frank Petrocco Karen Miller Charles W. Ready Financial Service June 30, 2009 Pueblo County United Way John and Inge Oechsle Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation Outlaws Rod & Custom Club Robert and Meredith Silva Pueblo Toyota, Inc. Park West Imaging Letty Simpson Tiny Striegel The Pueblo Chieftain Greg Snyder Pueblo City and County Foundation Summit Brick Company Pueblo Electric, Inc. Sunflower Bank G$-9 i o0 9 ff 0 , t 5$ s, 9 09 Pueblo Elks Lodge #90 K.R. Swerdfeger Construction, Inc. Puebloans by Choice Dennis and Sherry Trujillo Johnson American Medical Response Robert Rawlings John and Nadene Verna Bassett Construction Frieda T. Roof Memorial Wells Fargo Bank - Pueblo E.M. Christmas Foundation South Side Lawn & Landscaping, LLC. H. E. Whitlock, Inc. The Maudean and E.L. Hanson Foundation Southern Colorado Press Club Rodrick Wood Parkview Medical Center, Inc. St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center Pueblo Lodge No. 17 AF & AM SunWest Educational Credit Union G2 9 io $ ff0 t 59 s -4 Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Keith and Sharon Swerdfeger Tim and Lynn Simmons Walter & Lucille Timme Foundation Abel Consulting Services, Inc. State of Colorado - Colorado Combined Campaign US Bank Central Office American Association of University Women Vectra Bank American Iron & Metal Co., Inc. G$ $ i o 09 ff0 , t 1-9 s, 4 0 9 Vestas Wind Systems Volunteers of America at Laurel Manor Curt and Colleen Armstrong Jon and Kelly Brude Wal-Mart - Pueblo Canon National Bank Aetna Foundation, Inc. H. Ben and Shirley Weindling Rogene Armstrong Vincent and Madaline Cardinal Wildwood Casino Dennis and Shirley Carey Assistance League of Pueblo, Inc. Charles V. Wolfers Atlas Pacific Engineering Company Eric and Linda Carlson Carlos and Olive Baca Cesar Chavez Academy Ross Barnhart G$ 9 io-9 ff 0 t 59 s0$ Michael and Susan Colb Walter and Katherine Bassett, Jr. William and Eleanor Crain Bechtel Pueblo Team American GI Forum Women Warren and Ardell Curtis Beta Sigma Phi Community Project Jack and Helga Boggess Marie DAndrea Black Hills Corporation Business Womens Network El Pueblo: Adolescent Treatment Community Byerly & Cosyleon, Inc. Ann Carruth Donna Emmons Canon City Chamber of Commerce Castle Investment & Loan Raymond and Patricia Erjavec Geraldine Colette Colorado Bank & Trust Frank and Eleanor Evans S EF NCS T NN P NO P C C T OC I E L T A S S ET S R EE V EN U E F I V I AT T NN AI AT A S Contributions/Fundraising/In-Kind $ 587,472 S EF NO L I Current Assets $ 2,211,517 AT A T I AI Investment Income $ 266,259 T OC I Receivables $ 15,672 FA OI UN N DT O Prepaid Expenses $ 13,734 Realized/Unrealized gain/loss on investments $ -1,220,596 Investments $ 2,448,766 Miscellaneous $ 132,839 TOTAL ASSETS $ 4,689,689 TOTAL REVENUE & SUPPORT $ -$234,026 A N NU AL E F I L IS III AB LTE ES X PE NE S R E PO R T Accounts Payable $ 21,011 Program Expenses $ 462,467 Deferred Revenue $ 2,361 Scholarships $ 363,876 Rental Deposits $ 7,025 Management & General $ 203,321 M TOTAL LIABILITIES $ 30,397 Fundraising Expenses $ 166,465 M 1 y TOTAL EXPENSES $ 1,196,129e cp lag g NE E T TS A S Sa e Change in Net Asset Value & -1,430,155 Unrestricted $ 626,651 Total Expenses & Change in Net Asset Value $ -234,026 Temporarily Restricted $ 3,344,676 7 Permanently Restricted $ 687,965 Net Assets - June 30, 2008 $ 6,089,447 TOTAL NET ASSETS $ 4,659,292 Net Assets - June 30, 2009 $ 4,659,292 TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS & 4,689,689
    • fddExpress Employment Professionals Joan Heyl Shell Robin and Kaye GooldyGeoffrey and Nancy Gordon H. W. Houston Construction Co. Arthur and Myrna Graham oi oNorma Hatfield Nancy HuntSharon Hawkins International Brotherhood of Electrical WorkersTerri Kelley J.R.s Country StoresWesley and Gretta Kettelkamp, Jr. Dennis and Corinne Koehler unrGail Kingrey Jackie KoroshetzL.D.C. Properties Everett and Marty Lallis, Jr.Legacy Bank - Pueblo West Richard Lange n nMoses Levin Tony and Ellen LangoniWilliam and Janette Lewis Lartigues Medical & Diagnostic Imaging SalesSteve Masias Little Caesars PizzaRaymond and Kathleen Mattarocci Bill and Nancy LongScott Midgley Elizabeth V. McBrideWilliam and Lucinda Mihelich Kathryn McHugh and Robert FigueroaDonald and K. June Mullins Montano Concrete Corporation a oChris Munoz Daniel and Kelly MontanoOccupational Health Technologies, Inc. NachosThe New Park East Restaurant Leonard and Mary Lou NelsonGary Player Foundation Northglenn Dodge and Collision Center tMartha R. Poole Virgil and Lois OlsonJimmie and Diane Porter Martha ParduePueblo Bank and Trust David and Gayle Pettinari o sPueblo Community Health Center T.L. Printz ConstructorsJack and Paula Quinn Pueblo City SchoolsRobert Redwine Pueblo Community College BookstoreRotary Club of Pueblo No. 43 Pueblo Country ClubWalter and Gloria Schepp Redwine Kelly Financial ServicesShadow Hills Golf Course & Pro Shop F. Jeffrey and Terra RiggioJeffrey and Dacia Shaw David RitterlingSoutheastern Colorado Dental Society Robert and Rebecca RoblerStory Tellers Travels Royal Electrical Services, Inc.Robert and Sara Tonsing Jarvis and Mary Jo RyalsJoseph and Juanita Ulibarri Kathleen R. SalimenoEdmund and Gregoria Vallejo Schusters Printing, Inc.Nadene Verna Insurance Agency, Inc. Jesus and Sharon SeguraJoseph and Linda Welte Southern Colorado National BankWilcoxson Buick-Cadillac-GMC Truck, Inc. Denise SpaccamontiRalph and Janice Williams W. R. and Sharon Stealey Marvin and Sandra SteinG$ 2i o- 9ff 0t 1 4 s0$ Sunflower Bank Sunflower Bank - North Takaki Dental Care CenterAmanda Ackerman Texas RoadhouseAmerican Bank of Commerce Titan SecurityAngelus Chapel Mortuaries Theodore and Clara TraniAssociated Professional Rehabilitation Arnold and Patricia VanZandtCarla Barela West-Tech Communications of So CoGail Barnhart Bradley and Sondra WiggenM.D. Batchelder, Jr. Xcel EnergyCarole Bauman Liz YoungRobert and Mary Beckelheimer Jon and Claudia ZadraRichard BergPhilip and Deborah BorchersWayne F. Bowman Gt9 i u9 fp t o s$Marvin BradleyMichael and Elizabeth Bryant Geraldine AbbottTheodore Bueno Eva AchtmeierChuck Campbell Monique AmermanCanon National Bank Louise AnayaCanon Pizza Madness, LLC Bill and Ruella AndersonLana Carter Wilbur and Daisy AshleyCentennial Insurance Agency, LLC Austin Automotive, LLCCentennial State Paving, Inc. Cindy AyalaSidney J. Clutter Carl and Kay BartecchiColorado East Bank Anne BateyAndrew and Kelly Conneen Madge BecherAmos and Julie Cordova William and Cynthia BernalDan and Leanne Corsentino Big R StoresKathy Cox Kenneth L. BigelowKendall and Lori Curtis Michelle BoheimCory and Jessica Davern Brandt Enterprises, Inc.James and Barbara Davis The Broadmoor in Colorado SpringsDisciplined Benefit Services, Inc. Adrian ComerDLance Golf Performance Center Dan and Leanne CorsentinoDMS Imprints & Embroidery Mike DCristinaDons Landscaping & Lawn Service Moussa and Patricia DiawaraCatherine Duncan John W. DoughertyVictor Dutkovich Clint and Elsa EcclesEight Mile Medical Services James EdwardsRudolph and Karen Eskra John and Betty EhmkeDarrell Essex Ann FloresDonna Fitzsimmons Roger and Judy Fonda lap e aPatricia Freda Four Mile Golf Club g gGarren, Ross and DeNardo, Inc. James and Sharon Fowler c e Elizabeth Gallegos y 1William and Marilyn GowerRobert Graham Jeanne GardnerGrand Signs, Inc. Donna GarrisonCharles and Susan Green John GiarratanoDebbie Henderson Joanna Goodman 8
    • 1 9 40 s .a1 c e . s9n . s5t d Cf 0n l os i o uLnl 40 of Arvada, CO recently returned from aW V.s eE r i ea J Ln received the Creative Achievement o e 59 h d n o. M zaLondon to visit his son and wife. Award from the University of Northern Colorados Alumni Association. Due to his talent with watercolors and his 1 9 50 philanthropic contributions to the southern Colorado s communities, he was one of the eight outstanding alumni chosen for this award. In 1961, John received hisL nla eewa r W e k c r bachelors and in 1969 completed his masters degree. Johns watercolors are now sold throughout the United States as well as being parts of collections in museums, institutions, and prominent art collectors.L nW Salt Lake City, UT graduated a e l 50 of w a r De e. k c r 1 9 60from Pueblo Junior College with an AA degree and then swent on to Stanford University, graduating Phi Beta Kappawith Great Distinction in 1953. He married Lee in December1954. Dr. Walker completed a master’s in European historyat Stanford in 1957, and earned a Ph.D. in history from theUniversity of California at Berkeley in 1965. Dr. Walker RM attended PJC in the early 1960s when oc d bCel n r e t l lataught at the University of Southern California from 1964 to he was called to military service. He served as a Navy1969, then at Illinois State University from 1969 to 1989, coreman in the Marines. Robert went on to work at thewhere he retired as full professor. During his career, he National Cash Register and most recently worked at thereceived a research fellowship from the National Pueblo Army Depot until his retirement in 2006. He isEndowment of the Humanities, which took him and his married to Patricia and they have two daughters.family to Germany from 1971-72. He was a pioneer in theuse of statistical methods in historical research. He settled B R a i r l be ay r ain Salt Lake City in 1989. Dr. Walker and his wife, Dr. LeeWalker, have two sons and five grand children. SonLawrence Arthur Walker is serving with the U.S.Department of State in Taipei, while Gregory AnthonyWalker works as a quality assurance manager for Toys-R- ’61of Surprise, AZ Riley graduatedUs in New Jersey. from PJC in 1961 with an AA degree in business education. She went toWalker passed away January 27, 2009. work for a few years then attended Western State College and graduated with a degree inE e aof Colorado Springs, CO graduated u .r52 gCea n r E a teaching. Riley taught school infrom Pueblo Junior College. Gene is married to Wilma Salida and Gunnison and coached(Berckefeldt) 52. He continued his education at the girls sports. After several years sheUniversity of Colorado earning a bachelors degree in fine went to Northern Arizona Universityart and a masters degree from the University of Northern and received her masters degreeColorado. Carara taught art and mathematics at Sterling while coaching womens tennis.High School and coached for 30 years. Gene has ten large She later moved to Sun City, Arizonaoil paintings in the rotunda of the Sterling Court House where she became a golf professional with the LPGA fordepicting the history of Sterling, Colorado. He was 18 years. Not yet ready to retire, she still works in theinducted into the Colorado Coachs Hall of Fame in 1986 hardware business. Riley was in town for Puebloand selected as Christian Coach of the year by the State Catholic High School’s 50th reunion. While here, sheFellowship of Christian Athletes. He retired from teaching caught up with friends and took a tour of the PCCat Sterling High School in 1984 to reside in New Mexico and campus. She believes PCC is a jewel because it educatestaught at the University of New Mexico for two years. They the people you work with everyday. Riley continues tothen moved to Sun City, Arizona where Gene taught senior attribute her success to the education she received atcitizens for 19 years. They have now returned to Colorado then PJC.Springs, Colorado to be with family.W re r taught kindergarten in i Dk)a l . ct r m eC a ( f a B l eda 52Pueblo and moved to Sterling, CO where she lived with her 1 9 70 s L Lr i . r nB de y y ( )husband Eugene Carara 52 for 30 years. Gene and Wilmaraised three children. She was vice president/seniorlending officer at Colorado National Bank. She graduated V ik z yafrom the Colorado School of Banking at the University ofColorado. Wilma is a survivor of many things, butespecially breast cancer.DSe tnnit l oo ns ‘71 of Westminster, CO and Joseph Vizyak were both students at then SCSC in 1969. Lindy was an education major and Joe was a P.E.55 of Pueblo passed away June 15, 2009. Stilson major on a football scholarship.celebrated six decades of football. His playing career They were introduced in theincluded: Tailback, Centennial High School, 1951-53; cafeteria by a Theta sorority sister.tailback, Pueblo Junior College, 1953-54; tailback, Their first date was to theSacramento State, 1955-57; tailback, military competition, Homecoming game that happenedArmy, 1958. His coaching career included: Assistant to be a blizzard that year. December 20, 2008 was theircoach, La Junta High School, 1963-68; Colorado State 39th anniversary. They will always appreciate being in theUniversity, 1968; head coach, Fort Morgan High School, right place at the right time!1969-75; head coach, Pueblo County High School, 1976-1989; assistant coach, Centennial High School, 1993-97;assistant coach, South High School, 1999-2009. Honorsinclude: 45 years coaching, 27 state tournamentappearances, five semifinal appearances; Greater Pueblo Tell us what’s new!Sports Association Hall of Fame inductee, 1991;Centennial High School Hall of Fame, 2002; director, youth Please send updated alumni information toleagues, Runyon Sports Complex, 1993-2009. bianca.flores@pueblocc.edu or call 719.549.3314
    • 1 9 80 s .a2od . s0n . s 0t Cf 0n l o s ie c u a usSMeof Pueblo, CO and the Latino a.t z n G 82 duy i e r r Tau04 of Sidney, NE currently lives in r s ts aD e mcp h . H lntChamber of Commerce of Pueblo were honored by the the south-western Panhandle of Nebraska and works in aUnited States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Sandy, as up small hospital with multi-modality learning opportunities.president and CEO of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children, a girl and awon the national bodys award for boy. Trampas enjoys spending time with family, fishing,Chamber Executive of the Year for the m hunting, golfing, and home improvement.south-west region. The LargeHispanic Chamber of the Year awardwas given to the Latino Chamber ofCommerce for the same region. C L 04 of Pueblo West, CO really enjoyed being ao t. s h e y J h in college. Cathy was active as a student at PuebloRecently she was among 12 members Community College. She was president of businessappointed by the governor to be technologies club, was on student senate, and liked theresponsible for determining the best competitions she partook in with Phi Beta Lambda.distribution of stimulus funds. idM.y 82 of Pueblo, CO aLn r Rs c e ell a o ld D. m oO04 of Pueblo, CO worked very hard to go nl a n n aJ dwas one of 13 women honored at the Thirteenth Annual to school full time and work full time. She is a single parentYWCA Tribute to Women. She is the Executive Director of of two wonderful boys and is very happy to have reachedthe Pueblo Cooperative Care Center and was recognized her goal.for her accomplishments and contributions to thecommunity. She has raised money for the NationalAssociation of Letter Carriers. Marcie was employed for K. m Springfield, IL completed his e R 04 of lP s l a y e ymany years at Colorado State University-Pueblo and is the certificate program at PCC. He then earned an associates2009 outstanding alumna for the Mass Communications degree in business management from Axia College whereDepartment. She is active in childrens programs. he received placement on the National Deans List. Kelly a transferred to DeVry University and earned his bachelors in Technical Management (Cum Laude) with aP R 86 of Loveland, CO attended Pueblo aoum l Re. r o concentration in Human Resources. HeVocational Community College from 1981-1982, the currently is attending Keller GraduateUniversity of Southern Colorado from 1982-85, then back School in pursuit of a Masters in Human eto Pueblo Community College in 1986. For the past ten Resource Management.years, Romero has been a senior designer for the Covidien R .c a (i nM d M a n K n)company in Boulder, where they design and manufactureElectro-surgical devices. Prior to that he was employed atHewlett-Packard in Loveland for nearly seven years as a Ee sl qu i bmechanical designer. His first job after college was atTexas Instrument (Colorado Springs) for five years as adrafter. 1 9 90 ‘05 of Florence, CO was hired immediately s after graduation at Walgreens as an Executive Assistant Manager. She married Joshua Esquibel in 2008.LC h e 91 of Pueblo, CO is an o( r D r Cnn i. o) n c a e yadministrative assistant II at Pueblo Community College Juo 05 of Canon City, CO was named oAs s .h hJ o a n nin the College Center and Student Activities offices. After American Medical Response Employee of the Month forgraduation, Lori worked hourly in the Human Resources September 2008.office and for the Vice President of Administration &Finance. She became a permanent employee in October1992 working in the Presidents office and then transferredto the Human Resources office where she spent the last 15 C. r06 worked for the Montezuma Sheriffs hM ae d c M er department as a Sheriffs Deputy but now has gone to lawyears. In October of 2008, she transferred to the College school.Center and Student Activities Office. Lori was selected asthe Classified Employee of the Year in 1996 and 2008.What she likes most is “the opportunity to help people -that gives me the greatest satisfaction.” She is married to ALu of Pueblo, CO after working her way ta l07 hMe ia nk . sJohn and has two children. She loves to listen to music, through college and four years later she obtained an AGSprimarily 70s, 80s, and 90s hard rock, scrapbooking, and degree in Criminal Justice. Last year Athena obtained areading. Certificate in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Certification and recently received her Substance Abuse Counseling License. She has been employed withH T s of Pueblo, CO was recently named e hn a o 94 t m h p e o r Community Corrections for over five years. Athena will go to Colorado State University-Pueblo in the Fall of 2009 toEvent Coordinator at the Abbey in Canon City, CO. obtain a B.A. degree. 2 0 0 0s T.l08 of Pueblo West, CO graduated with an eK r e r m i A AAS Degree in Radiology Technology. She passed her boards in June and obtained a position in July withJe i of Pueblo, CO graduated with an ASG aD msi.v L 02 a Emergi-Care of Pueblo. “I was given my asking starting wage without question, … and have enjoyed my newdegree in accounting, transferred to Colorado State position for almost a year now.” lapUniversity-Pueblo and graduated in 2004 with a BSBA e a g g i em nr mm oi udegree in business. In 2007 Jamie was hired as an c eadministrative assistant for the Community Education y 2and Training Division, and is currently working as theService Coordinator for the Vice President ofAdministration & Finance. She has three children, two Charles E. Brady 42 Denton H. Stilson 55boys and a girl. Katherine “Kay” Keating 42 Laura L. Banister 05 Elwyn Kay Becher 48 James L. Phillips FS 0 (Former Student)
    • M as re r ia g M. u and Gary Guzelian were aL n d ( i) e B 65 l y rg n n P e st C mp C bps r e o er r mu r s e married on February 14, 2009. Jl . r)and Matthew Augerot were a (r 05 nCe a le e Cr o Li Pu a w o Cn s a n Ctpa g ves y t m ee eor s l married on July 26, 2008. E ee her 9-month courageous battle with aW r o l e ls nf lost r Cherelle Shonte (Benitez) and DBl e .r nC na i sril o cancer on July 30, 2009. She will be remembered for her 96 were recently married. extensive volunteerism. She was a volunteer for the College as well as being a presenter for the institutions annual Senior M.o and eRl 05 la n i s( e sCy) Julian Gomez were Mini College. She and her husband, Charlie, have been married on July 12, 2008. tremendous supporters of the Fremont Campus – Pueblo Community College. Both served on the Capital Expansion S r. r n Jeremy Lujan hae ) and a Mo u (u n Fs d g 06 Committee to analyze the feasibility of expanding the were married on October 31, 2008. Fremont Campus; possibly renovating a historical building on M Go Robert Peter Henrich a (z)and rna y rn Aa 98 ni the campus grounds or building on to current classrooms. were recently married. According to Charlie, it was Earlenes nature to volunteer. Some of the organizations that Lt ( m y R )and Derek Jerome Chavez n. m e H96 t a e benefitted from her generosity besides the College were: Friendly Visitors; Fremont were recently married. Center for the Arts; Habitat for Humanity; Rialto Theatre; American Association of University Women; Zonta; Sangre de Cristo Hospice; Order of Eastern Star; Daughters of L ez ad Richard Curtiss, Jr. were a( ) u i 07 rH i n ct the American Revolution; Elkettes; Fremont/Custer Historical Society; Friends in Council married on March 22, 2008. and Knife and Fork Club. S . a 04 and Donnie Beauvais III a (o r M a g h o R n ) As stated by those that loved Earlene in her home town of Canon City, “There will never be were married on September 6, 2008. another one like her.” Melissa (Yengich) and W ewere aO lEn t . 96 ed r married on September 20, 2008. Pp rtv a uh oag eitp ec ba iee l l hl s y o ns l J M (e aa O 07 nu lr er i ) e v e n and Brian Scott Te olm H a Trustee, Emeritus member during the last ten ya usie , Boardlnt od Matthews were recently married.upcm n years, and generous contributor for Pueblo Community College Sarah Janine (Wolgrams) and V E d i na nd cw e r t id t passed away on May 6, 2009. Tom devoted himself to activities S , were recently married. aI p08 ed a I a n with Pueblos institutions of higher education, which included e u PCC and CSU-Pueblo. He was instrumental in the creation of the M eh and Donald E. Rien, III a P i 06 u at r r e e l e ( ) nW Healy Center for Business and Economic Studies at CSU- were recently married. Pueblo. Tom held many advisory positions for both schools and was often called upon for his business acumen. Even after death, he has made arrangements to create scholarship funds for the two schools. h s o Tom was a very successful businessman and realtor. After working in real estate sales e an lsm pv e uey &u kn ed ei pn f g with the Leach Company, Tom purchased an interest in the Sam Jones Agency in 1952. In 1963 the company relocated from the basement of the Thatcher Building to its current fs st o oe c nn u t s eu dd location at 119 West 6th Street. Then in 1967, the company changed its name to Jones- Healy, Inc. The company recently celebrated its 75 Year Anniversary of continuous operation. Tom retired in 1999 from Jones-Healy, Inc. at the age of 86. One of our goals at the Pueblo Community College (PCC) Foundation is to keep you, our loyal supporters, informed about the many college projects and funding opportunities. L sic pn Cd 0s os o reP Ct y l ne le t J S a e ! gr l e f / i 1 a ev e s o Cs t n gi r Se 0o g d rd In this age of electronic communication we have learned that email is one of the fastest Marvin Knudson served as President of Pueblo Junior College and most cost-effective ways to reach out to (1945 – 1964) serving as the first president of Southern Colorado our many faithful friends. Communicating by State College (now Colorado State University-Pueblo). He headed email allows us to send more of your the National Junior College Association and the North Central donation dollars where they can do the most Association (accrediting) of Colleges, Universities, and Secondary good - to serve our students and our school. Schools while in Pueblo. With this in mind, we would like to add your email address to our active list so that we can He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to lead the Arizona State Junior communicate with you by email. We promise College Consortium. In less than three years, he guided several not to overwhelm you with emails. The only new Arizona colleges and stimulated growth of the states Junior organizations that will have access to your College system. In 1967, he accepted an offer to go to Dayton, email address is the PCC Foundation. We will Ohio, to lead a venerable but small YMCA-based Sinclair Junior es not sell or share your email information with a College. In six years he built a new campus, hired many new faculty, and boosted student 2 bg w third party.a et enrollment from 400 to 12,000. He and his wife retired to Sun City, Arizona, where newe sp ni opportunities involved temporarily administering a Junior College in Yuma, advising on If you would like us to add you to our email list Ganado Mission schools, and leading caravans of RVs to many spots in the west. or if you prefer not to receive email from us, please contact the PCC Foundation by 1 emailing at: Bianca.flores@pueblocc.edu. In his will, he has added support to the Past Presidents Scholarship established earlier by his sons through the Pueblo Community College Foundation. As was stated by a family Thank you for being a supporter of member, “Marvin was a dear man, a good man, always kind and diplomatic, always education. With your help we can continue to encouraging. We shall miss him.” educate and change the lives of people in need.
    • Alan Amanda Gorden LopezqFirst generationPCC full-time student q Single mother ofq MajorPsychology a two-year-old son q First generation PCC full-time student q Career goal: Pediatrics For your pledge of just $10 per month, you can help students, such as Amanda, with their educational goals Wilma Fletcher q Single mother of AVE THE a five-year-old daughter YOU H R E q PCC full-time student W O q Career goal: P Dental Assistant Add the PCC Foundation in your will with a bequest! This will ensure students, like Wilma, receive financial assistance with their education expenses.W noiyott urih t n o i r b cu Iv p her a o ew t e h ! , you can help the PuebloCommunity Foundation (PCCF) continue to help our featuredstudents like Alan Gorden, Wilma Fletcher, and Amanda Lopezwith financial assistance. Our PCCF Contribution/PledgeProgram allows valuable supporters of higher education, suchas you, to serve hundreds of students each year. Please send this form or call with questions about your donation to: Diane C. Porter, Executive Director q insurance policy and add the PCC Purchase an PCC Foundation, 201 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003 Foundation as a beneficiary. 719.549.3303 diane.porter@pueblocc.edu q securities/stock to the PCC Gift unneeded Name Foundation and reduce your capital gains tax. Address Phone q unneeded IRA to the PCC Donate your Foundation with no IRS tax consequences if City, State, Zip you’re 70.5 years old or older. Email qyour home to the PCC Foundation, Contribute lap e a but live in it for life at no cost...and you can take g g Please accept my unrestricted contribution of $ c e the advantage NOW! y 2 Please restrict my $ gift to: q legacy. Add the PCC Foundation Leave a family I would like to make a planned gift. Please contact me. to your will. Please contact me about a pledge. 2 I have designated the Foundation in my will.
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