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Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

A former structural engineer, Sue Moore Fenske moved to Colorado Springs in June from Paducah, Kentucky, to become executive director of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. She left engineering and entered the nonprofit world after giving birth to two sons with her husband Thomas Fenske. Their sons are Taylor, 22, a Navy pilot stationed in… Continue Reading Fenske adjusts quickly to PPCC role, local scene

PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month… Continue Reading PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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Blakely, PPCC earn ADDYs

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Blakely, PPCC earn ADDYs

Pikes Peak Community College’s Marketing and Communication Department and Blakely + Company won numerous American Advertising Awards (commonly called ADDYs) together at a gala held by the American Advertising Federation of Colorado Springs, on Feb. 8. The gala is an annual event recognizing and celebrating the best creative ideas submitted by organizations and individuals in… Continue Reading Blakely, PPCC earn ADDYs

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PPCC helps low-income residents with taxes

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PPCC helps low-income residents with taxes

This tax season, Pikes Peak Community College is partnering with the Denver-based Piton Foundation to provide free tax preparation help to low-to moderate-income families through the Tax Help Colorado program. Beginning Saturday, Internal Revenue Service-trained PPCC students will prepare and e-file tax returns free of charge for individuals with household incomes of less than $50,000… Continue Reading PPCC helps low-income residents with taxes

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

After graduating from Doherty High School, Rod Thirion earned three degrees, worked in a variety of industries and owned a restaurant/bar in Denver. But while teaching his first class — the first night — at Pikes Peak Community College, Thirion knew he’d found his niche. Recently, he took time to tell the Business Journal in… Continue Reading Thirion looks at business world from PPCC role

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My drive to work each day brings me down West Colorado Avenue, through Old Colorado City and into downtown. Every morning I notice the Goodwill property that hopefully now will become a candidate for revitalization with mixed-use development. Look at it, imagine the possibilities and you can’t help but wish you had the money to… Continue Reading Mixed-use solutions: They’re all around us

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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he… Continue Reading PPCC creates dean of manufacturing position

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Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that’s just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado. Continue Reading Community colleges pack $3 billion economic punch

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. will host its quarterly Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium May 4. The forum, which is directed at regional manufacturing companies and area educators, will be at Pikes Peak Community College’s south campus on S. Academy Boulevard, and has the theme “Developing a Skilled Workforce.” In January, at… Continue Reading Manufacturing forum aims to discuss a future workforce

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