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‘A Huge Moment’: PPCC Student Accepted into Princeton University

When Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) student Daniel Bala checked his email after work last week, he found a big surprise.   “I was a bit...
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Governor Polis Signs Bill that Covers Tuition for CCCS Short-Term Healthcare Programs

Yesterday, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-226  that directs $26 million to CCCS’s board, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), to cover...
Gov. Polis signs bill that covers tuition for short-term healthcare programs.

Front Range Community College first in the nation to offer academic credit for studying highway maintenance

By Pat Hill  Original story published in the Pikes Peak Courier For high school students looking to launch their careers, an associate’s degree in applied science...
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PCC Gateway to College program receives national recognition

By Amy Matthew, Pueblo Community College Original story published on the Pueblo Community College website. The Gateway to College program at Pueblo Community College was recognized...

Dr. Colleen Simpson Selected as Next President of Front Range Community College

May 10, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Dr. Colleen Simpson as the next president...

CCCS to Recognize Juneteenth Beginning in 2022

This email was sent to all CCCS faculty, staff, and instructors on May 3, 2022. On May 2, Governor Polis signed SB22-139 into law, establishing Juneteenth...
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CCCS Invites Dr. Pedro Noguera to Discuss Inclusive Teaching Practices

Addressing more than 150 instructors and administrators, Dr. Pedro Noguera began his presentation with a challenge. “For too long, the question that colleges have posed is...

Celebrating Community College Month: Reflections from Chancellor Joe Garcia

As open access institutions, community colleges support a diverse range of students: refugees, working parents, career-changers, and learners who aren’t sure of their next steps. CCCS...

Rural colleges are a great (and rewarding) leadership opportunity

By Dr. Linda Lujan, President, Lamar Community College Original story published in the Community College Journal, April/May 2022 issue. Being a college president anywhere right now...
Lamar Community College President Linda Lujan

CCCS Associate Vice Chancellors Talk Career and Technical Education and Work-Based Learning at Panel Discussion

As Colorado continues to blur the lines among higher education, K-12, and industry, students have more learning options than ever before. To share more about work-based...
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