COLORADO SPRINGS – Oct. 30, 2017 – Pikes Peak Community College will celebrate and honor veterans and active duty military with a series of special events from Nov. 6-10. The media is invited to attend and all events are free and open to the public.

PPCC has a long history of serving active duty, veteran, and family member students and make up twenty six percent of the student population. The aim of Veterans Week is to show them and our community how important they are to the college and our country.

Combat Paper Workshops

Founded in 2007 by Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, Combat Paper is dedicated to honoring the stories of veterans and active duty service members by giving them a creative outlet whereby they turn memories into personal documents. Military uniforms are turned into paper pulp and workshop participants create sheets of one-of-a-kind paper.

Anyone interested in attending the workshops should contact laura.benamots@ppcc.edu.

Nov. 6-7 l 9 a.m.-3 p.m. l Rampart Campus l Atrium

Nov. 8-10 I 9 a.m.-3 p.m. l Centennial Campus l Grove

Women in the Military Portrait Exhibit

This exhibit is presented by the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame which was created to recognize, honor and preserve the achievements of outstanding women who have shaped our state and made signification contributions in their fields. The Hall is dedicated to educating the people of Colorado about these women, whose courage, leadership, creativity and compassion have changed lives and helped elevate the status of women.

Nov. 6-10 l All Day l Centennial Campus l Breezeway between Atrium & F Bldg.

Veteran Community Resource Fair

A variety of veteran based community organizations will be on campus to provide benefits, resources, services, and social opportunities to veterans and their families.

Nov. 8 l 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. l Centennial Campus l Atrium


Veterans Day Celebration
Nov. 10 l Centennial Campus

7:30 - 10 a.m. l Community Breakfast l Atrium

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. l Wreath Dedication Ceremony l War Memorial l Outside C Bldg.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. l Ceremony l Theater, Guest Speaker Colorado Senator Owen Hill

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. l Combat Paper & Student Art Exhibit and Reception l Atrium

All activities are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact PPCC’s Military & Veterans Programs at (719) 502-4100 or mvp@ppcc.edu.

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Media Contacts:
Karen Kovaly
PPCC Marketing & Communication
719-235-2987
karen.kovaly@ppcc.edu

Warren Epstein
PPCC Marketing & Communication
719-393-5792
warren.epstein@ppcc.edu