Global Understanding

Knowing a foreign language can help you contribute to making the world a better place.

In today's global environment, the knowledge of other languages and cultures is an absolute necessity, not only for economic and political survival, but also for international cooperation in dealing with the many problems facing the world today.

The study of foreign languages has always been, in most parts of the world, an integral part of what it means to be educated. Being proficient in more than one language will enhance your ability to participate effectively in the local, national, and international debates of the 21st century.

Foreign Languages Faculty: View All

  • Majel Campbell Majel Campbell Faculty Spanish Faculty (719) 502-3065 DT-S216, D-37 Majel was born and raised in Colorado Springs where she graduated high school and went on to attend UCCS. She received her B.A. in Spanish from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs in 2000. She then went on to the University of Georgia in Athens where in 2005 she received a M.A. in Spanish with an emphasis in literature. Majel started teaching at PPCC as an adjunct in the summer of 2006 and joined the foreign language faculty in fall of that same year.
  • Amy Cornish Amy Cornish Faculty French Faculty/Chair (719) 502-3114 DT-S216, D-37 M.A. Foreign Languages and Literatures/Art History, Colorado State University, 2000. B.A. Fine Arts and Comparative Religions from University of Colorado, Boulder. With a specialty in Haitian art, Amy has served as curator and translator for a number of expositions and is a member of the Haitian Studies Association and the Haitian Art Appraisal Committee. She has taught both French and art history at a variety of institutions, including University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado State University, City University of New York, Wake Technical College, and Front Range Community College. Amy spent eighteen months abroad working as a jeune fille au pair. She is happy to be back home in Colorado and to be a member of the faculty at PPCC.
  • Rieko McAdams Rieko McAdams Faculty Japanese Faculty (719) 502-3067 F-210, C-16
  • Martha Ramallo Martha Ramallo Faculty Spanish Faculty (719) 502-3109 F-228, D-37 Martha S. Ramallo got a “Licenciatura” in Linguistics and Languages at San Andres University, La Paz, Bolivia. From the same university, she holds a degree as Specialist on Higher Education. She studied at VA Tech and Radford University where she got a MS degree in Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in Language teaching. She was director of the Language Teaching Division at San Andres University where she also taught Methodology and Literature. She moved to the USA ten years ago and taught ESL and Spanish at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Kansas University and Johnson County Community College. She has been at Pikes Peak Community College since August 2006.
  • March Sustarsic Harvey March Sustarsic Harvey Faculty Spanish Faculty/Spanish Chair (719) 502-3108 DT-N208d, D-37 She is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast and has lived and studied in Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
    March has taught all levels of Spanish courses, both online and face-to-face, for Pikes Peak Community College since 2006. She also leads a 2-week intensive study abroad trip to Monteverde, Costa Rica for students at PPCC each May. March earned her M.A. in Spanish, from Ohio University.