Colorado Springs, Colo. – April 15, 2015 – Pikes Peak Community College’s (PPCC) Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society is taking a unique approach to fundraising by employing the help of Diamond, a 45 lb. mini pot bellied pig. Anyone can vote for one of 18 PPCC employees, including President Bolton, to kiss Diamond by donating money in that person's name now through April 22 on ppcc.edu/kissthepig.
The person who collects the most money will kiss Diamond at the Pig Kissing Ceremony, April 23, Centennial Campus, Grove, 5675 S. Academy Blvd, 6-6:30 p.m.
This event will help raise money for the chapter’s conferences and service projects in the upcoming school year and for the PPCC Food Pantry which helps supply food and other household supplies to PPCC students in need.
Furr and Finns Pet Store in Falcon donated the time of its well-known pet pig Diamond to help PTK’s efforts. Kathy Mische, owner, Diamond and Furr and Finns Pet Store, began bringing her to special events because people love being around her and she became socialized at a very young age.
“I had always wanted a pig and not long after we got her, we decided to open the pet store. Because she was only six months old, we had her in there all the time,” Mische explains. “People loved her and would come to the store just to see her.”
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most active honor society in higher education. It was founded in 1918 to recognize academic achievement and to encourage service and leadership in community college students. It provides leaderships opportunities through the development of campus and community service projects.
Pikes Peak Community College is in its 47th year of operation and has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1975. It is a two-year college offering 158 associate degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and two military education centers in El Paso County, PPCC serves approximately 21,000 students annually.