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PPCC Celebrates the Legacy of MLK

PPCC Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Jan. 18, 2013 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special MLK-inspired student readings and a re-enactment of King’s timeless “I Have a Dream” speech from Dr. Nathaniel Granger, Jr., on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, 11 a.m., in the Atrium at Centennial Campus. The event is free and open to the public. 

Six PPCC students were selected to read their work at the event. These students were chosen from a pool of more than 50 by a panel of editors from PPCC’s student-based publications "Parley" and "Réarrange."  The winning selections showcase the excellence and diversity of PPCC’s student body. Published once per year, in both print and online editions (, the publications focus on student fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and editing. 

In its 45th year of operation, PPCC is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses and three military educations centers in El Paso county, and more than 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually. 

For Rearrange:
Megan LeFurge  “the bus is always late this time of day”
Chris Bacavis   “Freedom”
Christy Wiabel-Smith   “A Little Girl Remembers” 

For Parley:
Jimi Hummer   “Is Non-Violent Direct Action a Good Method to End Segregation and Racism?”
Wesley Parker    “Letter from a Birmingham Jail: The Cause”
Andrian Moore   “A Personal Response to Letter from Birmingham Jail”