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PPCC Veterans Day Celebration Focuses on Service

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Oct. 23, 2014 – Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is presenting several Veterans Day events on November 11 at its Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. All events are open to the public unless noted otherwise.

These events and others throughout the 2014 – 15 academic year are part of PPCC’s Year of Service, a college-wide initiative emphasizing community service and student engagement through service. For more on PPCC’s Year of Service, visit

The Veterans Day schedule is as follows:

Veterans Breakfast

(Only military & veteran PPCC students are invited to attend)

8 a.m.– 9:30 a.m., Atrium.

Wreath Dedication in honor of those who have fallen

9:35 a.m., Memorial Plaza, west of C building

Veterans Day Ceremony

10 – 11:15 a.m., Theater

  • Keynote: Clifton Taulbert, ”How Veterans Can Succeed.”
  • PPCC Choir
  • Military student readings, “How We Serve.”
  • Laura BenAmots, artist and PPCC Art Gallery Director, will speak and display her “Battle Portraits”
  • Q & A

Discussion with Clifton Taulbert on the topic of Service

1 – 2:30 p.m., Library

About Clifton Taulbert:

A Pulitzer Prize nominated author, educator, lecturer and entrepreneur, Clifton Taulbert is a recognized thought leader on the power of community and entrepreneurism.  He is renowned for his ability to glean timeless lessons from the place of his birth, the Mississippi Delta. Noted books include: Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored; Eight Habits of the Heart: The Timeless Values that Build Strong Communities; and Who Owns the Ice House: Eight Lessons From An Unlikely Entrepreneur. 

About PPCC:

Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering 175 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 22,000 students annually.