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Ready to learn what it's like to be a student at PPCC? Attend a campus visit or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Recruiter to learn more!

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Learn more about attending PPCC

If you are unable to attend an upcoming Campus Visit or Information Session, you have the option to connect with a recruiter for a one-on-one appointment.

Learn more about the benefits of being a PPCC student or to get help completing the admission application. 

Our recruiters offer in-person appointments at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses, or virtual appointments.  

Appointments are available in Spanish at the Centennial Campus or virtually. 

If you have already submitted your PPCC admission application, connect with an admissions counselor to create your personalized for enrollment plan based on your goals for classes and paying for college. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Recruiter

If you are unable to attend an upcoming Campus Visit or Information Session, you have the option to connect with a recruiter for a one-on-one appointment.

During your 30-minute appointment, your Recruiter will help you:  

  • Learn more about our degree options and student support services 
  • Understand your next steps to enroll 
  • Complete the admission application if you are ready to apply
  • Answer your questions about becoming a PPCC student

Our recruiters offer in-person appointments at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses, phone, or virtual appointments.  

Appointments are available in Spanish at the Centennial Campus or virtually. 

One-on-one appointments do not include a tour of the campus. If you would like a tour, please register for an upcoming Info Session & Tour

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Meet our Recruiters

Zach Lebsock

Zach Lebsock

Coordinator of Student Recruitment 
Office: 719-502-2237

Education: I started my education at Morgan Community College, earning my Associate of Arts Degree in Business. I went on to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 2015 and my Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2017 from UCCS.

Favorite thing about PPCC: I love the fact that PPCC can be for anyone. Whether you have a 4.0 GPA, need a fresh start, want to go into a trades field, or wants to earn credits to transfer, we have something for you here at PPCC.

When not at PPCC: I am a huge nerd and love anything that has to do with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings. I like to go home after work and decompress by playing xbox. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is my favorite place in Colorado Springs.

Advice for students: Ask questions! PPCC staff and faculty are here to help you succeed, but we need you to advocate for yourself and ask questions so we can help you. You are not in this alone.

Belenda Cornelius

Belenda Cornelius

Office: 719-502-2088

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Home Economics and Textiles and Clothing from Virginia State University (formerly Virginia State College); MA. in Counseling and Human Services from University of Colorado -Colorado Springs (UCCS); and started working on a Ph.D. in Counseling from Walden University.

Favorite thing about PPCC:  It gives me an opportunity to help in the work needed for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community. I get to bring together the minds, hands and arms of people who are shaping the future of the next generation. I get to meet and work with the community who wants and needs the caliber of PPCC students we educate.

When not at PPCC: I love traveling. My first experience to live abroad was in Aschaffenburg, Germany. I love reading, ushering at my church, watching HGTV and cooking shows, reading my Bible and poetry, talking with family, doing yard work, and Word Searches.

Advice for students: PPCC has a diverse population of students serving all races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, etc. We are here for you.
Jenifer Leathes

Jenifer Leathes

Office: 719-502-2340

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication/Public Relations from Minnesota State University and a Master of Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from University of Phoenix.
Favorite thing about PPCC: My favorite thing about PPCC is its multiple locations. PPCC has three main campuses and three learning centers. If those options don’t meet your needs, you can also take classes off campus through online learning. Students have the ability to choose where they want to learn.
When not at PPCC: You can find me hiking beautiful trails, thrift store shopping or checking out the local estate sales for some good bargains. Less adventurous days I enjoy reading and hanging out with my fur baby, Rio (Chihuahua/Dachshund mix).

Advice for students: Make friends and get comfortable hanging out by yourself, make friends with your professors. Take school like it's a job and work on building a solid work ethic. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class, speak up for yourself.
Janae Knipp

Janae Knipp

Bilingual Recruiter
Office: 719-502-2453
WhatsApp: 719-505-3172

Education: I completed my undergraduate degree at Taylor University in the middle-of-nowhere, Indiana. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish Education and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. I went on to earn my Master's in International Education from SIT Institute in 2018.

Favorite thing about PPCC: I love all the support PPCC offers our students! No matter your situation or circumstances, PPCC has or can find a way to help you achieve your goals.

When not at PPCC: I would rather be outdoors! I like camping, biking, jogging, and hiking. I hope to hike all of Colorado's 14ers one day! If I'm not outside, you might find me reading historical fiction novels or eating ice cream.

Advice for students: Don't give up on your goals. You may have to take weekend or night classes, take a semester off, or ask for additional support from PPCC, but keep working toward your dreams. It will be worth it!

PPCC Recruiter Keyshon Cooks

Keyshon Cooks

Office: 719-502-2453

Education: I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I graduated from Sierra High School and continued my education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. 

Favorite thing about PPCC: My favorite thing about PPCC is that the culture and values align with the ones I have created for myself. I have always had a passion to give back to the community that helped raise me. Pikes Peak Community College give me a platform to achieve my main goal in life, which is to help as many people as I can through education and connection. 

When not at PPCC: I love watching sports, spending time with family, and volunteering with different community organizations. 

Advice for students: Build as many genuine relationships with peers and instructors as possible. It is important to build these relationships because you all are not going through this alone, and you will mutually benefit from building connections. 

PPCC Recruiter Brandy Kaminsky

Brandy Kaminsky

Finish What You Started Recruitment & Admissions Specialist 
Office: 719-502-2474

Learn more about the Finish What You Started Scholarship

Education: I started my education at Elgin Community College and earned my Associate of Arts degree. I moved to Colorado in 2019 and got my Bachelor’s Degree in Student Affairs and Higher Education from The University of Colorado in 2021.

Favorite thing about PPCC: My favorite thing about Pikes Peak Community College is the services the college offers. From the community table to the childcare center, PPCC is here to help students achieve.

When not at PPCC: I am a huge crystal collector; my favorite crystals are Tiger eye and Aquamarine. I love exploring Colorado with my Pitbull and am always excited for adventure!

Advice for students: If you are feeling overwhelmed and struggling with academic or personal trials, never hesitate to reach out. You are not alone, and we as a whole school are eager and determined to support you through your journey.

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassador Kitzia Anderson

I’m a student of the ESL program: English as a Second Language. After this class, I want to join the Nursing program. My favorite thing about PPCC is the professors' help; I enjoy the one-on-one experience. Parking is great too! I decided to apply to be an ambassador to practice English. My advice for other students is to use all of the resources that we have on campus.

PPCC Student Ambassador Josh Barnett

Hi Everyone, My name is Joshua, you can just call me Josh. I am studying Computer Science. My plans after college are to become a video game designer, and create massive worlds for the masses. I enjoy meeting new people, and getting to know more about them. My advice to prospective PPCC students is to take your time when it comes to making big choices, especially when transferring from high school to college. Do not rush any decisions whatsoever until you know what you want to do. I also always recommend everyone to face their fears, as it can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have in life.

PPCC Student Ambassador Marianna Jaques

I’m an international student from Brazil majoring in Business. I plan on transferring to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelors in International Business with a Pre-Law minor. I love the resources we have available on campus, like the Learning Commons. We have access to quiet study rooms, computers and printers, as well as free tutoring and wifi.

PPCC Student Ambassador Ceann Magraff

Hello there! I am a Multimedia Graphic Design student with an interest in getting into illustration and comics. After I graduate, I plan on going into the workforce and extending my portfolio. I love my job as a student ambassador because I get to connect with people from all walks of life and help them in any way I can. You'll likely see me around campus so say "hi" if you like!

PPCC Student Ambassador Nikki Tromble

Hello! I am completing my Associate degrees in the Arts and Sciences, both with an emphasis on my love for the environment. Afterwards, I'll complete my Bachelor's degree in Florida in hopes of working for The Global Institute of Sustainability. Starting college can be overwhelming so I always say that students should never leave a class with unanswered questions. In my experience, it can be uncomfortable to reach out but it can significantly ease the classroom experience!

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I am a communications major and am thinking of going into the Air Force after college, I will be graduated by next December. My advice for students is to ask questions and definitely go look for financial aid - it's a life saver! My favorite thing about PPCC is the accessibility of the college. So many people can come from all walks of life.




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