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If you are unable to attend an upcoming Campus Visit or Information Session, you have the option to connect with a recruiter to learn about the benefits of being a PPCC student or to get help with applying to PPCC.

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Schedule an appointment with a recruiter to learn more about the benefits of being a PPCC student or to get help with applying to PPCC.

 

 

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Meet our Recruiters

Zach Lebsock

Zach Lebsock
Coordinator of Student Recruitment

Zach.Lebsock@ppcc.edu
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
Recruiter
Belenda.Cornelius@ppcc.edu
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
Recruiter

Jenifer.Leathes@ppcc.edu
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.

Tassandra Rios-Scelso

Tassandra Rios-Scelso
Recruiter

Tassandra.Rios-Scelso@ppcc.edu
Office: 719-502-2349
 
Education: BA in Women’s Studies with minors in Psychology and Counseling from San Diego State University, and MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from the School of International Training Graduate Institute

Favorite thing about PPCC: I love that we are student-centered and always eager to find collaborative and innovative ways to help students make their dreams a reality!

When not at PPCC: When not at PPCC, you’ll most likely find me at a dog park or exploring a new trail with my husband and two pups. I also enjoy trying new recipes, listening to music, watching movies, and being in nature.

Advice for students: Whenever it feels like something is just too big, too confusing, or too impossible, keep dreaming and give yourself kudos for continuing to show up! Trust the process. Know that you already have a ton of experience and strengths that you bring to the table and that you have people and resources in your corner to support you every step of the way!

 

Janae Knipp

Janae Knipp
Bilingual Recruiter

Janae.Knipp@ppcc.edu
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!

 

Meet our Student Ambassadors

Ceann Magraff

Ceann Magraff
Student Ambassador
Degree Pursuing:
Multimedia Graphic Design

Favorite thing about PPCC:
The community and welcoming atmosphere.

What advice do you have for students?

  • Don't procastinate.
  • Keep in touch with your peers and professors.
  • Show up to any events you can.

 

 

 

Pikes Peak Community College #Go Aardvarks

Ahnnalisa Vela
Student Ambassador

Degree Pursuing: Communications

What do you plan on doing with your degree after PPCC?
I am planning on transferring to a four-year college. I haven’t decided where, but it’ll be based on the career I decide to go with.

What advice do you have for students?
Do not try to do everything by yourself; if you need help ask, if you are thinking of doing something extra or want to try something different let someone know. The places you are deciding to go will be defined on how well you are able to understand yourself and your limits and do not waver from that. Trust yourself, after all, you know yourself the best.
 

Pikes Peak Community College #GoAardvarks

Nikkie Tromble
Student Ambassador
Degree Pursuing:
Associates of Science with plans to transfer into an environmental engineering bachelor's program in Florida

Favorite thing about PPCC:
My favorite thing about PPCC is the accessibility of students supportive resources. Many organizations like Career Services are dedicated to promoting Student Success and have helped me immensely throughout my years with the college.

What advice do you have for students?
As a former and future student myself, never leave the classroom with questions. Fragmented and partial understanding of curriculum can lead to lots of strain down the road.