CALLING ALL FRIENDS
OF PCC'S FREMONT CAMPUS!
Help Us Raise the Funding Necessary to Furnish the NEW Student Commons Addition!
There's still time to donate!
On Tuesday, August 5, a ceremony took place to officially brake ground on the much-needed Student Commons addition to the Fremont Campus.  Shortly thereafter construction began and we are hopeful that the new addition will be open for student use at the start of Spring Semester 2015.

It truly "took a village" from the Fremont and Custer county residents who rolled up their sleeves in order to raise the funding necessary to construct this campus addition.  From the initial phase of the project - which funded upgrades to the existing facility - through the final capital campaign - which raised the funding necessary to construct this new addition; we are thrilled to report to you that this dream will soon become a reality.

Once completed, the 2,820 square-foot addition will be built to accommodate the space needed for student use including the housing of club meetings, student and campus functions and - once furnished - the facility will be available to the Fremont and Custer county community organizations who are looking for space for their meetings and small special events.  Once constructed, this new site will be of benefit to the the total campus and the community at large!

Needless to say, the construction did not come without some challenges.  Due to the final soil analysis; it was determined that the building supports would have to run deeper than anticipated.  This structural adjustment has added to the overall construction cost; thus making for a shortfall of cash needed to furnish the new addition. 

At this time, the Pueblo Community College Foundation is working in tandem with the Fremont Campus Administration on a joint fundraising effort to secure an additional $50,000 in donations by year's end.  We would be most honored if you would agree to make a tax-deductible donation NOW to the PCC Foundation which will help in raising the funding necessary to completely equip and furnish the new Student Commons addition prior to its opening in January 2015. 

To become involved with the FURNISH FREMONT campaign, simply send your tax-deductible donation (made payable to the Pueblo Community College Foundation) to the PCC Foundation, 900 W. Orman Avenue - AB194, Pueblo, CO 81004.  Any and all support of this very special campaign will be greatly appreciated!

In closing, we thank you for your consideration of support and we will anticipate your joining with us in the coming days to celebrate the official grand opening of the PCC Fremont Campus' Student Commons addition!

Most Sincerely,

Martha Simmons
Director - Pueblo Community College Foundation

Walter Schepp
Board Member - Pueblo Community College Foundation & Fremont Advisory Committee

Dr. Lana Carter
Dean - Fremont Campus of Pueblo Community College

NEWS FROM THE FREMONT CAMPUS

STEGOSAURUS MOVES TO PCC'S FREMONT CAMPUS

The Garden Park Paleontology Society donated its stegosaurus, originally located near the Canon City Walmart, to the PCC Fremont Campus this summer.

The dinosaur made its move when Canon City engineers, Fremont County crews and local businesses work together.  The groups volunteered time and materials for the construction of a new base and coordinated the big undertaking.

The mammoth-sized dinosaur was originally built in 1995 by a volunteer work crew from the Colorado Department of Corrections, under the direction of John Glusick.

The Fremont Campus staff is working with local geology, history and paleontology groups and other experts to implement a three-phase educational project. 

Phase 1 will focus on the vast paleontological discoveries in the region.  It will include updating an interpretive sign regarding the sculpture, local finds of stegosaurus in the area and the cast of life-sized stegosaurus footprints leading up to the sculpture. 

Phase 2 will include the development of an interpretative pathway that leads people through history.  Sections of the path will have imprints and casts of local fossils, clams, fish and dinosaur tracks and bones.

Phase 3 will include a Jurassic Garden with plants from the Jurassic period , a Sculpture Garden and a Fremont Campus grounds history trail with information about the Prison Gardens which were once housed on the campus site.

If you are in the Canon City area, make a visit to the Fremont Campus site to visit this new addition.  It is sure to make for a most interesting pictorial opportunity! 

FREMONT HALL OF FAME SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 24

Plans are currently in the works for the 2015 Fremont Hall of Fame which will take place on Friday, April 24 at the Abbey in Canon City. 

Sponsorships are currently being solicited from businesses and organizations within the Fremont area.  If you would like to become involved with this year's event, please contact the Pueblo Community College Foundation (719.549.3303) for event details.

In addition, nominations are currently being accepted for those community leaders who exemplify the values of the community-at-large.  If you would like to nominate an individual for induction into this year's class, please email to the PCC Foundation office (Martha.simmons@pueblocc.edu) and they will email back a nomination form.

Make plans now to be a part of the festivities on April 24 as the community comes together to induct new members into the Fremont Hall of Fame.







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