“Opening Doors”: Career and Technical Education Summit Brings Together Hundreds of Educators

After a two-year wait, more than 400 educators gathered for the Colorado Association of Career and Technical Education (CACTE) CareerTech Summit last week—and the room was...

CCA President Dr. Mordecai Brownlee Talks Innovation at Future of Work Event

To support the state’s strong economic recovery, colleges must embrace innovation to stay relevant. That was the main message from Community College of Aurora (CCA) president...
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CCCS Colleges Offer “Second Chance” for Students in Prison

Joshua Kenyon is so passionate about learning, he even recalls all-nighters with enthusiasm.   “I was up until 6 in the morning so many days doing schoolwork,”...
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CCCS Welcomes CU Boulder to Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program

Today the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) announced that the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) will join the Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree Program, an initiative...

‘Be a Role Model’: CCCS Alumna Leah Porter Earns Master’s Degree from Harvard

If you had told Leah Porter she would become a Harvard graduate 10 years ago, she wouldn’t have believed you. Back then, Porter was busy raising...

FRCC New Century Scholar Sets Sights on Marketing Career

By Jessica Peterson Original story published in the Front Range Community College blog. Front Range Community College student Kevin Ortiz has been awarded the prestigious national...

Community College of Aurora joins Achieving the Dream Network

The Community College of Aurora (CCA) is the first Colorado institution to join Achieving the Dream (ATD), a national network that supports colleges in fostering more...

FRCC Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship

By Jessica Peterson Original story published in the Front Range Community College blog. Front Range Community College student Jill Shuss has been awarded the prestigious national...

Record Number of Scholarships Awarded to CCCS Students

June 15, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges awarded a record-breaking $568,923 in scholarships to 310 community college students, an 112% increase...

Partnerships broaden possibilities for CCCS students

Whether it’s with businesses or four-year universities, innovative partnerships are broadening opportunities for students across the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).  Take Luke Allevato, a 19-year-old...
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Gov. Polis Signs Legislation Directing CCCS to Design New Behavioral Health Pathway

Responding to an urgent need for more behavioral health professionals, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) will begin designing a new stackable training pathway thanks to...
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“Where Need Meets Care”: Community College of Aurora Graduates First Doula Cohort

Four students sat in a semicircle around their instructor, Krystal Bruchs, in a classroom at Community College of Aurora’s (CCA) Center for Simulation. The group was...

‘A Huge Moment’: PPCC Student Accepted into Princeton University

When Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) student Daniel Bala checked his email after work last week, he found a big surprise.   “I was a bit...
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Governor Polis Signs Bill that Covers Tuition for CCCS Short-Term Healthcare Programs

Yesterday, Governor Polis signed Senate Bill 22-226  that directs $26 million to CCCS’s board, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (SBCCOE), to cover...
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Front Range Community College first in the nation to offer academic credit for studying highway maintenance

By Pat Hill  Original story published in the Pikes Peak Courier For high school students looking to launch their careers, an associate’s degree in applied science...
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PCC Gateway to College program receives national recognition

By Amy Matthew, Pueblo Community College Original story published on the Pueblo Community College website. The Gateway to College program at Pueblo Community College was recognized...

Dr. Colleen Simpson Selected as Next President of Front Range Community College

May 10, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced the selection of Dr. Colleen Simpson as the next president...

CCCS to Recognize Juneteenth Beginning in 2022

This email was sent to all CCCS faculty, staff, and instructors on May 3, 2022. On May 2, Governor Polis signed SB22-139 into law, establishing Juneteenth...
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CCCS Invites Dr. Pedro Noguera to Discuss Inclusive Teaching Practices

Addressing more than 150 instructors and administrators, Dr. Pedro Noguera began his presentation with a challenge. “For too long, the question that colleges have posed is...

Celebrating Community College Month: Reflections from Chancellor Joe Garcia

As open access institutions, community colleges support a diverse range of students: refugees, working parents, career-changers, and learners who aren’t sure of their next steps. CCCS...