Students of color from Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) will have an opportunity to learn more about opportunities at Colorado State University-Pueblo while enhancing their cultural awareness and feelings of belonging as part of the Unstoppable conference July 28-29.
According to LaNeeca Williams, CSU-Pueblo director of affirmative action and student conduct, the conference aims to introduce potential transfer students from PPCC to career and personal growth options and leadership possibilities. Student members of the Talented Tenth at CSU-Pueblo will host the PPCC Students. The Talented Tenth is a CSU-Pueblo organization of students of color who define themselves as 1) worthy of leadership; 2) willing to be educated and professionally developed and; 3) socially conscious of the problems that their brothers and sisters may endure. These students consider themselves, “UNSTOPPABLE,” Williams said, and believed the conference should reflect that theme.
CSU-Pueblo President Joe Garcia will present an inspirational session on self motivation, while Omar Montgomery of the University of Colorado-Denver will discuss personal responsibility. Additional sessions about time management and making the most of your college experience will be interspersed with physical and mental competitions like the climbing wall and history challenge along with an etiquette luncheon and social gatherings at night.
Williams views the conference as educational and experiential, allowing participants to express themselves and share ideas while learning more about CSU-Pueblo and their individual educational/career planning options.
Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.