PPCC 25th Anniversary Celebration 1993

PPCC 25th Anniversary Celebration 1993


Is there anything better than a birthday
celebration folks I don’t think so. And we’ve got such a special
institution that we plan to celebrate our birthday all year. On behalf of all
of us at Pikes Peak Community College all of our five campuses, all of our
military sides both here and across the country we want to welcome all of you to
the first and what will be a year long celebration for the 25th birthday of Pikes Peak Community College. And let me first ask you to give a round of applause
to the fact that the weather is incredible, the sun already shines on Pikes Peak. I’m not sure any of us would have
realized 25 years ago that we would have already served over a quarter of a
million individuals since our beginning 25 years ago,
think about that… two hundred and forty five thousand people have come to Pikes
Peak Community College and it has been our pleasure to have worked with them.
But impressive as that number is, I want you all to keep in mind that what is
really special about Pikes Peak Community College is that our number one focus is on individual. Individual student success, individual growth of
members of our institutional family, and service to our communities through
individual efforts. And so how the over a quarter of a million number is
impressive, and I have every expectation that after 50 years that number will
have grown to over 1 million, that the point still should be made that it’s
each and every individual students success that is mostly what we’re about.
And because we’re about individual let me begin by introducing some very
special individuals this morning. And I’d like to have you hold your applause till
we have finished and then we will give them all a round of applause. Starting from my right Rich Gonzales who is the member of our college Advisory Council, and if you would stand, Dr. Della Schaffer a member of our founding faculty and staff
who will be talking, Ms. Bev Barton also a member of our founding faculty. Ms. Gina Ditullio who is president of the student government, Mr. Raymond Buzz Wilder a member of our original College Advisory Council and currently on our state board, Mr. George Stewart who has arranged for all the things this morning the horses,
the guard, the sabers…everything, Mr. Denis CAMAC who is chair of our College Advisory Council, Dr. John Hoff who is the vice president for students and administrative services and finally, Dr. Ed Ray vice president for
instructional services. Give them a round of applause. Members of the original core please stand. Please know it’s my expectation you’ll
all be here when we celebrate our 50th, yes, yes. Well we’d like now to have an
individual who is very special to Pikes Peak Community College because he was amember of our original State Board and is serving his second term as a member
of our State Board Mr. Raymond Buzz Wilder, a local attorney, who will be
reading the proclamation that has been signed by the mayor of Colorado Springs,
Robert Issac. Mr Widler. Proclamation: Pikes Peak Community
College 25th anniversary birthday celebration, October 12 1993,
whereas Pikes Peak Community College was established in 1968 and is celebrating
25 years of traditions of success. And whereas the motivating spirit of Pikes Peak Community College is a commitment to excellence with a focus on the
individual student the institutional family and the community it serves.
And whereas Pikes Peak Community College serves residents with a wide spectrum of
quality educational offerings including two-year arts and science transfer
programs, educational programs, and technical and vocational fields, and a
broad array of programs for personal and a avocational growth.
And whereas Pikes Peak Community College has contributed significantly to
the economic cultural and civic climate with five locations and three military
sites in Colorado Springs and four out-of-state military sites. And whereas
the diversity of the college community is a major source of strength and
success. And whereas Pikes Peak Community College has become the largest
post-secondary institution in Colorado Springs with more than 245 thousand
residents attending Pikes Peak Community College over the past 25 years.
And whereas Pikes Peak Community College was named after the mountain which
inspired Katherine Lee brakes to write the poem America the Beautiful, that it
is the 100th anniversary of the poem and the 25th anniversary of the college
now therefore I Robert M Isaac mayor of the city of Colorado Springs do hereby
proclaim October 12, 1993 as Pikes Peak Community College Day. In recognition of
and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this outstanding Community College in
the city of Colorado Springs. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and
caused the Great Seal of the city of Colorado Springs to be affixed this 12th
day of October 1993, Robert M Isaac mayor. Thank you very much Mr. Wilder we would
now like you have some comments by our student body president Gina Ditullio. Good morning everyone I would like to
welcome everybody and thank all of you for coming.
My name is Gina Ditullio. I’m the student body president at Pikes Peak Community
College and as you all know last week we had quite a trying week. The NCAA
committee which is the North Central Association for the Accreditation of
Colleges. They came to visit Pikes Peak Community College and we were hoping for a
ten year recommendation from them so that we won’t have to do this again for
ten more years and we received that. So I’m very proud of that
and in honor of that I would like to from the Pikes Peak Community College
community present to the college these ten long-stem roses and honor of that. Now we can officially breathe easier as
you all know and as Mr. Wilder had stated the Pikes Peak
Community College was was named after the mountain that inspired Katherine Lee
Bates to write the poem America the Beautiful and as it is the
100th anniversary of that poem and the 25th anniversary of our College Pikes
Peak alumni from 1972, I was just 2 years old then, he’s coming out and he’s going
to play for us America the Beautiful. And I would like all of you to join in on
the first verse and I’ll start it off isn’t that great of me. Are we ready? While members of the founding are
surviving faculty to come and pick up your comments. Dr. Shaffer. It’s hard to believe that we’re
here after 25 years. As I think back in 1969 when they first gave me a call and
said would you mind teaching a class of 30 students if we could get that many.
And they called me back and said would you teach two classes and I said yes, did
you get 30 students? They said well we got 66 in the first one and 66 in the
second one. And so that’s how we started it with about 800 or maybe 1,200
students and it’s amazing to see here today that we are 25 years down in our
history a quarter million people scattered all around the world. And Gina
I had your father as a student in 1972. You have so many students in these
classes that this summer I was in Washington DC’s standing in a long line at a hotel I was trying to check out and she was trying to check in. We were there for
about an hour we did a lot of talking and finally got around to where we were
from. I am from Colorado Springs, well I am from Denver. I said what do you
do there? She told me. I said well I teach at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs and she says you know Dallas Schaffer? We may be over there at the next
celebration, let me turn it back to Mr.Stewart for the retiring of the colors.
Mr. Stewart. Would you please remain standing. Thank you.

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