CSU–Pueblo and PCC celebrate 75th with Community Celebration

On July 13, 1933, Southern Colorado Junior College was granted a Certificate of Incorporation and established as a “duly organized corporation” under the laws of the State of Colorado. On July 13, 2008, Colorado State University-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College will host a day-long celebration on the PCC campus to commemorate the 75th anniversary of providing higher education to Southern Colorado citizens.

The day will begin with a 7.5-kilometer run/2-mile walk that will start and finish on the PCC campus and end with an evening performance by the Pueblo Municipal Band at 5 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater. In between, both indoor and outdoor activities will tempt children and adults of all ages with historical and academic displays and tours, a car show, art show, games, health fair, etc. The tentative schedule of events follows but is not comprehensive.

“Given the less than prime economic conditions of the era -- the Depression, the 1929 Stock Market crash, the 1921 flood-- it truly is astounding to witness the foresight and hope this community had in wanting to make a better world for generations to come,” said CSU-Pueblo President Joseph Garcia. “We want to provide a little something for everyone, so that every age group can celebrate this momentous occasion.”

Community organizations and individuals are invited to find out how they can get involved in the day-long festivities by calling Julie DeHerrera at PCC, (719) 549-3222, or Trisha Macias at CSU-Pueblo, (719) 549-2951.

The tentative schedule of events follows:

Morning Events
7:30 – 10a.m.
• 7.5K Run & 2-Mile Walk
o Registration held from 6-7 a.m.
o Run begins at 7:30 a.m.
o Awards Ceremony at 9 a.m.
o Pre-registration discount ($17.50)
o Race-Day Registration ($23)
o Shirts included in fees
• Health Fair
o In conjunction with Walk/Run from 7-10 a.m. and a second shift from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
o Health programs from both schools will be represented and classroom demonstrations will be given
o Health-related activities and information (Massage Therapy, Nutrition, and vitals will be taken)
• Pancake Breakfast
o Will be held from 8-10 a.m.
o $.75 per pancake
o Juice or other beverage will be provided
o Runners and Walkers eat free
o Live entertainment

Afternoon Events
10 a.m. – 5p.m. • Car Show
o Held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
o Vintage cars will be on display
o Automotive programs from both schools will be represented
o Radio Remote by REV 89
• BBQ Lunch
o Provided by Texas Roadhouse
o $1.75 per person
o Held from 11a.m. – 2p.m.
• Art Show
o Featuring former art faculty (in the Art Gallery at PCC)
o Showcase current art students working on art and demos throughout the day
o Held from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
o Reception to be held from 5– 6:30 p.m.
• History
o An historical video will be continually playing throughout the day.
o Historical displays to be set up throughout the campus
o Featured speakers will provide oral histories of various decades at the schools.
o Historical bike tour around neighborhood
• Entertainment and Other Activities
• Full day entertainment line-up
• Live musical performances
• Dance performances
• Educational activities for kids and families
• Flight Simulators
• Sport and recreational events (volleyball, tennis, frisbee golf, etc)
• Pueblo Municipal Band will perform at 5 p.m. in the Amphitheater

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.