CSU-Pueblo hosts Community College Day with the ThunderWolves
PUEBLO – A free t-shirt, basketball ticket, and gift/information packets will be offered to students from five Southern Colorado community colleges as part of the Jan. 22 basketball game between Colorado State University-Pueblo and Western State.
Students from Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, Pueblo Community College, Pikes Peak Community College, and Trinidad State Junior College may receive a ticket to the 6 and 8 p.m. women’s and men’s contests in Massari Arena by calling 719-549-2050 or RSVPing through CSU-Pueblo Admissions representatives. The University held a similar event on Sept. 26 when the ThunderWolf football squad took on Colorado School of Mines. Students can pick up their ticket on game day at the ticket window by showing their student ID.
Within the last few years, the University has enhanced transfer opportunities for students from community colleges, including regular visits to the schools by CSU-Pueblo representatives, new transfer student publications, the availability of unofficial evaluations at these visits, a Destination CSU-Pueblo Transfer program, which offers a fee waiver and scholarship opportunities. CSU-Pueblo is working with each community college on new articulation agreements. Pueblo Community College’s are finalized, with the remaining schools in progress. All of the agreements will be complete by May and will provide a four-year path of courses for students to take at their community college and at CSU-Pueblo.
CSU-Pueblo and the five community colleges are part of the 10-member Southern Colorado Education Collaboration, which aims to build a culture that encourages southern Colorado residents to pursue associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees , enhancing cooperation between two- and four-year schools to increase student transfer, establishing a collective voice for higher education in the region, and improving K-12 partnerships, teacher training, workforce training, research opportunities and financial support for higher education.