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Ready to learn what it's like to be a student at Pikes Peak State College? Attend a campus visit or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Recruiter to learn more!

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Learn more about attending Pikes Peak State College

If you are unable to attend an upcoming Campus Visit or Information Session, you have the option to connect with a recruiter for a one-on-one appointment.

Learn more about the benefits of being a Pikes Peak State student or to get help completing the admission application. 

Our recruiters offer in-person appointments at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses, or virtual appointments.  

Appointments are available in Spanish at the Centennial Campus or virtually. 

If you have already submitted your Pikes Peak State admission application, connect with an admissions counselor to create your personalized for enrollment plan based on your goals for classes and paying for college. 

Schedule an Appointment with a Recruiter

If you are unable to attend an upcoming Campus Visit or Information Session, you have the option to connect with a recruiter for a one-on-one appointment.

During your 30-minute appointment, your Recruiter will help you:  

  • Learn more about our degree options and student support services 
  • Understand your next steps to enroll 
  • Complete the admission application if you are ready to apply
  • Answer your questions about becoming a Pikes Peak student

Our recruiters offer in-person appointments at the Centennial and Rampart Range Campuses, phone, or virtual appointments.  

Appointments are available in Spanish at the Centennial Campus or virtually. 

One-on-one appointments do not include a tour of the campus. If you would like a tour, please register for an upcoming Info Session & Tour

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Meet our Recruiters

Zach Lebsock

Zach Lebsock

Coordinator of Student Recruitment 
Office: 719-502-2237

Education: I started my education at Morgan Community College, earning my Associate of Arts Degree in Business. I went on to earn my Bachelor’s Degree in Business in 2015 and my Master’s Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2017 from UCCS.

Favorite thing about Pikes Peak State: I love the fact that Pikes Peak can be for anyone. Whether you have a 4.0 GPA, need a fresh start, want to go into a trades field, or wants to earn credits to transfer, we have something for you here at Pikes Peak State College.

When not at Pikes Peak State: I am a huge nerd and love anything that has to do with Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Lord of the Rings. I like to go home after work and decompress by playing xbox. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is my favorite place in Colorado Springs.

Advice for students: Ask questions! Pikes Peak State staff and faculty are here to help you succeed, but we need you to advocate for yourself and ask questions so we can help you. You are not in this alone.

Belenda Cornelius

Belenda Cornelius

Office: 719-502-2088

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Home Economics and Textiles and Clothing from Virginia State University (formerly Virginia State College); MA. in Counseling and Human Services from University of Colorado -Colorado Springs (UCCS); and started working on a Ph.D. in Counseling from Walden University.

Favorite thing about Pikes Peak State:  It gives me an opportunity to help in the work needed for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) on campus and in the community. I get to bring together the minds, hands and arms of people who are shaping the future of the next generation. I get to meet and work with the community who wants and needs the caliber of Pikes Peak State students we educate.

When not at Pikes Peak State: I love traveling. My first experience to live abroad was in Aschaffenburg, Germany. I love reading, ushering at my church, watching HGTV and cooking shows, reading my Bible and poetry, talking with family, doing yard work, and Word Searches.

Advice for students: Pikes Peak State College has a diverse population of students serving all races, religions, nationalities, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, etc. We are here for you.
Jenifer Leathes

Jenifer Leathes

Office: 719-502-2340

Education: I earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication/Public Relations from Minnesota State University and a Master of Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from University of Phoenix.
Favorite thing about Pikes Peak State: My favorite thing about Pikes Peak is its multiple locations. Pikes Peak State has three main campuses and three learning centers. If those options don’t meet your needs, you can also take classes off campus through online learning. Students have the ability to choose where they want to learn.
When not at Pikes Peak State: You can find me hiking beautiful trails, thrift store shopping or checking out the local estate sales for some good bargains. Less adventurous days I enjoy reading and hanging out with my fur baby, Rio (Chihuahua/Dachshund mix).

Advice for students: Make friends and get comfortable hanging out by yourself, make friends with your professors. Take school like it's a job and work on building a solid work ethic. Don't be afraid to ask questions in class, speak up for yourself.
Janae Knipp

Janae Knipp

Bilingual Recruiter
Office: 719-502-2453
WhatsApp: 719-505-3172

Education: I completed my undergraduate degree at Taylor University in the middle-of-nowhere, Indiana. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Spanish Education and a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language. I went on to earn my Master's in International Education from SIT Institute in 2018.

Favorite thing about Pikes Peak State: I love all the support Pikes Peak offers our students! No matter your situation or circumstances, Pikes Peak has or can find a way to help you achieve your goals.

When not at Pikes Peak State: I would rather be outdoors! I like camping, biking, jogging, and hiking. I hope to hike all of Colorado's 14ers one day! If I'm not outside, you might find me reading historical fiction novels or eating ice cream.

Advice for students: Don't give up on your goals. You may have to take weekend or night classes, take a semester off, or ask for additional support from Pikes Peak, but keep working toward your dreams. It will be worth it!

PPSC Recruiter Keyshon Cooks

Keyshon Cooks

Office: 719-502-2453

Education: I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I graduated from Sierra High School and continued my education at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Criminal Justice. 

Favorite thing about Pikes Peak State: My favorite thing about Pikes Peak is that the culture and values align with the ones I have created for myself. I have always had a passion to give back to the community that helped raise me. Pikes Peak State College give me a platform to achieve my main goal in life, which is to help as many people as I can through education and connection. 

When not at Pikes Peak State: I love watching sports, spending time with family, and volunteering with different community organizations. 

Advice for students: Build as many genuine relationships with peers and instructors as possible. It is important to build these relationships because you all are not going through this alone, and you will mutually benefit from building connections. 

Meet Our Student Ambassadors

PPSC Student Ambassador Josh Barnett

Hi Everyone, My name is Joshua, you can just call me Josh. I am studying Computer Science. My plans after college are to become a video game designer, and create massive worlds for the masses. I enjoy meeting new people, and getting to know more about them. My advice to prospective PPSC students is to take your time when it comes to making big choices, especially when transferring from high school to college. Do not rush any decisions whatsoever until you know what you want to do. I also always recommend everyone to face their fears, as it can be one of the most rewarding experiences one can have in life.

PPSC Student Ambassador Marianna Jaques

I’m an international student from Brazil majoring in Business. I plan on transferring to a 4-year institution to pursue a bachelors in International Business with a Pre-Law minor. I love the resources we have available on campus, like the Learning Commons. We have access to quiet study rooms, computers and printers, as well as free tutoring and wifi.

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I am a communications major and am thinking of going into the Air Force after college, I will be graduated by next December. My advice for students is to ask questions and definitely go look for financial aid - it's a life saver! My favorite thing about PPSC is the accessibility of the college. So many people can come from all walks of life.




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