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Strategic Plan Launch
APS Powers Adult Education with $10,000 Gift
Phi Theta Kappa Inducts Largest Class Ever
CCC's Incident Management Team Members Complete ICS Training
Signs of Success Deaf Expo Benefits Arizona Deaf Community
Hispanic Heritage Month Highlights Culture With Fall Event
Million Dollar Baby!
Kids Love Science Night at CCC
Blood Pressure Checks Save Lives, Scarfs for Scholarships Enhances Them
Academy Grads Earn Their Stripes
No Tricks Just Treats at CCC on Halloween
CCC Shines!
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MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

DID YOU KNOW?

 

CCC serves nearly 10,000 learners annually.

 

CCC generates $7.13 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

Economic Impact - $85 million generated by CCC in one year.

 

Over $9 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served only 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves nearly 10,000 learners a year!

 

80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

 

Filling vital occupations - In Coconino County, CCC graduates make up:  

 

51% of the fire fighters  

 

22% of registered nurses and paramedics

 

43% of the detention officers

 

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 

 

CCC's tuition and fees are 88% of the same costs at community colleges nationally.

 



 

MISSION:

As a learning-centered college, we enrich lives by embracing diversity and transforming the future through quality education.


CORE VALUES:

People

Quality

Ethics

Community

Respect

Sustainability

Learning and Growth

 

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November 2011  

Strategic Plan LaunchStrategic Plan Launch
October 21st marked the beginning of the strategic plan launch. Thought provoking data was presented by President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein and Director of Institutional Research, Dr. Stephen Chambers. The data was presented as part of the strategic plan launch's first phase. Staff and Faculty members were asked to digest the information and begin the brainstorming process to determine the objectives for the goals which were presented at the meeting.

The 2012-2015 strategic plan will be completed early in 2012 after recommendations from the Higher Learning Commission have been reviewed. The strategic plan meeting was well attended by Staff and Faculty who enjoyed a delicious potluck lunch! A big thank you to all who were able to attend. The previous three year strategic plan was recently completed with 96% of the objectives achieved.   
APS Powers Adult Education
with $10,000 Gift

 

APS Check
APS Community Development Manager Cindy May (third from left) presents a check from APS to the CCC Foundation to benefit Adult Basic Education.

Left to Right: Coconino Community College (CCC) Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Ingrid Lee, CCC Foundation Board President Kevin Stephens, APS Community Development Manager Cindy May and CCC President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein.

 

Arizona Public Service (APS) presented a $10,000 check to the Coconino Community College (CCC) Foundation Wednesday, October 19, 2011 to help fund the College's Adult Basic Education Program. 


The check presentation took place at 10 a.m. at

CCC's Fourth Street Campus and Technology Center.

 

CCC assists between 400 to 450 Adult Education

learners each year. Because approximately 75 percent

or more of the Adult Basic Education learners are

living below poverty level, they may not have the

funds to pay for their adult education classes. This

grant will enable them to have their fees paid

through APS.


"I am pleased APS is providing funding to help support

adult education programs. The fees associated with

these courses are not covered by student loans, Pell

Grants, or traditional academic scholarships.  We

appreciate APS' generosity to help these adult

learners," CCC Dean of Arts and Sciences, Ingrid Lee said.

 

Cindy May, APS Community Development Manager said, "We are proud to partner with CCC on this important workforce development inititative.  Working collaboratively leads to economic vitality of the Flagstaff community."

PTK Fall Induction Photo
Phi Theta Kappa Inductee Candace Koenig completes her membership pledge into Phi Theta Kappa by accepting a white rose and membership certificate from Dean of Arts and Sciences Dr. Ingrid Lee.

On October 6, 2011, Coconino Community College's honor society Phi Theta Kappa Beta Gamma Chi Chapter added a fresh new class of inductees to its prestigious organization. The induction ceremony took place last week at CCC's Lone Tree Campus and was the largest classes ever installed. All members pledged to uphold the standards of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and pledged allegiance to fellow members and to aid them in all worthy endeavors. 

 

Spring inductees include: Luz Acedo, Beverly Ashley, Elizabeth Aytes, Destiny Baird, Valerie Barret, Brian Bohn, John Brown, Andrew Caird, Shannon Carscallen, Christopher Church, Kerry Cornish, Sarah Dean, Julie Drinkard, Jill Fay, Alexandra Ferrara, Wayne Foell, Jennifer Goedinghaus, Katelin Hance, Jillian Hill, Michael Hren, John Jackson, Letitia Johnson, Kathryn Kanallakan, Verrinia Kennedy, Candace Koenig, Jude Larrimore, Dan Loera, Hans Lakosky Drexler, Jill Lowell, Kate Maragos, Alexander McIntosh, Sarah McLauren, Marzena Mielcarek, Codell Norman, Sue Owens, Elivia Padilla, Lorna Ramirez, Megan Reigh, Myrna Kaman Roy, Jennifer Runge, Audra Sindelar, Ryan Singer, Erin Smith, Alejandra Soto, Kathie Stoneberger, Brittney Stotts, Angel Strumpfer, Jennifer Suminski, Martika Tallman, Barbara Tong, Lavalerie Tsinnajinnie, Laura Wlody and Krystina Woodruff.

 

 

CCC's Incident Management Team Members Complete ICS Training

 

Paul and Mark

Congratulations and a big thank you to Mark Easton, Executive Director of Facilities Derek Button, Maintenance Supervisor, Larry Masayesva, Maintenance Tech,  Jayne Simpson, Security Officer, Val Barret, Accounting Services, and Paul Wilkins, Security Supervisor, for obtaining Incident Command System certifications in order to better protect faculty, staff, and students in the event of an emergency.

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS is a nationally standardized incident command system. Training and certification in the Incident Command System ensures that the Incident Management Team (IMT) at Coconino Community College will be on the "same page," as emergency responders who may be dispatched to CCC's campuses to assist with an emergency.

When the comprehensive emergency operation plan was being constructed it became obvious to those involved that there were significant benefits to adopting facets of the National Response Framework. It was then that it was decided an effort would be put in to obtaining ICS certifications.

Preparation for the certification began over a year ago and culminated in the successful certification of those mentioned.

When asked about the certification process, Paul Wilkins had the following to say, "The exposure and reality seen within the class while working simulated events was noteworthy. My favorite part was to watch the growth in understanding by team members of just what it could take to manage an event, depending on the magnitude."

People who would like more information on the National Incident Management System are encouraged to visit www.FEMA.gov. Self-Study programs are also available on the site for anyone interested in improving their personal emergency preparedness.

According to Paul Wilkins the next step in keeping faculty, staff, and students safe is "Practice, practice, practice." The CCC Incident Management Team will begin tabletop exercises ranging from basic discussions to just short of full-blown simulations. These exercises and the knowledge gained during the ICS certification course will help CCC's Incident Management Team to be more efficient in emergency management for the sake of all of those under their care.
Signs of Success Deaf Expo Benefits Arizona Deaf Community
Deaf Expo
Native Signers and CCC Part-Time Faculty Daisy and Alan Cartwright take a moment to pose for a picture during their busy weekend. Alan was also Co-Chair on the Deaf Expo Committee. 

Many members of the Northern Arizona Deaf Connection, Coconino Community College (CCC) and families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children attended workshops Friday, Oct. 7 at CCC Lone Tree Campus. Saturday, participants worked with hands-on technology. The goal of the weekend event was to share information and resources with the deaf who live in rural Arizona.

Hispanic Heritage Month Highlights Culture With Fall Event
HIspanic Heritage Month
National Hispanic Heritage Month, which ran from September 15th to October 15th, got off to a "sweet" start with Café y Pan giving out coffee and Hispanic pastries to students, staff and faculty. Other events during the month included a screening and discussion of the film "A Better Life," and the documentary "Children of the Harvest." All three of these events helped spread awareness of Hispanic culture and of the generations of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape and enrich America. Kudos to they hard working Student Services Staff for organizing the events. 
Million Dollar Baby!

 
On October 19th, 2011 the bookstore at Coconino Community College reached a million dollars in sales. Jill Christenson, the store manager, expressed a pride in the accomplishment and said that she was looking forward to achieving the same next calendar year. This million dollar accomplishment is a first for the bookstore, so if you get a chance stop by and say congratulations!

Kids Love Science Night at CCC

  
CCC Instructor Pete Koehler Shows off Dinosaur Bones

Dozens of children had a ball at CCC Lone Tree Campus during Science Night, Friday, Sept. 28. That evening, CCC instructors "wowed" the youngsters with chemistry experiments, bones, rocks, physics toys and more. The children touched displays and asked many questions. It was a huge success!
Blood Pressure Checks Save Lives, Scarfs for Scholarships
Enhance Them
Blood pressure Checks

 

On October 18th CCC Nursing Staff and Students offered their free blood pressure clinic to Faculty, Staff, Students, and members of the community.  

 

Please remember to support CCC Nursing by purchasing hand-knit goodies on sale now! You can also purchase raffle tickets at the CCC 4th Street Campus for a chance to win a beautiful white afghan created by Lee Vadnais.  

 

Please contact Nina Webb at 928-226-7643 for more information. 

Academy Grads Earn Their Stripes
  Detention Officer Graduation
Congratulations are due to the nine students who graduated from the Basic Detention Officer Academy on October 31st. Their names are as follows, Ryan A. Poirer, the Class Leader as elected by his fellow students, Cassandra N. Valdivia, Jess W. Payne, Matthew T. Mitchell, Amygrace K. Lewis, Leo Karl, Jerrimiah Ashley, Justin T. Clark, and Jesse Bowles.

The graduation ceremony began outside with a formation demonstration and inspection by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Academy and by Command Staff.

When the ceremony moved inside, one of the graduates, Amygrace K. Lewis led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was followed by opening remarks from Sergeant Mario Gomez-Alo the Academy Director. Other speakers included William Pribil, the Coconino County Sheriff, and Dr. Monica Baker, the Dean of Career and Technical Education.

The graduates were presented with badges and certificates in front of their family and friends. Graduates were honored in a speech delivered by Coconino County Sheriff, Bill Pribil.

After the badges and certificates were distributed, the Honorable Judge Howard Grodman, a Flagstaff Justice of the Peace, swore the graduates in. At the end of the ceremony, Commander Kurt Braatz presented the Officers of CCSO Class 11 to the assembly and much applause.
  No Tricks Just Treats at
CCC on Halloween


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Halloween festivities! Below are a few of the day's best dressed culprits! 

Halloween

Halloween 2

 

Top Left: The costume contest winners took a second to pose for a quick snap shot! Left to right we have the lab rat duo of Lab Technicians David Sunny and Rae Condret, a biker version of our beloved Dusty Rhoton, and Mitch Driebe's best Thomas Jefferson impersonation.

Bottom Right: A special thank you to Faculty Receptions Addie Sanchez Rodriguz and Berta Descheny who planned all of the day's activities!

HR Corner  

CCC Shines!

Congratulations to Bob Voytek, Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Services, for being interviewed and published in University Business magazine highlighting the CCC loan budget building process as well as his BUS101 course! 

 

Bryan Bates, biology and environmental studies faculty, was featured on NPR's Science Friday with Ira Flatow. Bryan was instrumental in working with KNAU on writing a grant to bring the show to Flagstaff. Bryan was also one of the presenters for Festival of Science and is a member of their Board of Directors. Congratulations Bryan!

Congratulations Este! Este will be published in a book entitled How to Thrive as a Solo Librarian as author of chapter 15 entitled: "The New Coconino Community College Library: A Librarian, Collaborative Library Services, and an Online Library". Expected publication date is 2012. Great job, Este.

Sam Piper presented "Thinking Differently about Teaching Writing" at Arizona English Teachers' Association Conference at the ASU Polytechnic Campus.

Veronica Hipolito presented "How to Talk to Anyone Anytime Anywhere" at the Arizona Indian Education Association Youth Conference hosted by Arizona State University.

Congratulations to Kate Kozak who was recently elected as the Vice President of the Southwest Region of AMATYC (American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges) starting on January 1, 2012.  The term is for two years.  She will be a member of the Executive Board of this national organization, and will also represent the Southwest Region, which includes Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma, at the national level. AMATYC provides a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college.  Great job, Kate!

Michael Luna presented "Smart Comparisons" at the Arizona Indian Education Association Youth Conference hosted by Arizona State University.

Kathy Nesbit served as a member of the Arizona team that traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Rigorous Programs of Study (RPOS) grant meeting and training with staff from the US Department of Education. Arizona is one of six states participating in the grant to develop RPOS in specific career fields. Arizona was selected to develop the Education Professions and Training RPOS. As stated by OVAE, the outcome of this historical project will determine the direction for Career and Technical Education in the future.

  


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