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CCC Students Shine Bright at the All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony
What's Cookin? Crillio Latin Kitchen Wins SBDC State Award
Call to Volunteers!
Food, Art and Fun! Save the Date For the 10th Annual Palate to Palette!
Is Mayan Prediction About the World Coming to an End True? Ask Your Local Archeoastronomer..
All CCC Nursing Graduates From December Class Pass National Exam
Parents and Students Score Knowledge on College Goal Sunday
Coconino Community College Seeks Nominations for Their Distinguished Service Award
CCL Leads the Way With the Executive Leadership Academy
CCC Shows the Love
Student Writers Rewarded for Their Talent
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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.

 



 

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

 

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.

 



 

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March 1, 2012   

CCC Students Shine Bright at the All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony
 
Left to right: Cathleen Goodall and Kelly Miller
On February 22, 2011 Coconino Community College students Kathleen Goodall and Kelly Miller were recognized for their academic achievements by being appointed to the All-Arizona Academic Team during a special recognition ceremony in Tempe, Arizona.
        
The All-Arizona Academic Team celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in Arizona community colleges. Each community college may submit two nominations per campus to the Phi Theta Kappa organization for judging. Evaluations are based on GPA of 3.5 or higher, good academic standing while working toward an associate degree, and community volunteering or involvement on campus.

With this placement, both students earned a $1,000 scholarship, and a tuition waiver that will cover 60 credits at any Arizona university, paid for by Phi Theta Kappa, American Association of Community Colleges, Arizona Community Colleges, Arizona Board of Regents and USA TODAY. 
 
This appointment also qualifies both Goodall and Miller for the national All-USA Academic Team, where they will have the opportunity to be recognized nationally, and apply for Coco-Cola Foundation Scholarships. Only 20 students will be nominated to be a part of this team, and if chosen both Goodall and Miller could be featured in USA TODAY, receive $2,500 in stipends, a medallion and a certificate.
 
In addition to their many volunteer activities, both are student representatives on the Coconino Community College Foundation Board.    
What's Cookin? Crillio Latin Kitchen Wins SBDC State Award


Paul Moir, co-owner of Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar and Crillio Latin Kitchen has been in the restaurant industry for 24 years, which he lovingly calls "chaotic but fun." 
 
On March 29th, Moir will be recognized for the second time as a recipient of the Arizona Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Success Award. The award recognizes up and coming entrepreneurs throughout the state who have demonstrated success through hiring, sales increases, profitability and other criteria measuring business success. 

In 2005, Moir and his wife Laura moved to Flagstaff and have since then become renowned locally for their exceptional restaurants and charitable giving. In 2006, the couple opened Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, and a few year later open their second restaurant, Criollo Latin Kitchen, which is inspired by the philosophy of utilizing local and sustainable foods.

Since opening the first restaurant, the Moir's have donating their time and resources to be a part of local fundraisers including CCC's own Palette to Palate, The Flagstaff Food and Wine Festival, Wine and Dine in the Pines, and the Girls on the Run Festival, to name a few.

The SBDC award will be presented on March 29th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the legislative lawn of the Arizona State Capitol. Only 15 of these awards will be presented this year with one primary award winner. Clients were selected in part because of their ability to grow their business in spite of adversity.

To learn more about Crillio Latin Kitchen check out their website at http://criollolatinkitchen.com/
Call to Volunteers!


The 19th Annual Flagstaff Home & Garden Show is right around the corner. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet with the public, recruit students and promote your department.

Be a volunteer! We are seeking volunteers for Friday March 23 through Sunday March 25 in two hour increments from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Please email Ashley.Gustin@coconino.edu with your availability.
Food, Art and Fun! Save the Date For the 10th Annual
Palate to Palette!


P2P Save the Date
Coconino Community College invites you to come out and support the Fine Arts Department!
 
The 10th annual Palette to Palate will be held on April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lone Tree Campus V. Philip Tullar Commons.

 

The fundraiser will include a live auction of original art by local artists and amazing hors d'oeuvres and desserts served by the local restaurants. 

 

Ticket prices are $40 for general admission, $70 for couples, and $20 for staff, faculty and students.

  

All proceeds from the art auction benefit CCC's Fine Arts Department. So come support your local artists while enjoying food from the finest restaurants in town!
The Mayan Calendar Predicted the World would end in 2012. 
Is it True?  
 
According to Coconino Community College's resident archeoastronomer, the world is not going to end this December!

Bryan Bates a full time CCC instructor has spent the last 30 years studying ancient civilizations and at least eight years studying the Mayans specifically. He says the one thing he wants everyone to know (other than the world is not going to end) is that "the Mayan calendar is embedded cycles of time that go back far beyond the big bang."

The Mayan calendar is based on 52-year cycles developed on a base 20 math system (we use a base 10 today) and complex patterns that were influenced by nature. Bates admits that out of more than 5,000 stelae (another term used to describe the Mayan calendar) only one says the calendar will not begin again. This is just the end of another 52-year cycle.

During a presentation at the Arizona Science and Technology Festival on February 12, Bates also explained that the Mayan calendar and math system is among the least understood of all man kind; which might help explain the mass hysteria surrounding the end of the calendar.

Bates spoke on behalf of CCC, along with CCC adjunct faculty member Wayne Ranney who spoke about the Geology of the Colorado Plateau.
All Recent CCC Nursing Graduates Pass National Exam

 

All of Coconino Community College's nursing students who graduated in December passed the national NCLEX-RN exam. This is the second time a class of CCC nursing students have accomplished a 100 percent passing rate. 

 

Taking the NCLEX-PN or the NCLEX-RN is a capstone experience for any graduate. Passing the exam demonstrates competence so that graduates can launch their nursing career.

 

Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs, Monica Baker Ed.D said, "This accomplishment is the reward for the hard work our faculty staff and students have demonstrated. It is also a reflection of the quality of our nursing program."

Parents and Students Score Knowledge on
College Goal Sunday
Director of Financial Aid Bob Voytek and Assistant Director of Financial Aid Lisa Hill consult each other while helping students at College Goal Sunday.

College Goal Sunday is a national event to help students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and this year both CCC's Lone Tree and Page Campus's took part helping many students and their parents with questions.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 
Coconino Community College Seeks Nominations for Their Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest award granted by Coconino Community College, and is an opportunity to recognize a member of Coconino County who has exhibited exemplary service, leadership and support of the College. Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • The nominee must be a resident of Coconino County at the time of the nomination.
  • The nominee must have effected or substantially contributed a major accomplishment for the benefit of Coconino Community College and to the educational enrichment of the district residents.


The award is normally given to one recipient annually and any resident of Coconino County may nominate a person for the award.


Current members of the CCC District Governing Board and individuals employed by the College are exempt from nomination.

 

Recent recipients included former Mayor Joe Donaldson, President of Northern Arizona University, Dr. John Haeger and Bill Calloway, Plant Manager for Nestle Purina.  

 

"The Distinguished Service Award Committee meets once a year to review nominations. The award is not necessarily presented each year, and candidates must have truly demonstrated exceptional service to the college and to education in Coconino County to receive the award," said Committee Chairman Scott Talboom.  

 

If a candidate is chosen for the award, it is presented at the CCC Commencement ceremony which will be held this year on Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m.  

 

For more information or the nomination form, visit www.coconino.edu, or contact Scott Talboom at scott.talboom@coconino.edu. 

CCL Leads the Way With the Executive Leadership Academy 



Congratulations Coconino County Executive Leadership Academy graduates!  Fourteen county employees were hand-picked by county administrators to participate in the first cohort of the Coconino County Executive Leadership Academy.

Students in this exclusive academy received 96 hours of instruction that was explicitly designed for Coconino County and covered a wide range of topics such as public management; communication; leadership competencies; managing systems and change; financial accountability in government; and diversity in leadership environments. 

The recent graduation of these county employee marks yet another successful collaboration between Coconino County and CCC's Community & Corporate Learning division. CCL strives to make specialized, customized, affordable training available, through these partnerships and is advancing the mission of CCC with this "signature leadership program."
CCC Shows the Love
  

The CCC Foundation Office hosted an appreciation event on Valentine's Day to "Show the Love" to the generous employees that donate to the foundation.  All CCC employees were invited to enjoy light refreshments and nearly 100 homemade chocolate and strawberry Valentine's cupcakes. Employees were indeed in the spirit as the Foundation received several donations and payroll deduction signups. 

 

Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom said, "Our staff did a really good job going above and beyond to create a nice event. We were really pleased with the turnout and the opportunity to thank our current donors and answer questions about the Foundation."

 

The gifts from employees fund student scholarships, department special programs and CCC's greatest needs. Employees that donated to the Foundation before the end of February will receive a thank you gift for their generosity. The Foundation staff thanks everybody that participated and was pleased to report that not one cupcake was left over!

Student Writers Rewarded for Their Talent
Pictured are first place winner Adrianna Martin-Wyatt and second place winner Matt Polley.

This year's 7 Days of Living Contest, created by students enrolled in COM 180: Student Publication and presented by Coconino Community College's English and Liberal Studies Department, recognized the following winners:

  

1st Place: Adrianna Martin-Wyatt

2nd Place: Matt Polley

3rd Place: Courtney Tallis

  

The winners earned cash prizes and publication in CCC's 2012 OnCourse journal.

  

In an attempt to engage students in social awareness and personal enrichment, the COM 180 students asked contest contributors to do something out of the ordinary for seven days, and then write about their experience.


Adrianna Martin-Wyatt chose to confront bullies on Facebook and at her workplace to make them aware of the power of their words and actions; Matt Polley subsisted on rice alone to experience what many individuals in third-world countries experience daily; and Courtney Tallis eliminated electronic distractions to become aware of their effect on her focus and attention.

  

Students who participated in the contest shared their appreciation for the opportunity to challenge themselves and advocate awareness and personal responsibility.

  

Congratulations to all students who entered the contest.


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