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Coconino Community College Students Receive National Honors
Bavasi to Receive Coconino Community College's Distinguished Service Award
Coconino Community College Marketing Department Brings Home The Gold
Luna Steps Up To Co-Chair Conference
Palette to Palate Tickets on Sale Now! Volunteers and Ticket Sales People Needed!
A Minute With Marilyn
CCC Connects With The Community at The Home Show
Peterson Recognized By Peers for Outstanding Leadership
Camp Civitan Visits CCC
Faculty and Staff Serve Students at Appreciation BBQ
Employees Enjoy A Great Breakfast During National Employee Appreciation Day
Access, Retention and Completion for CCC Developmental Reading Students
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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

 

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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News for March 2012   

Coconino Community College Students Receive National Honors
Left to right: Cathleen Goodell and Kelly Miller

 

Kelly Miller and Cathleen Goodell may very well be Flagstaff's hometown academic achievers of the year. In addition to several other recent awards and personal achievements, these two full time Coconino Community College students are among 202 individuals across the country to receive a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team scholarship.  
 
This national honor, administered by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, where students can apply  through the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, recognizes outstanding students at two-year colleges for their academic achievements and their involvement in college and community activities. Each year more than $187,000 in scholarships is awarded to deserving student members of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for community colleges students who maintain a 3.0 GPA and display academic and individual excellence.
 
Miller is the recipient of a Gold Scholar and has been awarded $1,500, which will be applied toward her Bachelor's degree in accounting. Goodell was awarded a Silver Scholar and received a $1,250 scholarship which she will use to earn a Bachelor's degree in secondary education.
 
Goodell and Miller are also the recipients of this year's Phi Theta Kappa Guistwhite Scholarship, which awards each honoree a $5,000 scholarship for their baccalaureate studies. They were among 20 in the U.S. to receive the scholarship named in honor of the late Dr. Jack Guistwhite who established the first designated transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa.
 
"It's a privilege to have national organizations of this caliber acknowledge these two bright and extremely ambitious students, who are the model of determination, drive and accomplishment," said Dr. Leah Bornstein, president of Coconino Community College.
 
Faculty and staff at Coconino Community College are extremely proud to see two of their own recognized on a national level; students who not only excel in their studies, but also balance school, work, community involvement and family.
 
"As educators we strive to give students the tools they need to build a successful career and create an environment that encourages them to find the gumption within to thrive," said Dr. Bornstein. "Cathleen and Kelly are a great reflection of that and we wish them luck in all their future endeavors as they further their education."
 
Goodell, who is a mother of four children and the president of Coconino Community College's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, resumed her college career in 2009 after being laid off from the retail industry early in the recession.  
 
As she was helping her oldest son register at the college, Goodell decided to enroll herself to increase her employability and pursue a career as college math instructor. She is now scheduled to graduate from Coconino Community College in May and transfer to Northern Arizona University in the fall.
 
On top of her full load of classes, Goodell works as a learning assistant in the college's Learning Enhancement Center tutoring math and computer courses and as a part-time merchandiser for an internet-based corporation.  Goodell also serves as a student representative for the college's Foundation Board, and last year, was the team captain for the college's Climb To Conquer Cancer fundraising team that supports the American Cancer Society.
 
Kelly Miller, a mother of a 16-month old and vice president of leadership of the college's Phi Theta Kappa chapter, decided to go back to school in 2009 to pursue a second career in accounting. She has worked in the advertising industry for many years and through her exposure to accounting in her professional life, decided that now is the time to do something different and become the accountant she always wanted to be.
 
Despite becoming a new mom during the Fall 2010 semester, Miller has stayed on track and is also scheduled to graduate from Coconino Community College in May.  She will continue her studies at Northern Arizona University this fall.
 
Miller is currently a full time employee of a national advertising agency, and has served as a campus ambassador, student representative for the college's Foundation Board, and vice president of the Volunteer Club. She also volunteers for Flagstaff's JLB Project, a non-profit organization that offers assistance to community members dealing with miscarriages, stillbirths and infant deaths, and has assisted the local American Cancer Society chapter.
 
"At the end of my first semester, coming back to school was about more than getting my degree; it was also about the accomplishment as I had earned a 4.0 GPA," Miller wrote in her application for the scholarship. "Then it became about perseverance. It would have been very easy to take a break when I found out I was expecting, but instead I took fewer classes, gave birth, only missed one class, and maintained my GPA. Now, my education has become about finishing. I am almost half way there and want to achieve my goal, serve my community, and teach my daughter that hard work and determination pay off."
 
Both Miller and Goodell attribute Coconino Community College's affordability, diversity of programs and welcoming environment to making it possible for them to transition back into school and stay on a path to building a successful future.
 

 
Bavasi to Receive Coconino Community College's Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is the highest award granted by Coconino Community College and is an opportunity for the College to recognize a member of the Coconino County community who has exhibited exemplary service, leadership and support for the College and the community as a whole.

This year's recipient is Mr. Christopher Bavasi for his lengthy record of community service, business and civic leadership, and support of Coconino Community College. Bavasi will receive the award at the May 11 Coconino Community College Commencement Ceremony, which begins at 5 pm.

Bavasi has a long record of involvement at Coconino Community College as a foundation board member and president of the Coconino Community College Foundation. Bavasi is currently the chairman of the foundation scholarship committee and has served the foundation board since 1999.

Bavasi's deep community connections have helped the foundation grow considerably under his leadership. Having Bavasi as a member of the foundation board and advocate for the College has been invaluable due to the respect he has earned in the community. Bavasi's affiliation with the College has truly helped CCC achieve recognition as a major contributor to the educational pipeline, and as a critical component to the economic and workforce development efforts of Coconino County.

In addition to Bavasi's support of CCC, he has made a major impact on Northern Arizona through his community leadership that covers a span of more than 35 years. Bavasi is currently the executive director of the Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation. A graduate of Northern Arizona University (NAU), he has had a long public service career in Arizona, including serving as a Flagstaff Police detective, director of the Northern Arizona Council of Governments, a member of the Flagstaff City Council, and as mayor of Flagstaff from 1988 to 2000. He was also president of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns, and president of the Flagstaff Unified School District Board. Bavasi is also the chairman of the board for the Flagstaff Medical Center.

In addition, Bavasi is a founding director of the High Altitude Sports Training Complex at NAU, and he has served on a number of NAU committees, worked as community advisor for several NAU presidents, and has been chair of the NAU foundation.
 
Bavasi was also co-chair, with his wife, Corinne, of the United Way of Northern Arizona's 2007-2008 Campaign. He was also inducted to the Sigma Chi Chapter's "Honor Roll," an honor shared with the likes of actors such as John Wayne, Tom Selleck and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater.

These accomplishments are only a partial list, and his contribution to the success of the College, the CCC Foundation and northern Arizona are truly understated.
Coconino Community College Marketing Department Brings Home The Gold

During a ceremony in March, Coconino Community College's Marketing, Public Relations and Publications Department took home two Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR). The department received the NCMPR's District 6 Medallion Award in the Successful Recruitment Marketing Program and the Wild Card categories.

Each year, the NCMPR's Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at two-year community colleges and technical schools throughout its seven regional districts. Each of NCMPR's districts host their own awards and elect gold, silver and bronze winners for 23 different categories. Coconino Community College belongs to District 6, which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah, among others. The awards were presented during a ceremony in San Francisco, California last month.

"With each project our team goes the distance to make it meaningful and impactful, so we are extremely honored to be recognized nationally for our communication strategies," said Scott Talboom, director of institutional advancement at Coconino Community College. "However, we truly owe these awards to the college's 350 full- and part-time employees who supply us with a great product to work with. Without a great product, you cannot have great marketing."

Coconino Community College received the Gold award for the Successful Recruitment Marketing Program for its unique Start Smart communications campaign, which aims to increase enrollment by highlighting the college's strongest selling points-affordability, high-quality instruction, various fast-track and transfer programs, and intimate classroom sizes-making it the "smart" choice. The NCMPR was extremely impressed by the campaign's consistency and how its message was communicated across various mediums including traditional print, Internet, radio, cable television and theater advertising.  

In the Wild Card category, Coconino Community College received the bronze award for a Return on Investment marketing brochure it developed last year. The piece focused on the workforce training programs provided by the college's Community and Corporate Learning Division and featured case studies that highlighted how the division developed effective workforce solutions for it recent corporate partners.
Luna Steps Up to
Co-Chair Conference
Student Services Coordinator Mike Luna is co-chairing the American Indian Education Association-Native American Youth Conference this fall at Northern Arizona University (NAU) with the Director of the NAU Native American Cultural Center, Kathleen Frank.  
 
Although the conference has been in existence for the past 10 years, this is the first time it has been held in Northern Arizona. The conference will take place on October 29th and 30th at NAU. The exact location is still being determined.  

"We are really excited about holding the conference here. Last year approximately 350 Native American youths attended the conference, but we think that having the event at NAU we will increase attendance," said Luna.

The American Indian Education Association is a branch of the Arizona Department of Education. For more information about the conference, contact Mike Luna at mike.luna@coconino.edu.

Palette to Palate Tickets on Sale! Volunteers and Ticket Sales People Needed! 

 

P2P Save the Date

Please join us for the 10th annual Palette to Palate fundraiser, an event hosted by the Coconino Community College Foundation for the Fine Arts Department. The fundraiser will take place in the CCC Lone Tree Campus Commons Friday April 27th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. 

 

Local restaurants will serve amazing hors d'oeuvres and desserts during a live and silent art auction, which will feature original works by local artists.  

 

This year's signature art piece is an acrylic on board painting by CCC student Marilyn Chin entitled "Lunch a la Bistro".

 

This event is sponsored by Flagstaff Medical Center and Sunwest Bank.

 

Attending restaurants include: Artisan's Kitchen, Campus Coffee Bean, Criollo Latin Kitchen, El Capitan, Golden Eagle Distributors, Josephine's Modern American Bistro, Pita Jungle, Main Street Catering, Mountain Oasis International Restaurant, Simply Delicious Catering & Cafe Daily Fare, Southern Wines, Steel City Deli and Grill, Tinderbox Kitchen, and Western Gold at the Little America Hotel.  

 

Ticket prices are: $20 for Students, $40 for an individual, and $70 for a couple.    

 

Tickets on sale now and may be purchased online or by contacting Ashley Gustin at 928-226-4312.
 A Minute With Marilyn



The signature piece for the 10th annual Palette to Palate is called "Lunch a la Bistro", a piece created by one of Coconino Community College's very own students, Marilyn Chin.

 

Chin began the still life painting during one of her CCC art classes, which was inspired by a picture in a cookbook. She explained that after the painting was complete she made the meal and enjoyed it with fellow students and friends. 

 

Coming here from New Jersey eight years ago, Chin was fascinated by the landscape of Northern Arizona. She was, and still is, inspired to paint "still-lifes" of beautiful landscapes and skyscapes. Chin has continued her oil painting of other scenes from her travels around the world with her husband, Dave.  Chin writes "Beauty is everywhere!"  She is motivated to expand her skills by working with "on board" but is eager to continuing enjoying herself while creating beautiful pieces.     

CCC Connects With The
Community At The Home Show
CCC Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom and CCC Testing Coordinator and Advisor Amanda Bowen quickly pose for a picture while interacting with the community at the home show.

This year's Home Show went on without a hitch. In addition to the surplus of companies on hand to give homeowners the best deals on home improvements, it was also chance for Coconino Community College to connect with local residents in the community. 
 
"The Home Show is a fun event and a great way for us to get to know the community and this year was no exception. Our volunteer staff met many CCC alums and dozens of people with great questions," said Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom. 

 

A big thank you goes to the staff/faculty who volunteered their time: Amanda Bowen, Andrea Rapp, Ashley Gustin, Bobby Sedillo, Don Johnson, Doris Beran, Ingrid Lee, Jami Van Ess, Johanna Garcia, Kristinta Wyse, Maria Jenson, Mike Luna, Mike Opper, Mitch Driebe, Pat Nelson, Robin Long, Scott Talboom, Tom Lehman, and Trevor Welker. We hope to see you all next year!

Peterson Recognized By Peers for Outstanding Leadership 

Long-time art instructor, artist and co-founder of CCC's Palette to Palate fundraiser for art programs at the Coconinio Community College, Alan Peterson was recognized by the Flagstaff Cultural Partners Viola Awards Ceremony for Leadership in the Arts.

The Viola Awards are Flagstaff's Oscars for the arts and sciences community. Celebrating excellence in the arts and sciences, the Viola Awards recognize artists, educators, organizations and leaders who make positive contributions to the arts and sciences in Flagstaff.

 

The Viola Award winners are announced each year at the Viola Awards Gala Event. More than 500 people attend the gala event to celebrate.  

 

The Viola Awards are named after Viola Babbitt, a long-time advocate of the arts and painter.

 

Congratulations to Alan for receiving this prestigious award!  

Camp Civitan Visits CCC
 
 
Coconino Community College is excited to announce a new partnership with Camp Civitan. Although Civitan currently has a summer camp located in Williams, they plan to expand services to include a year-round facility. During the past several months, staff from CCC's Community and Corporate Learning Division have been working collaboratively with staff from Civitan to create exciting college opportunities for Civitan residents. 
 
The pilot program consists of life readiness curriculum and will be taught by Civitan employees in Phoenix. The Civitan students subsequently have travelled to Flagstaff to complete their life readiness training by enrolling in an online "Capstone" course designed by CCC. The course will assess what they have learned at Civitan during the semester and prepare students for future college classes both credit bearing and non-credit.  
 
Eight students from Civitan visited the CCC Lone Tree Campus on  March 21st. The students were given a tour of the campus and heard presentations from the Security and Disability Resources offices, the Executive Director of Community & Corporate Learning, and the Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs. 
 
"This is an exciting opportunity for both Civitan and CCC!," said John Cardani, Executive Director Community & Corporate Learning.  
 
"I'm so excited to be in college.  I really like CCC," said Parker Lane, Camp Civitan student.  
 
"It is so inspiring to see the enthusiasm of the Camp Civitan students," said Pat Nelson, Community & Corporate Learning Coordinator. 
 
Civitan International is an all-volunteer international service organization of more than 40,000 men, women and youth in 27 countries, working in community clubs to help those with physical, neurological, and intellectual disabilities. Civitan clubs serve the local community, with emphasis on helping the intellectually disabled, youth leadership development and good citizenship. Their core values are service, knowledge, leadership and fellowship, allowing members to discover the best in themselves by serving others.

Faculty and Staff Serve Students at Appreciation BBQ

CCC's Executive Assistant to the Deans of Arts and Sciences and Career and Technical Education, Summer Dennis smiles while talking to the students during the student BBQ.

Coconino Community College showed its appreciation for its students by hosting a Student BBQ to celebrate CCC's 20th anniversary. The event was held on March 22nd in the Lone Tree Campus Commons. There was a delicious catered lunch by Southwest Food Service/FUSD that sported hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and soda donated by Pepsi.

Many staff and faculty members came out in support to serve students and hand out drink and food tickets. Thank you to everyone who was involved in making this event special for all of the students!

 

Employees Enjoy A Great Breakfast During National Employee Appreciation Day
CCC Director of Purchasing Bobby Sedillo and Director of Accounting and Finance Siri Mullaney watch as their made-to-order omelet is created on National Employee Appreciation Day.

National Employee Appreciation Day was held for Coconino Community College faculty and staff members in the Faculty Break room at the Lone Tree Campus Thursday, March 22nd.  

 

The day was celebrated with an employee appreciation breakfast with food catered by Southwest Food Service/FUSD. The Fouth Street and Page campuses also celebrated with an employee breakfast at their campuses.

 

Coconino Community College is proud to host such an awesome event for its hard working faculty and staff members, and hopes everyone joins the Employee Appreciation Day event next year!

Access, Retention and Completion for CCC Developmental
Reading Students 


  With financial support from the Coconino Community College Foundation, Ruth Foster, CCC Developmental Reading Faculty, had a rare opportunity to take seven Reading 089 students on a special field trip to the Grand Canyon Caverns. What happened is not just about student retention, but also about student success and completion.

Reading 089, CCC's basic reading class, has been a real challenge for many of the students enrolled, and according to Foster, an even greater challenge to maintain student attendance and completion rates so students can progress to Reading 099 and then on to ENG 101. Foster had a great idea to engage her students in the learning process and approached the Foundation for assistance to turn her idea into a reality.

The Reading 089 students were assigned to read Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, a book about Neanderthals finding and raising an orphaned homosapien girl during the Ice Age. Most of the 089 students, largely Native American, could relate to the tribal elements described in the book, but had never seen a cave and had difficulty visualizing what their reading was describing in words. So, Foster took them to one!

The field trip allowed the students to imagine living in a cave, and brought the cave to life with all five sense. The students saw, for the first time, a taxidermied Ice Age three-toed sloth! This brought ice-age animals and the material in their reading assignment to life. The experience also created a sense of community among the group. Because of the field trip, the students created a study group they attended regularly through the semester. Even other students joined who did not attend the field trip.

The story doesn't end there - it gets better!

Foster is very proud to report that all 15 Reading 089 students successfully completed the class. Five of the seven students who attended the field trip (along with two of their classmates who could not attend the field trip) walked to registration together to enroll in Reading 099. All seven students are now passing Reading 099. The remaining two students who were able to go on the field trip are still enrolled at CCC and have contacted Foster about scholarships.

Foster notes, "the fact that 100 percent of the students who attended the field trip - and two of their friends - are still enrolled this spring shows the importance of the trip as a retention tool. The relationship of the trip to improving their reading skills is more difficult to measure, but my observations of the class showed it was important. Thank you CCC Foundation for making this happen."  

We congratulate Foster for her dedication to improving CCC's learning experience. This is what the CCC Foundation is all about; when faculty and staff show their support it allows us to turn around and do really special things for our students that are not possible with District funds.

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