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CCC and NAU Presidents Form New Initiative to Ensure Student Success
CCC2NAU Program Receives National Award
CCC's Dr. Bornstein Receives Honorary Degree at NAU Commencement
Art, Food, and Fun Palette to Palate a Huge Success
Students Shine With Well Organized Mayoral Debate
Phi Theta Kappa Graduation Always a Classy Event
10 Enter The Law Enforcement Profession During Detention
Young People Explore Options at Teen Job Fair
CCC Staff and Faculty Sharpen Skills at Employee Development Day
Coconino Community College 2012 Student and Graduate Celebrations
Open Forum
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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

 

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News for April 2012  

CCC and NAU Presidents Form
New Initiative
to Ensure
Student Success

Dr. Leah L. Bornstein (left) and Dr. John Haeger (right) work together on one of several collaborative initiatives between the two institutions.
Photo by Amanda Voisard.

 

Two higher education leaders who set the standard for community college and university collaboration took another significant step this month to support student success.    

 

Coconino Community College President Leah Bornstein and Northern Arizona University President John Haeger proudly introduced the CCC2NAU President's Scholarship, a fund that will support students who attend both institutions on their path toward earning a bachelor's degree.

"The scholarship and the CCC2NAU program are about ensuring student success, and the collaboration of our two institutions are making that a reality," said Bornstein. "By working together we are better guiding students toward completion. Ultimately, our success is their success."

Each president has pledged a personal investment of $20,000 toward the endowed scholarships that will support its first student at CCC this fall. The goal is to increase the endowment with matching donations from future leaders of both institutions.


"The partnership between Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College has proven that universities and community colleges do not have to see themselves as competitors," Haeger said. "Dr. Bornstein and I are focused on student success at all levels. This scholarship affirms our shared belief that it is paramount to focus on getting students to the finish line of their degree path."

The CCC2NAU program began in 2008 with 15 students. It was established as a joint admission process to help ease a student's transition from community college to university enrollment. Along with automatic enrollment at NAU, CCC's participating students meet regularly with a dedicated adviser to help them plan and navigate their degree path. This past fall 219 new students were accepted into the program, which has served more than 700 students since its inception.


CCC2NAU recently received the 2012 Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association. The award-winning program has served as a blueprint for collaboration between higher education institutions throughout Arizona and a national model for transition programs that boost student success. The program has led to 16 more 2NAU partnerships with community colleges around Arizona, which currently serves 1,900 students.  

CCC2NAU Program Receives National Award

 

CCC2NAU, the joint admission program between Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University, has won the Outstanding Advising Program Award from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). The award is part of the association's annual awards program, which honors individuals and institutions for their contributions to academic advising.  

 
Each year, the Outstanding Advising Program Awards recognizes educational programs that exemplify superior academic advising practices and enhance the educational development of students. The award will be presented during NACADA's Annual Conference in Nashville, TN this fall. 


"We are extremely pleased to win the award, and even more pleased with recent figures that show the program is doing what we intended it to do, which is helping students transition to the university where they show higher retention and academic success than students who transfer on their own from CCC," said Robin Long, director of the CCC2NAU program at Coconino Community College. "Making CCC2NAU a successful program has been a team effort. The hard work of our staff and their desire to help students has allows us to accomplish our goals so quickly." 


CCC2NAU is a transition program that helps CCC students connect with both institutions and seamlessly transition from community college to university enrollment. The program is designed to create a pipeline of students that begin their academic career in the community college environment and then continue on to the university environment to earn their baccalaureate degree. 

 

CCC2NAU began with only 15 students in the fall of 2008. This past fall 219 new students were accepted into the program, which has served more than 740 students since its inception.

 

The program features many benefits including automatic enrollment at NAU, a dedicated adviser to help each student plan and navigate their degree path, access to all of NAU's campus facilities and events, and student rates on meal plans and housing in NAU residence halls.   

CCC's Dr. Bornstein Receives Honorary Degree at NAU Commencement

 

As part of NAU's spring 2012 commencement ceremony on May 12, NAU President John Haeger will present Coconino Community College President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein with an honorary degree. The degree recognizes Bornstein for her dedication to enhancing the quality of local higher education and for her many collaborations with NAU. 


Bornstein and Haeger have spent four years building a multifaceted partnership between CCC and NAU to help steer student success and ensure that CCC students are completing their bachelor's degrees at NAU. It began with the CCC2NAU, but has evolved into several other initiatives that combine student services, conserve resources and enhance the education experience.  

 

If you would like to view the NAU commencement from your home it will be streamed live here.  

Art, Food, and Fun Palette to Palate a Huge Success
Palette to Palate 2012 Signature Artist Marilyn Chin poses with Richard and Benita Boyd winners of this year's signature piece.  
This year's 10th Annual Palette to Palate was a huge success. The annual event, held this year on April 27, is a fundraiser for Coconino Community College's Fine Arts Department. The event includes a silent and live art auction featuring original works by local artists and local restaurants serving hors d'oeuvres and desserts. 

 

As part of the event's 10th anniversary, Alan Petersen, the event co founder, along with his wife Catherine were honored with a plaque for his 10 years of dedication. 

 

The event was sponsored by Flagstaff Medical Center and SunWest Bank; although the exact amount raised is still be calculated all proceeds from the event solely benefit the art department.

As a Palette to Palate tradition, attendees vote for best hors d'oeuvres, best dessert and best presentation. With 11 restaurants attending this year the competition was feirce, but El Capitan, Criollo Latin Kitchen and Simply Delicious prevailed!

The Palate of choice awards went to:
Best Hors D'Oeuvre: El Capitan
Best Dessert: Criollo Latin Kitchen
Best Presentation: Simply Delicious 

A thank you to all those who donated their time and resources!
Students Shine With
Well Organized Mayoral Debate
On April 11, a mayoral debate featuring candidates Al White and Jerry Nabours was held at Coconino Community College's Lone Tree Campus. 
 
During the debate, the two mayoral candidates spoke about their specific solutions for the city and were asked predetermined and on-the-spot questions from local residents. 

Michael Duderstadt who helped plan the event said, "It was a well organized and well executed debate."

A full live stream of the debate can be viewed here. The general election will be held May 15.
Phi Theta Kappa Graduation Always a Classy Event
CCC student Scott Elliott and President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein
Coconino Community College's honor society Phi Theta Kappa Beta Gamma Chi Chapter added a fresh new class of spring inductees to its prestigious organization.

The induction ceremony took place at CCC's Lone Tree Campus. 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.  

10 Enter The Law Enforcement Profession During Detention
Officer Graduation

Class number 12 of the Coconino County Sheriff's Office Detention Academy graduated on April 30,2012. Ten students received 13 credits hours in six weeks to apply towards an AAS in Administration of Justice as a result of a partnership between CCC and the Sheriff's Office.
 
The next academy is scheduled for Fall 2012.    
Congratulations to all of the graduates!

Young People Explore Options at Teen Job Fair
Director of Student Services Veronica Hipolito (far left) and Tech Prep/Perkins/High School Transitions Coordinator Kathy Nesbit (center) help CCC student Erik Mabes sign in.

The 9th Annual Teen Job Fair was held on April 12 at Coconino Community College's Lone Tree Campus. The event was targeted to students ages 14 to 24 and featured more than 25 vendors who represented Flagstaff's job opportunities. During the event, vendors presented and accepted applications to work with students.

 

Workshops on applications and resume building were also available to students.  

 

The event was a success for both students and vendors. Approximately 392 students attended. 

CCC Staff and Faculty Sharpen Skills at Employee Development Day 
  
Twice a year, Coconino Community College closes for regular business so that employees can participate in Employee Development Day. The spirit of the day is to build community and college morale, and improve employee skills through professional development opportunities.

This spring's Employee Development Day celebrated the yearly HR and service awards.

The peer nominated HR awards included:

Administrative Professional of the Year - Este Pope
Classified Employee of the Year - Patti Rusconi
Leadership Employee of the Year - Joe Traino
Creativity Employee of the Year - Robin Rickli

CCC service award recipients included:

Part time faculty who reached 90+ hours of teaching:

Donald Young
Marc Goldberg
Jacqueline Myers
Patrick Staskey
James Schroeder
Salvador Vera
Samuel Piper

Service awards for full time staff and faculty included:

Five year service award recipients include:

Stephen Chambers
Robert Voytek
Buffy Shirley
Thomas Lehman
Tammy Schieffer
Nik Zatezalo
Summer Dennis
Robert Sedillo
Robin Rickli
Karen Morefield
Mena Begay

10 year award recipients include:

Michele Metcalf
Carol Gallegos
Emily McRobbie
Susan Stokes
Colleen Carscallen
Albert Nichols
Michael Capps
Derek Button
Paul Wilkins
Kim Sonier

15 year award recipient:

David Rudakewich

The event also featured a student panel that addressed the student experience, and workshops on classroom techniques, technology and distance learning. 
 
The day was not without its stress relievers! Several employees boogied down with a Zumba class and others tried their hand at Frisbee golf.
      Coconino Community College
2012 Student and Graduate Celebrations
 

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the

academic achievement celebrations of Coconino Community College's students.     

  

Flagstaff Celebrations

 

Thursday, May 10th - The Nurses Pinning Ceremony celebrates the students who receive the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The event will begin at 6:30pm.  

 

Friday, May 11th - Coconino Community College's 2011 Commencement Ceremony will take place from 5pm to 6:30pm.  

 

Thursday, June 7th- Northern Arizona Community GED Recognition Ceremony. Please RSVP by calling the Adult Education Classroom at 928-526-7638. This ceremony will begin at 6pm.   

    

All Flagstaff ceremonies will be held in the

V. Philip Tullar Commons at the Lone Tree Campus. 

2800 South Lone Tree Road, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001

 

Page/Lake Powell Celebrations

 

Thursday, May 10th - A Night at the Awards Student Recognition Ceremony. This celebration includes the recognition of excellence awards, nurse assistant pinning ceremony and graduating students. The awards ceremony will begin at 6pm and will be held at the Page/Lake Powell campus at 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd. Page, Arizona 86040. 

Open Forum
 

Faculty and staff interested in discussing the upcoming APS funding opportunity in STEM education are invited to participate in an open forum brown bag lunch on Wednesday, May 16, 12pm to 1pm in room 439 on the Lone Tree Campus.  


This funding supports:
  • Learning for students (programming for underrepresented minorities and/or women will be given special consideration)
  • Professional development and training opportunities for instructors
  • Rural communities

 

If you are unable to attend, please be sure to run your ideas through Maxie Inigo, Ingrid Lee or Joe Traino who are representatives of the CCC Grants Committee. 

  

You can learn more about the grant by clicking here.

 


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