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Coconino Community College Receives State Grant
Teens Graduate From CCC's Goodwill First Jobs Program
Coconino Community College's Summer Kids College Receives Generous Grant
CCC Sets Date for Foundation Breakfast
Page Set to Tee Off
Front Line Crew Show Their CCC Spirit
ACTE Honors Kathy Nesbit
Phi Theta Kappa Gains Four-Star Chapter Recognition
CCC Gears Up To Observe Constitution Day
Still Time to Join The Climb To Conquer Cancer
Dexter Albert
Brian Harris
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Events

Aug. 22 -All-faculty
Convocation 
 

 

Aug. 27 - First day of class 

 

Aug. 28 - District Governing Board meeting 

 

Sept. 3 - Labor Day, College closed  

 

Sept. 7 - 2012-2013 State of the College Address

 

Sept. 8 - Northern Arizona Scramble Championships

 

Sept. 14 - CCC Foundation Annual Meeting, Alumni, and Awards Breakfast  

 

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.

 



 

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August 2012   

Coconino Community College Receives State Grant
Money will be used to provide job training for the Navajo Nation

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Coconino Community College recently received a grant to prepare Tuba City High School students for early childhood education jobs.

First Things First, a statewide early-childhood program funded through a tobacco tax, awarded the college a first year grant of $38,512. The grant can be renewed for two additional years.

The money will be used to prepare Tuba City High School students to complete the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential by the summer following high school graduation.  The project will provide scholarships, textbooks, career counseling, academic advising and college placement test preparation.

"Our goal is to ensure students are college-ready when they graduate high school," said program director Kathy Nesbit, who oversees Perkins/High School Transitions for the college.

CCC and Tuba City High School have partnered for dual enrollment classes since 2004. Tuba City High School already offers introductory classes in early childhood education and the grant allows educators to expand that offering.

The Navajo Nation Regional Partnership of First Things First asked college officials to explore the possibility of offering professional development opportunities on the Navajo Nation to early childhood development professionals.

"Part of what we we've promised Navajo Nation students who intend to stay on the Navajo Nation is a way to transfer to college to continue their education," Nesbit said.

CCC's Kevin Mullins will be program coordinator and Dr. Paul Holbrook will oversee the curriculum and credentialing.  Dr. Maria Goatcher, who teaches early childhood education at Tuba City HS, will continue to work with CCC to provide opportunity for her students.
Teens Graduate From CCC's Goodwill First Jobs Program
   Goodwill/CCC teen workforce graduation

 Anthony Smith, 14, accepts his work-readiness certificate from Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona, Inc. President and CEO David Hirsch. Also pictured: Alex Wright, Coordinator of Community & Corporate Learning; Dr. Russ Rothamer, Vice President of Academic Affairs and John Cardani, Executive Director of Community and Corporate Learning.

 

Flagstaff, Ariz.Teenager James Perrin doesn't consider himself "super outgoing."

 

But after a summer of working at Goodwill, Perrin, 18, said he's more comfortable with customer service.

 

"This was an awesome opportunity to get some work related skills," Perrin said. "I've learned so much."

 

Perrin was one of five teens who graduated this week from Coconino Community College's First Jobs Program. The program, in its third year, partners with Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona. Inc. to provide jobs and job training to teens.

 

For six weeks, CCC's Community and Corporate Learning Division taught the teens a two-hour course on job training, while at the same time Goodwill provided the summer jobs.

 

"This is more than just putting people to work," said David Hirsch, President and CEO Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona. Inc. "This is a chance to earn a paycheck. In the worst economic climate for teens since World War II, you beat the odds and found jobs."

 

The work readiness classes taught the teens skills such as how to fill out a work application, compile a resume, effective interviewing skills and proper dress and grooming.

 

At a recent ceremony honoring the teens, John Cardani, CCC's Executive Director of Community and Corporate Learning told the teens this was a first step.

 

"Take today and relish that you completed the summer's First Jobs Program," Cardani said. "This is a starting place. We are ready, willing and able to accept you into a line of study."

 

The other graduates were: Rebeccah Steel, 16; Mathew Eide, 14; Sean Buckley, 17 and Anthony Smith, 14.

Coconino Community College's Summer Kids College Receives Generous Grant
Money will go toward student scholarships and supplies

PAGE, Ariz. - Northern Arizona children will enjoy the opportunity to experience a slice of college as part of Coconino Community College's summer Kids College, thanks to a generous grant from the Page/Lake Powell Community Foundation.

The foundation awarded CCC's Page campus $2,700 for its 2013 Kids College for children ages 10-14. The money will provide scholarships for students and be used to buy supplies.

"We hear so much about the camp throughout the year," said Jane Ward, CCC's Educational Services Coordinator at the Page campus. "It keeps the students from forgetting what they learned during the school year and reinforces their learning."

Since 2000, CCC has sponsored Kids College, where a paid instructor works with the children, one week at a time on different subjects. This year, the first week's theme was watercolor painting. The second week included learning about the ecosystem of Lake Powell and the final week was focused on physical fitness, where the students created obstacle courses based on popular video games.  

"Throughout each week, there was a lecture portion, a hands-on activity, an art project and writing in a journal at least one a day," Ward said.

Each week of camp costs $75 per student, of which the student's family is asked to pay $25. The grant will used to offset that cost for more students. This year, a total of 40 students participated throughout the different weeklong sessions.
Hear the State of the College

Mark your calendar for the 2012-2013 State of the College Address at 8:30 a.m. on Sept.  7 at Coconino Community College's Lone Tree campus building 6. Dr. Leah L. Bornstein's address will also be heard at the Page/Lake Powell campus in D10. President Bornstein will kick off celebratory events to help the campuses celebrate CCC Day. In 2012, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation creating Sept. 8 as CCC Day.
CCC Sets Date for Foundation Breakfast 
 

The Coconino Community College Foundation will hold their Annual Meeting Alumni and Awards Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 14. This signature event will be held at the Lone Tree Campus in the Commons. The annual meeting is an opportunity to hear student stories about the impact of receiving scholarships. Foundation officials will also recognize donors and honor CCC alumni. Last year more than 200 people attended the event. Due to limited seating, please RSVP to Ashley Gillum 928-226-4312 or ashley.gillum@coconino.edu.

Page Set to Tee Off
 
The 2012 Northern Arizona Two-Person Scramble Championship is Sept. 8. Coconino Community College hosts this annual tournament at The Lake Powell National Golf Course in Page. There will be hole-in-one prizes and an estimated $4,500 prize purse. Special room rates in Page will be available.
Front Line Crew Show Their CCC Spirit
Front line officeDee Thompson-Long, Leslie Lerma, Nathalie Becenti and Emi Pritchard show their CCC spirit with their CCC T-shirts on a recent casual Friday at the Lone Tree campus.
Association for Career and Technical Education Honors
Kathy Nesbit
Kathy Nesbit award
The Association for Career and Technical Education of Arizona honored Coconino Community College's Kathy Nesbit at its annual Conference for Excellence in Leadership.  The association recognized the work of the Arizona Tech Prep directors, which Nesbit was a part of.

Tech Prep was a program that helped bridge the transition between college and high school for high school students, but Congress defunded the program in 2011. CCC was able to fund it through July 2012.

"Arizona is moving toward a new way of doing similar things," Nesbit said. "Programs of Study is very similar to Tech Prep."

CCC designates money for high school students to dual enroll in classes in high school and receive college credit. During the 2011-12 school year, CCC offered 164 classes for high school students. More than 4,900 credits were awarded and 1,567 students participated.  
Phi Theta Kappa Gains Four-Star Chapter Recognition

The Beta Gamma Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Coconino Community College has been named a Four Star Chapter. The CCC Chapter was recognized at the society's annual convention in Nashville. The chapter is on a Five Start Chapter Development Plan with a goal of reaching the Five Star level.  Jerry Baker serves as the group's advisor.

"The Five Star Chapter Development Plan serves as a blueprint for developing a strong chapter, improves student engagement on your campus and recognizes progress attainment of goals set by the chapter," Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director of Phi Theta Kappa said in a written statement.
CCC Gears Up to Observe Constitution Day
constitution
Coconino Community College will join thousands of schools across the United States to observe Constitution Day, Sept. 17. A CCC committee is currently planning events to create awareness of the United States Constitution and what it means to citizens.

Sept.17 was designated Constitution Day in 2004, after President George W. Bush signed a bill into law.  The September date was chosen because on Sept. 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document.

If you would like to help with Constitution Day, contact committee member Emi Pritchard at emiline.pritchard@coconino.edu.
Still Time to Join The Climb to Conquer Cancer
American Cancer Society   

There are still a few spots open on Coconino Community College's team to climb Arizona Snowbowl to fight cancer. The American Cancer Society's Climb to Conquer Cancer is Aug. 18. College employees are encouraged to join the team, CCC 4 CCC.

  

"It's a great opportunity to show our community spirit, get some moderate exercise, and help raise funds and awareness about a problem that affects too many people that we know," said co-team captain Tom Lehman, who is an anatomy and physiology instructor.

  

The walk begins at 7 a.m. Participants will walk 6.7 miles at Snowbowl.  Each participant is encouraged to raise $100 and the $40 registration fee goes toward that goal.  Outback Steakhouse will provide lunch after the event which is included with the registration fee.  

   

Click here to join the team For information call Lehman at 928-226-4282 or co-captain Val Barret at 928-226-4313.


HR Corner  

Dexter Albert
Special Initiatives Coordinator
Dexter Albert

Dexter Albert joined Coconino Community College in July as the Special Initiatives Coordinator. Previously, he ran his own company, Intrinsic Consulting that was based out of Flagstaff and provided services such as community outreach, facilitation and mediation.

"The majority of our clients were government agencies, federal, state, county and municipalities," Albert said. "We ran special campaigns for them that helped them reach out to the community."

His previous experience will provide a great transition to his role of implementing the community component of the Strategic Plan.

"I'll be reaching out to community groups and stakeholders and talking with them about the value CCC brings to the community and how we can serve them better," Albert said.

Albert will also help the Institution Advancement Office with establishing a CCC Alumni organization, assist Academic Affairs and Student Services with researching best practices for expanding the College's first year experience, Start Smart and help Student Services with recruiting and retaining underrepresented student populations.

Contact Albert at dexter.albert@coconino.edu or 928-226-4318. 
Brian Harris
Public Information Coordinator
 
Brian Harris 
After 5 1/2 years as Coconino Community College Marketing/PR and Publications Coordinator, Brian Harris has returned to CCC in a new position.

As the College's Public Information Coordinator, Harris will provide leadership and serve as project manager for communicating public information, providing community outreach opportunities and sharing educational information throughout Coconino County. Student recruitment advertising will continue to be placed by the Marketing and Events Coordinator.

In addition, Harris will coordinate community messaging and presentations that tell the story of CCC's vital role in providing accessible and affordable educational and workforce training opportunities for more than 20 years to Coconino County residents.

"It feels most fitting to be in Flagstaff at this time working at the Lone Tree Campus once again and reunited with the friends I trust and respect, " Harris said. "Coconino Community College is an incredibly positive, high-energy, caring and nurturing environment and I have a grateful heart to be back."

For CCC public information matters, Harris can be contacted at 928-226-4202 or brian.harris@coconino.edu.

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