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In This Issue
Dr.Leah L. Bornstein Encourages All to Tell The College's Story
CCC Named a Top Producer of AA Degrees for Native Americans
College Celebrates CCC Day
Joe Traino Elected to Statewide Technology Post
Fall Convocation kicks-off new semester
Getting Information at CCC's Student Resource Fair
Scholarship Recipients to Be Honored at CCC Foundation Annual Meeting
Page Golf Tournament Raises Money for CCC
Celebrate Constitution Day
CCC Hosts Statewide Forum on Three Upcoming Ballot Issues
CCC Team Tops Goal and Raises $1,700 for Cancer Research
CCC Hosts National PR and Marketing Judging Event
Marianne Arini
Angela Foss
Joshua Dixon
Philip Martinez
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EVENTS


Sept. 14 - CCC Foundation Annual Meeting  

Sept. 17 -  Constitution Day

Sept. 25 - CCC District Governing Board meeting

Sept. 27 -  Mapping Arizona's Future   

Oct. 23 - CCC District Governing Board meeting

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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September 2012 

Dr. Leah L. Bornstein Encourages All to Tell College's Story
Dr. Bornstein State of College 2012

Dr. Leah L. Bornstein gives her annual State of the College address on Sept. 7 to faculty and staff.

 

Flagstaff, Ariz.- Coconino Community College President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein encourages all to tell the stories of the College.

"This year, we're raising the bar," she said recently at her annual State of the College address. "For folks who know us, we have a great reputation and there are a lot who still don't know what we're about. "

Bornstein's initiative is part of the newly minted 2012-2015 Strategic Plan, which carries the theme, Access, Retention, Completion.

"We've developed a very aggressive plan that will keep us intensely focused for three years," Bornstein told faculty and staff at the Sept. 7 address. "Imperative to the plan is a focus on community outreach to ensure our community members know who we are and our value to the community."  

The President encouraged all faculty and staff to participate in several ways. One of the simplest is to wear the recognizable turquoise name tag issued to every CCC employee, she said. Bornstein added that in the five years as CCC President, she wears her name tag everywhere she goes, even on weekends.

"Folks see the CCC logo," Bornstein said. "And it opens the conversation. Folks like to tell us about someone they know or their own CCC experience. When you are out on your personal time in clubs and civic organizations, tell the students' stories. Share the exciting stories of your work at CCC."

The College is also creating a speakers bureau to share CCC's story in a more formal way that will allow the community to learn about the innovative programs happening at the various campuses. She encouraged faculty and staff to sign up to take on public speaking roles.

"You'll be updating the community about CCC and letting them know of our amazing students and enrollment growth. Also, about the many successful partnerships and the return on investment our community receives as a major contributor," Bornstein said. "Join me. I can't do this all by myself. Tell your story."   

CCC Named a Top Producer of AA Degrees for Native Americans
 

Flagstaff, Ariz. - Coconino Community College was recently named a top producer of associate degrees for Native Americans, according to Community College Week, a national magazine.


"The recent rankings reinforce CCC's mission of providing a learning-centered environment, focused on the individual needs of the student," said Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, CCC President. "It also reflects the dedication of our students to achieve their goals and the commitment of our faculty and staff."


The College was ranked No. 49 after rising 10 spots compared with the 2011 rankings in the same category. The magazine analyzed degrees and certificates conferred during the 2010-11 academic year, then broke it down across various race/ethnicity categories and also academic disciplines.


Institutions that grant associate degrees, including two-year and four-year institutions were used for the Top 100 rankings. There are more than 1,655 community colleges across the United States.


This year's Top 100 analysis examines degrees and certificates conferred during the 2010-11 academic year.

Community College Week provides in-depth analysis of issues, trends and news impacting two-year educational institutes. In 2011, the magazine named CCC as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the country. According to the magazine, enrollment figures are still increasing, but at a slower pace than in the past few years.

 

The complete list of rankings can be seen at  Community College Week.

College Celebrates CCC Day
Coconino Community College celebrated the second annual County-proclaimed CCC Day on Sept. 7. The celebration included two large cakes, along with other sweet and salty goodies.

Joe Traino Elected to Statewide Technology Post
Joe Traino, Coconino Community College's Chief Technology Officer, has been elected to a statewide technology post.
 
Traino will begin his term Oct. 1 as President of the Arizona Community College Chief Technology Officers Council (ACCTOC). The organization brings together the chief technology officers from Arizona's community colleges once a month to share ideas and discuss technology issues.

"It's a great way to collaborate and keep open the communication between colleges," Traino said.

For example, when the community colleges switched to a shared course numbering system to better understand each other's course number system, the technology officers were able to use common computer system platform that would link the different classes across the state. The Shared Unique Number or SUN System, allows for a student to know that if he takes an introductory level accounting class at CCC, under ACC 100, if there is an equivalent class a different community college or state university, but it is labeled ACT 105, the credits should transfer.

The ACCTOC connections also build relationships with larger community colleges, Traino said. "It makes a huge difference," he said.
Fall Convocation kicks-off new semester
CCC2NAU at convocation 2012
CCC2NAU advisors Robin Long  and Ryan Wessel manned a table at Fall Convocation Aug. 22 at the Lone Tree campus. The event hosted 200 faculty members, both full- and part-time. As a kick-off to the new semester at CCC, the event provided dinner and discussed new fall details, current policies, and included prizes.
Getting Information at CCC's Student Resource Fair

2012 Fall Resource Fair

Coconino Community College students Jeremiah Segay (left) and John Wells speak with CCC's eLearning Coordinator Este Pope at this semester's Student Resource Fair. Dozens of College and community groups were available in one spot at the Lone Tree campus for students to ask questions and get information.
Scholarship Recipients to Be Honored at CCC Foundation Annual Meeting

 

Coconino Community College scholarship recipients are among the many who will be honored Friday, Sept. 14 at the Coconino Community College Foundation's Annual Meeting, Alumni & Awards Breakfast. The meeting is showcase of the impacts of scholarships, and an opportunity to recognize CCC donors. The breakfast, which begins at 7:30 a.m., will be held on CCC's Lone Tree Campus, 2800 S. Lone Tree Road. If you would like to attend the breakfast, contact Ashley Gillum, 928-226-4312. Tickets are $40 for individuals and $30 for alumni.  

Page Golf Tournament Raises Money for the College
Page golf tournament 9.8.12
Terry Robinson hits a shot at the annual Page golf tournament Sept. 8. Robinson and his partner Bobby Sedillo took second place.

Page, Ariz. - The annual Northern Arizona Two Person Scramble Championship golf tournament benefiting Coconino Community College was held Sept. 8 in Page.  A St. George team won the championship flight: J.P. DeWitt and Eric Kraupf, who shot 62. There was a tie for second place with Kirby Erickson and Dr. Ed Cordivin and Eric Schneider and Stewart Whipple shooting 64.

 

In the "Mostly Fun" division, Flagstaff team of Dr. Russ Rothamer and Lee Treece came in first with 63. Another tie for second place came from Flagstaff team Bobby Sedillo and Terry Robinson with 68, and a Page team of Nathan Hyuenemann and Thomas Talker also with 68.

Celebrate Constitution Day
CCC Style
constitution
Coconino Community College will join thousands of schools across the United States to observe Constitution Day, Monday, Sept. 17. Everyone is invited from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.to sign the "What Freedom of Speech Means to You" board at the registration desk in the Lone Tree campus commons. Make sure to stick around because later in the afternoon, there will be a speech and cake for everyone to enjoy.

Constitution Day is a federal observance that celebrates the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. This day was historically called I am an American Day and Citizenship Day until Senator Robert Byrd passed an amendment  to the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004, establishing the holiday as Constitution Day.

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.
CCC Hosts Statewide Forum on Three Upcoming Ballot Issues

Flagstaff, Ariz. - Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University's Philosophy in the Public Interest are joining Project Civil Discourse to host a statewide forum on three upcoming ballot initiatives.  The discussion, called "Mapping Arizona's Future," will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lone Tree campus.

"Being able to discuss matters, even potentially controversial ones, with respect and civility allows for better problem solving and ultimately higher leveled thinking," said Dr. Leah L Bornstein, CCC President. "Coconino Community College is proud to partner once again with Northern Arizona University to provide the venue for "Mapping Arizona's Future: A Forum on Arizona's Key Ballot Initiatives."

The event will start with a discussion by a panel of experts simulcast to locations throughout Arizona on three issues on the November ballot: Proposition 204, merit selection, and open primaries.

After the panel overview, the simulcast will be paused, and Flagstaff participants will discuss the issues amongst themselves. Communities around the state, including Tucson, Scottsdale, Apache Junction, Sedona and Yuma will do the same. A recorder at each site will email the highlights of the local discussion to Phoenix, where they will be quickly put into a digest. The simulcast will then resume, and people all over Arizona will be able to hear what other communities think about the ballot initiatives.
CCC Team Tops Goal and Raises $1,700 for Cancer Research

CCC4CCC team, left to right: Tom Lehman, Joe Findley, Russ Rothamer, Aaron Barret, Valerie Barret, Maxie Inigo, Kate Kozak, Leah Bornstein, Nina Dihlmann Lunday, and Sandra Dihlmann Lunday.

 

Flagstaff, Ariz.  - For Tom Lehman, participating in this year's American Cancer Society's Climb to Conquer Cancer was personal.

Lehman has been personally impacted by cancer, as his father lost his battle in 1990 and his sister-in-law is a breast cancer survivor.

"It has had a profound effect on me and I appreciate the others at the college who have volunteered to walk for these events," Lehman said. "As my wrist band says, 'Say It / Fight It / Cure It.'"

Lehman was one of several Coconino Community College team members on the CCC4CCC team who raised $1,700 at this year's climb, Aug. 18. Participants hiked 6.7 miles early on a Saturday morning to Snowbowl. The climb is to raise funds and awareness for cancer treatment and research.

"Our goal was to raise $1,500 and we topped it," said Valerie Barret, who along with Lehman, was a team co-captain.

Lehman has volunteered on several Relay for Life teams and Climb to Conquer Cancer teams both here and in Colorado, was an integral part of this year's team.  CCC hopes to continue interest with a hiking club and participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Lehman said. 

CCC Hosts National PR and Marketing Judging Event

NCMPR judges 9.8.12

Frank Moraga and Star Hunter judge the PR and marketing work of community colleges in the western United States on Sept. 8 at the Lone Tree Campus.  

Flagstaff, Ariz.  - Coconino Community College played host Sept. 8 to about 15 Flagstaff public relations professionals judges from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) District 6, 2012 Medallion Awards.

 

The judges, including professionals in marketing, advertising, public relations, radio and television, came to the Lone Tree campus on a Saturday morning to help choose winners among the region's outstanding achievements in communications at community and technical colleges throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Territory of Guam.  

CCC hosted the event with Mohave Community College. Because CCC entered several publications and designs, our staff couldn't participate as judges. The Institutional Advancement was recently notified that we had one at least one of the categories we entered. Find out next month whether we took Gold, Silver or Bronze!

HR Corner  

Marianne Arini
Training and Development Coordinator
Marianne Arini
 
Dr. Marianne Arini started in August as Coconino Community College's Training and Development Coordinator. She is also currently teaching Creative Nonfiction online for Mesa Community College using the Canvas LMS.  Last year, she served as a part-time English Instructor at CCC teaching Creative Nonfiction, English 101, and Developmental English.

Arini wants to know what kind of training would be most beneficial to faculty and staff.

Arini is in charge of CARE Training, which stands for Community Advocacy Respect Excellence. All full-time faculty and staff are required to go through the training. The program meets the Higher Learning Commission's requirement on internal communication, evolved as a part of the 2008-2011 Strategic Plan.

Arini is also in the process of revamping the Leadership Academy training. She also serves as a mentor for part-time English faculty and is the new advisor for the LGBTQA group on campus. The New York City native has taught at Arizona State University, Glendale Community College, Mess Community College and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.

"I like this position because I am able to work with so many people," Arini said. "I've met so many friendly and extremely intelligent people who care about the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual evolution of students and want to contribute to building and sustaining an intellectual community here at CCC."

Angela Foss
Learning Support Program Coordinator
Angela Foss
Angela Foss is on the search to find Coconino Community College students who need extra support. Foss started in August as the Learning Support Program Coordinator. She works with faculty to find students who need tutoring.

"I want to make sure students are aware that help is out there for them," she said.

Many times, students are too intimidated to ask for help, Foss said. Her job is to find those students.

"A lot of times, they'll say they don't have time," she said. "You'd be amazed if you tracked your time, how much time you really have. They just time management skills."

Foss, who was born and raised in Prescott, worked at the University of Arizona coordinating tutoring for their athletic department and provided academic advising. She also worked for Western Governors University, providing academic advising and curriculum development In recent years, her interests turned to community colleges.

"I took a course at a community college and remember loving it," Foss said. "This is the type of student I want to help and this is a good environment for that."

 

Joshua Dixon
User Services Technician

Joshua Dixon was recently hired full-time as a User Services Technician for the Help Desk on CCC's Lone Tree campus. Dixon has worked for CCC for the past two years.

He loves working at CCC and interacting with the helpful and friendly employees and students. Dixon fields questions from students and staff, and is available to help with any technological problems.

"From an IT standpoint, people here are very easy to work with," he said.

Before working at the College, Dixon owned his own television and electronics repair business in Flagstaff. This gave him a lot of valuable and relevant experience for his job today, but unfortunately there was not a lot of market for such a business.

"Our society is disposably-oriented, where people just say, 'I'll buy a new TV, I don't need to fix this one,'" he said.

Dixon was born and raised in Flagstaff, attending Northland Preparatory Academy and Flagstaff High School. He loves the small-town feel of Flagstaff.

Currently working towards a Computer Software Technology degree, Dixon will graduate from CCC this May. After graduating, Dixon will attend Northern Arizona University to study Information Technology Management.

"I plan on working for CCC as long as it is advantageous towards my future goals," Dixon said. "Given that working for CCC is experience in the field I desire to go into I view working here as an investment in my future."

Dixon is the Vice President of the CCC Games Club and the Senator for Student Clubs and Organizations for the Associated Student Body. In his spare time, he loves gaming, playing chess, and visiting downtown Flagstaff with friends.
Philip Martinez
Full-time Math Instructor

For Philip Martinez taking a full-time math instructor position at Coconino Community College's Page campus was his first journey out of Flagstaff. Martinez had been an adjunct professor at the Lone Tree campus for four years and jumped at the opportunity to teach full time.

 

"I've lived in Flagstaff my whole life," Martinez said. "My first journey out of Flagstaff has been fun."

 

Martinez has four degrees from Northern Arizona University, three bachelor's degrees in math, physics and electrical engineering and a master's degree in math.

 

"I'm a mathematician, what can I say?" he said.  "I really like college and I like teaching college even more."

 

Although he now lives in Page, you may still see Martinez on Friday afternoons. He's teaching a physics class at the Lone Tree campus on Fridays. 


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