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CCC2NAU Receives $2.5 Million Federal Grant
Coconino Community College Part of $1 Million Federal Grant
Jim Hunter Named CCC's Page Campus Director
Let's Be Friends
CCC Receives $100,000 Grant to Aid Nursing Program
Life's a Ball: Especially When You Are a Winner!
Up, Up and Away! CCC Sponsors a Balloon at the Page Balloon Regatta
Celebrating CCC2NAU Successes
Blue Cross Blue Shield Donates Nursing Student Scholarships
Lloyd Hammonds Honored at Retirement Celebration
Successful Employee Development Day Activities Facilitate Communications and Fun at CCC
Benning Tieke
Hands On: ASL Lecture Series at the College
CCC's Literary Magazines Continue the Course
North Country Leaders Graduate From CCL Program
Nancy Smith
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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 $15.10 for each taxpayer dollar invested.

 

CCC has invested $12 million into Coconino County through educational grants, since 1991. 

 

Economic Impact - $167 million in annual economic growth.

 

More than $10 million in financial aid and scholarships is distributed to CCC students.

 

When the college was founded in 1991, CCC served 1,000 learners. Today, the College serves 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  

 

43% of law enforcement officers

 

42% of registered nurses and paramedics


80% of students surveyed say CCC met their individually defined educational goals.

 

CCC tuition is less than one-third the cost of the average four-year state university.

 



 

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

 

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November 2012   

CCC2NAU Receives $2.5 Million Federal Grant
 
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The CCC2NAU program has received a $2.5 million federal grant for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. Coconino Community College's award-winning CCC2NAU transition program for students, in partnership with Northern Arizona University, will receive the money over a four-year period.

"Grants are an excellent opportunity for CCC to provide services to our students that the College could not normally provide," said CCC President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein. "Additional funding sources, such as grants, are becoming ever more critical to the nation's community colleges. Locally, CCC relies heavily on tuition and local property tax to sustain our College. These additional grant funds will assist the College in offering the services our students deserve, but is not a solution for the College's long-term sustainability."

The grant is part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative, which promotes skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math careers through partnerships between training providers and local employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing and administering the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.

"One of our four key goals at Arizona Ready is to increase the number of baccalaureate degrees issued in this state. CCC2NAU has been a bright example of innovative thinking and partnership that will help us reach that goal," said Rebecca Gau, Director of Education Innovation for Gov. Jan Brewer. "We are thrilled to have Coconino Community College receive the TAACCCT grant to help support this program. It builds on past accomplishments, and we are very excited for their future."

The College's partnership with NAU to form CCC2NAU began in 2008. The groundbreaking transition program focuses on student success and has served as a model for other 2NAU programs, as well as a national model, duplicated at other state universities and colleges around the country.

CCC2NAU allows students to take classes at CCC until they are ready to take classes at Northern Arizona University. The program provides intensive advising to help the student develop a transition plan to the university. The program has an average one-year retention and transition rate of 86.1 percent compared to 76 percent average one-year retention rate for all transfer students, measured over the past three years.

The federal grant is part of the Obama administration's ongoing commitment to strengthening American businesses by strengthening the American workforce, said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This strategic investment will enhance ties among community colleges, universities, employers and other local partners while ensuring that students have access to the skills and resources they need to compete for high-wage, high-skill careers," Solis said.

The initiative complements President Obama's broader goals to help ensure that every American has at least one year of postsecondary education and the U.S. has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
Coconino Community College Part of $1 Million Federal Grant: Bridges to Baccalaureate
 
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.
- The National Institutes of Health has awarded Coconino Community College, in partnership with Northern Arizona University and Diné College, a $1 million grant through the federal Bridges to Baccalaureate program.

This is the first time CCC and NAU have partnered to work on a research-related grant.

"The awarding of the grant is another example of the close working relationship the two institutions have formed over the past several years," said Dr. Ingrid Lee, CCC's Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Successful collaborations include the CCC2NAU program, which started in 2008 and other projects that have followed such as the library merger, reverse transfer program, faculty sharing and many other opportunities the two institutions have seized  to leverage resources to benefit students.

The NIH grant, which will be awarded over a five-year period, is designed to help students bridge the transition from a two-year institution to a four-year institution, with the ultimate goal of students graduating with their bachelor's degree. The grant will fund a summer research program at NAU for CCC and Diné College students.

The focus at CCC will be on getting Native American students interested in biomedical health science, said Dr. Jani Ingram, an Associate Professor of Analytical and Environment Chemistry at NAU. She also serves as the Bridges director.

Eight students from CCC and Diné College will be chosen to participate in the summer 2013 research program, which will partner the students in a health science research group at NAU.

"The student will work alongside the faculty member and learn about the different techniques of research," Ingram said. "They will be exposed to different areas of health science as well as have opportunities to explore different interests."

At the end of the summer, the students will present their work before a research poster session and also be given the opportunity to attend educational advancement conferences such as the Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference.
Jim Hunter Named CCC's Page Campus Director
Jim Hunter

PAGE, Ariz.
- James Hunter has been selected as Coconino Community College's Page campus Director. Hunter has extensive experience in business and has been a Business Counselor with the Coconino Community College, Small Business Development Center in Page since 2009.  Hunter will also continue in his role as SBDC Business Analyst. He is responsible for supporting both sides of academics. His first day as director will be Nov. 1.

Hunter holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from California State University, Long Beach and brings a wealth of knowledge to CCC.  Hunter has lived in Page for more than 25 years, owned and operated several businesses, and served on the Page City Council.  He currently serves on the Page/Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Hunter replaces Lloyd Hammonds, who retired as Page campus Dean in October. Hammonds had been at the College for 14 years.
Let's Be Friends and Stay Up to Date on the Happenings at CCC
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Are you friends with Coconino Community College on Facebook or Twitter? If not, you should be. Please consider liking CCC the next time you're on Facebook. With one billion Facebook users, CCC has the potential to reach thousands of people to let them know of the great things happening on our campuses. Part of CCC's social media initiative is to get employees to like our page and reach 500 friends by the end of the semester. Will you help us? Please show your CCC support, like us on Facebook or Twitter, engage in the conversation and tell your friends and family about us. Click on the links to see our Facebook and Twitter pages.
CCC Receives $100,000 Grant to Aid Nursing Program
nursing grant

Coconino Community College received a $100,000 grant in October at the 15th Annual Flagstaff Community Foundation Grants Presentation. The money, which was giving in cooperation with the Flagstaff Medical Center Foundation will be used for CCC's nursing program. Pictured from left: Cobe Frobes of the Forest Highlands Foundation, one of eight Collaborator groups for The Flagstaff Community Foundation,
Don Johnson, Nursing program Director and Joe Donaldson, CCC Foundation Board Vice President.
Life's a Ball: Especially When You Are a Winner!
A mesmerized young spectator watches as the winning balls roll down the hill at the Life's a Ball event Nov. 3.
PAGE, Ariz.  - Beautiful weather and record sales might best describe this year's Life's A Ball celebration Nov. 3 in Page.

The total amount raised this year was a whopping $5,951 compared to about $1,200 raised the previous year. The money raised from the event will go towards CCC's Page/Lake Powell campus and the Page Community Foundation for local grants benefiting a variety of educational causes in the Page area.

A special thanks to everyone that participated, including; staff and faculty of all CCC campuses, PCF, Page Unified School District, and to business partners Gleave Insurance, Page-Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce, National Bank of Arizona, Gunsight Realty and the Balloonists.

A very special thank you to everyone who bought tickets!
Up, Up and Away! CCC Sponsors a Balloon at the Page Balloon Regatta


CCC Faculty Member Maxie Inigo, Moonshine Pilot Don Stockley and Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom pose for a picture post flight.

PAGE, Ariz.  - The sponsorship of the Annual Page Balloon Regatta is truly one of CCC's most high-profile sponsorships. Every year CCC sponsors a balloon and in return receives recognition at the event and an opportunity to network at the Balloon Regatta street fair.

"This year's event was another huge success, we had beautiful weather, a great crew of CCC Staff and our returning balloonists Don and Robyn Stockley along with their crew and of course their balloon Moonshine" commented Ashley Gillum Marketing and Events Coordinator at CCC.

Special thanks to all that made this year's sponsorship a success, including those selling tickets for the Life's A Ball event, the balloon crew and the individuals that manned the booth.

 

Celebrating CCC2NAU Successes

CCC2NAU reception

Coconino Community College and Northern Arizona University recently received an award from the National Academic Advising Association for the 2012 Outstanding Advising Program. CCC President Dr. Leah L. Bornstein and NAU President Dr. John Haeger showcased the award at a CCC2NAU reception honoring employees from both CCC and NAU responsible for the success of the program. 
Blue Cross Blue Shield Donates Nursing Student Scholarships
 
Blue Cross Blue Shield check

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently donated $5,000
that will go toward two Coconino Community College nursing student scholarships. The scholarships will be awarded for Fall 2013 to nursing students who are in the second year of the nursing program and express an interest in nursing careers in rural Arizona. Pictured from left: Marty Laurel, BCBS of Arizona Vice President of Community Relations, Joe Donaldson of the CCC Foundation Board of Directors and Dr. Russ Rothamer, CCC Vice President of Academic Affairs.

 

Lloyd Hammonds Honored at Retirement Celebration
 
Hammonds retirement

Coconino Community College's Page campus Dean Lloyd
Hammonds retired in October, after 14 years in Page. Hammonds was honored at a retirement celebration where Dr. Leah L. Bornstein presented him with a plaque honoring his years of service to the College. Hammonds was recently elected to the College's District Governing Board. He begins his post in January.
Employee Development Day Activities Facilitate Communication and Fun at CCC
 
ccc group shot

Coconino Community College faculty and staff gathered Oct.
26 for successful Employee Development Day activities.
Presentations were offered on Higher Learning Commission accreditation Open Pathways, community outreach messages, and College Council Shared Governance progress. The day also marked the College's Halloween costume contest.
Benning Tieke: Part-Time Faculty of the Year Profile
Benning Tieke

Benning Tieke, who teaches Spanish at Coconino Community College, was recently named Part-time Faculty of the Year for 2012. He enjoys working at CCC, and names the people and the opportunities his favorite part of working.

"CCC is so full of life, energy, and hope," Tieke said. "At CCC, students recognize that education is a blessing, not an inherited right. This brings a desire and vision for the future."
Tieke has taught all levels of Spanish classes at CCC, but is currently teaching Spanish 201 and 202.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Tieke lived in Germany, Mexico and a few other states-his family moved around for his father's job. He graduated from high school in Cincinnati and then attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science. He was inspired by his upbringing to study political science and use his love for different cultures and his vast experiences to his advantage.

Tieke later received two master's degrees, one in political science and one in Spanish education at Northern Arizona University. He completed much research on the intersection of politics and language. He understands through first-hand experience that politics and definitions of culture can vary based upon language and location.

Tieke takes advantage of the outdoor activities available when living in Flagstaff and loves biking, hiking, and skiing. His childhood led to a love for travel and different cultures. He discovered at an early age that, "There's a big world out there, and we have much to learn."

He has visited 15 countries, not including the USA, and 47 out of the 50 states. He uses photos from his travels in his classes, which helps add a dimension of real-world experiences. He is also active in politics and the community.
 
"If we are not developing our community, we do not have a sense of place," Tieke said.
Hands On: ASL Lecture Series at the College
ASL

Becca Daily, deaf specialist from the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing speaks at a Coconino Communitiy College American Sign Language interpreting program in October.  

CCC's Literary Magazines Continue the Course
Ruben Redhair
 
Coconino Community College student Ruben Redhair speaks at the Student Publication Celebration on Oct. 18.  The CCC publications OnCourse and Curios celebrated the launching of the 2012 editions with a reading and slideshow of artwork published in the magazines. 
North Country Leaders Graduate From CCL Program
North Country supervisors graduation
A cohort of students from North Country Healthcare graduated Oct. 17 from the North Country Leadership Academy, which was taught at CCC's Fourth Street campus through the Community and Corporate Learning Division.

HR Corner  

Nancy Smith Uses Strong IT Background to Benefit Registrar's Office

Nancy Smith recently joined Coconino Community College as an RES-Functional Analyst. She works closely with people, and says that working with wonderful people is her favorite part of working here.

Smith has over 30 years of IT experience, mostly in COBOL programming. She works with Metropolitan Water District of Los Angeles to help them maintain a fallowing program in Blythe, CA. She also works with small businesses to improve their internet marketing.

Smith attended Glendale High School in Glendale, Ariz. and received her BSBA in Data Processing from Northern Arizona University. She loves the outdoors, which is a main reason for her excitement to return to Flagstaff. She enjoys hunting, fishing, and sewing and gardening with her husband.

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