RSSArchive for April, 2010

Pieroway resigns as men's basketball head coach

Pieroway resigns as men’s basketball head coach

By Daniel Gaona It came as a shock to the Pima Community College men’s basketball team when head coach Karl Pieroway resigned from his position. The second-year coach was unavailable for comment regarding his resignation. According to an April 20 PCC press release, Pieroway talked about the stress of coaching basketball and also being a […]

Maracigan satisfied with past, primed for future

Maracigan satisfied with past, primed for future

After enduring her fifth knee surgery and playing the year with a broken wrist, Pima Community College hoops standout Abyee Maracigan has become the epitome of a warrior. Dedication and perseverance describe the 5-foot-10-inch player’s work ethic, but factors that kept Maracigan on the basketball court go beyond words. “My family, my team and my […]

Football practices conclude

Football practices conclude

By Daniel Gaona Spring practices are just about over and the Pima Community College football team is ready for its spring game. Head coach Pat Nugent was hoping to play the game at a high school stadium, but none were available. “We wanted a stadium to play in for people to watch and film and […]

Baseball still shows heart despite losing record

Baseball still shows heart despite losing record

By James Sargent Photo by James Kelley The Pima Community College team has been playing .500 baseball in its last eight games, and has now been officially eliminated from the post-season. The Aztecs are currently 18-30-1, (11-21 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) on the season and will finish with a sub .500 record with only […]

Men's tennis prepares for Nationals

Men’s tennis prepares for Nationals

By Chris Beck Photo by Steve Choice After an outstanding regular season, the Pima Community College men’s tennis team will cap that journey by making a trip to nationals. The team secured its spot in the national tournament in the first day of the regional tournament, which was held April 19-20. “We had a great […]

Track & Field begins to dominate field events

Track & Field begins to dominate field events

Story and Photo by Daniel Gaona Field events are new additions to the strong points of the Pima Community College men’s and women’s track and field teams, with two regular season meets left. Running events remain solid for the Aztecs, but the field events are beginning to gain national attention. Pima will travel to the […]

Women's golf off to nationals, men to regionals

Women’s golf off to nationals, men to regionals

Story and Photo by James Kelley The Pima Community College women’s golf team finished its regular season on a high note, as they earned a spot at nationals in Florida, while the men’s team is heading to regionals. The Aztecs’ spot at the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship tournament was not really in […]

Women's tennis ready for nationals

Women’s tennis ready for nationals

Story and photos by Steve Choice The Pima Community College women’s tennis team will get a little something extra in its May Day basket this year. That would be an invite to NJCAA Championships, which kick off May 1 at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson. As the host school, the Aztecs receive an automatic […]

Online Extra: 3-on-3 basketball tournament rescheduled

Online Extra: 3-on-3 basketball tournament rescheduled

The 3on3 Pima Basketball Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, May 14 from 10:30am-5pm. Teams already registered do not need to reregister. By Daniel Gaona Pima Community College West Campus Student Government will host the first annual Aztec Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament on April 30. The men’s, women’s and coed 16-team tournaments are set to begin […]

Tuition to increase by 4.5% next fall

Tuition to increase by 4.5% next fall

By Debbie Hadley Starting next fall, Pima Community College students who are Arizona residents will pay $2.50 more per credit hour for tuition and fees. The Board of Governors voted April 14 to raise in-state tuition and fees to $58 per unit, a 4.5 percent increase. A student taking 12 units will pay an extra […]

Athletic Voice: Woods returns to golf, still has more to master

Athletic Voice: Woods returns to golf, still has more to master

By Chris Beck After roughly five months away from golf, Tiger Woods finally made his long-awaited return on April 8. It wasn’t easy getting back in smoothly. Woods stepped onto the first tee at Augusta National to play the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, The Masters. After months of ridicule and criticism about […]

Arizona bill would lower minimum wage

Arizona bill would lower minimum wage

Story and photo by Conrad Pursley After hours spent sweating at the grill, sweeping the floor and cleaning the bathroom at a local McDonald’s, Pima Community College student Crystal Hardiman returns home hoping she has enough money to pay for her car, insurance and school. If a bill introduced by the state legislature passes, she […]

Transfer options abound

Transfer options abound

By D.J. Ochoa Pima Community College has partnered with 11 in-state and out-of-state universities to help students have an easier experience while transferring. The universities include the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Eastern New Mexico University, Prescott College and Bellevue University in Nebraska. For information on transfer details, see pima.edu/transfer/partnerships. Because […]

Rallying the troops: Vets4Vets welcome members

Rallying the troops: Vets4Vets welcome members

Story and photo by Steve Choice From the front lines to the front row in Writing 101. It’s the road many veterans travel after returning home from overseas deployments to attend Pima Community College. The transition can present challenges, but a recently formed student organization has mustered to address service members’ unique needs and offer […]

Money being spent for Pima campus refinements

Money being spent for Pima campus refinements

New buildings, renovations set By William Brown Pima Community College will spend $21.5 million to build or renovate three buildings on three campuses during fiscal years 2011 and 2012. The PCC Board of Governors approved the capital improvement projects during their April meeting. Funding sources include federal stimulus funds, money from Proposition 301 and unspent […]