Pima news briefs

PCC Dental Clinic renovated with new technology

The Pima Community College West Campus Dental Clinic will receive a grant funding renovations for their patient waiting room and lobby.

In addition to new cabinets and a bathroom in the lobby, the grant will also help fund updates to seven dental operatories, as well as computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing equipment, allowing dental student access to the latest cutting-edge technology.

Part of the five-year West Campus Title V grant, Abriendo Puertas /Opening Doors; Innovation in Dental Studies Education, many different medical programs at Pima will benefit from the grant such as dental assisting, dental hygiene and dental laboratory technology.

Located in Science Building K, the PCC Dental Clinic offers affordable preventive dental work with the latest technology and services.

The PCC Dental Clinic is open based on student needs. To set up an appointment or for more information, contact the PCC Dental Clinic at 206-6090.

by Travis Braasch


PCC Adult Education staffers receive state recognition

Two PCC Adult Basic Education for College and Career employees were honored at the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning awards conference on November 6.

Wendy Scheder-Black, coordinator for the Adult Education Advanced Program, received the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning Advocate Award.

Black spent the last two years working to help create the Pima Bridge To College and Career Program as well as helping start Pima’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training programs.

“She is a model of the respect and patience all educators and leaders should have,” said Laurie Kierstead-Joseph, advanced program manager in Adult Education.

“She has a way of showing students that she believes in them and that we are here to help them reach their goals.”

Lisa Grenier, IBEST program coordinator, was given the Arizona Association for Lifelong Learning Educator of the Year Award that recognized four or more years of active service in the field of adult education as a full or part-time instructor.

In addition to Greiner’s 18 years of experience in teaching adult learners, she has lead a development writing course for education teachers and provided one-on-one coaching for adult educators.

Greiner’s “profound thinking, passion for learning and natural leadership skills make her an outstanding educator and leader,” said Kierstead-Joseph.

To learn more about PCC Adult Basic Education email ehowell1@pima.edu.

by Travis Braasch


PCC calls for artists for sculpture on campus 

PCC is inviting students to participate in their fifth edition of the Sculptures on Campus exhibit at the East Campus.

The exhibit serves as an opportunity for student artists to showcase their works in the three dimensional medium of sculptures.

Applications for the project are due by Jan. 22, 2016 and must include all required texts, photos and a resume. Students must commit to having their piece on display for at least 18 months, unless it is sold.

For more information, visit pima.edu/community/the-arts/sculpture-on-campus.

by Jamie Verwys

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