Month: May 2018

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Outreach program plans to up enrollment

May 3, 2018

By ERIC TEEL Military veterans are an important and underrepresented part of the student body here at Pima Community College.   To understand what it is like to be a military veteran attending PCC, I interviewed Rey Marinas, the president of Pima’s Student Veterans Organization. Rey is a 29 year old veteran of the U.S. […]

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Joshua Cochran, more than just a writer

May 3, 2018

By Sasha Feliciano   He walks into class everyday not treating it as a job or obligation, but rather a joy to teach his students and learn from them. Joshua Daniel Cochran is a 45-year-old Tucson native who is the first in his family to attend college. He attended Pima Community College, University of Arizona […]

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Pima Students Are Being IncludED

May 3, 2018

By Connor Brown Pima Community College is expanding the IncludED program for its students next semester. The program, seeks to lower costs for student’s course materials by including their the cost in tuition, which will be expanded to include a few accounting courses. The program previously covered a few computer science courses. The IncludED program […]

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Trans have advantage in Combat sports

May 3, 2018

By ERIC TEEL   In America today, one of our most hot-button topics is the issue of trans-rights. As what I consider to be a progressive person, I think it is very important for people to be able to choose the gender they feel most comfortable with and be accepted as said gender by those […]

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Pima receives a competitive science grant

May 3, 2018

By Justina Ziegler   The Science Foundation of Arizona (SFAz) selected Pima Community College through a competitive grant process to participate in their National Science Foundation KickStarter Program for Community College Hispanic Serving Institutions. Libby Howell, Executive Director of Media, Community and Government Relations for Pima said, “This is a program to enable community colleges […]

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Exploring time and space on the border

May 3, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS   Above ground you’re following in the footsteps of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, below ground terra incognita may remain for those patience and adventurous souls.   Coronado National Memorial is located 16 miles south of Sierra Vista off of AZ 92. The near 2 hour drive from Tucson will transport you to […]

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PCC continues partnership with DMAFB

May 3, 2018

By ARMANDO HARMON   Over the years Pima Community College and the Davis Monthan Air Force Base have always maintained a close relationship.   Pima and DMA have been offering the opportunity for active duty members to part take in college courses while serving in the military.   For nearly 20 years both organizations have […]

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New partnership blooms at East Campus

May 3, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS   There’s a population boom on the far east side, but that hasn’t translated to reversing declining enrollment. However, Pima Community College and the Vail School District have recently entered into an intergovernmental agreement that will serve to help address both of those challenges.   Over the last 30 years, the Vail […]

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From Burundi, a student leader emerges

May 3, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Graduation speaker Steve Jean Parfait Mfuranzima will be speaking at graduation in english, even through he speaks 5 other languages. Mfuranzima’s  speech will focus on three topics: education, Mfuranzima is passionate about education, saying that “We are privileged to go to school so let’s do our best to be the model for […]

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Convocation honors multiculturalism

May 3, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS This year’s Multicultural Convocation will be celebrated on May 4, starting at 6 p.m. in the Aztecs Gymnasium at the West Campus. The convocation, is a more intimate celebration honoring PIma Community College graduate’s academic achievements and the entire makeup of its student body.   There will be a free reception with […]

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