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PCC instructor recipient of award

PCC instructor recipient of award

Administrator Irene Robles-Lopez hopes to create a more proactive system for students By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College administrator Irene Robles-Lopez was surprised when her colleagues nominated her for the National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region VI award. The nomination in itself was rewarding even more so when she grabbed the win. “Anybody […]

Aztecs end season with win at home

Aztecs end season with win at home

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College Aztecs have had a successful season on paper. Currently the Aztecs are 12-0-2 in their last 14 games. The Aztecs even closed off the regular season with an 8-0-2 record at Kino Stadium.   Oct.12: PCC 1, Glendale CC 0   The Aztecs (14-1-3) eager to finish the […]

PCC instructor recipient of award

PCC instructor recipient of award

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College administrator, Irene Robles-Lopez was surprised when her colleagues nominated her for the National Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Region VI award.  The nomination in itself was rewarding even more so when she grabbed the win. “Anybody who knows me knows that I’m pretty quiet and focused on my […]

Best-case scenario: Pima discusses 2019 budget

Best-case scenario: Pima discusses 2019 budget

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Last year, Pima Community College faced the harsh reality of possible campus closures, program eliminations and tuition hikes when discussion began on the current fiscal 2018 budget. In December 2016, the nine college officials of the PCC Executive Leadership Team developed three possible budget scenarios that could be adopted for the current […]

PCC men's soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

PCC men’s soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team has managed to secure a 10-1-2 record whilst winning eight of their last nine matches.  Sept. 19: PCC 1, Mesa Community College 0 The Aztecs (7-1-1) remain undefeated with a victory over the Mesa CC Thunderbirds.  After unsuccessful efforts from both sides, the Aztecs and […]

Passion of the Chris

Passion of the Chris

Pima standout Chris Cooper causes deep impact  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The referee blows the whistle in Kino Stadium to signal the start of the game. The nerves leading up to the game disappear, and Pima Community sophomore Chris Cooper’s mind is locked on getting the ball in the net. “I’m just in the moment,” he […]

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ This season, the Pima Community College men’s soccer team is looking to leave last season’s bitter playoff disqualification in the past. “We have moved on,” Coach Dave Cosgrove said. “Nothing can be done about it. We just hope to field a good team this year that can challenge for the Region I […]

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Yigit Usta, 20, moved to the United States from his home Turkey, Istanbul. Usta moved from Istanbul three years ago when his uncle provided an opportunity to study in the United States. With the help of his family, Usta went to the University of Arizona for a semester until he realized tuition […]

Giving adult education a voice

Giving adult education a voice

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ   When 34-year-old Ana Chavarin found out she was pregnant at 15, her hope of furthering her education came to a halt. With the weight of a baby on the way, Chavarin dropped out of high school. “I always wanted to return, but I was busy being a mom,” Chavarin said. In 2009, […]

Faculty, administration at odds over Meet & Confer, new department realignment

Faculty, administration at odds over Meet & Confer, new department realignment

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Tensions are running high between the Pima Community College Education Association and the college’s administration, with PCCEA claiming the administration fell through on promises to move forward with a new department chair reorganization structure in the midst of Meet and Confer. During each fall semester, PCCEA issues a survey to faculty in […]

PCC prevention program aims to educate

PCC prevention program aims to educate

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Joscelyn Luque and Paula Grijalva, Pima Community College students at Desert Vista Campus, began looking into the Aztec Proactive Prevention Program after they saw flyers at their campus. AP3 was developed for PCC students in an effort to prevent substance abuse and to decrease the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases. […]

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Like many Pima Community College students, Mathew Merriman relies on the PCC financial aid department to provide reassurance and assistance for his financial aid disbursement. Merriman had ongoing issues with his financial aid since January. The problems were resolved in late March. He began contacting the PCC financial aid department in January […]

TOP 10: Most influential international women

TOP 10: Most influential international women

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ March marks Women’s History Month. It’s incredibly difficult to compile a list of just 10 influential women, so I apologize in advance for leaving out many fantastic women.      10. Ingrid Nilsen Nilsen focuses her YouTube channel on beauty, fashion and DIY, but in 2015 she used her platform of more […]

Faculty talk will explore diversity

Faculty talk will explore diversity

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College will host its second spring semester installment of a faculty Speakers’ Series on March 7. PCC reading instructor Dorothy Brown-Smith will discuss “Cultural Awareness and Consciousness” in her presentation. “When I am speaking of cultural awareness/consciousness, I am speaking of being conscious, mindful, attentive, cognizant and knowledgeable about diverse […]

Funding cuts, enrollment drops equal massive PCC budget woes

Funding cuts, enrollment drops equal massive PCC budget woes

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Elimination of state funding and continuing drops in enrollment have left Pima Community College officials facing tough budget decisions. Proposed solutions have generated talk of possible tuition hikes, layoffs, campus closings, spending cuts and elimination of programs. “As you look at the impacts of no state support, declining enrollment, you have to […]