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PCC hopes to increase enrollment

PCC hopes to increase enrollment

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Partly because of an improved economy, Pima Community College continues to suffer from low enrollment and retention rates. Since Fall 2014, the total student headcount at PCC has dropped a whopping 12.82 percent. In Fall 2016, PCC experienced a 6.14 percent drop compared to the previous fall semester. This fall semester brought […]

Pima's epic battle over BP 1.25

Pima’s epic battle over BP 1.25

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Since October, the Pima Community College Education Association has been entangled in drama with the PCC administration over the proposed revisal of Board Policy 1.25. BP 1.25 covers Meet and Confer, which is the yearly negotiation process between PCCEA that represents faculty and the college’s administration. The process centers on improving employee-related […]

Aztecs take third in NJCAA Tournament

Aztecs take third in NJCAA Tournament

The team poses for a picture with their third place trophy after their game with Southcraft College. Despite losing their semifinal, the Aztecs took third by the number of points they had. By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Despite not winning the NJCAA National Tournament, the Pima Community men’s soccer team had a successful run this season. Perhaps […]

PCC implements new advising model

PCC implements new advising model

New model for academic counseling aims to improve the already existing program; advisers will now have liaisons to help strenghthen their ties with students.  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ In Spring 2017, Pima Community College revised its academic advising model from strictly adviser generalists to adviser specialists in an effort to provide more thorough assistance to students. […]

PCC online education steps up

PCC online education steps up

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ In 2015, Pima Community College hired Michael Amick to serve as vice president of distance education in an effort to grow online education at PCC to combat competition from other institutions. “When I started here at Pima, there were a lot of online classes that they offered but they did not have […]

Aztecs' first championship win in 29 years

Aztecs’ first championship win in 29 years

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team lost its final regular season match, but still managed to make history with the program’s first-ever ACCAC conference championship. “The credit goes to the players and the coaching staff,” coach Dave Cosgrove said. “Every day everyone showed up and kept working – no matter if […]

PCC Foundation adopts new $600K financial agreement

PCC Foundation adopts new $600K financial agreement

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ A $600,000 agreement was signed on Oct. 11 between Pima Community College and the PCC Foundation that clarifies the expectations of each group. For the past several months, PCC and the foundation have been in talks to refine the working relationship between the parties, PCC spokeswoman Libby Howell said. “The agreement reflects […]

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 […]