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Pima celebrates its students

May 9, 2018

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 a variety of food […]

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New partnership blooms at the East Campus

May 5, 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 School District […]

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PCC acquires lobby firm services

April 18, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Pima Community College has entered into a three year contract with the lobbying firm of Bracy Tucker Brown and Valanzano for an annual sum of $84,000. The cost is a flat monthly retainer of $7000 for the services of a six person team at BTBV. “PCC has used contract lobbyists for a […]

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Arizona House bills that could affect Pima Community College

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Several bills recently have passed the Arizona House and have moved into the Senate. If passed, they could affect Pima Community College and its students. They were brought up at the most recent board meeting by Chancellor Lee Lambert.   • HB 2172: The non-lethal weapons bill has passed the house, and it’s […]

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Danny Howe: former convict, current activist

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON When he was 18 years old, Danny Howe was facing 68 years in prison.  Today he is a free man, who has his rights restored, is married with two children and is an outspoken member of the community who advocates for people that are in his former situation.   “I had a […]

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The lives behind the PCC All-Arizona Scholars

April 12, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN The All Arizona Academic Scholarship gives students two years of paid tuition to their choice of an Arizona university. Eleven Pima Community College students were chosen this year to receive the scholarship. These are five of the winners and their stories on what pushed them to achieve this prestigious honor. Lauren Easter […]

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Best Bets

April 12, 2018

Complied by Eric Teel April 20-30: Pima County Fair Pima County Fairgrounds A staple of Tucson is almost back again with the annual Pima County Fair. The fair also will have special performances as is tradition. This year, Ja Rule and Ashanti will be performing on April 26. Only admission is needed to watch the […]

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The lactation station: the breast way to pump

April 12, 2018

By Michelle Trujillo   Finding the lactation room at any one of the Pima Community College campuses isn’t that difficult. Finding out details about the rooms, however, proves to be much harder. After contacting three people at Student Life, emailing and calling Human Resources, additional details were scant at best. Having a baby in college […]

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Pima police have community in mind

April 12, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College police officers have been taking a more community-oriented approach while patrolling PCC campuses. Pima Police Chief Christopher Albers says he has adopted an “old beat cop” approach for his officers, which helps them to develop relationships with the campus communities they cover. “All of our officers are engaged in […]

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Arizona House bills that could affect Pima Community College

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Several bills recently have passed the Arizona House and have moved into the Senate. If passed, they could affect Pima Community College and its students. They were brought up at the most recent board meeting by Chancellor Lee Lambert. • HB 2172: The non-lethal weapons bill has passed the house, and it’s […]

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PCC Police Department makes changes following review

April 12, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN Last year, Pima Community College Police Department was reviewed on procedure by the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. The Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program sent IACLEA representatives who brought up a number of issues within the department that the report said “has led to a degree of management and operational […]

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Students begin plans for a student immigrant center

April 12, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Deferred Action Childhood Arrival and immigration matters continue to be at the forefront of all levels of government.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear Arizona’s state government appeal to deny DACA recipients’ driver licenses. As a result, the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision stands, which ruled who has the right to […]

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Men’s Basketball: Aztecs finish as national runner up

April 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College Men’s Basketball season came to an end on March, 24 when the Aztecs lost in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game 89-85 to Triton College. Even though Pima didn’t come away with the national championship, it was still a record breaking year for the men’s […]

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Origin of women’s history month

April 2, 2018

As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was not taught in schools or a significant part of general public thought. To change this, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women wanted to honor women in history and initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978. The week […]

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PCC among top 150 community colleges in the U.S.

April 2, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is being honored by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., that recognizes high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Pima is one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College […]

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