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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 paramedic program ranks high nationally

PCC paramedic program ranks high nationally

By STEPHEN MOORE Graduates of Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute paramedic program have consistently higher pass rates than Arizona’s statewide and national averages for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ paramedic exam. PSESI, Arizona and national first attempt passing rates the NREMT paramedic are shown in Chart A, according to […]

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 […]

Documenting DACA

Documenting DACA

PCC instructor plans student-based project By VANESA BARNETT  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been under a lot these last couple of years. Now more than ever, President Donald Trump wants to take the program away for good. Many people have been fighting and standing up for what they believe in to keep […]

More sun-fueled energy coming Pima’s way

More sun-fueled energy coming Pima’s way

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College has been a pioneer in using solar panels and teaching photovoltaic installation. In spring of 2015 PCC began planning solar installation projects. Later that year PCC began Phase 1 of 2 to install solar panels. Installation has been completed at West, Downtown, Community and Desert Vista campuses, along with […]

Nursing program receives tech grant

Nursing program receives tech grant

PCC makes a deal with Hewlett-Packard to acquire 280 new computers for its nursing students By CLARISSA EDWARDS Soon, Pima Community College’s nurses will be putting down their pens and placing their fingers on the future. The department’s nursing program is keeping up to date with the latest in computerized testing and will be receiving […]

Pima’s Top Tier CEO

Pima’s Top Tier CEO

By PJ REGOLE At Pima Community College, students are encouraged to maintain a standard of excellence. However, that doesn’t come from just anywhere — it starts from the top. PCC’s own Chancellor Lee D. Lambert holds to this standard, and is clearly setting an example. “This award that I received in which I was recommended […]

PCC moves the bar on inmate education

PCC moves the bar on inmate education

By VANESA BARNETT Pima Community College has an ongoing agreement with the Federal Prison effective on Oct. 1, that is renewed every four years. “PCC has taught classes at the FCC since the mid-1990s under a contract with the Bureau of Prisons that is renewed every four years.  It is an all-male prison,” Tony Offret, […]

Brain food

Brain food

New contract with Follett may bring improvements to PCC cafeteria and bookstore By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When the October meeting adjourned, Follett had been guaranteed another four-year stay at Pima Community College. Follett has been occupying the bookstore for over 20 years, yet the company only recently obtained a foothold inside the cafeteria. The company has […]

PIMA NEWS

PIMA NEWS

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO PCC celebrates adjunct faculty Pima Community College will honor their adjunct faculty that have been with PCC for 10, 20 and 30 years. On Friday, Dec. 1, adjunct faculty and six guests of their choice will be able to go to the Pima Air and Space Museum for a complimentary tour, activities […]

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 […]

PCC moves the bar on inmate education

PCC moves the bar on inmate education

By VANESA BARNETT    Pima Community College has an ongoing agreement with the Federal Prison effective on Oct. 1, that is renewed every four years. “PCC has taught classes at the FCC since the mid-1990s under a contract with the Bureau of Prisons that is renewed every four years.  It is an all-male prison,” Tony […]

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall brings changes to Pima

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall brings changes to Pima

By KATELYN ROBERTS Just as I told myself, after 24 years, that I could finally handle — and even embrace — Arizona summers, I felt it. A crispy breeze caught me by surprise. Keep in mind I am rarely surprised, but I’m particularly in awe of this quickly approaching October. Can you feel it? Here […]

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 […]

Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality

Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality

City is now up to 21 deaths involving distracted drivers and jaywalkers By STEPHEN MOORE Technically, Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality did not involve a pedestrian. A man and woman were waiting for a bus about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 20 on Pima Street east of Alvernon Way. A gray 2011 Nissan Titan was traveling southbound on […]