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Pima awarded 100K Strong grant

February 21, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN Pima Community College has been awarded a grant to help students study abroad at the Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH). The grant is provided by 100,000 Strong in the U.S., an innovation fund that seeks to “fuel strategic new partnerships among higher education institutions in the United States and the rest of […]

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Tobacco-free campuses coming soon

February 21, 2018

By ARMANDO HARMON Pima Community College is slamming the brakes on the use of tobacco on its campuses by making Pima a tobacco-free college. Pima will go back and rewrite its policy on tobacco use on campus. The proposition won’t be brought up to the board till the March meetings. According to Brosky, if things […]

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A new way TUGO is here

February 21, 2018

The bad news is that carbon emissions measured in parts per million, or PPM, have surged above 400 PPM since 2016. The somewhat symbolic and somewhat tangible former goal is for climate stabilization. An exact safe number is unclear; however, there is a movement calling for 350. The good news is that there’s a new […]

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OER program turns page on textbooks

February 8, 2018

By: Nora Thompson Imagine a world where textbooks are free. Pima Community College is getting closer to that reality by offering a number of online and classroom courses that don’t require students to purchase textbooks. OER textbooks, or Open Educational Resources, is a collection of materials that falls under Creative Commons licensing and is free […]

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Student wins national award By: Justina Ziegler

February 8, 2018

Pima Community College student Ana Chavarin won the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Adult Learner of the Year award on Jan. 17. “When I was nominated, it was a surprise to me,” Chavarin said. “I’m not a person who does things for rewards or recognition; I do things because it’s in my heart or […]

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New position takes on diversity

February 8, 2018

By Nicholas Trujillo It was a plan that was already three years in the making. Pima Community College started talking about its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plan in hopes to be an “extension of the College’s ongoing Strategic Planning Process …,” according to the executive summary of the plan. Hilda Ladner, the new diversity and […]

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HELP for GED and HSE tests

February 8, 2018

By: Kyle McDaniel If you sit and think for a moment, I bet you know people who are preparing to get their GED (General Education Development) or HSE (High School Equivalency). What I would like you to do is to ask them have they heard about Adult Basic Education for College and Career. To be […]

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PIMA BRIEFS

February 8, 2018

By: Aztec Press Staff Clinco up next for BOG chairman The Board of Govenors has a change in its roster for the coming year. Demion Clinco is up next to take the mantel. “Pima County College board are terms for six years, and ever year per the by-laws, there is an election for the chairmen […]

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Advising is now a click away

December 7, 2017

Students now have no excuse to see a counselor or academic adviser with Pima Connections, an online resource for booking appointments BY RENE ESCOBAR The future is now for Pima Community College students. PCC has implemented new software and calling it Pima Connections. It acts as a social network, connecting students to their advisers, counselors […]

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Planting seeds to grant growth

December 7, 2017

By MICHELA WILSON Before Mays Imad was awarded a seed grant in September, she conducted a preliminary study that included a survey of college students. “The survey was looking to see what makes a holistic education that tends to the mind and the heart,” said Imad, noting that the survey asked the students if they […]

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Multiple programs deactivated at Pima

December 7, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT  Because of low enrollments and graduation rates, Pima Community College will be canceling six programs starting in the spring. The changes were approved by Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dolores Duran-Ceda and Chancellor Lee D. Lambert. They are part of a general overhaul of college curriculum to better meet the needs of […]

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PCC hopes to increase enrollment

December 7, 2017

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 […]

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Pima’s epic battle over BP 1.25

December 7, 2017

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 […]

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PCC implements new advising model

December 7, 2017

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. […]

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Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON In May, Pima Community College submitted a proposal for the Secretariat of Education SEP-Belcalos-Santander Universidades International Program. Otherwise known as the Becalos grant, this grant allows students from Mexico to have the opportunity to enroll and take courses at PCC. At the start of the semester, 75 students were enrolled at the […]

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