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Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

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 […]

PCC looks to expand Downtown Campus

PCC looks to expand Downtown Campus

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The goal to expand Pima Community College Downtown Campus became a reality when the owners of two adjacent properties recently approached the college to sell their lots. “When we found out those properties were available, it was a great opportunity for us to see if we could negotiate some kind of deal,” […]

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. […]

Veterans want more 'safe spaces'

Veterans want more ‘safe spaces’

“It’s important for every employee at Pima to have an awareness and understanding of the veterans ” Jorge Camarillo, veterans center coordinator By ROBYN ZELICKSON Will Wood was a 26-year-old Army sergeant when he deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. He was responsible for six or seven soldiers, many of them just 19 years old. “It’s not […]

Downtown Campus hosts party

Downtown Campus hosts party

By JAMIE MAESE Pima Community College Downtown Campus celebrated its big 4-0 birthday Nov. 15 with crafts, live performances and a variety of food truck vendors. The party also featured music spanning several decades, spun by Main Events DJ Richie Rich and by emcee R Dub. The tunes had some visitors dancing and singing along […]

Downtown Campus celebrating big 4-0

Downtown Campus celebrating big 4-0

By JAMIE MAESE Pima Community College opened the doors of Downtown Campus in 1974 to provide a “gem of an education in the heart of downtown” to thousands of students in Tucson. During that time, students have achieved many dreams and overcome many challenges. Sylvia Lee, a longtime PCC administrator who now serves on the […]

The Word: If you could accomplish your biggest dream tomorrow, what would you do?

The Word: If you could accomplish your biggest dream tomorrow, what would you do?

Photos and interviews by Mariana Ceja on Downtown Campus “I would take action on a book I’m trying to write, and get a job where it’s almost guaranteed I would make something of myself, in case my book fails miserably” Sabrina Serrano Major: Computer science “Learn English well, because right now I am not speaking […]

Campus observes Constitution Day

Campus observes Constitution Day

An actor dressed as Gen. George Washington re-enacts the 1787 signing of the U.S. Constitution at East Campus on Sept. 17 as part of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day activities. “The campus is thrilled to host this event, which makes history come to life for our students and community,” East Campus President Charlotte Fugett said. […]

Veteran’s Center dedication set for March 14

Veteran’s Center dedication set for March 14

By NICK QUIHUIS The new Veteran’s Center at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus will be dedicated March 14 at 11:30 a.m. in room RV-150. The ceremony will include guest speakers, a color guard and light refreshments. Following the ceremony, visitors and students may tour the center and meet with PCC’s student-veterans. With a growing number […]

Campus president: ‘it’s critical to listen’

Campus president: ‘it’s critical to listen’

By SHAQ DAVIS After the top two administrators at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus were fired last fall, the college hired Gwendolyn Joseph as interim campus president and Quincy Moore as interim vice president for student development. Joseph sat down with Aztec Press on Feb. 3 to discuss the next steps for Downtown Campus and […]

Campus Coverage

Campus Coverage

Desert Vista Compiled by David J. Del Grande   Student elections   It’s time to cast your votes for the Desert Vista Student Government. On Sept. 20 from noon-1 p.m., candidates will deliver two-minute campaign speeches at the student government meeting.   Campaigning for all student government positions will end Sept. 23. Election results will […]

Tucson celebrates Modernism Week Nov. 9-11

Tucson celebrates Modernism Week Nov. 9-11

By BRUCE HARDT Pima Community College will sponsor Tucson Modernism Week with 23 events Nov. 9-11. Events, lectures and tours organized by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation will focus on the modernist buildings on Broadway Boulevard between Country Club Road and Campbell Avenue. Some events require tickets and reservations. “We are honored to be able […]

Pima campus coverage

Pima campus coverage

CAMPUS COVERAGE   DESERT VISTA Food drive continues   A canned food drive for the Community Food Bank will continue until Nov. 16. Anyone interested in donating may bring canned foods to the Student Life Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A car wash will be held at the Fitness Center on Sept. […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

Pima News Briefs   Authors to discuss liberating literature   The University of Arizona will hold this year’s event to mark the 30th annual Banned Books Week. Nationally, the theme for this year is Liberating Literature. Authors Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz and Helena Maria Viramontes will have brief readings at the event. The authors are […]

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage   Desert Vista food drive starting   Desert Vista Campus will hold an ongoing canned food drive starting Sept. 12 and running through Nov. 16. Canned donations will be accepted at the Student Life office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until the drive ends in November. For more information, […]