Justina Ziegler

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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Internal affairs: 3D apps map body systems

February 28, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Devin Marble, a paramedic instructor, has been working on a project for paramedic students at Pima Community College’s 29th Street Coalition Campus. He has gotten all of PCC’s campuses involved in a trial period using top-of-the-line augmented reality technology that currently is being used at Harvard University. Marble noticed that multiple classrooms […]

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Dome sweet dome: Welcome to plant biology

February 25, 2018

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZEIGLER Francisco Delgado-Duran, plant biology teacher at Pima Community College’s West Campus, has been working on a project with his students since September that he hopes can benefit more people in the future. Last year, his students constructed a successful Geodesic dome greenhouse and planted its first garden using only the […]

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Program nurses students’ knowledge

December 7, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima offers premier training in the field of nursing and caregiving. Nursing Assistant, Patient Care Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and refresher courses for RNs and LPs are all certifications offered through Pima. Pima says students who choose to […]

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Pantry raid: Students benefit

November 16, 2017

Photo and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima’s West Campus is in the process of creating a food bank for students who aren’t getting enough to eat. The West Campus Social Services Student Organization is the club that brought this idea to the drawing board, with the Student Life Center’s staff support. Roxanna Lucero, Student Life […]

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Dental programs with bite

November 2, 2017

A $3.25 million grant has yielded crowning achievements in dental programs at PCC’s West Campus Photos and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College’s West Campus received a Title V grant four years ago, worth $3.25 million over five years, to renovate its dental programs. As of September, construction has been completed. The Dental Studies […]

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Technology breathes virtual life into paramedic program

October 19, 2017

Story and photos by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is on the verge of revolutionizing its education programs with cutting-edge virtual reality technology and advanced teaching ideas. Devin Marble wrote the proposal that persuaded Pima to invest in an Insta360Pro video camera, which was obtained last month. Marble is a paramedicine instructor, video skills specialist, Tucson […]

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More sun-fueled energy coming Pima’s way

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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Vetting Tucson’s VA

October 5, 2017

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Our Veterans Affairs healthcare system is failing those who endure the most. There is no one in our nation who sacrifices more than one who serves in the United States military – whether active duty, retired or reserve. These men and women of honor have dedicated their lives to our nation’s safety […]

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