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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 […]

Summer Recap

Summer Recap

By ALEX DE LEON Pima Community College employees will be getting a raise this fall. The PCC Board of Governors approved the pay increase as part of its 2017-18 budget. Salary scales and wages for faculty and adjunct faculty, as well as for all regular employees will go up 2.5 percent with a continuance of […]

PIMA NEWS

PIMA NEWS

Northwest Campus hosts ‘ugly sweater’ party All Pima Community College students are invited to attend an ugly sweater party at Northwest Campus on Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The party will honor students and staff who have been a part of Student Life this semester. For more information, call […]

Desert Vista showcases campus programs

Desert Vista showcases campus programs

Pima Community College’s Desert Vista campus celebrated its second annual student showcase April 28, spotlighting programs ranging from culinary to surgical technician. More than 200 students and 25 faculty and staff members participated, according to coordinator Rene Forsyth. Visitors enjoyed music and food, as well as an opportunity to win gift cards to Fire House […]

Aztec Press wins awards

Aztec Press wins awards

The Aztec Press team can add two more awards to the newsroom wall of honors. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the newspaper first place as best non-daily newspaper in its Region 11 Mark of Excellence award on April 30. The annual contest recognizes the best in college journalism. Published work from 2015 issues was […]

Former employee sues Pima

Former employee sues Pima

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College and Chancellor Lee Lambert are facing a civil rights lawsuit from a former employee, who alleges she was fired due to retaliation stemming from her reporting sexual harassment at the hands of former chancellor Roy Flores. The former employee, Imelda Cuyugan, alleges that she was fired from her position […]

PCC bill  signed into law

PCC bill signed into law

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College and other state community colleges will gain more flexible access to funds already raised. SB 1322 passed the Arizona State House on March 21 by a vote of 39-18.  There were three abstentions.  The bill went to Governor Doug Ducey’s desk, where he signed it into law on March […]

Pima News

Pima News

Desert Vista screening ‘My Depression’ documentary Desert Vista Campus will screen the HBO documentary “My Depression (The Up and Down and Up Of It)” on April 25 beginning at 4 p.m. in the community room F-123. A panel of professionals will answer questions about depression following the screening. Student Life will provide free pizza and […]

Pima student speaks to GOP candidate

Pima student speaks to GOP candidate

by NATE KEZER A Pima Community College student spoke with Republican presidential candidate Brooks Cullison in Chicago about issues facing young people, particularly college students. John Dalton was part of a panel of six students from across the country that were brought together by the candidate. The group and the presidential hopeful discussed a range […]

Celebrating Native heritage

Celebrating Native heritage

by KIT B. FASSLER Established in 1990, President George Bush declared the entire month of November as National American Indian Heritage Month. It’s a celebration that pays tribute to the rich history and traditions of Native Americans and their contribution to the growth of the United States. Originally, it started as a day that celebrated […]

News Briefs

News Briefs

Pima now offers online courses to 28 states Arizona State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements Council, which oversees online education, recently authorized Pima Community College to offer online classes and degree programs to 28 states. The 28 states are a part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. All states which are a part of […]

Payment changes offer more options for students

Payment changes offer more options for students

by JAMIE VERWYS Next semester, Pima Community College students and employees will notice some significant changes to the college’s payment options and deadlines. Those interested in enrolling will either have to pay out of pocket, sign up for a payment plan, provide verification that they will be receiving financial aid or confirm protected status, such […]

Longoria resigns from board

Longoria resigns from board

by NICK MEYERS Pima Community College lost its second member of the Board of Governors in four months following David Longoria’s resignation in early October. Chancellor Lee Lambert sent an email to employees that notified them that Longoria had taken a “professional position requiring him to relocate outside Pima County.” He obtained a position as […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

Health field information session Pima Community College will host an information session for health related professions on Nov. 4 at the West Campus, room AG-19. The session will teach interested students about the application process, program prerequisites and more. The session is for West Campus programs such as dental hygiene, dental laboratory, dental assisting, radiologic […]

Pima’s media guidelines spark controversy

Pima’s media guidelines spark controversy

by JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College has come under fire for its media relationships and lack of transparency for the last few years. In 2013, when the Higher Learning Commission placed PCC on probation they highlighted a “culture of fear” at the college. Employees expressed an underlying feeling of intimidation when it came to speaking […]