News

New partnership blooms at the East Campus

May 5, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS There’s a population boom on the far east side, but that hasn’t translated to reversing declining enrollment. However, Pima Community College and the Vail School District have recently entered into an intergovernmental agreement that will serve to help address both of those challenges. Over the last 30 years, the Vail School District […]

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PCC acquires lobby firm services

April 18, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Pima Community College has entered into a three year contract with the lobbying firm of Bracy Tucker Brown and Valanzano for an annual sum of $84,000. The cost is a flat monthly retainer of $7000 for the services of a six person team at BTBV. “PCC has used contract lobbyists for a […]

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Students begin plans for a student immigrant center

April 12, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Deferred Action Childhood Arrival and immigration matters continue to be at the forefront of all levels of government.  The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear Arizona’s state government appeal to deny DACA recipients’ driver licenses. As a result, the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision stands, which ruled who has the right to […]

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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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Tucson’s 18th pedestrian fatality

October 5, 2017

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 […]

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Summer Recap

September 7, 2017

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 […]

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PIMA NEWS

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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Desert Vista showcases campus programs

May 5, 2016

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 […]

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Aztec Press wins awards

May 5, 2016

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 […]

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Former employee sues Pima

April 21, 2016

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 […]

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PCC bill signed into law

April 21, 2016

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 […]

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Pima News

April 21, 2016

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 […]

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Pima student speaks to GOP candidate

November 12, 2015

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 […]

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Celebrating Native heritage

November 12, 2015

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 […]

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News Briefs

November 12, 2015

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 […]

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