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Payment changes offer more options for students

October 29, 2015

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 […]

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Longoria resigns from board

October 29, 2015

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 […]

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Pima news briefs

October 29, 2015

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 […]

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Pima’s media guidelines spark controversy

October 15, 2015

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 […]

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New Marana outlet mall is a shopper’s oasis

October 15, 2015

by NATE KEZER Tucson Premium Outlets, the new outlet mall located just off the Twin Peaks exit, celebrated their grand opening on Oct. 1. The celebration included special events and prize giveaways, as well as entertainment. It all started with a ribbon cutting ceremony and keynote speech from the mayor, followed by several features and […]

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Pima news briefs

October 15, 2015

New acting provost selected for PCC Dolores Durán-Cerda, assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs has accepted the position of Pima Community College Provost and Chief Academic Officer in an acting capacity. She has served as special assistant to the Provost and as acting assistant vice chancellor. Durán-Cerda was also a member of the project management […]

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Desert Vista’s library remodel

September 17, 2015

By VALERIE TURCIOS The Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus library is being redesigned to include an Integrated Learning Center, thanks to a $2.6 million Title V grant.    The library has temporarily moved to the Pueblo building, Ocotillo Room, during the renovation process.     The cost of the redesign will total between $800,000 […]

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Newest board member selected to replace Cortez

September 3, 2015

By NICK MEYERS Pima Community College’s longest serving board member has stepped down after 20 years representing Pima County’s 5th District. Marty Cortez announced her resignation in a letter to Pima County Superintendent Linda Arzoumanian on June 26. Arzoumanian appointed Martha Durkin, Tucson’s deputy city manager, as Cortez’s replacement on Aug. 29 to serve until […]

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Pima searches for new head of police

September 3, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Campus safety is an important component of education. PCC’s police department maintains offices at each five campuses, and is made up of fully certified law enforcement officers. However, the top role of the college’s law enforcement agency has sat empty this summer. Currently, Pima is in the process of selecting a new […]

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Pima news briefs

April 23, 2015

Convocation RSVP due by April 24 Pima Community College students graduating this semester are encouraged to participate in a pre-graduation celebration on May 1 at 6 p.m. in the PCC West Campus gymnasium. The convocation will highlight academic achievement, student testimonials and music entertainment. International food will be served immediately after the program at the […]

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East Campus hosts astronomy program

February 24, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College’s East Campus invites guests to explore the galaxy in their Astronomy for All series. Their debut event will take place Feb. 25 at the East Campus Community Room and observatory. Megan Reiter, a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory, will present a lecture […]

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Campuses call police as disruptions unfold

April 10, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College has seen a few disruptive student incidents this semester, reminding students and employees of the need to stay alert and aware of their surroundings. On April 5, a fighting incident was reported at East Campus. Additional information about the incident was not available before Aztec Press went to the […]

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THE WORD: What would you pick for a last meal?

April 10, 2014

  “Menudo. It has a lot of fatand stuff but it wouldn’t matter anymore.” Azalea Morhaim       “I’m just a steak and potatoes guy. It’s my all-time favorite meal.” Scott Rebeck     “Linguini and clams with a glass of pinot grigio wine.” Andria Pelleshia     “Just a cheeseburger for me. I […]

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State halts veteran admissions

March 27, 2014

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is prohibited from enrolling new student veterans for at least 60 days following a suspension of benefits from the Arizona Veterans Education & Training Approving Agency.   A March 18 letter from the VETAA to Chancellor Lee Lambert detailed the reasons for the sanction, including failure to accurately report […]

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Pima’s nursing department adapts after dean resigns

February 13, 2014

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE Pima Community College’s dean of nursing, Marty Mayhew, resigned from her position Jan. 28 following the completion of an independent investigation into claims of her misconduct. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union Local 449, which represents 140 Pima employees, filed an anonymous complaint of no-confidence against […]

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