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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 […]

PCC students take top honors

PCC students take top honors

By MICHEAL ROMERO Through hard work on campus and in the community, 12 Pima Community College students have been named to the 2016 All-Arizona Academic Team. They were recognized for the accolade by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Each student receives two-year tuition waivers for any public university in Arizona, as well as scholarships […]

Honors Club gives back to community

Honors Club gives back to community

By DAVID J. DEL GRANDE After restarting at Pima Community College a few years since first taking a class at the college, Valerie Campodall’Orto realized the only way to materialize her life-long career goal in teaching was by taking her coursework seriously. Campodall’Orto began honors contract work during Spring  2013, committing herself to more rigorous coursework […]

Honors Club scares up funds at Slaughterhouse

Honors Club scares up funds at Slaughterhouse

By ANDREW PAXTON The Pima Community College Honors Club has been keeping busy with a full array of community service projects this semester. On Oct. 26, several members of Honors Club combined with members of the Alpha Beta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to volunteer at one of Tucson’s scariest haunted house, […]

PTK honor society inducts members

PTK honor society inducts members

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College’s honor society initiated more than 150 new members with a ceremony highlighting the students’ success and the challenges that lie ahead. Alpha Beta Chi, the local chapter of the international Phi Theta Kappa honor society, welcomed new members in a March 24 service at the West Campus Center for […]

Pima News

Pima News

Compiled by Paloma Mello Phi Theta Kappa chooses faculty scholars Two Pima Community College employees were selected from among nearly 3,000 Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisers as 2013 faculty scholars. The two chosen were Rob Carey, a science laboratory supervisor, and biology faculty member Steve Uyeda. The two were selected through an application process based […]

Honor society helping students succeed

Honor society helping students succeed

By ANDREW PAXTON Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for community colleges, is committed to spending the semester reaching out to students and the public. The Community College Completion Corps is one program that members are trying to bring to PCC, according to President Jessica Carbajal. The program is designed to encourage students to commit […]

Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins regional honors

Phi Theta Kappa chapter wins regional honors

Story by Laura Halverson Photo contributed by Alpha Beta Chi Pima Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa national honor society has been recognized within the Arizona region. The Alpha Beta Chi chapter received eight awards, including Distinguished Advisor, Hall of Honor Distinguished Chapter Officer and Distinguished Chapter of the Arizona Region. Alpha Beta Chi […]