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Dropout turns All-USA honoree

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

By ELISE STAHL Of all the words to describe Liz Pennington, the new member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team, “college dropout” would likely not come to mind. But Pennington, a graduating Pima student who will transfer to the University of Arizona to complete her studies, once dropped out of that […]

Young family battles rare Rett Syndrome

Young family battles rare Rett Syndrome

By S. PAUL BRYAN Pima Community College student Ciara Martinez and her family have lived with the ups and downs of Rett Syndrome for almost three years. Martinez’ daughter, Isis, was diagnosed with the rare postnatal neurological disorder at age 3 in 2013. “I like to say she put the ‘Rett’ in pretty,” Martinez says. […]