Tag: Coconino Community College

Grant helps CCC aim minority students to STEM fields

| August 30, 2017
Grant helps CCC aim minority students to STEM fields

Coconino Community College, in alliance with three other educational institutions, will be working to steer minority students into Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers.

According to information from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the National Science Foundation awarded the university a five-year, $4.6 million Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant. The goal of the grant is to help increase the number of minority students going into STEM careers, a field which is disproportionately underrepresented with minorities.

With the grant, UNLV, in turn, will fund a project called the Southern Nevada Northern Arizona LSAMP, which is an alliance of UNLV, Northern Arizona University, College of Southern Nevada and CCC.

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Time To Sign-up & Learn at C.C.C.

| August 23, 2017
Time To Sign-up & Learn at C.C.C.

Coconino Community College’s Page campus begins its fall semester this coming Monday August 28th. Registration ends on the 28th but late registration is available with a surcharge.

Many classes are available including classes in math, reading, history, hotel and restaurant management and many more. But hurry according to Jim Hunter from CCC classes are filling up quickly and this is a busy week due to the last minute education shoppers.

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CCC tries food trucks to promote Fourth Street campus. See more education stories here

| August 16, 2017
CCC tries food trucks to promote Fourth Street campus. See more education stories here

With the start of college classes still a few weeks away, Coconino Community College tried a unique tactic on Friday to promote new class offerings and encourage sign-ups for the upcoming school year.

Instead of the typical open house or scheduled tours, the community college invited a handful of food trucks and vendors to the parking lot of its Fourth Street campus. Employees were on hand to offer tours of the campus, give information about classes and register new students.

The event was a first for CCC, spokesman Larry Hendricks said. It was meant to promote new classes the college has added at the Fourth Street campus.

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CCC TRiO students get chance to ‘dream big’

| July 12, 2017
CCC TRiO students get chance to ‘dream big’

Their journey took them through three states over five days in May.

The purpose: Open up their horizons to the possibilities of education.

Eight Coconino Community College students took a tour of three universities and got a glimpse of the wider world during a field trip to Nevada, Utah and Colorado. They visited Fort Lewis College, Dixie State University and the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The trip was organized by CCC’s TRiO Student Support Services.

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CCC2NAU student takes non-traditional route

| June 7, 2017
CCC2NAU student takes non-traditional route

Structural engineer: It’s not a career usually associated with women.

But it’s what Coconino Community College student Tara Bubbico wants to do.

“I’ve always liked building things,” Bubbico said. “Not just the experience of building, but being a part of a finished thing that will be there for a long time.”

To that end, Bubbico enrolled in the Building Methods II woodworking class at CCC, an area of study not commonly associated with women. After she receives her associate degree from CCC, she plans on transitioning to Northern Arizona University to study for a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. The ultimate goal is a master’s degree in Structural Engineering.

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FUSD program for disabled has helped 225 students find jobs. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| May 17, 2017
FUSD program for disabled has helped 225 students find jobs. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

Flagstaff Unified School District’s Transition to Work program has helped numerous high school graduates, like Abel Johnson, with special needs graduate with the skills they need to succeed in life and provide local employers, like Warner’s Nursery & Landscape Co., with loyal, committed employees.

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FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| May 3, 2017
FUSD tab for Prop. 414 starts at $667,000. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The school year hasn’t ended and the new local minimum wage hasn’t taken effect yet but the Flagstaff Unified School District Governing Board is already considering budget options for the next fiscal year.

FUSD Director of Finance Scott Walmer presented the board with three budget scenarios involving the minimum wage increase to $12 an hour in July.

The district has more than 1,500 employees, including those who work programs that have their own funding sources. Approximately, 570 employees would see an increase in their wage to $12 an hour in July.

If the Board increased wages to be in compliance with the local minimum wage law of $12 in July, it would cost the district around $667,308 in fiscal year 2018. That number includes salaries, health insurance and the increased cost in custodial and food service contracts.

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CCC increases tuition by $3 a credit hour. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

| March 1, 2017
CCC increases tuition by $3 a credit hour. See more Arizona Daily Sun education stories here

The Coconino Community College District Governing Board unanimously but begrudgingly voted to increase tuition by $3 per credit hour and several assorted fees in the next year at its regular meeting on Wednesday.

Board member Nat White said it was not something anyone on the board wanted to do, but the college was now at a point where tuition was paying for a larger chunk of the college’s expenses than the money CCC received from the state or property taxes.

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Seminars help CCC students apply for scholarships

| January 25, 2017
Seminars help CCC students apply for scholarships

FLAGSTAFF — It’s time for Coconino Community College future and current students to apply for scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year, and to get students ready, there will be two seminars to help.
Learn about scholarship opportunities at CCC from Financial Aid and CCC Foundation staff.
Both seminars will be on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The first seminar will be 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The second seminar will be 4 to 5:15 p.m. At the seminars, scholarship applicants will receive guidance in writing the scholarship essay, applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and navigating the web for other external opportunities. The seminar will also feature information on the Arizona Community Foundation, and ACF or CCC staff will be on hand to walk students through the online application process for funds through the ACF Foundation and the CCC Foundation.

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CCC alum finds calling in education

| December 14, 2016
CCC alum finds calling in education

Enriching children’s lives became her calling.

Coconino Community College alum Melissa Klemp began attending the College because she wanted to achieve her goal of getting a degree and pursuing a career in education.

“It was a personal goal, and I wanted to show myself and my loved ones that I could get a college degree,” Klemp said. “I come from a single-parent household and am the first in my family to graduate college.” …

Currently, she is the assistant coordinator for the Families & Communities Teaming for Students (FACTS) program. The FACTS program is a public service organization that serves all 10 elementary schools in Flagstaff, including Leupp.

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