CCC students flock to Resource Fair

More than 300 Coconino Community College students received information about resources available to them at the College during the Resource Fair on Aug. 31 at the CCC Lone Tree Campus in Flagstaff.

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Hundreds of students, many of them at Coconino Community College for their first semester, milled about the booths at the Lone Tree Campus.

“This is all new to me,” said Chandler Leonard, a Flagstaff High School graduate in his first semester at CCC.

He, like more than 300 other CCC students, took advantage of the CCC Resource Fair in the V. Philip Tullar Commons on Aug. 31.

“I’m actually happy I’m here,” Leonard said. “It’s really helpful.”

The CCC Resource Fair is held at the beginning of every semester to allow students and faculty to connect to one another and see what resources are available to them, said Derik Yellowhair, Student Life and Passages Coordinator. By giving students a convenient, one-stop shop where they can see what resources are available, CCC is helping students reach their educational goals while encouraging them to get involved.

“This is all internal and external information from our community,” Yellowhair said.

Among the institutions and programs represented at the CCC Resource Fair were: $ave2Learn, Northland Family Help Center, U.S. Marine Corps, Northern Arizona University Native American Student Services, Hopi Tribe Grants and Scholarships, Wells Fargo Bank, Earn To Learn, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, National Bank of Arizona, Veterans Workforce Services, Vintage Christian Fellowship at NAU, Arizona State University, CCC and NAU TRiO, Grand Canyon University, information on Proposition 410, Jimmy John’s, US. Air Force ROTC, Veteran Center, CCC Starfish, University of Arizona, CCC2NAU, CCC Canvas, Catholic Charities, YMCA, CCC Information Technology Services, North Country Healthcare, and Partnership of Native American Cancer Prevention.

Leonard received information on the CCC2NAU program because he is interested in transitioning to NAU once he completes his studies at CCC. He also received helpful information about the CCC Starfish program. Starfish allows CCC instructors to generate notification and kudos on students, helping student services staff to better assist students who may be facing academic difficulty.  Starfish also provides students with the opportunity to schedule appointments through the online system, view their student success network, and easily find contact information for campus offices.

Leonard added that he’s not set just yet on what he wants to focus on in his studies.

“I’m exploring right now,” Leonard said. “And I’m pretty sure I’ll find something.”

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Date
Wednesday, 31st August 2016
 
 

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