Flag Chamber recognizes CCC's 25 years of membership

President Colleen A. Smith and Executive Director of Institutional AdvancementĀ Scott Talboom accept a certificate of appreciation for 25 years of serving the community as a Chamber member from the Chamber's Vice President of Investor Relations Kat Ross

Coconino Community College President Colleen A. Smith (center) and Executive Director of Institutional Advancement Scott Talboom (right) accept a certificate of appreciation for 25 years of serving the community as a Chamber member from the Chamber's Vice President of Investor Relations Kat Ross (left).


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce awarded Coconino Community College with a certificate of appreciation in honor of 25 years of serving the community as a Chamber member.

 

“We at Coconino Community College are very proud to be recognized by the Camber of Commerce for our 25 years of membership,” said CCC President Colleen A. Smith. “That membership reflects how important it is to us that we are active partners with business and industry. We are grateful for everything the Chamber does to support our community and are proud to be a part of the team.”

 

Chamber President and CEO Julie Pastrick thanked CCC for being a member throughout the years. She said that the Chamber originally supported the formation of CCC 25 years ago understanding the unique needs of rural residents for access to education.

 

“Today, when we celebrate our 25-year partnership, its significance cannot be underestimated,” Pastrick said. “Young adults, those wishing to advance to a higher career level with their current employer and those wishing to re-enter the labor force all rely on continuing education and skills training that they cannot gain elsewhere.”

 

Pastrick added that education is the foundation for success in life.

 

“And we salute Coconino Community College for its broad focus on educational access and attainment for all county residents,” Pastrick said.

 

About Coconino Community College

 

Student success is the heart and purpose of Coconino Community College. Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. CCC has helped create the region's skilled workforce, with the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. This year, CCC is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has served more than 75,000 students countywide, with two campuses in Flagstaff and an instructional site in Page.

 

CCC provides affordable tuition and a wide variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with nearly 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields. Those fields include nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. Additionally, CCC has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities.

 

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

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Date
Monday, 9th January 2017
 
 

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  • Monday, 9th January 2017