CCC 'hybrid' class instructors greet Page community Dec. 15


Dr. Aaron Tabor (left) and Andrew Allen, science instructors at Coconino Community College, will be traveling to Page every other Friday to teach beginning in January.



Page, Ariz. -- Page resident Autumn Leum, 18, is in her first year at Coconino Community College.


“I’m going into Nursing,” she said, adding that she will be taking all of her general studies classes at the Page campus.


As part of those general studies classes, Leum will be taking biology and chemistry as part of a new “hybrid” class featured at CCC beginning in January, where the instructors will travel to Page once every other week to teach classes in person. And the two instructors involved, Dr. Aaron Tabor and Andrew Allen, will be in Page on Dec. 15 for CCC’s “Get the Scoop” event to introduce themselves to the community.


“This event is designed for everyone who ever wondered about CCC Page,” said Jim Hunter, Director of CCC Page. “Come ‘get the scoop’ literally! We want current and prospective students to come enjoy scoops of chili and ice cream while they learn about great course options, financial aid, scholarships and CCC services.”


Tabor and Allen will be on hand to answer questions about the new classes they will be teaching in Page every other Friday: Chemistry 130, Biology 181 and Math 88. CHM 130, Fundamental Chemistry, teaches general inorganic chemistry, scientific method and general laboratory procedures. BIO 181, Unity of Life: Life of the Cell, is an introductory course for science and health majors, emphasizes principles related to cellular and molecular processes in the cell. MAT 88 is a pre-algebra class meant to help students prepare for college-level math courses.


“I really feel that by offering these courses in the community, it will help establish a stronger connection,” Tabor said. “We’re serving a community that needs to be served.”


Allen added that the classes, which are guaranteed to happen, will give students easier access to the coursework without having to commute long distances.


Allen also said, “We’re looking forward to getting the students further along in their goals.”


Hunter said that financial aid and scholarship information is among the priorities for Page current and prospective students.


“I am especially excited about the Spring to Success scholarship that will be awarded to a CCC student for the spring term,” Hunter said. “The $750 scholarship will help a student taking CCC courses in page, and we’d love for the recipient to be a student who is taking the CHM 130 and BIO 181 hybrid courses.”


Also at the event will be Lori Edwards, CCC’s Director of Nursing and Allied Health. She will have all the answers for questions about the Nursing program at CCC. There will also be a “Truth Serum Session” about college readiness, workforce skills, life skills and college costs. Information will be provided, as well, on the TRiO program for first-generation, low-income and disabled students; the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and the CCC2NAU program that makes it easier for students to transition from CCC to finish work toward a bachelor’s degree.


A canned-food drive is also on the agenda, so bring at least one canned-food item and receive some CCC merchandise. Finally, there will also be a Scoop Sheet Scavenger Hunt with loads of prizes.


Leum, who is the daughter of Kay Leum, CCC’s Director of Special Projects and Grants in Page, said she is looking forward to the hybrid classes featuring the A-Team. Her interest in health-related fields began in high school in Wyoming before she moved with her family to Page, where she has already received certifications in Phlebotomy and Certified Nursing Assistant. Her eventual goal is to get a master’s degree to be able to teach CNA or Nursing skills.


“I really like it,” Leum said. “I like helping people.”


Scholarship applications are available online at, or at CCC Page. Completed applications and essays for the Spring to Success scholarship must be submitted at the Get the Scoop event.


CCC Page is located at 475 S. Lake Powell Blvd. For more information, call (928) 645-3987.



Thursday, 14th December 2017

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