27
Sep
2010
News

3 Northern Arizona community college boards meet

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- The District Governing Boards and Presidents for the three northern Arizona community colleges: Coconino Community College (CCC) Northland Pioneer College and Mohave Community Colleges met with legislators at CCC’s Flagstaff Lone Tree Campus to discuss community college issues on Monday, September 27th. The meeting was the first ever involving the District Governing Boards from all three colleges. The President of Coconino Community College Dr. Leah L. Bornstein said, “The [...]
20
Sep
2010
News

Page Chamber creates scholarship for CCC students

PAGE, Ariz. -- The President of the Coconino Community College Foundation Chris Bavasi recently announced that the Page/Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce has created a $1,000 scholarship in their name to help a deserving CCC student each year. The student must be enrolled at the Page CCC Campus, enroll in a minimum of 6.0 credit hours of classes, Live within the Page/Lake Powell area, maintain a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better and be a degree seeking student. The scholarship will be spread over two [...]
09
Aug
2010
News

CCC receives TRiO grant

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- Director of Student Support Services at Coconino Community College, Veronica Hipolito, announced today that Coconino Community College (CCC) will receive the first TRIO Grant since the College opened in 1991. The grant will be in the amount of $220,000 per year starting on Sept. 1, 2010, through Aug. 31, 2011. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of 5 year(s) totaling over $1 million during the five-year period. Hipolito said, "The TRIO grant [...]
23
Jul
2010
News

CCC, Goodwill collaborate to help area teens

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- A collaborative effort between representatives of Goodwill Industries of Northern Arizona and Coconino Community College produced the first ever "First Jobs Summer Youth Employment Program" graduating class. Seven area teens participated in The First Jobs Summer Youth Employment Program which focused on building job skills through classes and workshops and hands-on work experience.  In the end the teens received a certificate, new skills and even a paycheck for [...]
14
Jul
2010
News

Highlands Fire Department donation benefits CCC Fire Sciences

Highlands Fire Department Chief Mike Bradly hands over a Cascade System air bottle to Public Safety, Law and Allied Health Department Chairman David Ramos, making their donation to the Fire Science program official. The Highlands Fire District has donated a Cascade System and 60 bottles to the Fire Science Department at Coconino Community College. A Cascade system is a compressor that compresses and filters air into breathing quality and is then put into large containers. Smaller bottles are filled with this [...]
29
Jun
2010
News

Nackard's Hi-Line Vending supports CCC Foundation

Flagstaff, Ariz -- The Nackard Companies/Hi-Line Vending Operations Manager, Stacey Wolter presented a check donated by President and CEO, Patrick Nackard for nearly $4,000 last week to Coconino Community College’s Foundation as part of an ongoing commitment to the College. The amount of the check is based on a percentage of the proceeds from vending sales that Hi- Line generates at the College throughout the year. The dollars go directly to the Foundation and are used to support Phi Theta Kappa, [...]
25
May
2010
News

DGB confidence in Bornstein's leadership prompts contract renewal

Flagstaff, Ariz -- The District Governing Board at Coconino Community College voted unanimously to renew the contract for Dr. Leah L. Bornstein, President of Coconino Community College for the next three years at the May 25th DGB meeting held in Page Arizona at the CCC  Page/Lake Powell Campus. Chairman of the District Governing Board, Patrick Hurley said, “The District Governing Board is confident in Dr Bornstein’s leadership.  These have been 3 tough years for any CEO and President [...]
13
Apr
2010
News

Tag, you're it! ASU makes transferring easier

Coconino Community College presents the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program to students looking to transfer to Arizona State University (ASU). TAG is an articulated associate degree to bachelor’s degree transfer program that benefits students who have a decided major or intended path of study.   To succeed in this program students must meet a specified number of terms. These include; working with a CCC and an ASU advisor to be sure students are on track, [...]
13
Apr
2010
News

Simpson is the real thing: Nominated for national scholarship

CCC would like to congratulate Ms. Cynthia Simpson for her achievement of being selected as a 2010 Coca-Cola National Finalist. The award was given to Simpson because of her high scores in the All-USA Academic Team competition. The competition is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. For being a national finalist, Simpson is receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Along with this recognition, she has been [...]
13
Apr
2010
News

WYNN-WIN TEXT BOOK SOLUTION FOR STUDENTS AND BOOKSTORE

To every student that ever wished his/her textbooks cost a little less and were a little more affordable; please see Mr. Lenard Wynn-Summers. Mr. Wynn-Summers is a Sociology professor at CCC and has come up with an incredible way to lessen the price of textbooks for his students.   Two years ago he moved to Flagstaff and became a professor at CCC. Originally, Wynn-Summers was a department chair for 2 years and taught at Moraine Valley Community College for 11 years in Chicago, Illinois. [...]
13
Apr
2010
News

NAU AND CCC ANNOUNCE NEW LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP

A new agreement between Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College is being touted as a groundbreaking model for improving library services to community college students while leveraging resources between two institutions of higher learning. NAU President John Haeger and CCC President Leah Bornstein brainstormed the partnership as a way to help CCC supplement its plans to scale back its library services due to tightening budgets in Arizona higher [...]
10
Apr
2010
News

CCC Nursing program receives certification

Flagstaff, Ariz. -- At the Arizona State Board of Nursing Board meeting on September 23, 2010, Coconino Community College received full approval for a five-year period. Since the start of the Coconino Community College Nursing program seven years ago, the Arizona State Board of Nursing has frequently reviewed the success of the nursing students passing the National Council Licensing Examination –Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN)  as a measurement of the competency of the program instruction.  In [...]
10
Mar
2010
News

Three CCC Students Recognized As Arizona's Outstanding Community College Scholars

Each year the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor organization takes time to celebrate student achievements from community, junior, and technical colleges. This year there were sixty-three students who were nominated by Arizona’s Community Colleges to participate in the 2010 All-USA Academic Team for Community Colleges competition. Of those sixty-three students, three students from Coconino Community College were awarded this academic achievement on Thursday, February 18, 2010; Sariah Rose [...]
09
Mar
2010
News

White Works to Shed Light on Arizona Education

CCC District Governing Board member, Nat White, has been appointed to the oversight committee for the Arizona Productivity Improvement Imperative (APII) grant. The Lumina Foundation awarded Arizona with a grant in November of 2009, making a multi-year investment in an effort to deliver higher education in new ways and at lower expense to students and taxpayers. The 1.5 million APII grant (phase II of the Making Opportunities Affordable Initiative) intends to create a new student-level funding model [...]
23
Feb
2010
News

Low property tax rate and state funding cuts prompt tuition increase

Low property tax rate and state funding cuts prompt tuition increase at CCC   Flagstaff, AZ: After a year with zero increases in tuition, the District Governing Board (DGB) at Coconino Community College voted unanimously raise tuition by $10 per credit hour effective fall semester 2010. The DGB reluctantly made the decision as a direct result of funding cuts at the state level.   Coconino Community College District Governing Board Member, Nat White said, “Coconino Community College has two primary goals; providing both a [...]
01
Feb
2010
News

New User Friendly Web Site Launched

Coconino Community College launched a new website, Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. CCC wanted to create a more simplistic, user-friendly website for students and faculty to use. The decision to change the look of the website came after students and faculty were faced with the challenges of finding important information on CCC’s old webpage. “We found students had difficulty locating application and registration functions in the current web site design,” said Chief Technology Officer, [...]
01
Feb
2010
News

Coconino Grad's Passion for Writing Leads to Publication Success

Tina Adams, CCC and NAU graduate, never would have thought that she would be a published author, but as a working mom who just recently went back to school and got her degree her dreams have certainly come true. On Dec. 11, 2009 Adams, released her first story Chris Mouse and the Promise. Adams owes a lot of her recent publication success to Coconino Community College. "Coconino was my foundation" says Adams, "They have a major support network there." Born in Illinois, Adams has always had a great [...]
01
Feb
2010
News

Petersen Published

The publication of an article in a prominent magazine for Alan Petersen is just one more example of his passion for the arts. Petersen, an instructor in the Fine Arts department at Coconino Community College for 18 years and curator for the Museum of Northern Arizona for 5 years, has earned the honor of having his article published in the Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. This world-renowned magazine is infused with artwork that is hand [...]
30
Nov
2009
News

DGB Highlights

DGB Highlights:   Action Item approved: Building 6 remodel   Executive Director for Facilities, Mark Easton presented the final details of the Building 6 and Science remodeling for approval to the members of the  District Governing Board at November 18th meeting. The remodel design was created by a local architectural firm GHD Inc. A committee was formed in January of 2008 to determine usage for the building, and two meetings ensued after that with science department personnel.   Building 6 will not be a Leadership in [...]
30
Nov
2009
News

Fast Fridays

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz -- Coconino Community College has launched a new scheduling concept called Fast Fridays, to accommodate more students during the Spring 2010 semester. The concept focuses on strategically scheduling several key core General Education courses on Fridays so that students can get several credits out of the way in one day.   Ingrid Lee, EdD., Dean of Arts and Sciences at CCC said, “The Fast Fridays concept is designed specifically for students commuting long distances, working students and students [...]