18
Jan
2023
Wednesday, 18th January 2023 02:39 PM - 02:40 PM
CCC student Charmayne Yazzie credits the college's Strengthening Indigenous Student Success program for helping her confidently begin her educational journey.     PAGE, Ariz. - Coconino Community College student Charmayne Yazzie still remembers walking into the Page Center to take her first class in more than a decade after high school.   “At first, I was a little embarrassed,” Yazzie said. “I was worried I wouldn’t do well.”   From Leupp on the Navajo Nation, Yazzie worked two jobs to help support her partner and their three children. She needed for something to change.   So, she enrolled in [...]
12
Jan
2023
Thursday, 12th January 2023
Coconino Community College Partners with the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona to Expand the Pathways for Single Moms Program to Northern Arizona   (Flagstaff, Ariz) Coconino Community College has been selected by the Women’s Foundation for the State of Arizona (WFSA) as the nonprofit partner to launch the Pathways for Single Moms Program in the state’s northern region.   This program is designed to eliminate barriers to higher education for single moms by giving them the necessary resources to secure livable wages and forge a career path. [...]
10
Jan
2023
Tuesday, 10th January 2023
Still standing, still smiling, CCC student Lena Cody defies all odds     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Small in stature, but big in strength, grit, determination and resilience, Lena Cody stands tall and proud in her graduation cap and gown.   Motivated by the prospect of a pay increase at her job as a case manager for a social service agency at the age of 51, Lena enrolled as a part time student at Coconino Community College in the fall of 2017. At the same time, she gained guardianship of her 3-year-old grandson, Princeton. Lena said she knew she had a lot on her plate – going to [...]
01
Dec
2022
Thursday, 1st December 2022
CCC student and Summer Bridge participant Mistyrose Jensen prepares to cut the ribbon to signal the opening of the new Native American Success Center at the Lone Tree Campus.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - “A home away from home.”   That was the phrase mentioned by multiple students when asked about what the Native American Success Center (NASC) means to them. With the smell of good food in the air, the sound of laughter, and being surrounded by friends and family, it was hard not to feel at home.   On the evening of Nov. 15, 2022, Coconino Community College hosted the Grand Opening of the Native American [...]
10
Nov
2022
Thursday, 10th November 2022
Findlay Honda of Flagstaff General Manager Jacob Lundie, left, shakes hands with CCC student and new employee Daniel Rojas.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The blue and white building stood tall and impressive. The signature emblem “H” hung over the glass doors. The front entrance was lined with new Honda models; shiny and ready to hit the road. General Manager Jacob Lundie and his newest hire Daniel Rojas a towering young man with the biggest smile stand in the grand foyer of the auto dealership on Flagstaff’s east side.   Lundie and Rojas met [...]
10
Nov
2022
Thursday, 10th November 2022
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coconino Community College has joined the ranks of becoming an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program. The program helps gather the strengths of educational campuses like CCC for the benefit of pollinators, and the college joins other cities and campuses across the country to improve their landscapes for pollinators.   “CCC’s students, faculty and staff are champions for sustainable environmental practices,” said Dr. Christal Albrecht, Interim President. “Becoming a Bee Campus USA affiliate is a [...]
20
Oct
2022
Thursday, 20th October 2022
Dr. Eric Heiser has been named as the sixth president of Coconino Community College. He will begin his tenure on Jan. 1, 2023.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Coconino Community College District Governing Board announced during an Oct. 19 meeting that Dr. Eric Heiser will be the next president of the college.   “After a national search with more than 50 applicants, the District Governing Board is excited to announce the selection of Dr. Heiser as Coconino Community College’s next president,” said Dr. Nat White, chair of the Board. “The college is positioned through the [...]
14
Oct
2022
Friday, 14th October 2022
Students learn all aspects of inspecting automobiles during the introductory class of Automotive Technician at CCC in partnership with Findlay Honda Flagstaff.   FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a short delay, the Coconino Community College Automotive Technology program is back and ready for students beginning Monday, Oct. 24.   "CCC's Automotive Technology has grown in the year since it started," said Provost Dr. Nate Southerland. "When our instructor backed out right before the start of the semester and we had to suspend the program, we were heartbroken. We are thrilled to be able to get back up to speed and look forward to serving the students whose plans were disrupted at the beginning of the semester."   The cost of living in Flagstaff made the process of hiring a full-time faculty member for the [...]
12
Oct
2022
Wednesday, 12th October 2022
Not only has CCC helped Lucas Giannetti with his educational goals, but the college also has helped him with landing an internship and starting his own business.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lucas Giannetti wanted to continue to learn and to grow in the construction trades. He also wanted to land an internship with a local contractor. He also wanted to start his own business doing finishing work on homes.   He found all three at Coconino Community College.   Giannetti learned many construction skills from his father.   “Throughout my childhood, we worked [...]
06
Oct
2022
Thursday, 6th October 2022
CCC Cross Country runner Hayley Burns beats the homefield favorite during the Mesa College XC Jamboree on Oct. 1.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Hayley Burns, runner for the Coconino Community College Cross Country Comets, nabbed first place during the Women 5K Run at the Mesa College XC Jamboree on Saturday, Oct. 1.   Respectable showings among the women’s and men’s teams positioned CCC with a third-place berth for the women’s team and a fifth-place finish for the men’s team, who bested Phoenix College, ranked 20th in the nation. Currently, CCC’s women’s team is ranked [...]
03
Oct
2022
Monday, 3rd October 2022
College presidents sign historic partnership agreement to share resources that will benefit students and residents throughout northern Arizona.  In photo (L-R): Northland Pioneer College President Dr. Chato Hazelbaker, Coconino Community College Interim President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht, Yavapai College President Dr. Lisa Rhine, and Mohave Community College President Dr. Stacy Klippenstein.     (Oct. 3, 2022) NORTHERN ARIZONA – The four community college districts covering all northern Arizona have entered into a historic partnership agreement to help better serve students.   [...]
29
Sep
2022
Thursday, 29th September 2022
Flagstaff, Coconino County and Northern Arizona University officials and law enforcement team with Coconino Community College to create the High Country Training Academy to keep the training of recruits local and affordable.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - They will undergo drills and inspections. They will take classes and be put under extreme stress.   The purpose: To achieve a level of professionalism in policing that meets the needs of the communities of northern Arizona. Beginning Oct. 3, 13 recruits will undergo 21 weeks of training at the newly established High Country [...]
28
Sep
2022
Wednesday, 28th September 2022 09:51 AM
The new website devoted to career services helps CCC advisors make recommendations based on student dreams for their professional careers.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - You just graduated from high school in Coconino County, and you’ve been thinking about college or career training. You know you like working with computers, but you’re unsure of the next move.   CCC’s participation in a new career-orienting service, called Pipeline AZ, can help.   Juanita Tarango, Director of Student Success at CCC, said Pipeline AZ is a statewide effort to help students figure out their [...]
27
Sep
2022
Tuesday, 27th September 2022
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino Community College District Governing Board is pleased to announce that they have selected three finalists for the presidency of the College. Public forums with each of the finalists are scheduled for the week of Oct., 3, 2022.   "We would like to thank all of the communities served by the College for your continued interest and support in the process to identify our next President," said Dr. Nathaniel White, Board Chair. "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the Board Presidential Search Committee for their exceptional work and [...]
13
Sep
2022
Tuesday, 13th September 2022
CCC student Andrea Yazzie stands with her prize-winning sheep, Jeff, who will help support her education.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - People of all ages, adorned in cowboy boots, belt buckles and jeans filled the high-commotion area of the barns at this year’s Coconino County fair. The sounds of hair buzzers and vacuums fill the hot, dusty summer air as young people parade their animals in a counter clockwise direction at the best in show event.   Coconino Community College student Andrea Yazzie is at the county fair in hopes of selling Jeff, her prized sheep. [...]
01
Sep
2022
Thursday, 1st September 2022
CCC Adult Education students Montse Rodriguez (left) and Ana Roman, took a free three-credit ENG 101A course at the college after participating in the English Language Acquisition for Adults courses at CCC.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Ana Roman met and became best friends with Montserrat “Montse” Rodriguez when they worked together at a Flagstaff restaurant. Rodriguez needed help studying for her United States citizenship exam that she was preparing for, and Roman was happy to help.   After Rodriguez passed her citizenship test with flying colors, the two [...]
26
Aug
2022
Friday, 26th August 2022
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Coconino Community College District Governing Board approved agreements to begin a police academy and to start working on a partnership among community colleges in northern Arizona to share resources in order to better serve students.   During the Aug. 17 meeting, CCC Provost Dr. Nate Southerland presented an Oct. 3, 2022, start date for the first police academy at the college after possible program approval by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. The police academy will start off as non-credit, but after curriculum approval, the program will give recruits credits to apply toward associate and higher degrees.   Southerland then shared information with the board on [...]
25
Aug
2022
Thursday, 25th August 2022
Students learn all aspects of inspecting automobiles during the introductory class of Automotive Technician at CCC in partnership with Findlay Honda Flagstaff.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The curriculum is set. The syllabi are prepared. Classroom space is ready, thanks to the generosity of a local auto dealership.   Unfortunately, the cost of living in Flagstaff has made the process of hiring a full-time faculty member for the Coconino Community College Automotive Technology program a challenge. As a result, CCC’s Automotive Technology program is being forced into a holding [...]
23
Aug
2022
Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
Members of CCC, the CCC Foundation, the Flagstaff branch of Desert Financial Credit Union and the Desert Financial Foundation celebrate Desert Financial's generous donation to students studying the trades at the college.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – During a recent tour, Coconino Community College students Nick Bartek and Erika Acuna showed employees of Desert Financial Credit Union and Foundation Board Members around the Fourth Street Campus. This location is where most of the college’s Career and Technical Education courses are taught, which gives students the skills [...]
15
Aug
2022
Monday, 15th August 2022
CCC Summer Bridge student Nevaeh Talkalai shares a bit about herself to fellow students during a team-building exercise at the college’s Lone Tree campus in Flagstaff.     FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nevaeh Talkalai, gaze strong, spoke to her peers so that they might get to know her and she them.   “I’m urban Native,” she said. “I took pride in being Navajo after a racism event and created an anti-racism coalition. I was born in Fort Defiance and lived mostly in Window Rock growing up.”   She recently graduated from Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff and plans [...]