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Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Join the Pima Community College Student Senate
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Unlock Your Leadership Potential: Join the Pima Community College Student Senate

Student Governing Board Representative Rebecca Ursule (center) with members of the Student Senate By Rebecca Ursule, Student Governing Board Representative Image courtesy of Pima Community College Student Senate Are you passionate about making a difference in the Pima Community College (PCC) experience? Do you want to be a voice for your fellow students, representing their concerns and advocating for positive change? If so, the PCC Student Senate might be the perfect avenue for you to channel your enthusiasm and drive for student advocacy. A Diverse Representation The PCC Student Senate is composed of up to two elected student representatives from various campuses, ensuring a diverse and inclusive representation. These campuses include Desert Vista, Downtown, East, Northwes...
Pima Community College Receives $3 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant For Online Degrees
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Pima Community College Receives $3 Million U.S. Department of Education Grant For Online Degrees

By RUTH BEHRPima Post Pima Community College has been awarded a $3 million grant in order to help Hispanic and low-income students complete degrees online. This grant is part of the U.S. Department of Education's Title V grant program. According to an email from Vice President of Distance Education Michael Amick, with this funding, Pima hopes to expand online student support by developing a Virtual Success Center that focuses on online coaching, mentoring, and other virtual community engagement activities. In addition, the grant will help fund new content for online courses as well as increased professional development for online staff. This comes as Pima continues to see a rise in online enrollment; this Fall 2023 semester has 47% of its classes online.
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Pima Selects New Director of Military and Veterans Services

Pima Community College has selected Alissa McKaig as its new Director of Military and Veterans Services, according to an email from Vice Chancellor for External Relations Phil Burdick. Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Retired (Ret.) McKaig is a native of Westmont, NJ. She graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and received her commission as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the university’s Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) in 2000. Commissioned into the Army Aviation Branch, Alissa’s first operational assignment was at Fort Hood, Texas, where she served as Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized). She deployed with the unit to Iraq in Mar...
Pima Soccer Players Chosen as Players and Goalkeepers of the Week
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Pima Soccer Players Chosen as Players and Goalkeepers of the Week

Arizona Community College Athletic Conference has chosen Pima Community College women’s soccer players Jessica Alvarez and Adriana Pacheco as players and goalkeepers for the week of Sept 17-23. Alvarez, a freshman midfielder, was selected ACCAC Division II Player of the Week while Pacheco, a sophomore goalkeeper, was named ACCAC Division II Goalkeeper of the Week. Alvarez scored three goals and had one assist for the week. She netted two goals in Pima’s win over GateWay Community College and scored one goal in their win at Paradise Valley Community College. Alvarez has played in five games and has eight points. Pacheco played 104 minutes at the net giving up no goals and had four saves. The Aztecs outscored their opponents 13-2 last week. Pacheco has played and started in four ga...
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Pima Post calls for student content

By RUTH BEHRPima Post The Pima Post is now accepting student-submitted works for potential publication. We’re looking to lift student voices by showcasing stories that represent all facets of our diverse community. Students may submit guest columns, reviews, personal essays, and other creative nonfiction. All submissions must be in .docx format. Photography and political cartoons are also welcome; any image dimensions must be between 1,000 and 3,000 pixels and must be in PNG format, and non-digital drawings must be scanned. While there are no content barriers, all work must be created by the student submitting them and will be reviewed prior to publication. Please include your full name with your submission. To submit your work, offer an article topic suggestion, or for ...
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Pima Aztecs Schedule: September 25-October 1, 2023

Courtesy: Raymond Suarez Pima Community CollegeSports Information/Program Assistant Wednesday – September 276:00PM BASEBALL vs. Arizona Dbacks, Salt RiverFields at Talking Stick (Field #1), Scottsdale, AZ. (FALLSCRIMMAGE, Single Game) 7:00PM VOLLEYBALL vs. South MountainCommunity College, West Campus AztecGymnasium, Tucson, AZ Friday – September 295:00PM BASEBALL @ Sophomore All-Star Game, Grand CanyonUniversity, Phoenix, AZ (FALL SCRIMMAGE)7:00PM VOLLEYBALL @ Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ Saturday – September 3010:00AM SOFTBALL vs. Tucson Scramblers, West Campus AztecSoftball Field, Tucson, AZ (FALL SCRIMMAGE DH)5:00PM WOMEN’S SOCCER @ Chandler-Gilbert Community College,chandler, AZ.7:30PM MEN’S SOCCER @ Chandler-Gilbert Community College,Chandler, ...
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Pima Chooses New Chief Culture Impact Officer

By RUTH BEHRPima Post Pima Community College announced September 23, 2023 that it has chosen Dr. Brian Stewart to be its new Chief Culture Impact Officer. Stewart has been with the the College for 25 years. He is a registered nurse in Arizona and has degrees in Fine Arts, Nursing and a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Learning Science. During Fall 2022, he took on the role of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for the College. Stewart will also remain in his role as Vice President at Northwest Campus.
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Pima Participates in Deaf Awareness Month

By RUTH BEHRPima Post September is Deaf Awareness Month, a time to recognize the unique culture and languages of the Deaf community. The North American Deaf community includes those who are deaf, deafblind, and hard-of-hearing as well as Children of Deaf Adults (CODAs).  According to Gallaudet University, approximately 0.9-2.2% of the US population has what the University refers to as “a severe hearing impairment or is functionally deaf.” While not all those people are part of the Deaf community, Ernest Willman, one of Pima’s American Sign Language professors, is among them. Willman, speaking through an interpreter, says, "I am from a generationally Deaf family. My parents are Deaf and my siblings are also Deaf." While the Deaf community is vast and diverse, they ar...
Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win
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Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (13-8) returned to its home court last night at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium where the team faced off against Phoenix College (10-9) in a close one. Both teams started off slowly. The score was a mere 2-3 for the first five minutes of the game. Freshman Traivar Jackson started to get things going for the Aztecs both on the offensive and defensive end as the team was feeding him in the post. He finished with 33 points and 8 blocks. Coach Peabody subbed in freshmen Jalen Johnson around the 12-minute mark as the team needed an offensive spark off the bench. Johnson finished with 15 points on an efficient 60 percent shooting performance. At the end of the first half, the Aztecs led the Bears 49-39. Th...
Electric Cars on Campus
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Electric Cars on Campus

A fully electric Dodge Firebird (Kyler Van Vliet) By Kyler Van Vliet On Wednesday, the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) held an electric vehicle car show to bring awareness to Earth Day and a bigger car show being held on Saturday, April 24. The event, held in the parking lot of Pima’s Downtown Campus, had several electric vehicles on display including an electric-converted Pontiac Firebird, a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and various Tesla Models — all personal vehicles of event volunteers.  One person at the event was TEVA’s public relations and outreach representative Jerry Asher, also known as EV Jerry. EV Jerry was kind enough to give me a hands-on demonstration of what an electric vehicle is all about and gave me a quick ride around in his 2017 Tesla Model X.&nb...