Friday, March 9, 2018

Women's History Month

Date Event Time - Location
Beginning March 1st Women’s History Month Multiple Class Project Displays Pecos Campus, Library Gallery
March 5 Black Feminist Becoming by: Dr. Stephanie Troutman This presentation will engage students and staff in Meaningful discussion of gender, scholarly research,and the place of gender studies in the academy. 1-2:15 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-124
March 20 Women in the Workforce Panel A panel of Women share their experiences, obstacles, and successes navigating male dominated fields. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Williams Campus, Bridget Hall - Higley Rm.
March 26 Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola & Beyond by: Author, Sonia Shah 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-1242
March 27 Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola & Beyond by: Author, Sonia Shah 10:00 am – 11:15 am Pecos Campus - SC140
March 28 An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland Film screening with panel discussion 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-1242

Monday, February 26, 2018

Four CGCC Students Named to 2018 All-Arizona Academic Team

Congratulations to Chandler-Gilbert Community College students Amanda Acuña, Lauren Allison, Kimberly Redding, and Heather Robinson for being named to this year’s All-Arizona Academic Team. Acuña (Psychology) and Redding (Fine Arts) represent the Pecos Campus while Allison (Aviation) and Robinson (Nursing) represent the Williams Campus. The students will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service, and leadership at a statewide celebration on March 1 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel along with 75 additional recipients from community colleges throughout Arizona.

Left to Right: Amanda, Kim, Heather, and Lauren.

To be considered for the All-Arizona Academic Team, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, be in good academic standing, be working towards completion of an associate degree, demonstrate leadership, and actively volunteer on campus and/or within their communities. Each student winner will receive an academic scholarship and tuition waiver to one of Arizona’s three universities: Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The scholarships and tuition waivers are made possible by Phi Theta Kappa, American Association of Community Colleges, Arizona Community Colleges, Arizona Board of Regents and USA TODAY who aim to help these exceptional students reach their educational goals.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Coyote Cupboard is Now Open for Those in Need

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is proud to announce the opening of Coyote Cupboard in partnership with Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Coyote Cupboard is a free food pantry with non-perishable food items and toiletries available to any CGCC student or employee. Items available include peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, rice, beans, canned vegetables, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pasta, soup, soap, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste.

Coyote Cupboard locations and hours of operation:

Pecos Campus, SC 111
Monday------------1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday------------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday-----------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Williams Campus, BRID 137
Monday------------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday----------12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Coyote Cupboard is made possible by the generous donations of Matthew's Crossing, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Matthew’s Crossing provides assistance for East Valley individuals and families with needs associated with hunger. Visit their website to learn more about their mission and to get involved.

For more information about Coyote Cupboard, contact Student Life Staff:

Pecos Campus
KT Campbell at or call (480) 857-5524
Maria Amador at

Williams Campus
Kim Kocak at or call (480) 988-8525
Jenny Ortega at

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration at Williams Campus

Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, learn about Chinese culture, enjoy FREE food and live performances at the 2018 “Year of the Dog” celebration. The event will be held Wednesday, February 14 from 11 am to 1 pm inside Bridget Hall’s Higley Room and is free to students. Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 5, 2018

CGCC Celebrates Black History Month

Chandler-Gilbert Community College campuses have a full lineup of programs and activities this month to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by African Americans in the United States. We have everything from a historical photography exhibit and festival to a live African drum performance and poetry readings. See a list of our events below. All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

DATE EVENT Location/Time
Beginning Feb. 5 Photography Exhibit “Exploring the Dream: The Phoenix Connection,” a photographic exhibition of exception Phoenicians who inspire others provided courtesy of Image Makers Lyda and Oswald Harris. 1st Floor Library, Gallery Pecos Campus, Library Hours
Beginning Feb. 12 Black History Month Gallery Display Featuring multiple class student projects 1st Floor Library, Gallery Pecos Campus, Library Hours
Wednesday, Feb. 7 Black History Month Kickoff Festival Entertainment, Music, and Food Pavilion (SC100), Pecos Campus 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 20 Kawambe-Omowale African Drum, Dance & Storytelling Bridget Lounge Williams Campus 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 22 You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie?! Workshop facilitated by Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. allows attendees to engage in a constructive dialogue about the harsh realities of the disparities seen throughout Hollywood. AGA 1240 Pecos Campus 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27 African American Readout Selected faculty members reading prepared excerpts of works by African American authors and/or poets. The event is interactive, each reading is followed by discussion. 1st Floor Library, Pecos Campus, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm  

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

CGCC Announces Exciting 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is excited to announce a season full of music, comedy, dance, theater and drama for its 2018 Performing Arts Season.

The theatrical lineup will kick off with the renowned musical “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” by Eric Idle March 2-5. This Tony® Award Winning Best Musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

Following “Spamalot” is the theatrical comedic performance “Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)” by Ann-Marie MacDonald in which Constance Ledbelly, a young English literature professor from Queen's University, goes on a subconscious journey of self-discovery. The comedy is a feminist revision of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet, and takes the audience from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, and turns them upside-down. The show will run March 22-24.

Rounding out the CGCC spring theater lineup is Clark Gesner’s beloved musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, based on Charles Schulz’s famous comic strip, Peanuts.  This musical comedy runs April 26-28 and features the entire Peanuts gang including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroder and Snoopy in a variety of vignettes and songs.

“Spring 2018 will bring a well-rounded repertoire of dance, drama, comedy and musical acts to the stage for all to enjoy,” said Randy Wright, Division Chair for Communications and Fine Arts at CGCC. “We invite the public to come out and support the talent on stage, the students and faculty behind the scenes and to learn more about our performing arts program while enjoying a terrific show.”

This year's Spring Performing Arts lineup also features a variety of vocal and instrumental music concerts.  The Jazz Band Concert on February 12 starts a week of music followed by the Orchestra Concert on February 13 and the Band Concert on February 14.  

Jazz Night, the very popular event featuring the CGCC Jazz Combo, Big Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will be happening on April 16. For something different, sit outside the amphitheater, enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather, and join the Jazz Combo for Midday Jazz at 11:30 am on February 28 and April 4.  For those of you who love guitar and percussion sounds, the Strum and Drum Concert on April 23 will be right for you.

If you’re looking for a night of fun and laughter, attend a Comedy Improv show with “Off the Cuff.”  This show has offered free live comedy shows, featuring the fresh and funny talents of student and community member comedians, for the past 18 years. Enjoy ridiculously funny, family-friendly, game-style improv comedy on February 23 and April 6 at 7 pm. 

If comedy isn’t your thing, maybe dance is. See a variety of dance styles choreographed by creative dance faculty at the Faculty Choreographed Dance Showcase on April 13 and 14. Or come and see the choreographic talents of students at the Student Dance Showcase on May 4 and 5.

 The CGCC Combined Choirs will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on March 25 alongside the Chandler Symphony Orchestra at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Other musical performances include the Vocal Major Recitals on February 5 and March 26 as well as the Spring Choral Concerts on March 27 and May 7. May continues as a jam-packed month with the Broadway Solo Performance Showcase on May 9, the Student Directed Scenes May 2- 3 and the Student Actors Showcase on May 4.

All shows are open to the public and most are free.

 For ticketed events, tickets can be purchased online or at the CGCC Box Office located on the Pecos Campus. The box office window opens one hour before show time. Attendees can purchase available tickets or pick up reserved tickets from Will Call. Student prices are offered to those with a valid student ID. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. For additional information, further assistance or a complete calendar of events, please call the box office at 480-732-7343 or visit


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Dr. Scott Adamson Keynote Speaker at The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Mathematics Faculty encourages problem-solving in the classroom

Dr. Scott Adamson
Dr. Scott Adamson, mathematics faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, was the keynote speaker at The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) annual conference on Nov. 9-12, 2017 in San Diego. In his speech, Adamson encouraged making problem-solving central to the classroom experience.

Adamson’s presentation, “Is it 1957 or 20217?” challenged the nearly 1,500 mathematics professors in attendance to consider how mathematics is currently being taught. He argued that teaching students to solve problems by hand was necessary in 1957, but may not be as vital in 2017 due to accessible computing tools.

Adamson encouraged his fellow professors to consider the importance of helping students make sense of problems and creating mathematical models of real-world situations. He also encouraged professors to develop professional relationships with students and to support them in their efforts to become proficient problem solvers.

AMATYC is an organization devoted to providing a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. AMATYC provides professional development opportunities for educators through an annual conference, webinars, traveling workshops, publications, and projects.