Thursday, May 11, 2017

Chandler-Gilbert Community College Honors 2017 Teal & Silver Recipients

Community leaders recognized for their contributions to CGCC!

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) honored their 14th Annual Teal & Silver award recipients during a breakfast event at the college's Williams Campus on Tuesday, May 9. Ten winners were recognized for their dedication and support of CGCC students, employees, programs, services and the college community.
The 2017 Teal & Silver Award recipients are:   
• Bill Rotondo, Chandler Christian Community Center-Community Organization Partner
• City of Chandler & East Valley Jewish Community Center-Community Organization Partners
• Cynthia Nannetti, CGCC Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructor-Community Leader
• Diane Fernichio, Step Up Schools Mesa-K-12 School Colleague
• Dinah Guy, Highland High School-K-12 School Colleague
• Orbital ATK-Business Partner
• Rosanne Shaw, Chandler High School-K-12 School Colleague
• Southwest Airlines-Donor Partner
• Troy Rundle, ASU Vet Success-University Partner
• Violet Nelson, Chandler High School-K-12 School Colleague

“The community leaders and businesses honored with a Teal & Silver award provide Chandler-Gilbert Community College and its students with vital support that improves their experience and contributes to their success,” said William Guerriero, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Interim President “Whether through direct interaction, funding for scholarships, or support for the college and its’ programs, we are truly grateful for their involvement and dedication.”
The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Teal & Silver Awards program was created to recognize the contributions of individuals who support Chandler-Gilbert Community College through various efforts. Recipients positively impact the college by assisting with the program or service improvements, supporting creative and innovative ideas, improving the quality of the college experience, support the delivery of instruction, providing resources or assisting with cost-saving measures and advocating for the college in media, with elected officials and in the community.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s 14th Annual Teal & Silver recipients were honored May 9 at celebration breakfast event at the college’s Williams Campus in Mesa.
Back row from left to right: Leah Powell, City of Chandler, Mike Miller, Southwest Airlines; Rick Kettner, Orbital Sciences; Bill Rotondo, Chandler Christian Community Center-Community; Diane Fernichio, Step Up Schools Chandler Hadassah Baldinger, East Valley Jewish Community Center; Dinah Guy, Highland High School; Violet Nelson, Chandler High School and Troy Rundle, Arizona State University Veteran’s Success Program.
Front row from left to right: Rabbi Michael Beyo, East Valley Jewish Community Center; Nachie Marquez, City of Chandler; Niki Tapia, City of Chandler; Cynthia Nannetti, Chandler-Gilbert Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy and Rosanne Shaw, Chandler High School.

Monday, May 8, 2017

CGCC Men’s Golfers are Headed to Nationals


Congratulations to Coyote men’s golfers Michael Marreel (sophomore) and Tommy Sullivan (freshman) for their achievements on the course this season. Both golfers recently qualified for nationals and will represent Chandler-Gilbert Community College at the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Golf Championship tournament May 23-26. The event will be held at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa.  Results can be found at www.golfstat.com under the men's golf results and schedules tab.
Michael was named second team all-conference this year with a scoring average of 73 while Tommy lead the Coyotes with an average scoring of 75. Both golfers will compete for a national championship title alongside some of the best collegiate golfers in the nation.
On behalf of the entire CGCC community, congrats on your accomplishments and good luck at nationals. Go Coyotes! 

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CGCC Women’s Golf Members Qualify for Nationals

The Coyote women’s golf team is headed to nationals! Three of the four members qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Golf National Championship May 15-18. The tournament will be held at the Chateau Elan Golf Course in Duluth, Georgia north of Atlanta.

Second year players Mariola Szmit and Emily Reader along with freshman Taryn Simmons will be representing CGCC and Arizona for the national event. Anahi Buck came up just short in her attempt to make nationals by just nine one hundredth of a point.

All four team members have made tremendous strides on the golf course leading CGCC to its most successful season yet! “I couldn’t be more excited for our team and the success they’ve had on the course this season,” said Coach Mark Underwood. “I look forward to nationals and hopefully bringing home a championship title to CGCC.”

On behalf of the entire CGCC community, congratulations on your accomplishments and good luck at nationals. Go Coyotes!

CGCC to Recognize Teal & Silver Recipients

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) will honor the 14th Annual Teal & Silver award recipients during a breakfast event on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:30 a.m. at Higley Room, Williams Campus.

Eleven winners will be recognized for their efforts and support of CGCC students, employees, programs, services and the college community. The 2017 Teal & Silver Award recipients are:

  • Bill Rotondo, Chandler Christian Community Center-Community Organization Partner
  • City of Chandler & East Valley Jewish Community Center-Community Organization Partners
  • Cynthia Nannetti, CGCC Law Enforcement Training Academy Instructor-Community Leader
  • Diane Fernichio, Step Up Schools Mesa-K-12 School Colleague
  • Dinah Guy, Highland High School-K-12 School Colleague
  • Orbital ATK-Business Partner
  • Rosanne Shaw, Chandler High School-K-12 School Colleague
  • Southwest Airlines-Donor Partner
  • Tel Tech Network-Technology Partner
  • Troy Rundle, ASU Vet Success-University Partner
  • Violet Nelson, Chandler High School-K-12 School Colleague

The CGCC Teal & Silver Awards Program was created by former president, Dr. Maria Hesse, to recognize the contributions of individuals who support Chandler-Gilbert Community College through various efforts. This year's recipients positively impact the college by assisting with the program or service improvements, supporting creative and innovative ideas, improving the quality of the college experience, support the delivery of instruction, providing resources or assisting with cost-saving measures and advocating for the college in media, with elected officials and the in the community.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CGCC Student Takes Aim and Wins National Archery Championship

Twenty-two-year-old marketing major Nathan Yamaguchi represented Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) with precision and pride at the 2017 US Indoor National Championships placing first in the Collegiate Sr. Male Recurve division.  Nathan was one of about 140 collegiate archers competing on March 4-5 and he pulled from a quiver full of experience to come out on top again. 

Nathan was eight-years-old when he first picked up a bow and arrow and quickly showed prominence on a national stage.  “I won my first National title when I was 13, and then won my second at 14,” he recounted.  “I have been a member of multiple national teams and a few Youth World Championship teams. Most recently, I won a silver medal at the Jr. World Field Championships in 2014.”  The tournament win this March is Nathan’s first National Champion title since the age of 14 and he is thrilled to have done it at CGCC.

When asked why he is so passionate about this more obscure sport, Nathan shared that “archery is great because I can control how I perform, and cannot blame anyone else for it. I am responsible for my own performance and no one else’s.” 

If baseball is a game of inches, archery is a game of millimeters. Archers shoot at a 40-cm target, which is divided into 10 scoring rings at 18 m (about 60ft). At the competition, they shoot a total of 120 arrows over the course of two days with each arrow being scored out of a possible of 10 points.

Nathan recently switched to the Collegiate Sr. Male Recurve division from the Sr. Male Recurve division once he started at CGCC. This division is for those individuals who are 20 and older and attending college full time.  “My focus has been heightened in this division since I am also in school,” explained Nathan. “With less time for everything, every minute counts more.  As a result, my performance has sharpened and that is partially what I credit for this win

Tips to help you ace finals!

We know finals week can be stressful. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Here are some helpful tips to ace your finals:

1. Ask for help.
The CGCC Learning Center offers tutoring services on a drop-in basis for select courses. This is a great way to get primed for your toughest exams. Check out locations, hours and more information here.
2. Create your own study guide.
While many teachers provide a study guide, creating your own can help you understand the material better. Outlining the important information you need to learn can be very helpful.
3. Ask questions.
Your teachers are there to help! Ask them questions regarding the material and the exam so that you’re prepared when exam time arrives.
4. Attend the review session.
Review sessions offer vital information on exam format, what will be on the exam and key concepts you should be focusing your studies on.
5. Take breaks.
You won’t be able to memorize or comprehend all the material at once. Balance is key – ensure that you reward learning with break times to recharge and relax.

Remember to get a good night's rest the night before your exams and eat a healthy breakfast the morning of. Breakfast fuels the body! All the best on your finals.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CGCC Faculty Member & Local Author Hosts Live Reading Event

Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s (CGCC) Creative Writing Department proudly presents their very own David Muñoz in a unique storytelling event featuring his newest book "Insanities, Soundness, and Reality: A collection of short stories told perhaps by the same person” on Tuesday, April 25. During the event, Muñoz, a Philosophy & Religious Studies faculty member at CGCC, will read highlights from his book and discuss inspirations for his stories and characters.
“Insanities, Soundness, and Reality” is a collection of contemporary short stories spanning several years of Muñoz’s writing into lessons and humor about identity, sexuality and the quest for belonging. It is a manuscript about an alcoholic Irishman, a dying man, a woman with postpartum depression, and all of it, with a signature of authenticity, that makes the reader think very carefully about the subtitle of the book: A collection of short stories told perhaps by the same person.

Following the reading, books will be available for sale for $10. The event will be held inside the Cholla Hall Room 110 on the Pecos Campus from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. We hope you can join us at this unique event!