Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Scholarships for Non-US Citizens

Opportunities for DACA and International Students

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is thriving with various clubs and organizations. You can find out more about our student clubs and organizations in CoyoteConnect. 

One of our most recently launched group is M.E.Ch.A de CGCC. M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) is a national, student-led organization dedicated to promoting unity and respect. The student-led organization focuses on promoting these ideals while also raising awareness on our campus to the social, economic, and political issues facing Chicanx/Latinx communities.

As a part of raising awareness, they club has centralized a list of scholarships and resources for DACA and Non-US Citizen students attending Maricopa Community Colleges. Please review and share the below list of open resources for Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semesters: 

Maricopa Community College Faculty Association 
The MCCFA established a grant to help pay for DACA student tuition  
  • www.mccfa.org (click on “Foundation”, then “DACA students”)
  • Available for Fall 2018 only 
Hope Scholarship 
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation has collaborated with outside sources to help students who pay for out of state tuition. 
MCCD Foundation
Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation privately funds recipients; by filling out the general application you apply for this scholarship.
Maria Hesse Scholarship (DACA and non-US citizen eligible)
Scholarship is based on leadership and service to others. While the application opens in the Spring, the scholarship requires service and leadership hours to be completed during Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. 
Phoenix College Depot (DACA and non-US citizen eligible)
The Depot offers a collection source of many scholarships, apply to what you qualify for
For additional scholarship resources available to all Chandler-Gilbert Community College students, visit https://www.maricopa.edu/become-a-student/tuition-paying/scholarships



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

9 Tips for Fall Semester Success

Saturday, August 18th marked the official first day of school at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Gone is the summer of discovering who "Kiki" really loves (she really caused damage, didn't she?). Here comes the fun part: taking on your Fall 2018 semester "like a boss." 

We've compiled feedback from former students to share some 
tips for Fall Semester Success

1. Plan Ahead to Score a Sweet Parking Spot: The new semester promises plenty of packed parking lots, so we recommend you arrive early to secure the prime spot next to your classes. Also, we've heard there will be some road construction impacting Pecos during the months of August and September, so it's good to plan for delays.


2. Fuel Your Brain: At the Pecos Campus, the Coyote Cafe features a variety of food options as well as hosting a local restaurant on-site each week. The café is located at in Bradshaw Hall (between the Library and Coyote Center). You'll find their menu, upcoming features and hours of operation here. Grounds for Thought, under the Ironwood Bridge, offers coffee drinks, smoothies and quick bites to eat on the north end of campus.


At the Williams Campus, the Roadrunner Cafe offers breakfast, grilled, and deli options for breakfast and lunch each day. You'll find their menu and hours of operation here


Our college recently launched the Coyote Cupboard at both the Pecos and Williams campuses. The Coyote Cupboard is a food pantry with non-perishable and household items available to any CGCC student. Learn more here


3. Use Your Cell Phone: Need to find a class or access campus maps at the drop of a dime? You can access your student resources right from your mobile device. Use your MEID to login to Myinfo.maricopa.edu and access your:  

  • Class Schedule 
  • Campus Maps & Room Information
  • Financial Aid Award Status 
  • Holds on Your Account 
  • Messages 
  • Textbook Information 

4. Get CoyoteConnect-ed: No need for FOMO! Stay up-to-date about campus events, student life activities, volunteering opportunities, and much more. Login to CoyoteConnect here

5. Stay Safe with the RAVEGuardian App - Our Public Safety and Campus Police recommend that all students download the Rave Guardian app on GooglePlay or AppStore.  The app allows you to create a network of trusted safety guardians, set safety timers to alert police and family, submit anonymous tips, and have one-touch access to contact campus police. The convenience of storing safety processes in one app can save you precious seconds in an emergency. Learn more about the Rave Guardian app here.  

6. Get Involved - Getting involved in campus clubs helps students build leadership skills, strong friendships, networking connections, life experiences, and a powerful resume. Building a network of peers who can walk this college path alongside you is a key element of setting yourself up for success. Find out more about campus clubs here and stop by our Club Fair next week (Aug 29 - 30).  


7. Leverage Tutoring Resources - Get acquainted with the level of support that's available for on-campus tutoring services. You'll find that our learning centers offer both drop-in and appointment-based support. Find both locations and times for the Pecos and Williams campuses here


8. Be Bold and Ask - One of the biggest obstacles for a new community college student is the daunting task of asking for help or clarification. Our Faculty and Staff are here to support your success. Be bold and ask for help when needed. Be bold and ask for clarification when you are confused. You will find that the majority of your peers are challenged by the same question you are bold enough to ask. 


9. Slow Down -
Many of our students are holding jobs in addition to studying. While you're running from one location to the next, we recommend you schedule some time to slow down and visit the Student Center Pavilion to unwind. 


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Finish Strong, Finals Start Monday

Sunday, May 6 is the last day of regular classes. Finals begin Monday, May 7 through Thursday, May 10. Click here for a complete final exam schedule. If you are in need of tutoring services, don’t wait until it’s too late. The CGCC Learning Center offers free tutoring on a variety of subjects. Stop by the office today and make an appointment.
We know finals week can be stressful. Here are some tips to help you succeed:

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 in your own way. Try starting with an outline of the most important information and build from there.
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 on which you should focus your studies.
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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Spring 2018 Finals Tutoring Schedule


Spring 2018 Finals Week Tutoring Schedule 

Finals Week Tutoring begins Friday, May 4.

(please note extended math & science hours on Friday & Saturday)

Math, Physics, Engineering & Statistics Pecos Campus, Rooms LIB227 & LIB229
Friday, May 4
10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday,  May 5
10 AM – 5 PM
Monday, May 7
8:30 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 AM – 8 PM
Wednesday, May 9
8:30 AM – 8 PM
Thursday, May 10
8:30 AM – 5 PM
                    
Science (Biology & Chemistry) Pecos Campus, Rooms LIB228
Friday, May 4
10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday,  May 5
10 AM – 5 PM
Monday, May 7
8:30 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday, May 9
8:30 AM – 7 PM
Thursday, May 10
8:30 AM – 5 PM

Math/Science Williams Campus, Bridget Hall Room, BRID 115
Monday, May 7
8:30 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday, May 8
8:30 AM – 6 PM
Wednesday, May 9
8:30 AM – 6 PM
Thursday, May 10
8:30 AM – 1 PM
Writing Center Pecos Campus, Room LIB230
Friday, May 4
10 AM – 2 PM
Monday, May 7
8 AM – 7 PM
Tuesday, May 8
8 AM – 7 PM
Wednesday, May 9
8 AM – 7 PM
Thursday, May 10
8 AM – 3 PM


At Williams, writing tutoring will be offered "by appointment" Monday - Tuesday during finals week.  Please schedule appointments 24 hours in advance. 

Appointment-based tutoring (SPA, ACC, MTC, AMT) will be available during finals week depending on tutor availability.

Williams Campus, Bridget Hall, Room 115 For more information, call 480-732-7231

Pecos Campus, Library 2nd Floor LIB227, LIB228 & LIB229 For more information, call 480-732-7231 or stop by LIB239R

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Chandler Chamber Community Foundation Scholarships

Chandler Chamber Community Foundation and Air Products and Chemicals will award up to three (3) scholarships in the value of $2,000 each to students who enroll in at least a part-time in a business related course of study at Chandler Gilbert Community College.

Scholarship Eligibility: 
  • Must live or work in Chandler, Arizona. Or be a current student at any high school
    servicing Chandler or attend Chandler Gilbert Community College. 
  • Must be a legal resident of the United States 
  • Applicants must be actively enrolled at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for the
    2018-2019 academic year with a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester 
  • Grade Point Average must be 3.0 or higher (for high school students applying) 
  • Field of Study must be business related 
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation 
  • Must attach high school or college transcript to application 
  • If chosen to receive the scholarship, must attend an award ceremony (time, date and
    location to be determined) in order to receive the scholarship.  
Process
All application will be considered by a panel of judges comprised of members from the Chandler
Chamber Community Foundation representing Chandler based businesses and a representative
from Chandler Gilbert Community College. Applications will be evaluated on academic
achievement, letter of recommendation and written essay.

Completed applications and corresponding materials should be mailed or hand delivered to the
address below by April 20, 2018. Late applications will not be considered. All decisions made
will be final. Recipients will be notified no later than the week of May 8th, 2018.

Scholarship recipients will be required to attend a mandatory award ceremony time, date and
location to be determined in order to receive their scholarship. At this award ceremony recipients
will be asked to say a few words.
 

Click to Download Application Here.

Return completed applications to:


Chandler-Gilbert Community College Pecos Campus
 Financial Aid Office
 2626 E. Pecos Rd.
 Chandler, AZ 85225
 (480) 732-7311
Application deadline date is April 21st, 2017

Thursday, March 22, 2018

An Ordinary Hero

The True Story of Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - Film Screening and Discussion

 


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
7 – 9:30 p.m.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
 

Community Room, 1242
Agave Hall




By the time she was 19, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland had participated in dozens of sit-ins and protests, was shot at, attacked, and put on death row for being a Freedom Rider. Heralded as an unsung hero, she participated in some of the most iconic and pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement. She was a crusader who integrated Tugaloo College (an HBCU), was the first white student in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., trained white activists and dedicated her career to youth education.

Join us for a film and discussion that will examine Mulholland’s journey and use it as a catalyst to explore social justice activism, allyship and movement building.

FREE | Open to the Public | Light Refreshments
Register at csrd.asu.edu/AnOrdinaryHero
or call 602-496-1376

One Book Lecture | Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah, Author of Pandemic: Tracing Contagions from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

March 26, 2018 7-9pm, Public Lecture with Q&A, Agave 1240-1242. 


Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory. Experts around the world are bracing for a deadly, disruptive pandemic. In Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, prizewinning journalist Sonia Shah reveals how that could happen, by drawing parallels between cholera---one of history’s most deadly and disruptive pandemic-causing pathogens---and the 
new diseases that stalk us today. As Shah traces each stage of cholera’s dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, she reports on the pathogens that have followed cholera’s footsteps---from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China’s wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, the slums of Port-au-Prince, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. A true story that is both gripping and alarming, Pandemic delves deep into the convoluted science, strange politics, and the checkered history of one of the world’s deadliest diseases, offering a prelude to the future that’s impossible to ignore.

Sonia Shah is a science journalist and prize-winning author. Her writing on science, politics, and human rights has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Scientific American, and elsewhere, and she has been featured on Radiolab, Fresh Air, and TED.com, where her talk “Three Reasons We Still Haven’t Gotten Rid of Malaria” has been viewed by more than a million people around the world. Her 2010 book The Fever was long-listed for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books.

Sponsored by Co-Curricular Activities, and the Office of Student Life and Leadership