Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Baseball Fans: Join the Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony for Tyler Hollick

Chandler-Gilbert Community College will be Inducting NJCAA National Baseball Player of the Year Tyler Hollick into College’s Hall of Fame. Join us on March 30, 2019 as we honor former baseball player Tyler Hollick during a pre-game Hall of Fame ceremony. 

Former draft pick of the San Francisco Giants and Okotoks Dawgs Academy General Manager Tyler Hollick to be Honored during Hall of Fame 


DATE: SATURDAY, 3.30.19 
TIME: 11:45 AM 
Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus Baseball Field
2626 East Pecos RoadChandler, Arizona 85225-2499

The pre-game ceremony will begin at 11:45 a.m. at the CGCC baseball field prior to the Coyotes’ doubleheader against Eastern Arizona College. In honor of his highly decorated baseball career, Hollick’s commemorative alumni banner will be permanently displayed on the right-field wall.

In 2012, Hollick was named the NJCAA DII National Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and unanimously voted the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) Player of the Year. He was also selected to the first-team All-Region I and first-team All-ACCAC. That season Hollick had a .468 batting average with 61 stolen bases and 53 walks. Hollick is the CGCC career leader in batting average and stolen bases.

The San Francisco Giants selected Hollick in the 14th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Hollick signed with the Giants and played for three teams in their organization. In 2013 as a member of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, he led the Northwest League with 43 runs. Hollick retired from professional baseball after the 2014 season.

“Tyler is the most dedicated player I have had the pleasure to coach,” said Russell Luce, CGCC Head Baseball Coach. “He had the ability to work without tiring, and more importantly, the ability to produce in all situations. I think the best thing about him was his joy in playing. He was a great teammate.”

Hollick is a native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He currently serves as the General Manager and 18U Head Coach of the Okotoks Dawgs Academy, a high-performance youth baseball program, based in Okotoks, Alberta. He and his family will be in attendance at Saturday’s ceremony. 

CGCC’s Baseball program boasts an impressive roster of major and minor league players. Established in 2001 by Jeff Mason and Doyle Wilson. the athletics team is proud to offer an opportunity for players to develop their athletic and academic skills as a foundation for next steps into University, Minor, and Major League Baseball Career Opportunities. The strength of the program is the commitment from the coaching staff, led by Head Coach Russell Luce, to develop and build up future leaders and academically strong players. For additional information regarding the Baseball Program, visit: http://www.cgc.edu/athletics/mSports/baseball/Pages/home.aspx

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Four CGCC Students Named to All-Arizona Academic Team

Four high-achieving Chandler-Community College students were celebrated at the 2019 All-Arizona Academic Team Recognition Ceremony on February 27.

The ceremony celebrated The ceremony celebrates the outstanding academic achievements, community service and distinguished leadership of students enrolled in Arizona’s community colleges. All-Arizona students demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society.

The All-Arizona Academic Team program was introduced as a way to provide academic recognition to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members while promoting excellence at two-year colleges. This year’s honorees represent all 10 of the Maricopa Community Colleges and include students pursuing a variety of degrees and careers, including biomedical engineering, nuclear medicine, public health, electrical engineering, education, psychology, biology and public service and public policy. Most intend to transfer to four-year universities, and several intend to pursue graduate degrees.

All-Arizona Team members are selected for their demonstration of academic excellence and intellectual rigor, leadership and service, and for their commitment to extending their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Each student is working toward an associate degree and maintains a GPA of 3.5 or higher (4.0 scale).

This year’s Chandler-Gilbert Community College honorees, listed by college campus, are Arvin Arasteh, Janet Armour, Bao Quoc Le, and Brooke Sherman.

Arvin Arasteh

Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Pecos Campus 
Major: Computer Science
Arasteh plans to transfer to the Arizona State University Fulton Schools of Engineering for a Bachelor of Computer Science degree. His career goal is to work as software developer in the medical field.
College/Community Activities: Vice president of Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors in Action Project, Into the Streets Program, Peer Mentor Program
College Honors: President’s List, Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Scholarship, Horizon Rotary Scholarship and Volunteerism/Service College Recognition
Personal Quote: “In the most negative situations in your life, always think about the most positive aspect you can learn from it. Move on, grow and help others to succeed.” -- Arvin Arasteh

Bao Quoc Le 

Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Williams Campus 
Major: Nursing
Le plans to transfer to Arizona State University School of Nursing to earn a doctorate degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. His career goal is to work as a nurse practitioner in the East Valley of Arizona.
College/Community Activities: Phi Theta Kappa vice president, Intercultural Exchange Club treasurer, Asian Pacific Islander Club, Feed My Starving Children volunteer
College Honors: President’s List, Asian Pacific Islander District Scholarship, CGCC Retirement Endowment Scholarship, CGCC Champagne-Chocolate & Jazz Natural Science Department Scholarship
Personal Quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -- Lao Tzu

Brooke Sherman 

Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus
Major: Psychology
Sherman plans to transfer to the Arizona State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. Her career goal is to fight for public policy and legislative reform surrounding drugs and drug offenders, while providing compassionate counseling and treatment options for trauma victims and substance-dependent patients.
College/Community Activities: Crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Honors in Action officer and president and Student Public Policy Program participant
College Honors: Honors Program, President’s List, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and All-Arizona Academic Team
Personal Quote: “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt  

Janet Armour 

Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Williams Campus
Major: Nursing
Armour plans to attend Northern Arizona University for her Bachelor in Nursing degree. Her goal is to become a Certified Diabetes Educator and create community programs that teach lifestyle management of Type 2 Diabetes with the goal of reducing the complications often suffered by those in low-income communities due to lack of resources.
College/Community Activities: Phi Theta Kappa community service officer, volunteer with Feed My Starving Children
College Honors: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation Scholarship
Personal Quote: “Your life is shaped by the thoughts you think.Change your thoughts and you change your life.” -- adaptation of Proverbs 4:23

For additional information regarding Chandler-Gilbert Community College's honor society, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), visit cgc.edu/ptk.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Late Start (Flexible Start Date) Classes Still Available

Missed our early enrollment courses? Never fear - we still have courses open in a diverse mix of disciplines. 

Our flexible start courses allow students to stagger their course commitments. Often, starting their priority courses earlier in the semester and then adding on additional offerings later. 

Current open course start dates range from late-January to mid-March. Open late-start course offerings include: 
  • Business Courses
    • Accounting
    • Management
    • Business 
  • Core Transfer Courses
    • Communication 
    • English 
    • Math 
    • History 
    • Philosophy 
    • Sociology
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Courses
  • Language Courses
    • Spanish 
    • Sign Language
  • Performing Arts Courses
    • Dance
    • Music
    • Theatre

Looking for a specific course? 

Visit our Find a Class portal here. 

Tailor your search by using some important filter criteria below: 

Select "Open Classes Only"

Select "Spring 2019" for your semester 

Choose "Chandler-Gilbert (CGCC) as your college

Select your preferred credit options and preferred meeting days (if needed)

Type in your course title or first three letters of the course

Click search 

You'll now see a filtered list of courses applicable only to what you're searching for. 


To expand the search, remove the course title or keyword and hit search again. Now you'll see a mix of course offerings.

For additional support with with enrollment steps, call 480.732.7000 or visit our Enrollment Services Team at your nearest campus location - Coyote Center (Pecos) or Bluford Hall (Williams). 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Myinfo App Now Available on App Store and Google Play

Streamline your studies with the MyInfo app on iOs and Android. Download the app to access personalized information including class schedules, books, grades, finances, and more.

Visit Google Play or the App Store to download the app now. 

Here are a few previews of how the MyInfo app supplies critical information for your continued success on campus.

Learn more at https://my.maricopa.edu/tools/myinfo or download the user guide here

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.