Sunday, July 28, 2013

Congrats to the Aug. 1 graduating nursing class

Twenty-five students will participate in Chandler-Gilbert Community College's Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 1. The long-held tradition signifies their graduation from student to board-eligible registered nurse. Congratulations!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CGCC's online art and literary journal, Gila River Review, publishes Spring 2013 issue

K. Rodriguez is one of many artists featured in the
Spring 2013 issue of The Gila River Review
The Spring 2013 issue of The Gila River Review, Chandler-Gilbert Community College’s online art and literary journal, edited entirely by CGCC students, including honors students and members of the CGCC Creative Writing Club. The journal features fiction, poetry, art and music.

Take a look.

M. Trinidad

Monday, July 22, 2013

Rounds played at CGCC help student qualify for tournament

The Bismark Tribune covers CGCC student Jacob Dehne during the North Dakota Golf Association (NDGA) tournament in a story posted July 19, titled "Extra rounds paying off."

Jacob Dehne had tried his luck in two NDGA Match Play tournaments before this year’s edition at Riverwood Golf Course.

“It was not good,” Dehne said with a laugh. “I didn’t even make the championship flight either time.”

But the extra rounds Dehne got to play this year while enrolled at Arizona’s Chandler-Gilbert Community College obviously have helped his game.

The 19-year-old Century High School graduate not only qualified for the championship flight on Friday, he won his first two matches, advancing to the quarterfinals. Read the full story.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

2013 CGCC grad Jennifer Smestad crowned Miss Arizona

CGCC graduate Jennifer Smestad is a Miss America
contestant after being crowned Miss Arizona in June.
Jennifer Smestad, a 2013 graduate of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, was crowned Miss Arizona according to an Arizona Republic article on June 27. She will represent Arizona at the Miss America pageant on Sept. 15.

Read the full story.

Monday, July 8, 2013

President Lujan featured in the Arizona Republic's Who's Who in Business for 2013

"Who's Who in Business 2013" lists Arizona's leading companies in 50 sectors and profiles of high-ranking women in each field. President Lujan is featured in the Education section.

"Linda Lujan, president and chief executive officer of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, often shares her life story at orientations for re-entering students.

She tells them how she became pregnant at 17 and married and dropped out of high school. She talks about the minimum-wage jobs she worked while raising four children. And she tells the story of how she drove into the parking lot of her Denver-area community college, drove out and then finally worked up her courage to go into the building, meet the advisers and start college at age 30.

“It’s amazing how many students say, ‘Me, too! I came, and I drove away. I was too frightened to go in,’” Lujan says.

Today Lujan oversees a college that has three campuses and more than 19,000 students."
Read the full article.