Thursday, August 15, 2013

Top 10 ways to make the most of CGCC

Research shows that the more students take advantage of college services and get involved in the college community, the more likely they are to succeed in reaching their goals.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College offers many ways to get involved as well as a number of services to help students along their path of success.

Below are 10 suggestions to get you started.

  1. Join a student club. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations of all kinds to get involved with.
  2. View a performance. From dance to theatre, jazz to chorus, there are many performances to enjoy throughout the semester
  3. Attend an athletics game. With nine athletic teams, there are many opportunities to cheer on the Coyotes. 
  4. Take advantage of free tutoring. Whether it's math, writing or science, the Learning Center offers all kinds of help, including online tutoring.
  5. Eat on campus. Both the Roadrunner Cafe and Coyote CafĂ© revamped their menus for the fall and a salad bar has been added to the Pecos campus. 
  6. Check your Maricopa email. All college communications are sent to your student Maricopa email address including information about financial aid, fees and registration. Check it regularly.
  7. Determine your career path. Career Services offers personalized assistance to help you figure out your educational and career goals and connect you with your professional community.
  8. Tap into special services. We have a number of offices dedicated to certain groups including veterans, re-entry students and those requiring specific educational resources.
  9. Connect with faculty. Meet with your faculty during their office hours to get to know them outside the classroom. They are excellent resources.
  10. Volunteer in the community. Our service-learning program has received national awards for the past seven years. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Four get nominated for ariZoni Theatre Awards

The ariZoni Theater Awards of Excellence announced the nominations for 2012-3013, which included four from Chandler-Gilbert Community College. They include:

  • Joya Scott: Original Script for the theater production of "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Ron Keller: Scenic Design, Property Design, and Lighting Design (shared with Jeremi Preston) for the non-contracted theater production of "A Christmas Carol"
  • Jeremi Preston: Lighting Design (shared with Ron Keller) for the non-contracted theater production of "A Christmas Carol"
  • John Jackson: Sound Design for the non-contracted theater production of "A Christmas Carol"

 A Christmas Carol
The nominees were submitted by ariZoni adjudicators who attend valley-area performances (five per performance) and score the production in different categories. The ballots are  submitted and tabulated against ballots from all the performances across the valley that applied to be adjudicated.

A Christmas Carol set and performers
The winners will be announced at the 23rd Annual ariZoni Theater Awards of Excellence Awards Ceremony held on Monday, Sept.16, 2013 at the Tempe Center for the Arts.

See all the ariZoni awards nominees.