Monday, February 26, 2018

Four CGCC Students Named to 2018 All-Arizona Academic Team

Congratulations to Chandler-Gilbert Community College students Amanda Acuña, Lauren Allison, Kimberly Redding, and Heather Robinson for being named to this year’s All-Arizona Academic Team. Acuña (Psychology) and Redding (Fine Arts) represent the Pecos Campus while Allison (Aviation) and Robinson (Nursing) represent the Williams Campus. The students will be recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service, and leadership at a statewide celebration on March 1 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel along with 75 additional recipients from community colleges throughout Arizona.

Left to Right: Amanda, Kim, Heather, and Lauren.

To be considered for the All-Arizona Academic Team, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, be in good academic standing, be working towards completion of an associate degree, demonstrate leadership, and actively volunteer on campus and/or within their communities. Each student winner will receive an academic scholarship and tuition waiver to one of Arizona’s three universities: Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. The scholarships and tuition waivers are made possible by Phi Theta Kappa, American Association of Community Colleges, Arizona Community Colleges, Arizona Board of Regents and USA TODAY who aim to help these exceptional students reach their educational goals.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Coyote Cupboard is Now Open for Those in Need

Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) is proud to announce the opening of Coyote Cupboard in partnership with Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank. Coyote Cupboard is a free food pantry with non-perishable food items and toiletries available to any CGCC student or employee. Items available include peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna, rice, beans, canned vegetables, cereal, macaroni and cheese, pasta, soup, soap, deodorant, tooth brushes and tooth paste.

Coyote Cupboard locations and hours of operation:

Pecos Campus, SC 111
Monday------------1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday------------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday-----------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Williams Campus, BRID 137
Monday------------12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday----------12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Coyote Cupboard is made possible by the generous donations of Matthew's Crossing, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Matthew’s Crossing provides assistance for East Valley individuals and families with needs associated with hunger. Visit their website to learn more about their mission and to get involved.

For more information about Coyote Cupboard, contact Student Life Staff:

Pecos Campus
KT Campbell at or call (480) 857-5524
Maria Amador at

Williams Campus
Kim Kocak at or call (480) 988-8525
Jenny Ortega at

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Chinese New Year Celebration at Williams Campus

Come celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year, learn about Chinese culture, enjoy FREE food and live performances at the 2018 “Year of the Dog” celebration. The event will be held Wednesday, February 14 from 11 am to 1 pm inside Bridget Hall’s Higley Room and is free to students. Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 5, 2018

CGCC Celebrates Black History Month

Chandler-Gilbert Community College campuses have a full lineup of programs and activities this month to celebrate the rich intellectual and cultural contributions made by African Americans in the United States. We have everything from a historical photography exhibit and festival to a live African drum performance and poetry readings. See a list of our events below. All events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

DATE EVENT Location/Time
Beginning Feb. 5 Photography Exhibit “Exploring the Dream: The Phoenix Connection,” a photographic exhibition of exception Phoenicians who inspire others provided courtesy of Image Makers Lyda and Oswald Harris. 1st Floor Library, Gallery Pecos Campus, Library Hours
Beginning Feb. 12 Black History Month Gallery Display Featuring multiple class student projects 1st Floor Library, Gallery Pecos Campus, Library Hours
Wednesday, Feb. 7 Black History Month Kickoff Festival Entertainment, Music, and Food Pavilion (SC100), Pecos Campus 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 20 Kawambe-Omowale African Drum, Dance & Storytelling Bridget Lounge Williams Campus 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Thursday, Feb. 22 You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie?! Workshop facilitated by Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. allows attendees to engage in a constructive dialogue about the harsh realities of the disparities seen throughout Hollywood. AGA 1240 Pecos Campus 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27 African American Readout Selected faculty members reading prepared excerpts of works by African American authors and/or poets. The event is interactive, each reading is followed by discussion. 1st Floor Library, Pecos Campus, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm