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.  
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

Monday, March 19, 2018

CGCC Students Selected as 2018 Coca-Cola Gold Scholars

Hats off to Heather Robinson, Kimberly Redding, and Lauren Allison for recently being selected as a Gold Scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2018 Academic Team. All three recipients will receive a $1,500 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation to assist in their pursuit of a higher education.

“Congratulations to Heather, Kimberly and Lauren for being named to Coca-Cola’s 2018 Academic Team,” said William Guerriero, interim president at CGCC. “We are extremely proud of your academic accomplishments and are excited to see what the future holds for each of you.”

Heather, a nursing student at the Williams Campus, is working on a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northern Arizona University and hopes to become a Labor and Delivery nurse at Mercy Gilbert Hospital.

Kimberly, a Fine Arts student at the Pecos Campus, is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a minor in behavioral psychology at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Lauren is currently majoring in aviation at the Williams Campus and is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Applied Science Aviation at Arizona State University. Following graduation, she plans to attend the American Flyer’s mechanic/pilot cross training internship program and obtain private, instrument, and commercial flight ratings.

Heather, Kimberly, and Lauren’s selection were based on the score they earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition, for which more than 2,000 applications were received this year. This program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa will recognize Heather, Kimberly and Lauren along with other 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Scholars on stage at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, April 19-21 in Kansas City, Missouri. On behalf of CGCC, congratulations on your outstanding academic achievement and leadership accomplishments that earned you this recognition.

CGCC Performing Arts Department Presents “Goodnight Desdemona” and Other Spring Performances

Debuting at CGCC this week is the theatrical comedic performance “Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)” by Ann-Marie MacDonald. The play features Constance Ledbelly, a young English literature professor from Queen's University as she goes on a subconscious journey of self-discovery.

The comedy is a feminist revision of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet and takes the audience from a dusty office in Canada’s Queen’s University into the fraught and furious worlds of two of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies and turns them upside-down. The show will run March 22-24 at the Arnette Scott Ward Performing Arts Center located at the Pecos Campus.

Rounding out the CGCC spring theatre lineup is Clark Gesner’s beloved musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”, based on Charles Schulz’s famous comic strip, Peanuts.  This musical comedy runs April 26-28 and features the entire Peanuts gang including Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroder and Snoopy in a variety of vignettes and songs.

This year's Spring Performing Arts lineup also features a variety of vocal and instrumental music concerts.  Jazz Night, the very popular event featuring the CGCC Jazz Combo, Big Band and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will be happening on April 16. For something different, sit outside the amphitheater, enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather, and join the Jazz Combo for Midday Jazz at 11:30 a.m. on April 4.  For those of you who love guitar and percussion sounds, the Strum and Drum Concert on April 23 will be right for you.

If you’re looking for a night of fun and laughter, attend a Comedy Improv show with “Off the Cuff.”  This show has featured the fresh and funny talents of student and community member comedians, for the past 18 years. Enjoy ridiculously funny, family-friendly, game-style improv comedy on April 6 at 7:00 pm.

If comedy isn’t your thing, maybe dance is. See a variety of dance styles choreographed by creative dance faculty at the Faculty Choreographed Dance Showcase on April 13 and 14.

The CGCC Combined Choirs will perform Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on March 25 alongside the Chandler Symphony Orchestra at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Other musical performances include the Vocal Major Recitals March 26 as well as the Spring Choral Concerts on March 27.

All shows are open to the public and most are free.

For ticketed events, tickets can be purchased online or at the CGCC Box Office located on the Pecos Campus. The box office window opens one hour before show time. Attendees can purchase available tickets or pick up reserved tickets from Will Call. Student prices are offered to those with a valid student ID. Doors open a half hour prior to the performance. For additional information, further assistance or a complete calendar of events, please call the box office at 480-732-7343 or visit www.cgc.edu/arts.

Four CGCC Students Named to All-Arizona Academic Team

Four Chandler-Gilbert Community College students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, commitment to service, and distinguished leadership at the 2018 All-Arizona Academic Recognition Ceremony on March 1 at the Hilton Phoenix/Mesa Hotel.
Students Amanda Acuña, Lauren Allison, Kimberly Redding, and Heather Robinson were among the 79 Arizona community college student recipients to be honored for their academic success.

“On behalf of the faculty and staff at CGCC, I would like to congratulate this year’s All-Arizona Academic Team recipients Amanda, Lauren, Kimberly, and Heather on receiving this notable honor,” said William Guerriero, interim president at CGCC. “We know you will go on to achieve great success in your academic and professional careers and represent CGCC positively in the community for years to come.”

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 or within their communities.
In addition to being recognized, each student winner received 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, all of whom aim to help these exceptional students reach their educational goals.
Judging to select the recipients consisted of three rounds. In the first round, a group of local businesses, civic, education, and government leaders reviewed applications and chose the recipients of the award. Only two students were selected from each college campus. The selected recipients’ applications were then forwarded to Washington, D.C., for second and third rounds of judging and scoring by representatives from various federal agencies and national education associations. Those scores were used to rank the students for first, second or third state teams. First Team members received a $1,000 scholarship, Second Team members a $750 scholarship and Third Team members a $500 scholarship to one of Arizona’s state universities.

Chandler Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus Recipients

Amanda Acuña-Third Team
Major: Psychology 
Amanda plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology at Arizona State University. Following her bachelor’s, she plans to pursue a PhD in Neuropsychology and use that to further current understanding and treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders through research and clinical practice. Amanda is a certified CPR and drowning prevention instructor for free community outreach classes, a PBS Eight and Blake’s Miracle volunteer, and mother of two. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an Otto and Edna Neely Scholarship recipient and CGCC Academic Scholarship recipient.

Kimberly Redding-First Team
Major: Fine Arts
Kimberly is working towards a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with a minor in behavioral psychology at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.  She will leverage her education to create art therapy programs for patients in medical institutions as a Certified Art Therapist, while continuing to volunteer for organizations such as Free Arts for Abused Children, and dance classes through her church. Kimberly is an organizer of CGCC’s Tunnel of Oppression for Phi Theta Kappa’s Honors in Action Contribution, a high school student mentor with the Sِi Se Puede Organization, a Maricopa County Global Leadership Retreat representative, and a volunteer at Free Arts for Abused Children.

Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Williams Campus Recipients

Lauren Allison-First Team
Major: Aviation
Lauren plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science Aviation at Arizona State University. Following graduation, she plans to attend the American Flyer’s mechanic/pilot cross training internship program and obtain private, instrument, and commercial flight ratings.
She currently serves as a student tutor, a member of the CGCC Student Activities Board, a volunteer with Coyote Cupboard, and a member of the Presidential Search Committee.

Heather Robinson-First Team
Major: Nursing
Heather is working on a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northern Arizona University and hopes to become a Labor and Delivery nurse at Mercy Gilbert Hospital. It was there, several years ago as a labor and delivery patient, where she encountered the compassionate and competent nurses who set the bar for the kind of nurse she wants to be.  Heather plans to continue to fill her life with service in the community through her church and many other organizations.
She is currently a member of Student Nurses in Action, a Block 2 Focus Group Leader, and United Way Valley of the Sun volunteer.

Congratulations to this year’s 2018 All-Arizona Academic Team recipients!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Women's History Month

Date Event Time - Location
Beginning March 1st Women’s History Month Multiple Class Project Displays Pecos Campus, Library Gallery
March 5 Black Feminist Becoming by: Dr. Stephanie Troutman This presentation will engage students and staff in Meaningful discussion of gender, scholarly research,and the place of gender studies in the academy. 1-2:15 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-124
March 20 Women in the Workforce Panel A panel of Women share their experiences, obstacles, and successes navigating male dominated fields. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Williams Campus, Bridget Hall - Higley Rm.
March 26 Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola & Beyond by: Author, Sonia Shah 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-1242
March 27 Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola & Beyond by: Author, Sonia Shah 10:00 am – 11:15 am Pecos Campus - SC140
March 28 An Ordinary Hero: The True Story of Joan Mulholland Film screening with panel discussion 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Pecos Campus, AGA 1240-1242