Veteran Steering Committee Community Involvement

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Arizona College continues to reach out to the community in many ways; it is important to us because the local community is our home and our students’ home.  While volunteering helps designated companies fulfill tasks to help those in need, it is much more than that.  Volunteering also creates an environment that builds stronger relationships as a team, resulting in a bond that can last a lifetime. Hosted an Arizona College booth at the Arizona National Guard and Arizona State University Career Expo Our veterans love to share their success stories with other Veterans.  City of Mesa Veteran’s Day Parade We had 72 students walk along with 6 faculty members. Over 20 students along with faculty members were select to carry local fallen solider flags during the parade. Toys for Tots at Christmas We gathered over 100 toys! We also have monthly activities like canned food drives. We just collected…

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick visits Arizona College

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On January 6th, 2014, Arizona College-Mesa Campus had a special visit from Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick.  She toured the campus, had a live demonstration with our Simulation Manikin 3G in the Nursing Laboratory and had an informative meeting with select Arizona College students including Shawnessey Sledge, Matthew Trenholm, Jacqueline Anderson, Maia Nachie and Marlene Shiprak.  Some of the items discussed were their experience at Arizona College, veteran’s education and benefits and what their future holds after graduation. Ms. Kirkpatrick also met with executives from Arizona College, and from other colleges including Pima Medical Institute, Universal Technical Institute and Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences.  It was a great opportunity for these colleges to have a collaborative meeting with Ms. Kirkpatrick. Ms. Kirkpatrick was born and raised in Arizona and currently resides in Flagstaff.  Her father ran a general store and her mother was a schoolteacher.  She graduated from Blue Ridge High…

2013 Military Friendly School List

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Arizona College is excited to announce that it has made the Military Friendly Schools list in 2013. All colleges on the list represent the top 15% of U.S. colleges, universities, and trade schools that are doing the most to educate America’s veterans. To determine a score for each school, the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Schools team conducts exhaustive research. Research is based on criteria including military support on campus, academic credibility, percentage of military students, academic credit for military training, flexibility, veteran graduation rates, government approvals, tuition assistance, student surveys, employment rates, and military spouse policies. Arizona College recognizes that students in the military and veterans bring maturity and diverse experiences to the classroom. A number of financial benefits exist for military students, including: Military students who are called to active service are able to return to school without penalty. Participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program Participation in the MyCAA…