At Arizona College, our Agency Department serves the local community by providing outreach and customer service geared toward students and case managers from workforce agencies, vocational rehabilitation, Native American tribes, veterans administrations, and more.
So far in 2013, the Agency’s Business Department has had a very busy year. A new team member joined the department in January – Jan Lemau – as the Tribal Agency Liaison. Jan brings a wealth of experience to the team from her many years in the education field and she greatly enjoys working with students and individuals in the local community.
In her new position, Jan spends a great deal of time on the road, as she has a lot of ground to cover – Arizona is home to 23 federally recognized tribes. She will also spend a fair amount of time at Arizona College’s new Mesa campus and some time at the Glendale campus, as well.
Our Veteran Liaison, Kevin Kane, who joined Arizona College back in March 2012 is himself a veteran and two-time purple heart recipient. Kevin brings a passion for service to our returning veterans and has extensive involvement in the community collaborating with many veteran-serving organizations.
Dennis Hobgood is our Director of Agency Business Development. Dennis, who has been with the college for the past two years, has been working directly with workforce development, vocational rehabilitation, tribal education programs, and veteran programs for the past 12 years. In his role, Dennis oversees programs to ensure Arizona College serves the specific and specialized needs of government and tribal agencies, and especially their clients who are attending our college.
Another new Arizona College Agency Department development is its newest partnership with the Friendly House. The Friendly House will now offer GED courses at Arizona College’s Glendale campus from 6-8:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.
Founded in 1920, the Friendly House was established by the Phoenix Americanization Committee as party of a local initiative to assist new immigrants in transitioning their lives to Arizona. Friendly House services promote literacy, citizenship, patriotism, and English language skills. For more information about The Friendly House’s GED courses, contact Dennis for more information at (602) 759-2259.