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5 Ways to Reduce First-Day Jitters in K-12 Students

5 Ways to Reduce First-Day Jitters in K-12 Students

By Mary Ellertson   You and your child are shopping for new clothes, picking out backpacks, filling them with crayons, paper and other school supplies, finding the perfect lunchbox – this can only mean it’s the start of a new school year! Dealing with a new classroom, new teacher, new school, and making new friends…

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SCC Introduces New Programs for Fall 2019 Semester Addressing Local Workforce Development Needs

SCC Introduces New Programs for Fall 2019 Semester Addressing Local Workforce Development Needs

Responding to local employers’ desired job skills for a range of occupational requirements, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) is launching new certificate of completion programs for event management, entrepreneurial studies, real estate and administration of justice studies in corrections and victimology in its Fall 2019 semester. In addition, SCC is expanding its partnership with Northern Arizona…

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The Advantages of Taking a Summer Class

The Advantages of Taking a Summer Class

Enrolling in a summer class or two can be a solid choice for working professionals and high school and college students alike, while other individuals simply enjoy the pleasure of learning a new hobby or area of interest. Working professionals can stay current in their field while investing in their career growth. High school and…

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SCC Business School Hosts Accounting Game Night

SCC Business School Hosts Accounting Game Night

“Who knew accounting could be fun?”   This comment was overheard from many Scottsdale Community College Business School students ​following the first Accounting Final Review Game Night on April 25. Eighty-six students checked in and were provided a passport to stamp when activities were completed. Students who filled their passport got to spin the wheel for prizes,…

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Two SCC Students Named as 2019 Recipients of the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarship

Two SCC Students Named as 2019 Recipients of the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation’s CIS Network Operations and Security Scholarship

In 2016, the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Department at Scottsdale Community College (SCC) was awarded a $700,000, multi-year grant from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation. This grant included the construction of a new, state-of-the-art Virtual Data Center, and the renovation of the adjacent classroom space. This new learning environment was intended for hands-on instruction,…

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Scottsdale Community College’s Business Student Wilson Okwuobu Wins Entrepreneurial Contest

Scottsdale Community College’s Business Student Wilson Okwuobu Wins Entrepreneurial Contest

(Scottsdale, Ariz.)  When Wilson Okwuobu enrolled in Scottsdale Community College’s Business School, he was not expecting to be the winner of $20,000 in cash and business services two months later.  That’s exactly what happened when Okwuobu won The Big Pitch.    The Big Pitch is a student entrepreneurship program run by the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation…

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Culinary student receives Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

Culinary student receives Gilman Scholarship for study abroad

Scottsdale Community College student Kelli Barr’s dream to travel abroad and see how other people live outside the U.S is on track to become reality after the Culinary Arts student received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship earlier this semester. The scholarship will allow her to take classes in Athlone, Ireland, beginning July 1. “I…

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Equine Science student chosen for prestigious internship

Equine Science student chosen for prestigious internship

At age 5, Stephanie Malleo dreamed about working with horses. Now, at 21, the Scottsdale Community College student is taking a big step to realize that dream. In November, she became one of 29 students from across the world chosen to participate in the prestigious Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI). Of the college students selected,…

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Former SCC nursing student joins the Nursing faculty

Former SCC nursing student joins the Nursing faculty

Jessica Bruhn’s passion for nursing and teaching came full circle earlier this year when she became the first Scottsdale Community College Concurrent Enrollment nursing alum to become a full-time faculty member at the school. The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) offers nursing students the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree while pursuing their Associate…

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Kathleen Kelly reaches the finish line

Kathleen Kelly reaches the finish line

By Jonathan J. Higuera It took a little longer than expected but Kathleen Kelly reached her goal of getting a college degree this summer. The 78-year old mother of six starting taking classes at Scottsdale Community College in 2011 and persisted until she had degree in hand with her last class this summer. As a…

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