GCC Student Wins Pair of Scholarships

Biotechnology student Beau Grothendick receives highest scores in Arizona

StudentGlendale Community College biotechnology student Beau Grothendick has been named to the 2013 All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Only 20 students were selected from more than 1,800 nominations.

Grothendick received a $2,500 scholarship, presented at the Awards of Excellence brunch held during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) convention in San Francisco.

The All-USA Community College Academic Team is presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group. Team members were featured in a full-page section in the USA TODAY newspaper on Tuesday, April 23.

Grothendick was the student speaker representative of the 2013 All-USA Academic Team. In addition to the All-USA scholarship, as the top scorer from Arizona, Grothendick garnered a $2,000 New Century scholarship from The Coca-Cola Foundation and Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. He was one of 50 community college students from the United States, Canada and the Federated States of Micronesia to receive the New Century Scholarship. The program is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, PTK and the AACC. Continue reading


Keep Learning Without Leaving

NAU Info Session Flier

You can attend an NAU information session from 5-6 p.m. on May 1 in LS-106. You’ll learn how you can complete your bachelor degree through NAU without leaving the GCC campus.

Student art show reigns in talent

Student Tim Nichols

Photography student Tim Nichols views his film, while choosing which ones to print.

Glendale Community College students are showcasing their art in the 47th annual student art exhibit, April 15-30 in the Student Union.

“The exhibit gives students real world experience. It also gives the opportunity for the public to share in the students’ success,” said GCC photography professor Brendan Regan.

The exhibition features artwork such as painting and watercolor, 2D artwork, photography, multimedia and animation, large sculpture and mixed media projects.

Many of the entries are from students in various art classes on campus. Some of the art is from various class projects and assignments.

Photography students Ani Tsarukyan and Tim Nichols prepared their photographs in Regan’s Intro to Photography class by choosing and matting their photos. Continue reading

14 New or Unique 2013 Summer & Fall Courses

At the start of each semester there’s a unique feeling on campus – a mixture of excitement and anxiety – from new students enrolling for the first time, and current students looking to create the perfect class schedule. For both groups, we offer the following ideas for fun, unique and sometimes unusual 2013 summer and fall classes:

If you’d like to use these classes for program requirements, we recommend you first check with a GCC advisor. 

When you’re ready to enroll, go to your Student Center at my.maricopa.edu. You can also call 623-845-3333 or stop by the Enrollment Center during open hours of operation.

NINE SUMMER CLASSES Continue reading

College Night Out for Under $20!

With paying for school, rent, food, shopping, etc., it can be hard to have money for entertainment purposes. However, it is possible to have a great night out for under $20!

First Friday’s is an art walk event downtown held on the first Friday of every month. You can start the night at the Phoenix Art Museum, where you get free admission. There, you can view all of the wonderful art exhibits, and when you’re done, pick up a map for the rest of the art walk. Then, you follow the map further downtown where they have the event set up. There are venders selling homemade items like jewelry and art. Most of the studios and shops open their doors for First Friday’s too, so there is something else to look at if art is not your thing. After spending hours walking downtown and exploring shops, you will be hungry! For dinner, there are many yummy options. At First Friday’s they have inexpensive, delicious food trucks with anything you could want. If you are not into food trucks, there is a great place called Two Hippie’s Beach House on 501 E Camelback Rd that serve great, inexpensive food with a unique atmosphere.

As you can see, it is very possible to have a fun night out on a budget!