Living the Dream

Okay everyone, here is the quick and dirty introduction to this adventure. T-minus 7 days to lift off so let me get you up to speed. I love Mexico (food, language, history, culture etc.) and it has always been a dream of mine to spend time in central Mexico. So when I found out that my district was accepting applications for a Faculty Development Mexico Program to Mexico City and Guanajuato I jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately my application was denied but I didn’t let that deter me. The next time the  trip was offered I applied again and this time I made the cut. There are 7 of us going from MCCCD. A fascinating collection of personalities and areas of expertise. More on the team in a future blog. So for three weeks we get to explore, learn, experience and dive into all things Mexico. This goes way beyond being a tourist. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Wireless Security, Technology and Networking

Worlds Most Popular Networking ProgramDid you know that in the mid-1990s, Cisco Senior Consulting Engineer George Ward (then a Glendale, Arizona resident) developed training for teachers and staff for maintenance of school networks, but the demand was such that it led to the creation of the Cisco Networking Academy?

The Cisco Networking Academy, established in 1997, teaches students networking and other information technology-related skills, preparing them for jobs. Continue reading

Healing Through Creative Expression

Veteran_Poet_Jones_111813_bannerVeteran Transforms Pain Into Poetry

Healing. Poetry. Two words that Andrew R. Jones had never given much thought to before he was deployed to Iraq as a combat Marine. There, he experienced the trauma of war, not easily forgotten.

Returning to the United States, he fought as hard at home as he had fought overseas – though this time, the battles were more emotional than physical.

Now, after years of struggle with painful memories of a bloody war, Jones is finding peace. He’s exploring new paths that are as satisfying as they were unexpected. Finally, he’s on the road to healing. And – surprising everyone, including himself – it was poetry that paved the way. Continue reading

Are you #GCCReady?

Are you #GCCReady?Are you ready for a new school year at Glendale Community College? Students aren’t the only ones getting ready for the upcoming year. All around campus, faculty and staff are anxiously awaiting your return!

Follow #GCCReady on any of our social media sites to see how we’re getting ready and to share your posts, photos and videos for a chance to win fun prizes. All prizes must be picked up the first week of school, Aug. 19-23, on the main campus.

Post to and follow us using @gccaz and #GCCReady on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Google+, Pinterest, Vine, and YouTube.

Spring Commencement Ceremony: Over three thousand students earn credentials

Glendale Community College’s 48th-annual commencement ceremony takes place at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 10 at Grand Canyon University Arena, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.

GCC President Irene Kovala will preside over the ceremony, introducing dignitaries, exceptional students, and the Class of 2013.

Over 3,000 students will be receiving degrees and certificates.

Speakers include Robert Moreno, Vice President of the GCC Associated Student Government; Lillia Mrza, President of the GCC Associated Student Government; and Hannes Kvaran, Social Science department chair.

Among the notable students in this cohort are: Continue reading