Ironwood Hall Grand Opening Ceremony on February 11

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is celebrating the opening of Ironwood Hall on the college’s Pecos Campus with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, February 11.  The official ceremony will take place from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by tours and classroom demonstrations.

An innovative multi-purpose classroom building, Ironwood Hall contains physical science laboratories, general education classrooms, lecture halls, and faculty offices.  A new ceramics studio lies adjacent to Ironwood Hall featuring 24 potters’ wheels, abundant natural light and professional-grade kilns.

“We are very excited about the opening of Ironwood Hall,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, CGCC’s interim president.  “In addition to facilitating significant expansion of our physical science classes and providing space for continued growth of general education classes, Ironwood Hall is a facility that enhances student engagement by offering indoor and outdoor gathering places where students can interact and learn outside of class.”

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 CGCC Partners with Soles4Souls to Help Those in Need

Just three weeks into the spring semester, Chandler-Gilbert Community College students, faculty, and staff have already begun to create a mountain of shoes that will impact lives in the U.S. and around the world.  

This spring, CGCC is partnering with Sole4Souls, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes shoes to vulnerable populations.  Soles4Souls is currently helping in Haiti with the earthquake response, and has coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  

“We want to encourage students and community members to donate new and gently used shoes to this worthwhile cause,” said Chris Schnick, CGCC English faculty. “Soles4Souls will get your shoes to people who need them both locally and internationally.”

From now through March 12, students and community members can drop off new and gently used shoes in receptacles located at CGCC’s Pecos campus in the Library and Student Center Pavilion, or at CGCC’s Williams campus in Engel Hall, Bluford Hall, or Baylor Hall North.

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 Students Named to All-Arizona Academic Team

CGCC students Alexandra Cannell and Anita Adjei were recently named to the All-Arizona Academic Team, and will be honored at an awards lunch at Mesa Community College on Thursday, February 18, joining other academic scholars from community colleges around the state.

A communications major with a 4.0 GPA, Cannell, 20, plans on transferring to Arizona State University upon the completion of her studies at CGCC.  While at CGCC, she was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship. She also served as a CGCC Student Ambassador, an Into the Streets Site Leader, and on the CGCC Presidential Search Committee.

“I have found Chandler-Gilbert Community College to be a place where I have grown stronger academically and as a person through leadership and student life activities,” Cannell said. “It has been an awesome opportunity for taking the next steps in higher education.”

Adjei, 19, has maintained a 3.7 GPA and is majoring in finance.  While at CGCC, Adjei was the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and the Maria L. Hesse Service and Leadership Scholarship.  Adjei also served as Vice President of the Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Sigma Nu Chapter and an Into the Streets Site Leader, as well as attending the CGCC Leadership Academy.  She plans on transferring to the University of Arizona upon graduating from CGCC.

Alexandra Cannell (top), Anita Adjei (bottom)

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