CGCC, NAU Partner for Connect2NAU

Seventeen-year-old Dalena Nguyen won’t graduate from Desert Ridge High School until May, but she and her dad Tony are already locking in her college plans for fall.


Nguyen will be taking advantage of “Connect2NAU,” a new partnership between Chandler-Gilbert Community College and Northern Arizona University, which provides students with joint admission to any of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges and NAU.


“I want to complete my Associate’s Degree in the area of computer sciences at CGCC and eventually transfer to NAU up in Flagstaff,” Nguyen said.  “This program is a great way for me to get started.”


Deanna Hughes, Program Coordinator for the NAU CGCC Campus, says that “Connect2NAU” will provide college-bound students greater access and affordability in completing their bachelor’s degree. 

Pictured: Desert Ridge High School senior Dalena Nguyen (center) her dad Tony Nguyen (right) meet with Deanna Hughes (left), Program Coordinator for the NAU CGCC Campus about Connect2NAU.


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 CGCC Hosts Grand Opening of Bridget Hall

Chandler-Gilbert Community College is celebrating the opening of Bridget Hall on the college’s Williams Campus with a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday, February 23.  The ribbon-cutting will take place at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments and a building tour.

Built by Sundt Construction, Inc. from a design by will bruder +PARTNERS of Phoenix, the $7.05M project broke ground in February 2010.

Williams Campus Provost John Schroeder said that the construction of Bridget Hall was vital in order to keep pace with the campus’ continued growth.

“Bridget Hall is a beautiful building which will provide important services to our students, such as a library, computer commons, food service, bookstore, student life spaces, and a multi-function meeting space,” Schroeder said.  “This facility will include tutoring and instructional spaces and inviting spots for students to gather and study or just get together with friends.”


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 President's Community Advisory Council Member Profile: Dr. Cynthia Barnes Pharr

Members of CGCC's President's Community Advisory Council (PCAC) provide information and ideas to the college that reflect community perspectives.

Each month, we will feature a current member of the PCAC.  This month, we are pleased to introduce Dr. Cynthia Barnes Pharr, Manager of
Corporate Social Responsibility for Qwest Communications.

Q.  How long have you served in your current position as Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility at Qwest?   A. I’m in my 7th year as Manager of Community Affairs for Qwest Communications.  I work in the company’s corporate social responsibility department, which includes the Qwest Foundation.

Q.  What are your primary duties in this position?   

A. I execute and evaluate strategic community engagement opportunities and programs for Qwest in Arizona. I also represent the Qwest Foundation in Arizona, manage the Qwest Teacher & Technology regional grant program, and serve as manager for the Qwest Pioneers membership of 55,000 members, which is a group of current employees and retirees who perform community service activities in the 14 state Qwest region.

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