Summer and Fall Registration Now Underway

Summer and fall 2011 class registration is now underway at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. The college’s first summer session begins May 31; the second summer session begins July 5; and the fall semester begins August 20.


“Required courses such as math, science, and English are the first to fill, so we urge students to register now to get the classes they need and to avoid long enrollment wait times in the summer,” said Ryan Cain, coordinator of CGCC Enrollment Services.


Cain says students who are not yet admitted to CGCC can begin the admissions process by applying online at  New students and their families will also be able to attend an orientation session prior to the start of classes which will provide information about college programs and services, as well as a tour of the campus.


CGCC offers a wide variety of programs including business, teacher education, nursing, sustainability, engineering, biotechnology, law enforcement training, electric utility technology, aviation, and more. 


“The majority of our students are on the university transfer path, so it’s our goal to help those students get the classes they need that will transfer into their university program of study,” Cain said. “Our academic advisors are available to help students create a plan to reach both their educational and career goals.”


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 Girl Scouts Learn from CGCC Environmental Tech Center Gardens

Seventeen Daisy Girl Scouts from St. Mary Basha Elementary School in Chandler recently had the opportunity to get their hands dirty in the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Environmental Technology Center (ETC) Gardens, while they learned about sustainable gardening, composting, and using resources wisely.


The first graders, led by troop leaders Alba Alvarez and Laura Pollard, visited the college garden as part of activities showing the Scouts how they can discover and explore the world; connect and team with others locally and globally; and take action to make the world a better place.


“The Daisy theme this year is ‘It’s Your World – Change It,’” Alvarez said.  “The college’s ETC Gardens are an ideal place for the girls to learn about ways that they can use resources wisely and make their world a better place as individuals.”


Jalyn Gryskiewicz, 7, said that while she learned a lot, planting seeds to take home was her favorite part of the field trip.


“I learned that we need to reduce, reuse, recycle, and save power so that we can save the earth for the seven billion people who live here,” Gryskiewicz said.


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 Students Named to All-Arizona Academic Team

CGCC students Christina Cannell, Michael Hendrickson, Jessica Golden, and Thu Truong were recently named to the All-Arizona Academic Team, joining other academic scholars from community colleges around the state.

An accounting major with a 3.9 GPA, Cannell plans on transferring to Arizona State University upon completion of her studies at CGCC.  While at CGCC, she was the recipient of the Maricopa Community College District Foundation Scholarship. She also served as a Gilbert Senior Center volunteer and participated in the CGCC CEO Mentoring program.

My decision to attend community college was a dream finally realized. The idea of re-entering school was extremely scary, but I knew it was the best decision to help me pursue my dream of earning an accounting degree,” Cannell said.

Cannell was also selected as a 2011 COCA-COLA Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze scholars from across the U.S.  Bronze Scholars each receive a $1,000 stipend and a special medallion.

Hendrickson has maintained a 3.7 GPA and is majoring in engineering.  While at CGCC, Hendrickson has served as a math and physics tutor and participated in the CGCC Engineering Club.  He plans on transferring to the University of Arizona this fall.

CGCC has set the standard for two-year colleges,” Hendrickson said.  “The experience, knowledge, and time that the Engineering Department faculty and advisors share with their students has set me up to achieve my goals at the university level and beyond.” 

Pictured (left to right): Thu Truong, Michael Hendrickson, Jessica Golden, Christina Cannell.

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