STUDENT LIFE | NEWS BRIEFS | CALENDAR XVII NO. 4, DECEMBER 2012

 Chandler-Gilbert named number one in nation for growth enrollment

Community College Week highlighted Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) as the fastest-growing community college among colleges with enrollments of more than 10,000 students in its Nov. 26 issue. According to a CCWeekanalysis, the number of degree-seeking students at CGCC jumped 14.1 percent between 2010 and 2011. Read the full story​.

 Recent events draw congressman and mayor

Recent events garnered the attention of local politicos. Newly elected Matt Salmon came to the Pecos campus for the Veteran's Expo (Nov. 8) honoring those who have served. Town of Gilbert Mayor John Lewis attended the Hermanas event (Nov. 7) and the grand opening and naming of the One World Committee mural (Nov. !5), both held on the Pecos campus. Read the full story.

 CGCC sculptor instructor among top 100 creative forces in Phoenix

CGCC adjunct faculty Emily Stergar is highlighted in The Phoenix New Times Best of issue. Follow the link to read the article on Emily Stergar.

 Helping student athletes succeed: Ralph Baldenegro

It could be said that Ralph Baldenegro is our athletic teams’ number one fan.  A former CGCC softball coach and current lead groundskeeper, he contributes to student success by coordinating fundraising efforts for the athletes.

Through Soccer Village Foundation, Ralph has helped student athletes raise money for their respective sport by volunteering at events. The event coordinators then issue a check to the sport booster club. Student athletes have volunteered at car shows, concerts, NASCAR, golf tournaments, and ASU football games. Typically the work involves ushering, ticket taking, and security. So far this year, the events have provided approximately $3,000, which is split among the sports who worked it, which include baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer. The remaining teams will come on board once they are in season.

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