Professor Loughead and Sarah Berner, AWC Professor of Agriculture at the AATA Awards Banquet

Leigh Loughead receives AATA Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator Award

Yuma, AZ (July 18, 2018) – Arizona Western College Agriculture Science Manager Leigh Loughead was recognized with the Outstanding Post-Secondary Educator Award by the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association (AATA) during their awards banquet Tuesday. Nominated for the award by her peers, Loughead said it was humbling to be selected.

“I am extremely honored to be receiving this award,” said Loughead. “This award is recognition of the hard work and dedication that goes into teaching.”

She noted that the award also reflects the outstanding Agriculture Science program at AWC.

AWC Innovation Fund Committee Provides Funds For Business Incubator

AWC Students have opportunity to develop a business plan for their own inventions

Yuma, AZ (May 2, 2018) – The Arizona Western College Innovation Fund Committee granted money for the Matador Business Incubator.  This new concept will be available to AWC students that are admitted to the resource center this fall. Students will have access to resources, weekly seminars and hands on guidance from experienced professionals that could not otherwise afford consulting fees on their own.   Deadline for applications is August 20th    

AWC Military Services offers one-stop-shop at MCAS-Yuma and YPG

Yuma, AZ (July 12, 2018) – If it wasn’t for the educational services that Arizona Western College offers at Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma, Sgt. Alana Karp probably wouldn’t have pursued higher education.

However, after learning about what resources were available on base during the welcome aboard brief for her unit, she’s now only two classes away from receiving her Associate in Arts degree.

“This AWC branch makes it easier for us to do everything from Tuition Assistance to registering for classes. They are so willing to help us reach our goals,” said Karp. 

AWC adds Geospatial Technology & Unmanned Aerial Systems certificate programs for Fall 2018

GIS & Informatics Summer Camp to be offered on campus for ages 14 and up July 23-26

Yuma, AZ (July 11, 2018) – Anytime you search for a location on mapping applications like Google Maps, you’re using geospatial technology.

Geospatial applications can be used in a variety of disciplines from redrawing district lines, to looking for and predicting crime patterns, to evaluating crop health and irrigation – just to name a few examples.

AWC welcomes new Director of Financial Services and Controller

Yuma, AZ (July 10, 2018) – Arizona Western College welcomed a new Director of Financial Services and Controller this summer. Michelle Landis recently joined AWC’s financial team with over 25 years of experience in finance.

After receiving her Master of Public Administration Degree from Western International University in 2018, Landis wanted to work at an Arizona community college to utilize her education coupled with her financial experience. She was drawn to AWC because of its vision.