AWC Sustainability Council Awarded $5K Grant to Increase Recycling Efforts

Yuma, AZ (Nov. 21, 2017) – Arizona Western College will be ramping up their recycling efforts this spring thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arizona Recycling Coalition.

The AWC Sustainability Council received the award for their grant proposal on the Greater Reduction of Waste (G.R.O.W.) Project, an initiative that seeks to expand AWC’s current recycling program through the purchase of additional recycling bins to be installed in building lobbies and on the walkways between campus buildings.

Students to Perform Theater Showcase “After Dark...”

Yuma, AZ (November 21, 2017) – Arizona Western College’s Theatre program will be performing student actor monologues and a student directed one-act play in their showcase “After Dark…”
The shows will be held at the AWC Theatre on the Yuma Main Campus, 2020 S. Ave. 8E, and will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, and Friday, Dec. 1.

Students from Acting One as well as Voice and Diction classes will be performing a variety of scenes and monologues selected from the work they have done throughout the semester.

Annual Christmas Gala set for Nov. 30

Yuma, AZ (November 14, 2017) – Arizona Western College choirs, orchestras, band, and piano faculty will be performing at the annual Christmas Gala on Thursday, Nov. 30.

“The audience can expect to hear arrangements of familiar Christmas classics, as well as more unfamiliar or exotic selections for the various ensembles,” said Shawn Pollard, AWC Professor of Instrumental Music.

Pollard added that the community is in for a very enjoyable performance, as the students will be performing a culmination of music they’ve been working on all semester.

AWC Jazz Ensemble Presents their Fall Concert on December 6

Yuma, AZ (November 20, 2017) – The Arizona Western College Jazz Ensemble will be having its Fall Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The show will take place at the AWC Theater at 7:00 pm.

The band will be performing a mix of jazz and popular compositions and featuring a number of student soloists.

The Fall Concert is free and open to the public, but donations will be accepted.

For more information, contact Professor Shawn Pollard at or (928) 344-7573.

AWC to Celebrate Students at University Transfer Signing Day

Yuma, AZ (November 15, 2017) – Arizona Western College Transfer Services, in collaboration with the AWC Foundation, AWC Alumni Association and the KEYS program, will be celebrating students at University Transfer Signing Day on Thursday, November 30. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 3C Breezeway on the Yuma Campus.

AWC students who will be transferring to Arizona State University, University of Arizona, or Northern Arizona University in the spring will be recognized by institution representatives, who will also be available to respond to student inquiries.