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GM Foundation Donates Additional $5000 to AWC Foundation in Memory of Edgar Mendoza

Yuma, AZ (June 5, 2017)—On May 12th, General Motors Desert Proving Grounds presented the Arizona Western College Foundation with a $5000 donation that is funded through the GM Foundation Plant City Grant. The Edgar Mendoza GM Foundation Scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of former GM employee Edgar Mendoza and the scholarship will be awarded to three students in the AWC Automotive Technology program. 

AWC Student Starts Community Group for Writers

Yuma, AZ (June 5, 2017) –Brittany Twenter, Arizona Western College student, started the Desert Southwest Nonfiction Creative Writing Society with the sole purpose of bringing the community together to share their life stories in a creative fashion. So far, the community group is comprised of students and faculty at AWC, but the hope is that they can pull in people from all walks of life who are interested in writing.

Appreciative Advising Workshop on June 8th

Yuma, AZ (June 1, 2017)-Dr. Jennifer Bloom, the creator of “Appreciative Advising” will be presenting a three hour training to a joint group of advisors from Arizona Western College and Northern Arizona University-Yuma on Thursday, June 8th from 9am to 12pm in the Francis Morris Board Room on the Yuma Campus.

Nine Students Earned Scholarships at AWC’s Student Showcase

The General Education Curriculum Committee held their 9th Annual Student Showcase at Arizona Western College on May 10, 2017. Over seventy-five students participated and shared projects ranging from scientific posters, modern language presentations, business models, informational websites, dramatic readings, and mechanical projects, including a six-foot tall trebuchet!

AWC Youth Choir Summer Camp Starts June 13

AWC Continuing Education and Yuma High School have partnered to bring back the AWC Youth Choir Summer Camp. The Camp will be from June 13 to June 23 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Youth must be entering 3rd grade or higher to participate. All rehearsals will be held in the Yuma High School Choir Room and the end of camp concert will be at Snider Auditorium on June 23rd.


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