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Prescott’s Yavapai College Announces 2021 Verde Valley Alumni of the Year

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Yavapai College honored a Verde Valley success story on Wednesday; two former Fortune 500 executives who reinvented themselves through education, put literal roots down in our community, and bottled wonders from its very soil.

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Chino Valley Unified School District Student of the Week – 11/19

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The Chino Valley Unified School District would like to recognize Riley Boesch of Territorial Early Childhood Center as our Student of the Week for the week ending November 19, 2021.

Appointment Announced for Congress Elementary School District Governing Board

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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Miller, to the Congress Elementary School District Governing Board. The appointment is effective November 12, 2021, and will expire on December 31, 2022. She has expressed an intent to run for this seat in the 2022 election cycle for a new term beginning in 2023.

Arizona Association for Economic Development Honors Prescott’s Yavapai College REDC with EDDE Award

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The Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center was awarded the Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) “Large Organization of the Year” by the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED).

Yavapai College of Prescott Named Finalist for Prestigious National Bellwether Award

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Yavapai College has been named a finalist for the 2022 Bellwether Award by the Bellwether College Consortium. Each year, ten finalists are selected in each of the three categories of Instructional Programs and Services, Planning, Governance, and Finance, and Workforce Development.

Yavapai College to Reduce Tuition Cost for Concurrent Online High School Students by 50%

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Prescott’s Yavapai College will be reducing the tuition for online concurrent high school students by 50% for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year.

Tri-City Prep Grad, All-USA Academic Team Member Named YC 2021 Prescott Alumna of the Year

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Kari Warne, a Tri-City prep and YC Honors College graduate who became one of only 20 community college students selected for the All-USA Academic Team was named Yavapai College’s Prescott Campus 2021 Alumni of the Year yesterday, at the College’s Recognition Ceremony.

Chino Valley Unified School District Student of the Week – 11/05

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The Chino Valley Unified School District would like to recognize first-grade student Michael Huerta of Territorial early Childhood Center as their Student of the Week for the week ending November 5, 2021.

Applications Opening for GiFTS Scholarship to Students and Teachers of Prescott Valley and Surrounding Areas

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Students and teachers of Prescott Valley and the Yavapai County area, the Gardner Family Teacher Scholarship (GiFTS) will be opening up and accepting applications beginning November 8, 2021!  The 2022 Gladys Gardner Scholarship Application is available to qualified applicants who plan to teach in a K-12 position in Yavapai County. 

Prescott’s Yavapai College Tackles Pricey Textbook Challenges

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Yavapai College and six rural community colleges awarded large federal education grant.

Recently, Yavapai College of Prescott, Prescott Valley, and the Verde Valley led the way in creating better, more cost-effective ways for students to access course textbooks.

Yavapai College Enrollment Days Personalize, Hasten College Admission Process

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There’s no expiration date on dreams, but life does get in the way. That’s why the Yavapai College Admission team is making it easy for everyone who has been thinking long and hard about starting or returning to college to be ready to launch this spring.

Chino Valley Unified School District Student of the Week – 10/29

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The Chino Valley Unified School District would like to recognize fifth-grade student Crosby Mangum of Del Rio School as their Student of the Week for the week ending October 29, 2021.

Yavapai College Tuition & Fees Set for 2022-23

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Tuition and fees at Yavapai College have been set for the 2022-23 academic year. The Yavapai College District Governing Board (DGB) approved changes to the College’s tuition and fees at its monthly board meeting on Tuesday.

Chino Valley Unified School District Student of the Week

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The Chino Valley Unified School District would like to recognize second grade student Averie Jensen of Territorial Early Childhood Center as our Student of the Week for the week ending October 22, 2021.

Prescott Unified School District Winter Wellness Fair is Coming in December

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Prescott residents be sure to mark your calendars! The Prescott Unified School District (PUSD) is holding their Winter Wellness Fair on December 8, 2021 from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm.

Yavapai College Health Summit Envisions Next Generation of Care

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The Yavapai College Health Summit in Camp Verde, AZ envisions the next generation of care in Yavapai County. Growing rural communities versus overwhelmed rural Health Care systems. The expansion of medical education versus the escalating needs of an aging population. The vast potential of new technologies, new personnel and delivery innovations set against the constraints of logistics, bureaucracy and time.

Prescott’s Yavapai College Nursing Program Receives Reaccreditation from ACEN

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The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) has granted continuing accreditation to the Yavapai College Associate of Nursing Program. The ACEN announced the reaccreditation in a formal letter sent to the College, and also commended YC nursing program faculty and leaders, and other institutional colleagues for their flexibility, courage, and resiliency demonstrated during the global pandemic. “We have an […]

Yavapai College Spring Semester Class Registration Opens October 18th

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Yavapai College of Prescott, Prescott Valley, and the Verde Valley will open registration for the Spring Semester beginning Monday, October 18th for all degree-seeking students.

Yavapai College Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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Yavapai College has earned the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its budget.

Where Earth’s Water Comes from, Preparing for DART Impact and a Discovery from Active Asteroids

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A Northern Arizona University researcher who studies active asteroids, which are rare asteroids with comet-like tails, presented groundbreaking research at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences, a branch of the American Academy of Sciences.

Appointment Made to Beaver Creek Elementary School District Governing Board

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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Perry Krowne, to the Beaver Creek Elementary School District Governing Board. The appointment became effective September 30, 2021, and will expire on December 31, 2022.

Students of Prescott Unified Schools Getting Ready to Make Contact with the International Space Station

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On, Tuesday, October 5th, students from the Prescott Unified School District will be making contact with the International Space Station (ISS). 

Celebrating Growth, Embry-Riddle Introduces Nation’s First and Only College of Business, Security, & Intelligence

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In response to program growth and evolving industry needs, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott Campus has combined its College of Security and Intelligence with its School of Business, creating a new collective unit called the College of Business, Security and Intelligence (CBSI) — the first and only of its kind in the nation.

Desert Financial Foundation and Arizona Cardinals Offering Scholarships

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Students of Humboldt Unified School District and Prescott Valley, Desert Financial Foundation and the Arizona Cardinals are offering a scholarship to high school seniors who are breaking barriers in their sport.

Fall Update from Chino Valley Unified School District Superintendent John Scholl

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This week is the first full week of Fall, my favorite season. School sports are in full swing with all of our teams in action; football, boys and girls soccer, volleyball, and cross-county at Chino Valley High School, and volleyball and cross country at Heritage Middle School.

Prescott Native Helps Hone Rover Design in NASA Internship

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Michael Klooster, an Aerospace Engineering senior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, knew he wanted to work in the space industry since fifth grade, and this past summer, he took one giant leap toward his dream by earning a 10-week internship at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), along with funding from the NASA Arizona Space Grant Consortium.

Chino Valley Unified School District Student of the Week

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The Chino Valley Unified School District would like to recognize Angel Castro of Del Rio School as our Student of the Week for the week ending September 23, 2021.

S.E.E.4Vets Creates Endowed Scholarship for Veterans at Yavapai College

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S.E.E.4VETS, a veterans advocacy group, has established a promising new foothold for transitioning military service members in Yavapai County.

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Sheri Milner Appointed to the Congress Elementary School District Governing Board

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Yavapai County School Superintendent Tim Carter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sheri Milner, to the Congress Elementary School District Governing Board.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Named a Top Regional College and Best for Vets

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The 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings of the most effective colleges and universities in the nation are in— and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott campus was named No. 1 in the “Best Colleges for Veterans,” Regional Colleges – West category, and No. 2 overall “Best Regional College in the West.”

Gaming Students Develop Augmented-Reality Flight Training Tool

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A team of Simulation Science, Games and Animation (SSGA) students got to work this summer developing augmented-reality (AR) holograms that will eventually play a part in training the next generation of aviators at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Yavapai County Education Foundation to Honor Teachers, School Staff

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The Yavapai County Education Foundation (YCEF) is honoring teachers and other school staff with their new spring magazine “A Tribute to Yavapai County Educations” in which eighty-eight schools in Yavapai County selected site-based winners to showcase their commitment to the education of young people.

Astronomer Recruiting Volunteers in Effort to Quadruple Number of Known Active Asteroids

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Thousands of ‘citizen scientists’ needed to scan the night sky for rare solar system objects.

The study of active asteroids is a relatively new field of solar system science, focusing on objects that have asteroid-like orbits but look more like comets, with visual characteristics such as tails.

Twelve YC Nursing,Radiology Students Receive Prestigious Community Healthcare Scholarships

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Sarah Chidgey of Prescott was inspired to be a nurse by her late grandmother and the Yavapai College Nursing student intends to shine in her memory, as well as make her family and her college proud.


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