AWC has been recognized in AZ Community College month
YUMA — AWC has been among the ten Arizona Community College Districts included in a proclamation made by Governor Katie Hobbs on Wednesday recognizing April 2023 as Arizona Community College Month.
The proclamation coincides with National Community College Month in April and celebrates the contributions that Arizona’s community colleges make daily to shape the future of Arizona and its economy through high-quality education and training.
“This proclamation helps us promote what many of our partners already see. Community colleges are making a world of difference across the country. Here in Arizona, nearly 300,000 students enroll in our colleges. AWC is proud to be the economic driver right here in Yuma and La Paz Counties. For the vast majority of our students, a community college education is the chance to improve the economic future of their entire family. Here at Arizona Western College, we celebrate the grit and tenacity of our graduates every May – and I invite everyone down to the biggest party in our two counties next month, May 19, just on the heels of this great recognition,” said AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr.
Arizona’s ten community college districts include Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Coconino Community College, Eastern Arizona College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Mohave Community College, Northland Pioneer College, Pima Community College, and Yavapai College.
Connected through shared goals of access and service, Arizona’s community colleges assure open admissions and affordable tuition as a common mission. They provide the primary gateway to higher learning and various educational opportunities serving today’s diverse student body. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Arizona’s community colleges prepare students to be job-ready more quickly and train or retrain workers to fit employer needs. Arizona’s community colleges are the most traditional entry point for underserved students and bring economic vitality to communities that embrace their mission and services.