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PIN conference: Speakers encourage college leaders to tackle tough issues

In separate talks Tuesday, Sept. 25, during a Postsecondary International Network conference about “changing perspectives,” a journalist and a psychiatrist encouraged the gathering of college leaders from as far away as New Zealand to tackle difficult issues to better serve their students.

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Helios CEO outlines educational foundation’s student success initiatives

Helios Education Foundation CEO Paul Luna, speaking Monday, Sept. 24, at a conference for international postsecondary executives hosted by Yavapai College, said his “community-impact” organization doesn’t have all the answers for ensuring all students are successful in school, but a number of investments are eliciting positive returns.

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YC Adult Basic Education earns 2nd straight ‘Excelling Program’ award

For the second straight year, the Arizona Department of Education Adult Services division has honored the Yavapai College Adult Basic Education program for the educational achievements of its students.

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Community Scholarship program tallies 100 YC nursing, radiology student recipients in six years

Along with celebrating 50 years of educating, training and enriching the lives of more than 100,000 people, Yavapai College is celebrating another significant milestone: the 100th recipient of a unique scholarship program for aspiring nurses and radiology technologists.

Prescott Valley Leadership Association lists scholarship recipients

The Prescott Valley Leadership Association (PVLA) presented its eighth annual Leadership Scholarship to Ashlynn Rooney and Caroline Dixon on Aug. 1.

Local students chosen as Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Kammie Kobyleski named new Director of Alumni Relations at Yavapai College

Kammie Kobyleski, the new Director of Alumni Relations at Yavapai College, steps into a position that’s new for her and new for the college.

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Yavapai College taps Chef Robert Barr to head Culinary & Hospitality Program

Robert K. Barr, an award-winning executive chef who has worked as instructor, restaurant owner and resort administrator — and who has served as personal chef to Ray Charles, Reba McEntire and former Vice President Dan Quayle — has been selected as Yavapai College’s new Culinary and Hospitality Program Director.

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Naomi Worob named to Grinnell College Dean’s List

Naomi Worob has been named to the Grinnell College Dean’s List for the spring semester 2018.

University of Arizona Alumni Association scholarship recipients

The Prescott Chapter of the University of Arizona Alumni Association has completed another year of fundraising, with all proceeds being used for scholarships for local area graduating seniors.

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Purple Heart recipients honored by Board of Supervisors

Recipients of the Purple Heart receive certificates and are honored at the Aug. 1, 2018, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting in Prescott, Arizona.

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21st Century Car Show raises money for Prescott schools

Prescott High School 2018 graduate Charles Hicks held his first car show the weekend of July 14-15 at the PUSD District Office.

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Optimist Club of Yavapai County bringing out the best in youths

The Optimist Club of Yavapai County for the fifth year recognized outstanding youths from the quad-city area with its Youth Appreciation Evening on May 3 at the Prescott Valley Public Library.

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Fire safety award given to Jeremy Sarge

Fire Engineer Jeremy Sarge was awarded the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Fire Safety Commendation Award on June 16, by the Prescott chapter, in recognition of his selection as the 2018 Prescott Fire Department First Responder of the Year.

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New board members elected at GiFTS

Two new members — Leslie Horton of Prescott and Jodi Rooney of Prescott Valley — were elected to three-year terms on the Gardner Family Teachers Scholarship (GiFTS) board of directors during its May meeting.

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U.S. Air Force Airman Colton M. Underwood

U.S. Air Force Airman Colton M. Underwood graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Special birthday celebration: 100 times 2

A celebration of 100-plus years of vitality, wisdom and love were shared with friends and family on Tuesday, June 5.

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Killiam D. Akans

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Killiam D. Akans graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

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Private 1st Class Sheridan P. Fischer

Private 1st Class Sheridan P. Fischer, son of Vic and Kay Fischer of Prescott, graduated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on April 6 and completed Marine Combat Training on May 15.

Sharon Marie Flack elected to serve on State Bar Board

Members of the State Bar of Arizona in Yavapai County have elected Sharon Marie Flack to serve as their representative on the Bar’s Board of Governors.

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Nicholas Foster graduates Basic Combat Training

PVT2 Nicholas Foster has graduated Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

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Neptune’s Paradise achieves ambiance with SCORE

Roy Stiles, raised on California’s ocean shores, has felt the pull of the waves and the beauty of the sea his entire life.

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Yavapai College sends 23 graduates to police agencies statewide

Law Enforcement Academy

For 23 men and women, graduation from the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy has made it more likely they will “become somebody’s hero and not even know it.”

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Two from Yavapai County win Arizona Association for Economic Development awards

Wendy Bridges, economic development coordinator for the City of Prescott, and Ben Hooper, economic development coordinator for the Town of Prescott Valley, have both been named winners of the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) Awards.

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Van Sickle completes U.S. Air Force basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Talon L. Van Sickle graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.