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The Cochise Cats Partnership Joint efforts in helping students reach their goal Cochise Cats Newsletter

March 2012

Thank You Cochise College—Your Support Makes A Difference


ochise College instructors continue to support the efforts of Cochise Cats by allowing UA South representatives to visit their classes and share the Cochise Cats opportunity with students. UA South experienced a 26% increase in total enrollment in Cochise county alone, and we credit much of this growth to the partnership built between Cochise College and UA South. The impact that classroom visits are making is becoming more visible as students share with us their stories. Here are quotes by some of our Cochise Cats members: trouble for students who have “Cochise Cats is helpful d for e college to another an with transferring from on chise Co t finish classes at the the students who did no I w no t, los ling confused and at College. Instead of fee wh d an ing go ow where I am feel better because I kn ise ch Co e Th e. chelor’s degre classes I need for my ba dents le because it helps stu ab alu inv Cats program is le. in the midd like me who are stuck


C PD 1 50 Your Major, Your Career 1. Fill out interest form: 2. Meet with your UA South Assigned Advisor 3. Complete Cochise Cats Application

“The program helped me map out what courses I needed to take and when. The program was seamless and effortless and is something that I will recommend to my brother who is currently attending Cochise Community College…”

“I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for Cochise Cats, I would have had a difficult time trying to receive a degree of any kind. I am very thankful that th is program was put in place to help students such as myself.”

“My experience as a Cochise Cat allowed me to realize that I had the right drive to be able to further my education into achieving my bachelors of science.”

New banner at the Cochise College Student Union in Sierra Vista

What is CPD 150? A three-credit career and transfer planning class at Cochise College Learn the tools to prepare you for academic success through degree search and transfer strategies Find out more about academic organization and future planning, and overall college success Get a head start on career and occupation awareness Become a success story!

For more information: JoAnne Ellsworth or 520-515-5483 Menninger3.2012

HIGH SCHOOL EXPO Cochise College, in conjunction with UA South,

UA South informed students of their option to com-

put on a High School Expo at the Cochise College plete a four year degree and to encourage stucampus in Sierra Vista on February 13, 2012. High dents to learn more about the Cochise Cats school students from neighboring communities


were invited to the expo to get them to consider

High school students were also given a tour of

college after graduation, or preparing for the work- both the Cochise College and the UA South camforce. Various departments from Cochise College

pus to understand more of how accessible and

set up information tables where students learned

affordable a bachelor degree really is for them.

about more than 100 programs available to them. Many of the options from Cochise College were career and technical programs to prepare students Did you miss it? for the workplace with a leg up on the competition! Well, you are in luck! Of course, a High School Expo would not be com- Cochise College will be holding a similar event in plete without the option to furthering their Douglas:


Jared! Welcome, th Advisor u o S A U w Ne Hello, I am Jared Burton and I am an Academic Advisor for the University of Arizona South. I am originally from Utah where I lived for a majority of my life in a black hole (otherwise known as Tooele). After High School Graduation I moved to St. George, Utah to go to college at Dixie State College where I majored in Communication. I have had several different jobs working for banks, clothing companies and the NFL. However, I found my real passion is helping others along their career paths and through school. I discovered this after taking a job as an Academic Advisor for my first school Dixie State College. I began working for the U of A this last October and have been very happy with the choice to move here. I am also working on my Master’s degree in Academic Advising and school counseling this year through Kansas State University and can’t wait to see where life will go next.

University South Foundation Scholarships The University South Foundation just restarted its scholarship program last semester, which helps address a unique need at the University of Arizona South’s campuses, Student Body President Chris Sittler said. “The foundation has been extremely helpful with that lately. I think our connection has gotten a lot stronger, especially with these scholarships, because there’s nothing better we could do for our students.” While he was excited to give out $11,000 in foundation scholarships this semester, Boardman wants to see that total grow. “That’s just a drop in the bucket,” he said. Arizona Lottery $1,000: Ashleigh McFate LaCasita $1,000: Jennifer Smith SSVEC $1,000: Jillian Maguire SAWACECI/Cecilia Mata $1,000: Elizabeth Nelson $1,000 University South Foundation— Academic Christopher Howell, Edith Mendoza Sherri Skinner, David Reiber $1,000 University South Foundation—Financial Jose Gutierrez, Helen Sisk, Gretchen Zibart Menninger3.2012

Financial Aid UA South is pleased to announce a new program:

Transition to Teaching, a federally-funded teacher education program designed to prepare new math, science and technology (STEM) teachers for border schools in Cochise and Santa Cruz counties. What: M.Ed program that prepares new STEM teachers for border schools When: First cohort starts June, 2012 Benefits: Participants receive stipends and specialized training for teaching STEM subjects in border schools. Your commitment: - Complete the M.Ed in Secondary Education course work - Teach in a high-need border school for three years after completing the program Our commitment: - Stipends for program costs - Specialized course work focusing on teaching STEM subjects on the border - Summer institutes for participants - Ongoing professional development during the year Upon graduation, students will be given placement opportunities with partner schools and receive ongoing professional development opportunities, teacher mentorships, and peer support programs.

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Fort Huachuca Community Spouses' Club Scholarships Children or spouses of military or DOD are eligible to apply. Deadline: March 19, 2012 Fort Huachuca Museum Society Two scholarships will be offered to Cochise County residents. Deadline: postmarked March 31, 2012 ASUAS University of Arizona South Non-Traditional Student Scholarship Application Five awards available. Deadline: March 23, 2012 by 5:00pm For applications, visit


Spring Z

Art and Craft Fair at UA SOUTH ALL VENDORS ARE WELCOME Are you a Vendor? Sell your items here at Spring Zing: Jewelry, pottery, scents, candles, Spray Tan, Tupperware, Mary Kay, Avon, Creative Memories, Etc…

DON’T MISS OUT ON SPRING ZING! DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2012 TIME: 10am—2pm PLACE: UA South Sierra Vista 1140 N Colombo Avenue For registration information, please contact: Stacy Tebo (520)458-8278 Ext. 2131 Menninger3.2012

Mark Your Calendar Date


Feb 2-Feb15

UA South/ Cochise Cats Events African Film Festival

Feb 13


HS Expo at Cochise College

Feb 29


University South Foundation Reception



Wellness Depot Workshops

Every Monday


Breastfeeding Support

March 13


Mother’s Gathering Support

March 14


The Bucket list: End of Life Decisions

March 20


Brain Waives: Toys and Brain Development


Medicare: Preventative Services

March 21


Raw Food Preparation

March 27


Diabetes Alert Day

March 29


Valley Fever

March 29


Baby Food Basics—SV Health Department For more information:

Wellness Depot in the Mall (By Sears)

For more information, call 520-459-8210

ADUATES! CONGRATULATIONS, 2012 GR UA South Commencement Ceremony Thursday, May 10, 2012 4:00 pm Buena Center for the Performing Arts 5225 Buena School Blvd.

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Meet with an academic advisor. CALL 520-458-8278 to make an appointment. Complete your admission application. Visit Submit all official transcripts to your local UA South office.

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Teaching Endorsements Early Childhood Structured English Immersion

Certifications Elementary Education / Secondary Education Secondary Path to Certification Borderlands Consortium Alternative

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The Cochise Cats Partnership Joint efforts in helping student's reach their goal APPLY TODAY

WHY COCHISE CATS? THREE EASY STEPS Save over $15000 on educational costs over four years Access to Cochise College and UA South resources Joint-advising with assigned academic advisors from both institutions Workshops on career planning, financial aid, wellness and nutrition, and much more Become acquainted with UA South students, faculty, and staff A three-credit career and transfer planning class (academic success, degree plan, occupation awareness, financial aid/personal finance)

1. Fill out interest form at: 2. Meet with your UA South Assigned Advisor 3. Complete Cochise Cats Application Menninger3.2012

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