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BOARD PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dear Friends of Cochise College…

Cover: An Aviation Department renovation project created an inviting space for students to study together while observing outdoor flight activity. Photo by Flavio Beltran.

The Cochise College Foundation recently completed a study to determine the feasibility of moving forward with three significant capital projects at Cochise College. Working with a consulting firm, the foundation shared its plans and arranged interviews with 50 community members who represented a wide array of interests and organizations in order to assess the perceptions of the populations to be served. At the time of this writing, we await the consultants’ recommendations. The foundation thanks the interviewees from the Sierra Vista, Bisbee and Douglas areas for sharing their time and perspectives. We also know there are more constituents who have a vision for the future of our region. Those concepts are valuable in helping the college strategize, and we’re interested in hearing about them and in sharing ideas about the role the college can play in moving them forward. Members of the foundation board and college administration live in and visit communities around southeast Arizona and are available to speak with organized groups or individuals. Please feel free to contact us. We look forward to having an ongoing conversation with you about Cochise College’s role in the future of our region.

Yolanda M. Anderson Board President Cochise College Foundation

“We are Stories,” a compilation of personal interviews conducted by English as a Second Language and developmental English students, is now available for purchase at and The title was created by students practicing their English skills by interviewing long-time local residents, then transcribing, revising and presenting them in writing and at public events. The effort, led by faculty member Margarita Ramirez Loya, earned The Oral History Project the first Nicodemus-Michelich Innovation Grant.


Thirteen students on a faculty-led trip learned how ceramics are produced in China. See story on page 8. Photo submitted by Pat Wick.

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FROM THE COCHISE COLLEGE PRESIDENT Aviation has long been one of Cochise College’s flagship programs. We have an excellent track record, outstanding faculty, a location that’s perfect for practice flights and focused study, an on-campus airport and hangar, transfer articulation programs for advanced study at other institutions, and proud alumni working at locations that span the globe. On Oct. 19, we unveiled a remodeled facility that complements our pride in the program. Our cover story details the improvements. The new space has been designed to inspire enrollment, study, casual visits that reinforce a passion for aviation, and student success. This theme has emerged over the last four or five years as Cochise College renews itself in order to meet the needs of the modern learner. Today’s students have lots of choices when it comes to higher education. In terms of marketing, a college’s appearance speaks to the quality of the education delivered there; impressions form in students’ first few seconds on campus. In addition to quiet teaching and study space, pleasant surroundings and adequate group gathering areas have made a splash at Cochise College, which has seen a significant improvement in high school capture rates in the last few years. Affordability likely has something to do with that, along with our efforts to maintain enrollment by engaging students in positive activities that enhance their learning experience and providing them with the support services they need. As the college dreams beyond its current situation, I look forward to hearing from you – our constituents – about what role the institution can play in the future of your community

Editorial Contributors Denise Merkel Liz Manring Design Rick Whipple Photography Flavio Beltran Liz Manring Denise Merkel Rick Whipple

J.D. Rottweiler, Ph.D. President Cochise College

Printing/Mailing Keith Ringey Carol Riggs The Cochise College Foundation promotes student success through scholarships, facilities development, and program support. By supporting Cochise College, the Foundation endeavors to increase the college's accessibility to our diverse and changing communities.


Upgrades to help prepare students for work in changing industry

By Liz Manring Cochise College aviation facilities officially reopened Oct. 19, and they're in better shape than ever. Student pilots now take off and land on a reconstructed and better-lit runway. The aviation building is brighter and more welcoming, and faculty and staff are gearing up to launch an Unmanned Aerial Systems program in order to meet anticipated workforce demands. "We believe this airport teaching facility and program offerings provide the gateway to jobs in the aviation industry," said Cochise College President J.D. Rottweiler at the Aviation Open House and ceremony unveiling the remodeled facilities. In the early days of the college’s flight program, students were bussed to the Bisbee-Douglas airport for training. In the late 1960s, the college started the initial phases of building the airport, beginning with a dirt runway that was eventually paved. Today, the program's future remains a priority. The college reunited all of its aviation resources at the Douglas Campus within the last year in order to maximize use of the existing facility and to take advantage of the area’s unrestricted air space. The Professional Pilot Technology, Avionics and, by spring 2013, Unmanned Aerial Systems programs will be housed under one roof. With the UAS field in the early stages of expanding outside of military uses, Rottweiler said partnerships with Fort Huachuca and Northrop Grumman are crucial in preparing operators and technicians to fill jobs in the future. "To be successful, it's all about thinking strategically," Rottweiler said. "Jobs in this field require assets and expertise well beyond what Cochise College could handle by itself. That's where our strategic private and public partners come in. We have long-standing relationships with the fort and Northrop. We leverage these partnerships into career-creating opportunities." Before those partnerships could reach their full potential, though, the college had to invest in some big upgrades. Facility space was a top priority. The entire package is now more welcoming to aviation students. A few of the aviation alumni who returned to campus and attended the open house and ribbon cutting in October said they remem-


ber when the Nursing Department was housed in the south side of the aviation building, which is the front entrance. Most recently, part of the Art Department resided in the south side of the building, and visitors had to walk through the art hallway and the airplane hangar in order to reach aviation offices and classrooms in the far corner of the facility. Remodeling over the spring and summer made it possible to move those art classes closer to their department and into rooms with better light. Aviation offices, classrooms and simulator rooms relocated to the front of the aviation building for a more inviting entrance and sensible space for one of the college's premier programs. “This is a much more modern approach,” said Director of Aviation Belinda Burnett. “It's a customer-friendly, student-friendly, faculty-friendly environment that meets 21st-century standards.” Between building renovations and runway rehabilitation, thanks in large part to ADOT airport improvement grants, and more projects planned in the next few years, the college has re-energized its commitment to what was already a world-class aviation program.

Visitors to the Aviation Department have the opportunity to view and use learning equipment in the simulation room, above and left; gather in the lobby that now features a model UAV provided by Northrop Grumman, below; and explore the hangar, bottom. Photos by Flavio Beltran.

"This facility represents the future," said Jerry Proctor, deputy to the commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence on Fort Huachuca. "In the next 10 years, do you know how many commercial pilots will be needed worldwide? What I've read says 600,000. Not just in the U.S., but lots of opportunities globally. They've got to come from somewhere, from facilities like this."


Leo L. "Butch" Lynn, Jr. played a role in the success of one of Cochise College's earliest years. His brief time on the Douglas Campus helped set the stage for a career among the Hollywood stars, popular comedians and renowned artists, as well as time in the spotlight himself.


Lynn graduated from Bisbee High School in 1965 and enrolled at Cochise, where he was a founding member of "The Folkmen," a folksinging group that won a statewide competition.

"Cochise College was a blessing in disguise," Lynn said. "It was the perfect transition to experience a special comfort zone, essential Story by Liz Manring toward achieving a higher education and still getting to be with many of my close friends from high school." Lynn graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1969 and began a career in the auto industry, fitting since his father and grandfather were partners in Lynn Motors at Bisbee’s traffic circle. Lynn first joined the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., then moved to Reno, Nev., to become a used car manager at his dad's dealership, Sierra Lincoln Mercury. The dealership sold, and in 1982, Lynn embarked on a new career in marketing and public relations. His resume is full of prominent names, and the degrees of separation between him and some of the most famous people in the world are slim to none.

satirizing newsworthy happenings in Nevada, and he earned a starring role as Gen. Snippett in Reno Little Theater’s production of “The Mouse That Roared.” In addition, Lynn was part of a rock band and worked a Tucson entertainment circuit behind pop legend Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies. His musical and recording career was cut short when his singing partner was killed in a car accident. Now living in Tucson, Lynn most recently performed in "Prelude to a Kiss," through Live Theater Workshop, and he directs, conducts and performs in Golden Age of Radio Theater at The Comedy Playhouse. Lynn said none of his success would be possible without someone he met 18 years ago — his wife and "most diligent supporter," Diane Hackworth. "I am the luckiest man alive to be included in her life," Lynn said. Southeast Arizona remains close to his heart, too. In 2007, he began organizing Bisbee High alumni living in the Tucson area for a monthly buffet lunch. He is working on a similar venture for Cochise College alumni and former employees. Tucson-area alumni can contact Butch at (520) 577-5172 or

He was the publicist for legendary comedian and actor Red Skelton for most of a decade. He also represented actor and wildlife artist Gary Burghoff, best known as Cpl. Walter ‘Radar’ O’Reilly from M*A*S*H, and nationally-syndicated cartoonist Brian Crane, who creates the popular strip "Pickles." Lynn's career brought him in touch with the likes of Dick Clark, Mickey Gilley, Randy Travis, Joan Rivers, Michael Richards, President George H. W. Bush and George Burns. He has letters signed by presidents Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, as well as Jack Lemon, Debbie Reynolds and Bob Hope. Lynn also made some on-screen appearances of his own, appearing, uncredited, in the 1974 film "California Split" and the 1980s television series "Starman." Off camera, he performed as a singer, actor and character in the annual Sheep Dip Show, a Broadway-type production


About 20 former students, ranging from the first class to the most recent and including several former faculty, attended the first Cochise College-organized Tucson-area alumni gathering Oct. 20. The group got together for lunch and spent a few hours sharing stories, reviewing yearbooks and school newspapers, and learning about the latest college news.

Program provides opportunities for gifted students Story by Liz Manring The top of the Cochise College Honors Program website says "We're looking for the best and brightest!" And they really are looking. All the time. Honors Committee Chair Mary Coyle and a team of faculty scour Cochise College campuses and centers for students who possess a certain kind of ambition and inquisitiveness to succeed in the Honors Program while pursuing a degree. While their efforts often yield some good finds, some coaxing is usually involved to fully reel in Cochise's best and brightest. "When I was first approached to enroll in Honors English 102, I turned it down because I didn’t think I was capable of being a part of the program," said Ajaa Jackson, who graduated in 2011 as an All-Arizona scholar with an Associate in Business in Computer Information Systems. "However, after I decided to try Ajaa Jackson it out the next semester, the program turned out to be very realistic and feasible." Coyle recognizes the hesitation in many students who are unsure of themselves but often turn into standouts and model students. Most of the students do not come to Cochise for honors, but discover that they are honors students through their faculty, she said.

cludes about 20 honors courses and the option of taking general education courses for honors designation. The Honors Certificate is 16 credits and includes classes such as Mentoring for Success, Honors Individual Projects and the one-of-a-kind The Human Quest for Utopia. The program is supported in part by the John Cramer Honors Fund, which provides scholarships, and the Honors Program Fund, which also helps cover program-related costs. Coyle, who joined the Honors Committee in 1998, was key in developing the Honors Colloquium for students to gather and present projects to the greater college community, and more faculty are requiring presentation at colloquium as part of the honors contract. The Honors Program requires the same academic standards as those for membership in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society of two-year colleges — a 3.5 GPA or better and completion of 12 transferable credits. Many honors students are also in PTK, a membership that provides opportunities for service, leadership, scholarship and fellowship. Jackson, who chose Cochise because she was undecided about what to study and wasn't ready to move away from home, discovered that Cochise's Honors Program prepared her for university work and beyond because she was obligated to take creative control of her education. Working without a syllabus required a new level of personal motivation. Continued on page 10

The Honors Program formed in the late 1990s and today in-

Wheeler Reece, right, interviews a fellow student as part of Cochise Crunch, Reece's honors project to deliver news bites in an online podcast format.Photo by Rick Whipple


Most art students in the United States are familiar with the process of creating a ceramics piece. Generally, a solo artist works the piece from concept and clay preparation to forming, firing and glazing. Thirteen Cochise College students learned during a faculty-led trip last May that they don't do things quite that way in China. Instead, the masters of each element — mold maker, potter, painter — take over, firing the pieces at higher temperatures for shorter lengths of time and placing more emphasis on the final product.

Study abroad trip first taste of faculty sabbatical

The 25-day study abroad trip led by instructor Tate Rich offered a first-hand look at techniques and methods used on the other side of the world and revealed new ways to create and teach ceramic art. The travelers served as artists in residence at The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, the "Porcelain Capital" and a center Tate Rich, center, rolls a slab at the largest of ceramic art develop- porcelain slab facility in the world, located in China. Photo submitted by Pat Wick. ment for more than 17 centuries. The next two More photos on page 10. spring semesters also include a great deal of travel for Rich, who will go on sabbatical to explore Mata Ortiz in Chihuahua, Mexico, and Nicaragua through Potters for Peace. "In a certain sense, you can't take students to places you've never been, so Tate is improving what our students' experience will be in his classes," said Verlyn Fick, Cochise College vice president for instruction. "A sabbatical, from my perspective, is a very intensive time of professional growth for somebody, and I think he's doing a good job of establishing a sabbatical that truly…is a set of experiences tied to thinking about 'What am I going to do back in the classroom?'” Rich's sabbatical plan is for two spring semesters to keep him on the Douglas Campus to coordinate the fall Pit Fire Festival, a premier college event he initiated in 2005. Hundreds of students and community members gather each fall to celebrate the firing of more than 1,000 ceramic works and enjoy music, dance, performances and food. Rich earned his bachelor's degree from Saint John's University,


and a Master of Arts in crafts and Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from California State University. After working as an adjunct faculty member at four different universities in California, he found a full-time position at Cochise College and moved to the artist community of Bisbee. Now in his eighth year with the Art Department, which has grown from 25 ceramics students to 120 and expanded classes in that medium to the Sierra Vista Campus, Rich said it's time to consider a vision for the future and do a little exploring. His sabbatical includes a study in aesthetics through a series of artwork, research and curriculum development, and travel with Spanish immersion.

The immersion component will be especially beneficial, since many of Rich’s students come from near or across the border and speak Spanish. It will be his first visit to Mata Ortiz, and while in Nicaragua, he’ll work through Potters for Peace, a nonprofit organization that supports potters in Central America and assists in establishing factories around the world to produce ceramic water filters. In China, the travelers visited the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Shanghai, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, and a few museums, an experience Rich described as a little surreal after having only seen pictures of those things in books. They also toured porcelain and pottery factories, which usually had stacks of flawed pieces out back in a dump pile. "That was a good learning thing for us," he said. "You don't truly know how to handle it (the material) until you take it past that point." Each student enjoyed hands-on studio time and returned from China with a body of work. They also witnessed demonstrations and gained ideas from the process masters, like a third firing with an oil glaze or trimming the piece when it's completely bone dry. "So now, when I see a student trimming dry, I don't tell them it's wrong," Rich laughed. "There's different ways to get to the end product...In America, it's an emotional thing, going through it (the process). There, it's all about the finished piece."

NEWS OF ALUMNI & FRIENDS Irene (Smith) Baker (’72) bought her own insurance agency and, after 20 years, sold it and retired. She and her husband have a 2-year-old grandson. • Mark Brosnan (’97) earned a welding certificate and associate of general studies and is now a naval science instructor in the career and technical education program at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard, Wash. He retired as a master gunnery sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps and recently recruited Janine Cooney, a South Kitsap senior, who plans to enroll in the Cochise College administration of justice program in fall 2013. • Carl Burgess (’93) is director of information security for QVC and resides in Pennsylvania.“I have never taken the time to thank the faculty at the Sierra Vista Campus for allowing a soldier to grow and prosper and to really ‘Be All You Can Be.’ Thanks for all of the support and guidance.” • Al Coons (’67) retired as a Cochise College math instructor and now resides in Tucson. • Eileen (Polk) Cordova last attended Cochise in 1966 and earned a bachelor of arts in human development at California State University, Haywood, in 1984. She spent most of her career in the non-profit sector, doing social work and housing counseling and earned a master’s degree in gerontology in 2001. She resided in both Indiana and California before retiring and returning in 2006 to Sierra Vista. • Rocio Cruz (’09) earned a bachelor of arts in psychology and a bachelor of science in speech pathology at the University of Arizona. She is enrolled in a mas-

ter’s degree program in human relations at Northern Arizona University and is a speech pathology assistant at Intercept Speech in Sierra Vista. The recipient of a donated car during her last semester at Cochise, Rocio says, “I will never forget that because I wouldn't have been able to go to Tucson without it.” • Diane Damewood traveled from Las Vegas, Nev., to attend Cochise, which she attended until 1974. A history and journalism student, she was selected Apache Angel her first year and was a reporter for The Heliograph Student Newspaper. Diane was pleasantly surprised by the friendliness and guidance she received at Cochise.“I grew in many ways at Cochise, formed lifelong friendships with so many…I always look back on my time there with a smile.” • Don Fry coached tennis and was a faculty member at Cochise College in its early years before going into the insurance business. He resides in Tucson. • Rachel Garza attended Cochise until 1973 and is currently finance manager for the State of Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II. A Willcox resident, Rachel came to Cochise with the intention of taking prerequisites and was rewarded with lifelong friendships. She studied management accounting at Tucson College of Business and two years ago earned a degree in education. • Deborah (Bidegain) Gawlik (’67) lived in the residence halls and enjoyed many clubs and activities at Cochise. Today, she resides in Tucson. • Glynis (Meyer) Goodman attended Cochise on a volleyball scholarship in the early 1980s and is a commercial lines insurance agent for Jones-Wilson Insurance Agency.

Lupita C. Herrera (’66), Tucson, was a member of the first Cochise College class and still keeps in touch with fellow students John and Rosaline Pintek of Las Vegas, N.M. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Lupita went to work teaching Spanish at Cochise. Her wedding reception took place in the Douglas Campus Student Union. • Maureen (Scherden) Gorski (’73) earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Arizona State University and now resides in Tucson. • Michael Gray (’93) played baseball at Cochise and is currently an assistant high school principal in the Jurupa Unified School District in California. Michael remembers meeting former coach Chuck Hoyack at an all-star game, and later, Bo Hall.“All they did was be honest and offer me a shot. For that I will be forever grateful. I was treated so well down there. The people were terrific and I grew a lot as a person.” • William (’68) and Jovita (Torres) Kitt (’70) reside in the Tucson area. Bill is a retired U.S. Probation Officer and presently serves as bailiff with the Pima County Juvenile Court.“I learned to be a student and enjoyed my college experience at that very personable college.” Bill went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Northern Arizona University. • Paul Kurus (’87) is fleet manager and a pilot for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services. After earning an associate of applied science and private pilot certificate at Cochise, he worked with U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations, as a corporate pilot, and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ruben Lardizabal attended Cochise College and played baseball until 1989 and is now a teacher in the Rio Rancho (N.M.) Public Schools.“I loved the school, loved playing baseball there. I met some awesome people like Coach Bo Hall.” • Jon Lykins enrolled in the Cochise College aviation program in the early 1980s and went to work as a mechanic for Mesa’s Cactus Aviation. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix and today is an engineer for Honeywell in Phoenix. • Warren Martin (’73) came from Illinois to play basketball at Cochise College, where he recalls participating in Apache Day and attending Thanksgiving dinner for out-of-area students provided by Doris Dees, the first administrative assistant for the college president. After college, Warren worked in construction and has returned to Illinois. • Ellen (Gustavson) Mobley (’72), Sierra Vista, is now retired but recalls vividly the time that she and Lynn (Reese) Schnee (’72), a retired banker living in Sierra Vista, hit a snow storm while traveling late one Sunday to the Douglas Campus through Palominas. • Tony Romero (’76) is a pilot for Southern Air, which specializes in global long-haul cargo, charter and government operations. • John Stark (’85) is a jet engine test technician for Honeywell. • Susan Stratman (’87) went through the professional pilot program and then became a flight instructor and a pilot of American Airlines. • Margie Torres (‘90) is the scholarship coordinator and administrative assistant for Pima

Community College Foundation. She played basketball under Coach Karen Nicodemus and transferred to Sterling College in Kansas. • Nadia (Englehart) Villalobos (’66) is a retired Pima Community College faculty member. What she remembers most from Cochise was laughing and joking in the cafeteria and the library, French with Mr. Schofield, and choir with LeGrand Anderson. • Bruce Wertz, who last attended Cochise College in 1968, when he served as a member of the Student Senate, now resides in Las Vegas, N.M., and works for the local school district. • Barbara “Bobbie” (Hood) Wiles graduated from the nursing program in 1974 and went on to work as an intensive care nurse in Mesa for 34 years, earning a master’s in nursing with a specialty in family nurse practitioner. She has worked in a cardiology office for the past four years. IN MEMORIAM Dr. Merilyn Nance, Faculty, Behavioral Science, Nov. 1, 2013 • Enid Schwartz, Faculty, Nursing, Oct. 25, 2012 • Homer Koliba, Administration, Oct. 22, 2012 • Cecil Orozco, Faculty, Spanish/Humanities, Sept. 6, 2012 • Chuck Sierra, Library and Instructional Technologies Technician, Aug. 22, 2012 • Ray Levra, Faculty, Art, July 14, 2012 Share your news and updates at or email


New scholarship funds The Col. Isabelle Bagin Scholarship will support nursing students who are connected to the military. The Carla McManus and Carol Hopkins Memorial Scholarship will support a graduating high school senior planning to enroll at Cochise College. The Sisters of the Heart Fund will provide funding for students who need otherwise unattainable financial assistance in order to continue their education at Cochise College, or to take advantage of unforeseen opportunities in order to further their education or career goals. Jerry Harwood, right, wife of the late Bill Harwood, who served as Cochise College’s second president, recently returned to the college an artist’s rendering of downtown Bisbee that was given to her husband when he resigned from the college. After leaving Cochise, the Harwoods moved to California, where Bill joined another community college as president. Bill passed away in 2007, and Jerry resides in Bisbee. The artwork now hangs in the Administration Building at the Douglas Campus.

WAYS TO GIVE Donor contributions help provide thousands of dollars in scholarships and program support each year. You can help support these and other college activities in a variety of ways. • Establish an Annual or Endowed Fund • Personal Property • Cash and Pledges

• Planned Gifts • Real Estate • Matching Gifts

Check our website to give online, or contact us at (520) 417-4100 to determine an appropriate use for your gift. Gifted Students Continued from page 7

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"Neither of my individual honors projects were assignments given to me by an instructor; they were my ideas that I had the opportunity to implement," she said. "I’d say the most challenging aspect of the Honors Program…is that there is no clear cut direction." Jackson's individual honors project built on her studies in British Literature and Utopia. Her fall 2010 project analyzed Shakespeare's “The Tempest” in terms of its utopic elements, which she connected to the second movement of Beethoven's “Sonata No. 17 in D Minor,” also performed on piano for class, at the colloquium, and at the Western Regional Honors Council Conference in Utah. Jackson is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Last summer, she participated in Vanguard's College to Corporate Internship and received an offer for Vanguard's Accelerated Development Program. She accepted and will begin that stage of her career this summer. "This is my absolute favorite part of teaching, to see students grow beyond their own expectations, then tearily send them into the world," Coyle laughed. "They make Cochise proud." Flawed ceramics behind a factory in China demonstrate how certain materials withstand handling. Photo submitted by Pat Wick.


Students on a trip to observe ceramic production in China visited a factory near Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital, where artists can produce pieces that far exceed human height. Photo submitted by Pat Wick.

Cochise College Foundation

2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT Growth of Total Assets at Year End

Fund Balances at Year End Unrestricted $851,053 15%

Temporarily Restricted $3,085,021 53%

$6,000,000 $5,000,000 Dollars

$4,000,000 $3,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $0

Permanently Restricted $1,850,183 32%

Total = $5,786,257


2009 2010 Fiscal Year



Total Assets = $5,812,789

2012 Expenditures

2012 Income

Temporarily Restricted $340,144 32.4%


Unrestricted $696,116 66.2%

Administrative $46,648 9%

Scholarships $304,900 62%

Program Support $143,113 29%

Permanently Restricted $14,500 1.4% Total Contributions = $1,050,760

Total Expenditures = $494,661

Includes investment and gift income. Unrestricted includes net assets released from restriction.

Recipients of the Geeks and Nerds Scholarship got the chance to thank the man behind the scholarship, Dr. Jonnathan Kim, who was the guest speaker at the Cochise College Foundation annual meeting in September. Dr. Kim is the founder and chief executive of GaN Corp., a technology company based in Huntsville, Ala., that also has an office in Sierra Vista. Five part-time and five full-time students received the scholarship.

Foundation board president Yolanda Anderson congratulates Louie Garcia, a former electrician who is now preparing for a career in healthcare. Garcia received numerous scholarships and was the student speaker at the foundation’s annual meeting in September. Photos by Liz Manring


WHADDYA KNOW? Word has it there may be an interesting story behind this unmarked public art, which is situated in front of what is currently the bookstore on the Douglas Campus. However, a quick perusal of The Heliograph, a former version of the student newspaper, turned up no clues about the artist or the sculpture itself. Do you know anything about it? Old photos, news clippings and memories can be submitted to



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