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Momentum ISSUE XI - SPRING 2017



L E TTE R FROM PRESIDENT GEH LER Our Spring 2017 semester began with some very important final touches on our work toward Reaffirmation of Accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. After more than two years of planning and preparation, our final “Assurance Argument” was submitted to the HLC in December. It was followed by a very successful day-and-a-half visit from our Peer Review Team on Jan. 30-31. The review team came prepared with many questions as part of their role to probe and evaluate in greater depth how the college is fulfilling its mission and meeting all of the HLC accreditation criteria. The review team was highly professional, kind and complimentary of all the wonderful things being accomplished by SCC on behalf of students and our greater community. I believe the team will write a fair report (due about 30 days from the visit) that recognizes our many significant accomplishments and provides constructive feedback for continuous improvement. I want to give special thanks to our HLC Accreditation Tri-Chairs, Dr. Stephanie Fujii, interim vice president of Academic Affairs; Paula Livingston, director of Institutional Strategies; and Dr. Laurie Cohen, director of Institutional Research, for their leadership. Also, I extend my extreme gratitude to our HLC Accreditation Committee along with our faculty and staff for their years-long commitment to this endeavor. It most certainly takes a village. Spring semester is always filled with events and activities that highlight our very talented students and faculty. I encourage you to check the “Upcoming Events” listed on the back page of the magazine and get to as many as you can. This year marks our 5th Annual Genocide Awareness Week, which will be filled with presentations, exhibits and performances that will educate and move you. This is one of the college’s signature events. If you haven’t attended in the past, I certainly encourage you to check out this year’s lineup. You can see the full schedule at Thank you for your ongoing support of student success and quality higher education in our community.

Momentum is published by the Office of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement at Scottsdale Community College.

_________________ ED I TO R /W R IT E R Nancy Neff C O N TR I BU T IN G W R IT E R S Kristine Burnett Jonathan Higuera GRAPHIC DESIGNER Kim Herbst PH O TO G R A P H Y Provided in part by: Jonathan Higuera Nancy Neff Maria Nissan Mark Skalny Kim Herbst O N T H E C OV E R

Bob Anderson, CEO of Prisma, gives large-format printing lesson to SCC student Drew Walsh. Story on Page 4.


C O N TA C T Nancy Neff 480-423-6567 _________________


Jan L. Gehler SCC President


A Grand Opening


standing-room-only crowd came together on October 28, 2016, for the dedication and grand opening of the Scottsdale Community College Library, following a major renovation that spanned more than two years. The event followed the official opening of the library in August, to rave reviews from students, faculty and staff who appreciate the aesthetics, as well as the state-of-the-art technology and gathering spaces. SCC President Jan Gehler gave opening remarks and other speakers included: The Honorable Jim Lane, mayor of Scottsdale; Dr. Paul Dale, executive vice chancellor and provost – Maricopa County Community College District; and Carl Couch, former vice president of Administrative Services at SCC. Current and retired Librarians Karen Biglin, Dr. Patricia Lokey and Danielle Carlock, provided an engaging presentation on Libraries: Past, Present and Future. In keeping with a college tradition, Martha Martinez, then Miss Indian SCC, performed a ceremonial blessing of the library. Following the presentations, attendees were treated to a tour of the new library.

Cutting the ribbon (l-r) Paul Dale, Karen Biglin, Danielle Carlock, Martha Martinez, Jan Gehler, Jim Lane, Pat Lokey, Carl Couch.


Graphic design externship cr


hen employment is the goal of education, developing skills that have practical application is paramount. Graphic design students at Scottsdale Community College are getting a lesson in practical application through an innovative new externship program centered on developing real-world experience. A partnership between SCC and Prisma, a comprehensive marketing supply chain powerhouse, is the foundation of the externship, which kicked off at the start of the fall 2016 semester with three participants. The program aims to help students better understand what goes into taking a design concept to market. From the artistic to the technical, the semester-long program pairs students with working professionals for hands-on learning. They interact with actual clients and assist with projects, providing unmatched exposure to the technology and logistics behind a career involving graphic design. “Unlike other schools where graphic design is taught as an art, SCC teaches it as part of an occupational program,” said Peggy Deal, Graphic Design program chair. “This ensures our teaching aligns with what industry experts say they need and want from those entering the field.” Deal, who has been teaching at SCC for 17 years and chairing the graphic design program for the last eight, is well known throughout the Southwest’s design and printing community. She describes her role at SCC as a way to bridge the gap between the old, dying print industry and the new frontier. The Prisma externship is a prime example.


Chewing on the idea for years, Deal approached Bob Anderson, CEO of Prisma, about the externship in the spring of 2015. Not only did Anderson agree, he jumped into the planning feet first. “Bob immediately wanted to take it to another level,” Deal said. “He helped outline the program and committed the resources of his entire management team.” Anderson sweetened the pot by offering to reimburse the cost of the two one-credit hour externship courses (ART296WA – Cooperative Education and ART298AA – Special Projects) for students who successfully complete the program. Grateful to Anderson for so eagerly embracing the opportunity to work with students, Deal admits she couldn’t help but wonder why he was so enthusiastic. His response speaks volumes about the value of realworld learning and SCC’s reputation in the industry: “I get a first look at your students.” In 2012, SCC’s graphic design program earned the esteemed Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence, distinguishing it as one of the nation’s best design programs. “The award is a real honor, and it’s the reason that leaders of many large companies come to me when they have an opening,” Deal explained. “They don’t want names of people to interview. They just have me send them someone to employ. That comes from having built a level of trust about expectations.” As a proof point, Prisma employs several SCC graduates.


OYMENT Anderson hopes to recruit new talent – and the new ideas they can bring to the table – through the externship. He considers SCC an invaluable resource for enriching Arizona’s design, marketing and print community. “Peggy runs a top-notch program and she has high expectations for her students,” Anderson noted. “I can put her students up against those from schools like Cal Poly [California Polytechnic State University] and they’re as good if not better because Peggy teaches the technology side of our industry. She teaches students to become thinkers.” The Prisma externship has given Drew Walsh food for thought. An SCC graphic design student who spends about six hours a week at Prisma, Walsh is on track to graduate with his associate degree this spring. “I always saw myself as creative,” Walsh said. “Before the externship, I was hoping I’d work on the design team at an ad agency. Now, I’ve found that I’m more interested in production than the creative part itself. I’m hoping this rolls right into a career at Prisma. The culture is exactly what I want.” Walsh says the big eye opener for him was realizing how the design files on a computer get transferred to the machines. He’s intrigued by the various steps and equipment used to design cover plates, pricing out paper and ink, and the overall process of tracking a project through each step. The Navy veteran previously studied graphic design at Arizona State University, before putting his education on hold to battle cancer. In remission, he headed back to school at SCC in the fall of 2014. He says the externship and its on-the-job training was the differentiator. “I learned more in my first semester at SCC than I did in a year and a half at ASU,” Walsh said. “Having the opportunity to actually do what’s being taught in class helps. Hearing about something in the classroom is just the beginning. Seeing how it’s done takes it to another level.”

ELIGIBILITY AND ENROLLMENT Up to eight externship students per semester complete eight 10-hour rotations at Prisma, each centered on a different aspect of supply chain management. Among the prerequisites is a minimum 2.6 GPA; completion of 12 college credits, including a digital prepress class; and instructor permission. Students chosen for the externship work with Prisma’s robust team of account executives, account managers, marketing and design teams, estimators and planners, prepress and platemaking teams, dokshop developers (creating template marketing collateral products for clients), formatters, and bindery/shipping/fulfillment experts. At the end of the semester, students submit signed time sheets for each rotation along with a journal of their experiences in the various areas, including a compilation of tasks, learning objectives, client encounters and product samples. It’s portfolio development at its finest. For Information contact Deal at:

Above left: Drew Walsh is making the most of his externship with Prisma, learning how to take design concept to market. Above right: Peggy Deal, center, with students Yoojin Seong, left, and Naderhda Ames.


Alumni profile



“I wanted to give weight to every word I used,” she said. “I had to figure out creative ways to do what I really wanted.” Now a published author, Johnson still carefully chooses her words. She also chooses to remain positive in the face of tremendous difficulty and disappointment. “I always thought I was going to be a teacher,” she said. “My parents were both teachers. After the accident, I didn’t know how I’d do that.” Though she didn’t know what the future held, Johnson spent the months following her accident focused on one goal: graduating high school with her class.


was impossible not to notice the pretty girl confined to a wheelchair and wonder what happened,” said Scottsdale Community College Professor Susan Moore. “No one asked, of course.” The girl was Abigail Johnson, a student in Moore’s Greek Mythology class. Her story was soon revealed. “When we were in a class discussion about free will versus fate and the story of Solon and Croesus, Abigail shared her own story,” Moore noted. “The details of the hours and days following her accident had everyone – all 30 students – sobbing. Everyone except Abigail.” It was a freak car accident, the summer before her senior year of high school, that irrevocably changed Johnson’s life. “I was coming home from camping with friends when gravel in the road caused our car to flip going around a corner,” Johnson explained. “I went out the window.” Her friends all walked away with minor scrapes and bruises. Johnson broke her neck. Paralyzed from the chest down, she spent three months in the hospital. Battling pneumonia with collapsed lungs, Johnson was hooked up to a ventilator. She vividly remembers having to blink out letters to spell each word she wanted to speak.


Despite having missed the first semester of her senior year, Johnson caught up with the help of a tutor. She spent her mornings at school, afternoons with tutors, and the rest of her time with physical therapists. Her hard work paid off. Johnson graduated from Mountain View High School in Mesa in 1999. Then she took some time off. “I had to figure out what I wanted to do with my life,” she said. In 2003, Johnson was ready to try something new.

Taking classes at SCC changed something.” “It didn’t matter that I had a physical disability. My brain was working.

~Abigail Johnson. “A good friend was going to Scottsdale Community College, so we decided to go together,” she recalled.

That decision charted a new course for Johnson. “I took Greek Mythology with Susan Moore and I loved her,” she recalled. “I took almost every class she offered. Then I branched out with other classes in the English department.” Johnson had dabbled in writing as a child, but it wasn’t until she entered Moore’s classroom that she discovered she was good at writing and that she loved it.


Writing Center offers student support

English professor Susan Moore and her daughter, Katy Margaret Johnson, at Abigail Johnson's book launch.

“Taking classes at SCC changed something,” she said. “It didn’t matter that I had a physical disability. My brain was working.” In addition to Greek Mythology, Johnson enrolled in English 101 and 102 as well as various poetry and creative writing courses. She earned an Academic Excellence in English award, an honor bestowed by her professors.

The Writing Center at Scottsdale Community College provides free tutoring and free computer usage to students tackling writing assignments, learning a foreign language or having issues with technology. It is open to all enrolled students across academic disciplines. The center has established itself as an important resource to help students complete their educational goals. Located in the northeast corner of campus, it is one of the busier places on campus, especially when writing assignments are due. The number of tutors ranges from 8 to 11, with some focused on writing and others on foreign language learning. Also, computer techs are at the Writing Center to help with any technology issues facing students or faculty.

After leaving SCC in 2005, Johnson focused all of her efforts and energies on writing what would ultimately become her first published novel. She credits Moore’s enthusiasm for teaching and passion for writing with inspiring her to become an author.

The center averages about 2,000 tutoring sessions per semester and data shows that students who use the Writing Center typically have higher completion rates and higher course grades than students who do not.

“I never thought I would one day have a book,” Johnson commented. “ It all star ted with Susan.”

Lisa Burns, an English as a Second Language Specialist in the Writing Center, said all of the tutors have higher degrees with professional training in reading, writing and teaching.

Johnson’s first novel, “If I Fix You,” a young-adult contemporary standalone book became available for purchase in October 2016. Published by Harlequin TEEN, a teen imprint of the publishing giant Harper Collins, the book is available in hardcover, eBook and audiobook. Proving there’s no rest for those ready to take on new challenges, Johnson is already working on her second book. To learn more about Johnson or purchase the book, visit

“Math tutoring is different,” Burns said. “You can have students helping their peers with math problems, but you really need trained professionals to help with writing.” Helping students organize their writing assignments, develop topics to write about, form sound arguments and develop critical thinking skills is the heart of the Writing Center’s goals. “We’re here to help, but the students have to do the work themselves,” said Burns. “It’s the only way they’ll really learn.”








he Scottsdale Community College yoga instruction program now boasts a professional yoga wall, thanks to a student-led fundraising plan that netted more than $6,000. The fundraising included personal donations, primarily from students, that ranged from $20 to $2,000, proceeds from T-shirt sales and $1,000 from the college’s Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance department budget. Initially, with bids to build and install the wall coming in at more than $14,000, the fundraising effort was daunting. That is until SCC’s Facilities Department offered to take the project in house, lowering the cost to about $6,000. With the support of his supervisor Matt Kind, SCC Carpenter Robert Kelso spent about four months working on the project, with help from his colleagues Randy Sligar, electrician, and Thomas Ramey, painter.

“Iyengar was a yoga genius who lived in India,” Sikes explained. “He believed everyone should practice yoga, so he invented the yoga wall to make it possible for all people to get into various poses.”

Sikes designed the curriculum for SCC’s Yoga Instruction Program, which includes certificate programs for yoga teaching and yoga therapy. Under her instruction, students study the philosophy and history of yoga, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics, and the art of teaching yoga.

Marivic Wrobel, SCC Yoga Instructor, demonstrates the yoga wall.

The floor-to-ceiling structure looks intimidating. Its sophisticated system of bars, belts, ropes and pulleys assists those studying and practicing yoga in achieving some of the practice’s more difficult poses. Kelso said, “I looked at the Yoga Wall like an erector set, except I made most of the parts. In the 14 sections where the straps get tied off, there are more than 1,000 parts that nobody will ever see.” Located inside SCC’s 30,000-square-foot state-of-the-art Fitness and Wellness Center, the wall, which stands 8 ft. by 20 ft., replicates others around the world. According to Carlyn Sikes, residential faculty and director of the Yoga Instruction Program at SCC, it enables participants to modify their yoga poses. The wall can accommodate multiple students at once, making it a valuable tool for group learning and teaching sessions. “Users utilize the wall’s rope and pulley system to help enhance their asana [poses],” Sikes noted. “People who may have a difficult time with certain poses, whether due to balance issues or other physical limitations, can use the ropes to enhance or make a difficult pose accessible.” The yoga wall concept was introduced decades ago by BKS Iyengar, one of the world’s leading yoga teachers who is regarded as having been “the father of modern yoga.”

‘Yoga Wall’

“My students and I would discuss the value of a yoga wall and how great it would be to have one on campus,” Sikes recalled. “They began raising funds to build a wall about four years ago. The whole initiative grew from a desire among students to help expand our yoga programming.”

The grassroots fundraising effort began with monetary donations from students and community members who practice yoga at SCC. The fundraising push grew when students designed and sold T-shirts, with proceeds earmarked for the eventual construction of the yoga wall. “One of our students, a Vietnam veteran who was an ardent supporter of the yoga program, gave $2,000 toward the yoga wall,” Sikes shared. “The idea of a yoga wall resonated with everyone.” The wall was completed and installed in November, and it’s already making a difference. Sikes says it has broadened the scope of her teaching and has taken the program to the next level. SCC’s Yoga Instruction Program has 15 to 25 students enrolled at any given point. Sikes credits the yoga wall with further distinguishing the college and the program, which serves students ranging in age from 20 to 60 years old and up. To learn more about SCC’s Yoga Instruction Program, including certificate options, or to inquire about taking yoga classes at the college, visit or call 480-423-6771.

Artist’s bequest is largest- ever individual donation to SCC

We are so grateful for this generous gift from Elizabeth.This college was an important part of her life and was a place that, quite literally, kept her going.


-Endowment will fund scholarships for art students “We are so grateful for this generous gift from Elizabeth,” said You. “This college was an important part of her life and was a place that, quite literally, kept her going.” Bowman, a former librarian at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library, said, “I met Elizabeth when she was a volunteer at the library and we struck up a friendship. I always came to the SCC art exhibitions, where her work was displayed, and she had a number of other friends who followed her work and attended the exhibitions.” Bowman said Alexander thought of retirement as her personal Renaissance Period. She loved art and literature, so retirement was her time to pursue those passions. “She had a very powerful personality,” said You. “She had strong opinions and sometimes could be controversial, but she loved art and I think she used that as an outlet for her energy and passion.”

Lawrence Bowman and Robert You, with a photograph of Elizabeth Alexander.

ELIZABETH ALEXANDER was a bit of an eccentric, who,

for two decades following her retirement to Scottsdale, Ariz., in the late 90s, honed her artistic skills at Scottsdale Community College, primarily under the tutelage of Art Professor Robert You.

You said Alexander first tried her hand at water color and dry brush, but it was when she advanced to charcoal drawing that her artistry really blossomed. “She took a very scientific approach,” said You. “Her work was very organic, with geometric forms and shapes, but not just the form or image – she wanted to envision An example of Elizabeth what was inside.” Alexander's charcoal drawing artwork.

According to friend and estate executor Lawrence Bowman, Alexander found a family during her time at SCC, where she developed friendships with You and fellow artists and students. She attended classes on campus four days a week. Developing a deep sense of family at SCC, Alexander made the decision to bequeath her estate to the college as a legacy to support budding and accomplished artists studying at SCC in perpetuity. At $578,000, Alexander’s estate makes her bequest the largest individual donation to SCC. The monies were used to establish an endowment at the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation. Beginning with the Fall 2017 semester, the fund will begin paying out what is expected to be approximately $30,000 a year in scholarships. Her gift gives the college foundation the ability to grant 18 to 30 scholarships per semester, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 each for SCC art students.



s a member of the President’s Executive Community Advisory Board (PECAB), Doreen Reinke, vice president of Operations for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, is leading by example.

The members’ role includes: Share college information to help raise awareness; Engage actively in soliciting financial and other support for student and program needs; Attend and actively engage in board meetings; and Introduce the president to other thought leaders who can promote the SCC experience and value.

She is a leader in Scottsdale and a strong supporter of Scottsdale Community College, serving as a voice for the college in the community and within her own organization. Reinke was instrumental Doreen Reinke in bringing forward an SCC grant proposal to her company’s foundation, resulting in a $10,000 grant “I couldn’t ask for a better group of engaged, insightful to the Center for Native and Urban Wildlife at SCC. and supportive community members to help guide me and SCC as we navigate a future that will require The funds will help expand and enhance CNUW’s greater investment from the community as we see state propagation yard on campus, including completion of funding for higher education decline significantly,” a much-needed shade structure. The funds also will said Gehler. “While there is still some support from the support student internships and community workshops state for the four-year state universities, funding for the to enhance scientific knowledge related to conservation Maricopa Community Colleges is at zero.” and landscape ecology. Reinke is one of 25 members of SCC President Jan Gehler’s PECAB. The group serves as an advisory body to the president, ensuring the president has an informed perspective as to how the college can most effectively engage the community and vice versa.

Support from the PECAB members comes in many ways, including personal contributions, partnerships, grants, business donations and foundation support. Their focus in 2017 will be student scholarships and program support.

Back Row (l-r): Doreen Reinke, Don Henninger, Mark Hiegel, Jan Gehler, Jim Mullins, Kathy Wills, Rick Carpinelli. Front Row (l-r): Julie Iacobelli, Sam Campana, Rachel Smetana, Virginia Korte. Not Pictured: Heidi Schaefer, Lynne Beyer, Bo Calbert, Art DeCabooter, Danielle Casey, Margaret Dunn, Lee Gerdes, Vince Lujan, Bob LaLoggia, Ryc Loope, Linda Milhaven, Randy Nussbaum, Dennis Robbins, Don Ruff, Rachel Sacco, Deanna Scabby, Jerry Schwallier, Bill Smith, Fred Unger, Ray Weinhold




In many cases, students enrolled in hybrid courses outperform their in-class and solely online peers. SCC’s new textbook-free degree program expands the college’s hybrid learning model while further reducing the financial burden of college.

cottsdale Community College is the first college in Maricopa County to launch a textbookfree degree program, using open educational resources (OER) designed to save students as much as $3,700 in textbook costs. The hybrid Associate of Art degree pathway will offer a combination of in-classroom and online courses at the rate of $86 per credit hour. Offering the textbook-free degree is a natural step for SCC, which has been at the forefront of using OER course materials for many years.The math department, for example, has documented $260,000 per year in savings for students through the use of OER rather than traditional textbooks. SCC also is part of the Maricopa County Community College’s “Maricopa Millions OER Project,” which was launched in 2013 to radically decrease student costs by offering low-cost or no-cost options for course materials. The project’s cumulative savings for students to date is nearly $6 million. SCC’s textbook-free degree program, modeled after a similar program at Tidewater Community College in Virginia, is leveraging the increasing accessibility of open educational resources. These high-quality electronic course materials have been released under intellectual property license and reside in the public domain. Materials include complete course modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and more.



Lisa Young, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, is helping students save on textbooks.

“Textbook costs can total up to a third of the price of a college education at our community colleges,” said Jan Gehler, Ed.D., president of Scottsdale Community College. “SCC’s new textbook-free associate degree program greatly reduces education expenses, while giving students ready online access to their course materials. It’s a meaningful and efficient complement to in-class learning.” In line with national trends, SCC has seen positive results from its other hybrid learning programs in which students participate in both in-class and online learning.

“Reducing the in-class requirement better accommodates students whose busy work and life schedules might otherwise hinder their pursuit of a degree,” said Lisa Young, faculty director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at SCC. “Having course materials available online enables students to virtually attend lectures, conduct research, study or even complete exams when it best fits their schedule,” Young said.

Regular, reliable Internet access is a requirement for students enrolling in the textbook-free degree program. Students complete the same amount of work as their peers taking in-person courses. Each three-credit course in the hybrid program includes 1½ hours per week of in-person learning, 1½ hours per week of online content review, and three to six hours per week of homework.


To learn more about SCC’s new textbook-free degree, or to enroll in textbook-free courses for the fall 2017 semester, email or call 480-423-6108.



CULINARY ALUM RUNS FIVE-STAR RESTAURANT Ryan Swanson is a 2006 graduate of the Scottsdale Community College Culinary program and has earned his role as Chef De Cuisine at Kai, Arizona’s only five-star, five-diamond restaurant, located at the Sheraton Grand Resort at Wild Horse Pass.

GUITARIST AWARDED GEORGE BENSON SCHOLARSHIP Jonathan Boyd, a classical guitarist in training at Scottsdale Community College, is this year’s recipient of the George Benson Honorary Scholarship awarded by the SCC Music Department. The scholarship, awarded annually, goes to the department’s top music student as determined by a Music Department committee. George Benson, the legendary jazz guitarist for whom the scholarship is named, presented the award to Boyd at the 2017 Music Showcase, where the best student and faculty musicians perform each year before a packed house at the SCC Performing Arts Center.

“I realized Scottsdale was the best place for me. A lot of the people I worked with had been to that school and they were the best people in the industry.”

Swanson is in charge of the kitchen’s day-to-day operations, including creating and overseeing the dishes found on the menu. And, because the restaurant is located on tribal land, he makes sure the menu honors and reflects Native American traditions. On any given day, a Kai dish will feature bison, duck, squash and/or desert plants. Swanson is quick to praise SCC’s Culinary program for helping him develop into the professional chef he is today. “I wanted a place I could go and learn and not spend a lot of money,” said Swanson, who also has a nutrition degree from Arizona State University.

“My best advice for young students out there is to develop thick skin and learn from the best. Be ready to accept criticism when criticism is necessary. The best chefs I worked for always made sure I was doing it the right way.”


Boyd, who was raised in Albuquerque, NM, came to SCC three years ago as a rock guitarist who wasn’t sure which academic degree he would pursue when he arrived on campus. He began taking music courses two years ago and will graduate in May with an Associate of Fine Arts with an emphasis on classical guitar. Also, for the first time, an honorable mention George Benson Honorary Scholarship was awarded. Tristan Lauzon earned the scholarship for his accomplishments as an upright bass player. He also performed with the various school choral groups, as did Boyd.


For the second year, Scottsdale Community College was well-represented at Parada del Sol, the annual parade honoring western traditions in Old Town Scottsdale. Artie the Artichoke, members of the Council of Student Leaders and the Fighting Artichokes Football Team were crowd pleasers, with lots of hugs, high fives and some tossing of the football. The kids along the parade route loved getting a chance to meet Artie.


By the Numbers






26.9% Full-time



Day / Evening / Online (based on FTSE) 14.7% online classes 70.0% day classes * Students may take more 15.3% evening classes

52.7% Female

73.1% Part-time


45.8% Male

* 1 .5 % unknown. Full time enrollment is typically higher in the fall.

than one type of class

(This is % of enrollment, not % of classes)

80.7% of SCC students come from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. 55 international students on F-1 Visas from 25 countries




Top Occupational Certificates:

• Culinary Arts • Hospitality and Tourism/Hote.l Management • Film Production • Commercial Bakery & Pastry Arts • Nurse Assisting *D  ata for 2016-2017 not yet available. • Editing

Top Occupation al Degrees: • Nursing • Motion Picture/Television Production • Interior Design • Hospitality and Tourism/Hotel Management • Culinary Arts • Graphic Design:Visual Communication


PLANS Unknown 4.7%

Meet University Requirements 3.0% Learn or Improve Career Skills without Degree or Certificate 4.6%

Transfer Without Degree 8.1%

Transfer to Four-Year College

Enter or Advance in Job Market 16.0% High School Dual Enrollment/Concurrent HS 18.3%


Personal Interest 10.8%

* Data reflects Fall 2016, 45th day.

Residential Faculty Adjunct Faculty 69% Faculty have master’s degrees 46% Faculty have master’s degrees 15 15 26% Faculty have doctorate degrees 11% Faculty have doctorate degrees

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Save the date for these


GENOCIDE upcoming events:


NOT ON OUR watch APRIL 17-22, 2017

Lectures, exhibits and events by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and law enforcement.


VIEW ENTIRE SCHEDULE AT: WWW.SCOTTSDALECC.EDU/GENOCIDE For information, contact John Liffiton at: 480.423.6447 or




April 6-8, 13-14 7:30 p.m. April 15 2:00 p.m.

Avenue Q The Musical

April 11-May 5 Campus Hours April 28 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Best of Artists Competition/Exhibition Art Building Reception Lobby


April 17-22

9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Genocide Awareness Week

Turquoise Room

April 24

9:00 a.m.

Genocide Memorial Service

Genocide Memorial

April 21 & 22

2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

5th Annual Writers Box Playwriting Showcase

April 28 & 29

8:00 p.m.

Kinectic Connections Spring Dance Concert PAC

May 1

7:30 p.m.

Jazz Showcase

May 1

7:30 p.m.

Community Chorus

May 2

7:30 p.m.

Guitar Ensemble/Trombone Choir


May 3

7:30 p.m.

Spring Choral Concert


May 4

7:30 p.m.

SCC Orchestra & Cello Ensemble

PAC Black Box Theatre



May 7 3:30 p.m. Scottsdale Concert Band

Chaparral High School Auditorium

37th Annual Film Festival

AMC Arizona Center

May 11

7:00 p.m.

Aug. 25-Oct. 5 Campus Hours Sept. 9 4:00-7:00 p.m.

18th Annual Drawing Exhibiton Reception

For all events at SCC visit:

Art Building Lobby

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