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May 18, 2007

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Suzanne Higgins suzanne.higgins@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3808
Patricia Vogel pr.vogel@gcmail.maricopa.edu 623.845.3014

GCC Psych. Students Make Great Showing at WPA Conference

In a recent feat of academic excellence, five psychology-student research teams from Glendale Community College (GCC) were selected to present research posters at the annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 3-6. It is highly unusual for research by community college students to be accepted for presentation since they are competing against university students working on bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. Even psychology professors compete to have their research posters accepted for presentation. Four of the five GCC research teams were able to make the trip and present their research. Their research instructor and mentor, Dr. Sue Oliver, said, "I received numerous laudatory comments from attending professors regarding the high quality research conducted by GCC students, as well as their ability to answer penetrating questions relative to their findings." For more information about psychology at GCC, visit www.gc.maricopa.edu/psyc or call 623.845.3615.

GCC Offers Community Summer Classes for Kids and Adults

Don't succumb to heat or boredom this summer. Call Glendale Community College at 623.845.3805 to receive a summer Community Education schedule of classes for children and adults, or visit the class web site at www.gc.maricopa.edu/noncredit to see all summer listings. Classes for kids include Sewing for Teens, Reading Clinic, Math Clinic, French, Spanish and more. Adult classes include Bead Jewelry Making, Motorcycle Rider Course, Internet Basics, eBay Selling, Convert Vinyl Records to CDs, Save Money When Buying a Home, and much more. Even the family dog can register for Dog Obedience! Learn something new this summer or give your kids cool summer learning opportunities. Call today!

GCC Nursing Professor is APNA Nurse Educator of 2007

Teaching excellence abounds at Glendale Community College (GCC) and the nursing department is no exception. Nursing faculty member Nelly Peterson was recently selected by the Arizona Philippine Nurses Association (APNA) as the recipient of its 2007 Nurse Educator of the Year award. The APNA is a non-profit organization that promotes and honors professional leadership, education, research, mentorship and clinical experience to promote the betterment of Filipino-American nursing practice. The GCC nursing program is widely respected and its graduates routinely and significantly surpass national pass rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) that measures the competencies of recent graduates. For more information about the nursing program at GCC, contact www.gc.maricopa.edu/nursing or 623.845.3200.

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