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August 20, 2004

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

GCC Receives National Science Foundation Grant Totaling $396,000

Glendale Community College was recently awarded the National Science Foundation's Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship (CSEMS) that will provide generous scholarships for GCC students majoring in those fields of study. According to the grant proposal's Principal Investigator, GCC Professor Frank Rivera, the funding will allow the college to award $1,500 apiece to 30 students every semester from now through spring 2008, for a total of $360,000. Additional funds for administrative costs and supplies bring the grant's grand total to $396,000. GCC students who qualify for financial aid may apply. Impressed with GCC's strong commitment to computer science, engineering and math, officials from Honeywell and Lockheed Martin also lent their support to the grant proposal. GCC is located at 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale. For more information about the scholarship, as well as the scholarship application, visit www.gc.maricopa.edu/finaid/CSEMS

GCC Students Complete Summer Internships with Glendale Police Department

Three Glendale Community College students have spent the summer interning with the Glendale Police Department, working in various areas of the department. Nathan Eyer, from Peoria, worked in the Communication Division. He attends GCC and thought the GPD internship would give him work credentials. Barbara Hawkins, from El Mirage, worked in the Records Division. She plans to pursue a law enforcement career as a communications specialist at GCC, and knew the internship would provide specific and valuable experience. Jessica Wilde, from Glendale, worked in the Administration Bureau. She will attend GCC this fall to pursue a business degree. She thought the internship would help her explore a career field she had not yet considered. GCC offers many law enforcement career paths, including a certificate in Criminal Investigation (www.gccleo.com), a certificate in Law Enforcement Supervision (www.gc.maricopa.edu/justice), and the Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate Program (www.gccleta.com) which trains officers for 10 valley cities. GCC is located at 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale. For further information on any of these programs, contact Coordinator Jerry McCown at jerry.mccown@gcmail.maricopa.edu or at 623-845-3831.

GCC Exhibits Ceramics of Artist/Professor, September 7-22

From September 7-22, Glendale Community College will host a free exhibit of the ceramics of 30-year veteran professor and artist, Harry Kaino. The opening night and artist's reception for "Identity Incognito" will be held in the GCC Student Union Lounge on Tues., Sept. 7, at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Kaino's ceramic works evolve from manipulation of wheel-thrown shapes. They suggest organic images, but the completed ceramic forms merge expression with a disciplined control of the clay material to create forms which are ever changing and fluid. GCC is located at 59th and Olive Avenues in Glendale. The Kaino exhibit will be open Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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