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December 21, 2004

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

GCC Prof. Selected for Nationally Renowned Leadership Program

Carnella Hardin, Assistant Department Chair of the GCC Business and Information Technology Department, has been selected to participate in the National Institute for Leadership Development Leaders program in 2005. This year-long program for administrators and faculty in higher education is designed to enhance the skills participants must have to assume major decision-making roles in their institutions. Leaders are chosen for their professional abilities, their interests in advancing higher education and the quality of their proposed projects on which they will work for one year. The NILD is internationally recognized by colleges, universities and businesses for its visionary, holistic programs that produce leaders who effectively challenge assumptions, eliminate barriers and create new pathways to successful solutions.

Need Job Experience? Explore GCC's Internship Program

Getting good job experience through an internship has helped hundreds of students in the Career Work Experience class at Glendale Community College. With a portfolio of more than 600 employers, instructor Diane Taylor matches students to real-world internship experiences that open career possibilities. The CWE class is beneficial for persons of any age eager to acquire new skills, undecided about their career goals, unable to find employment without experience or who want to explore other jobs while still employed. The class meets on campus four times to cover résumé writing, effective interviewing techniques, job search strategies, and how to get an internship. Internships are almost always unpaid, but valuable job experience can be obtained in numerous areas--computers, accounting, marketing, engineering, social work, health care, graphic arts, broadcasting, programming and more. Students then concentrate on their internships at which they can earn one, two, or three credits, depending on how many hours a week they choose to work. According to Taylor, "the CWE class has provided job experience and opened career possibilities for numerous students, and has saved many others from spending time and money in fields they discovered were not for them." Call 623.845.3333 to register for Career Work Experience or contact instructor at diane.taylor@gcmail.maricopa.edu or 623.845.3062 for more information.

GCC Offer New Creative Sewing Class

Glendale Community College offers a new course for sewing machine fancy work in the upcoming spring semester. "Creative Sewing Machine Use" (TEC 121) will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. starting Jan. 18. Class will be held in room T1-149 on the GCC campus, 6000 W. Olive Avenue in Glendale. Students will learn heirloom sewing, smocking, cutwork, appliqué, beading, embroidery, monogramming and sashiko (decorative Japanese quilting stitching). Students may use the machines in the sewing lab or bring their own. This is not a course for beginners; students should understand the basic operation of a sewing machine. Tuition and fees for residents are $180 for 16 weeks (more than 38 hours) of instruction; non-residents pay more. Other expenses for material and supplies will be incurred, depending on projects chosen. Class runs from Jan. 18 to May 12, 2005. Register before Jan. 10 by calling 623.845.3333. For more information, call 623.845.3160 or 480.731.8866, box 13990.

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