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PCC Employees Present Best Practices at Regional Advising Conference

May 13, 2013

Tucson hosts Region 10 conference of the National Academic Advising Association, May 13-15

Tucson, AZ – Several Pima Community College counselors and advisors are presenting at the Region 10 Conference of the National Academic Advising Association here from May 13-15.

The theme of the conference, at the Marriott University Park Hotel-Tucson, is Advising Under the Stars! A total of 18 PCC employees will be giving nine of the conference’s presentations.

“The number of presenters at NACADA is a testament of the caliber of quality advising at the college and the commitment of staff to provide the best practices in advising,” said Leticia Menchaca, PCC's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Development.  “Advising models lead to student success and play a critical role with the completion national agenda.”

The Rocky Mountain Region 10 of NACADA has members from Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Arizona.

The presentations and PCC employees presenting are:

  • Expanding Universe – Starring First-Generation Students: Kat Manton-Jones, Myrna Lara, Fernando Munguia, Amy Parker and Luis Vega, Desert Vista Campus
  • An Insider Report – Exploring the Unique Challenges of Academic Advising at a Large Community College: Rosa Whaley and Michael J. Tearne, Desert Vista Campus
  • Best Practices in Transfer Student Transition: Carlos Sotomayor, Desert Vista Campus, and Paul Miller, University of Arizona recruiter
  • Advising First-Generation Students – Advisors as Guiding Stars to the “Trailblazers of the 21st Century”: Fatima Wilson and Danielle Isabelle-Berrien, East Campus
  • Creating a Personal Philosophy of Academic Advising: David Freitag, District Office staff
  • Tough Love Advising – Holding Students Accountable Without Blowing a Head Gasket: Denise Turner and Michelle Martinez, East Campus
  • Pima Community College Prep Academy: Patrick Pitts and Daniel Rodriguez, Prep Academy
  • Using Technology to Teach Student Self Efficacy: Presley Hickman, Northwest Campus, and Barbara Elgutaa, West Campus
  • Social Media for Academic Advising and Student Development: Grace Fama, West Campus

In addition, Tearne and Dr. Ann Parker, Vice President for Student Development at PCC’s Desert Vista Campus, were part of the Conference Planning Committee.

CONTACT:
C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850
ckaramargin@pima.edu