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PCC Foundation Awards Scholarships to Three Active-Duty Students

November 21, 2013

Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College Foundation is presenting three active-duty students with a PCC Scholarship Award during the Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony.

The ceremony, honoring more than 80 Davis-Monthan graduates, will take place Thursday, November 21, 2 p.m., at the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Mirage Club.

“Pima helped 90 percent of the graduates achieve their educational goal,” said Larry Bearden, Advanced Program Manager for Education Services at the base. 

He said they’ve either taken a PCC course or passed a CLEP or DANTES exam administered by Pima’s Davis-Monthan Education Center.

The remaining 10 percent of the graduation class were recently assigned to Davis-Monthan and completed their Community College of the Air Force requirements at their last duty location. 

Graduates Aleksandr Dromov, Juan Villarreal and Brian Williams will receive the PCC Scholarship Award for six credit hours to encourage their continuing education.

“We will continue to take an active interest in Airmen’s academic progress and encourage them to continue toward degree completion and advanced degrees,” said Dr. Sheila Ortego, Interim President of Pima’s Community Campus.

Williams plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Computer Science.

“The more education you get, the more marketable you are," he said. "You should always be growing. Challenge yourself to grow; don't allow yourself to become stagnant."

PCC has provided instructional programs and education services at Davis-Monthan since 1981. 

The College annually serves more than 3,000 students at its Davis-Monthan Education Center, offering classes that permit students to complete Associate of Liberal Arts, Associate of Business, Associate of Science and Associate of General Studies degrees.

Educational services offered at Davis-Monthan include admission, registration, assessment, orientation, advising, testing, financial and military tuition assistance, and CLEP and DANTES testing.

The Center serves active duty U.S. Air Force personnel, veterans and the public.

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850