Arizona Western College

A flood of active-duty and retired military students get some special attention at Arizona Western College...

According to the Department of Veteran’s affairs, over the last four years about 1 million veterans and their dependents have enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. The flood of new students is thanks in part to draw down of U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and an increase in financial incentives for tuition, housing and books.

Arizona Edition - Three Arizona Western College leaders came together for a roundtable discussion at the KAWC studios about the college’s 50th year, current budget and curriculum concerns, and their hopes for the college's second semi-centennial.  Joining KAWC's Lou Gum in the studio is Carole Coleman, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, Linda Elliott-Nelson, Dean of Instruction, and Lori Stofft, Dean of Public Relations and Marketing…(originally aired 051414).

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Arizona Edition - Megan Mosley, a 19-year-old General Studies major from small-town Illinois, was chosen to be the Commencement Speaker this year at the Arizona Western College Graduation Ceremony.  Megan began her education at AWC after her Marine husband was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station-Yuma.  She was an Honors Student and the president of the AWC Philosophy Club.   She talks to KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett about her message to her classmates at graduation….(originally aired 05/14/14).

Arizona Edition - While 2014 was a big anniversary year for Arizona Western College, it was also a big year for AWC’s campus partner, Northern Arizona University-Yuma.  Dr. Larry Gould is a Northern Arizona University Associate Vice President and NAU-Yuma Campus Executive Officer.  He sat down with KAWC’s Kim Johnson to talk about NAU-Yuma’s own anniversary and their Yuma campus operation…(originally aired 05/14/14).

Arizona Edition – Most of the Arizona Western College sports teams had a memorable 2013-2014, with good grades, bad weather, awards, sanctions, and the first women’s soccer team.  KAWC’s Maya Springhawk Robnett has the rundown of the past year’s AWC athletics programs…(originally aired 05/14/14).

This piece was featured in the May 14th Arizona Edition College Special.  Other pieces featured in the show can be found below in the related content section.