Student Success Awards
Aurora News Weekly
Coverage of the Student Success Awards.
College Recognizes Students Beating the Odds
December 5, 2014
A feature on CCA's Student Success Awards.
Students Capture Memories of Alzheimer's and dementia sufferers
November 21, 2014
CCA class helps document patient's memories through interviews and dialogue.
Students Put On Play That Focuses on Racism
October 25, 2014
Students at the Community College of Aurora tackle racism during an enhanced version of "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Simple Military Tool Could Help Cops Save Lives
May 15, 2014
CCA helps law enforcement potentially save lives with simulated disaster exercises.
Colorado Film School Teaches Nigerian Directors
April 8, 2014
Nigerian filmmakers traveled across the globe to boost their technical skills at the Colorado Film School, and lift the level of motion pictures in their homeland.
Students Preserve Stories of Fallen Soldiers
November 11, 2013
"In CCA's English 121 - Composition 1 class, Instructor Rachel Blue Ankney told her students to find the family of someone who died in a war and share their story. Ankney calls it 'The Fallen Soldier Project'."
Aurora Theater Survivor Overcomes Fears to Graduate
May 11, 2013
"Hiding from the world after the Aurora theater tragedy, a survivor finds comfort in college routine and manages a family first: earning her diploma."
Model United Nations focuses partly on North Korea Crisis
April 5, 2013
More than 200 students from different areas of study at CCA participated in a Model U.N. that focused on several issues including terrorism, medical care, and international security.
Family of Seven Kids Learns to Attend College Through Homeschooling
February 25, 2013
"The Hendersons of Aurora may be the first family of CCA, with seven students already through the doors and two more on the way. They'll literally sing the college's praises, and much more."
Show of Healing
November 3, 2012
"The CCA theatre production, 'Glimpses' is a collection of personal, real stories from students at CCA. While the show is not a direct representation of the theater tragedies, it is about actual emotions and stresses that the actors experienced."
Five Points Meets West Point
September 16, 2012
Drug and gang involvement landed Jack Howard in prison. A political atmosphere cemented Patrick Sheets' military exit after distinguished service. Their lives at a crossroads, the paths of these two men from wildly divergent backgrounds intersected at CCA.
July 28, 2012
At age 91, Graham Witherspoon, the oldest community college student in the state of Colorado, hones his artistic skills by taking painting classes at CCA.