CCA Recognizes Aurora Public Schools at Partnership Event

Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn, CCA President Betsy Oudenhoven, and CCA Vice President Chris Ward pose during the event.On November 14, the Community College of Aurora held its annual Partner Appreciation event at Aurora Municipal Center.

CCA hosts the event to show appreciation to our community partners, recognize these long-standing relationships, and to highlight just a few ways these partnerships are making difference in our community.

CCA President Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven opened the evening by celebrating those who commit their time, expertise, and resources to strengthen the education infrastructure in Aurora and East Metro Denver.

Dr. Bobby Pace, Dean of Academic Affairs for Concurrent Enrollment, explained how Concurrent Enrollment helps and changes how high school students look at college.

After he spoke, Rangeview High School teacher Stephanie Walsh and some Rangeview High School students described the impact Concurrent Enrollment has had on them.

Rico Munn received the CCA Partner of the Year award from CCA President Betsy Oudenhoven.

CCA honored Aurora Public Schools and its Superintendent, Rico Munn, with CCA’s 2018 Outstanding Partnership Award. Each year CCA gives this award to a partner who has made an exceptional contribution to the college – impacting the quality of our education, student life, and community impact.


Posted in Public Relations

I Am A Previvor

Jo Erven raising money for breast cancerI am many things, but today, I am a “Previvor”

I learned a new term recently, which is strange since I have “been” this person for almost exactly three years today:
Cancer previvors are individuals who are survivors of a predisposition to cancer but who haven’t had the disease. This group includes people who carry a hereditary mutation, a family history of cancer, or some other predisposing factor.”

I have been a lot of things in my life – a student, a teacher, an accountant, an auditor, an entrepreneur, a leader, a mom, a daughter – a wife, a divorcee – okay let’s stop there — but today I am sharing with you that I am also a previvor.

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Posted in Outreach

Nine Easy Tips to Remember When You Fill Out Your FAFSA

FAFSA letters on top of a textbook with a piggy bank next to itDid you know that you can start to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year on October 1?

And CCA is ready to help you and/or your parents fill it out! CCA will host a series of workshops during October to help students fill out their FAFSAs.

Called FAFSA Rush, these workshops will allow students and their parents to use CCA computer labs to fill out the FAFSA, and CCA Financial Aid staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The U.S. Department of Education has permanently moved the FAFSA application start date to Oct. 1 to give students and their parents more time to plan and pay for college.

But before you start the FAFSA application process, check out these nine tips from CCA Financial Aid Advisor Darin Wissbaum to make it easy and simple as possible to avoid any problems that could delay processing your application. Continue reading »

Posted in Financial Aid

Nine Things to Know Before You Register for Fall Classes

Pencil and clipboardFall registration is here! But before you register for fall classes, here are some helpful tips that the Admissions and Records Department and the Center for Outreach Recruitment would like you to keep in mind:

  1. Do your Degree Check! If you don’t want to schedule the time to see an advisor, go to MyCCA, log in, and click on the Student tab. Go to the right side of the page and scroll down a little to find the section titled, Steps to Graduate. Underneath you will find Degree Check; use this tool to see what classes you need to take. This will keep you from registering for a class you already have taken or ensure you don’t take a class that you don’t need. Continue reading »

Posted in Academic Support, Degrees & Certificates

Vote for Your Student Government Association Leaders!

An illustration of hands placing ballots in a ballot box

Student Government Association elections are this week! Find out below about what Student Government Association has meant to one CCA student. Check out what SGA has meant to her and vote in the elections this week!

If you are interested in making the college aware of student concerns and building relationships, then the Student Government Association is for you!

Student leadership looks really good on scholarship applications and college application as well. I encourage you to join CCA’s Student Government Association today get involved and to have an impact at CCA! SGA elections are April 9-15 .

Here is what I have done while part of SGA and why you should consider running for office.

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