September 9, 2013
WIA student participation rises sharply
Ability to increase knowledge, skills, job prospects are drawing cards
August 21, 2013
Orientation changes designed for increased retention
Stressing tools for success over open-ended college entry
August 20, 2013
Top EMT tandems in country compete for spot as nation's No. 1
Regional events paired duos to six teams from across U.S.
August 12, 2013
Colorado Film School honored
Hollywood Reporter places school in top 25 nationally
June 5, 2013
National Guard to hold major exercise
More than 200 Air Force, Army soldiers expected
May 1, 2013
Colorado Film School students awarded $8,000
Funds will be used for shorts in effort to woo investors
April 30, 2013
Nearly 1,300 tax payers aided
CCA, Piton partnership pays off
April 11, 2013
First Denver-area TSA class cited
Upward mobility, further schooling keys
April 9, 2013
"Take Back the Night" tackles sexual assault issue
Full day of educational events planned
April 1, 2013
Students set to explore the stratosphere
Colorado Space Grant Consortium backing BalloonSat launch
March 26, 2013
CCA first community college to host Model U.N. since '75
About 250 students to represent 50 countries
March 6, 2013
Translation and Interpretation program booming
Reflects need for trained professionals across wide spectrum
Feb. 26, 2013
Project will mimic Hollywood studio system
Students will pitch for real financing to jump start movie
Feb. 19, 2013
Library Services gets technology boost
Kiosks give CTE students access to databases
Feb. 12, 2013
Esteemed Colorado artist's show at college
Parson featured in museums, galleries across U.S.
Dec. 19, 2012
21 students lauded for achievements
Student Success Awards shine light on stories
Oct. 28, 2012
CCA hosting 2012 Transfer Fair
30-plus colleges scheduled to be on hand
Sept. 28, 2012
CCA hosting Community Education Fair
Aurora to get feel for college's course offerings
Sept. 14, 2012
Authors flock to CCA for National Day on Writing
Newbury Medal winner Avi among wide range of attendees
July 23, 2012
Del Ponte named Dean of Health Sciences, Public Safety and Lowry
Brings 10 years experience in community college
July 14, 2012
Paramedics entering workforce in 'perfect' harmony
EMT Paramedic Program at CCA had perfect pass rates by all 15 students taking the national board registry exam on their first attempt during 2011-12.
June 12, 2012
Recent graduates laud CCA experience
Say job skills enhanced in tight job market, expressed overall satisfaction with college experience
June 4, 2012
Scales named new CCA president
Was CEO at Colorado Mountain College campuses in Breckenridge, Dillon
May 14, 2012
Library of Congress to accept CCA Iwo Jima project into archives
Film made at Colorado Film School in conjunction with Congressman
May 8, 2012
CCA economic impact tops $187 million, survey shows
Part of wide-ranging study on community colleges' fiscal contributions
April 25, 2012
CCA graduation ceremony slated for May 5
Dr. Geri J. Anderson, interim president, to lead host of speakers
March 27, 2012
CCA the state pacesetter for Tax Help Colorado
School generates nearly $2.9 million in refunds serving 1,388 low-income taxpayers
March 2, 2012
Spring transfer events designed to provide future direction
Meetings with prospective schools can pave way to bachelor's degree
March 2, 2012
Governor adds Maestas to board through 2015
CCA's VP of Administrative Services and CEO on concurrent enrollment advisory board
February 13, 2012
Schooler given statewide technology award
Wartgow Award bestowed to faculty excelling in the focus and use of technology to aid students
February 10, 2012
Fundamental steps for academic retention, success to be discussed
"Parent Institute" aimed at helming parents of middle and high school students
February 8, 2012
Woodley appointed VP of Instruction
Has served in myriad leadership positions at Central New Mexico CC
January 26, 2012
IRS-certified students help make tax time pay
Tax-prep services provided for low-income families at CCA
December 22, 2011
CCA Presidential Search opens
The best of the best student performances from the fall semester will be performed in two special showcases open to the public.
The Colorado Film School's Fall 2011 Student Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 and the event is free and open to the public.
November 9, 2011
Perlmutter Debuts Iwo Jima Veterans' Film Fri.
Arthur McFarlane, Harlem native and great-grandson of American civil rights-activist W.E.B. Du Bois, will speak to CCA students on Nov. 14. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Philip Armitage of the University of Colorado Boulder will deliver the fall Sherlin Lecture at CCA on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. He will present "The Search for Another Earth" in the Fine Arts Building Forum on the CentreTech Campus. The college's observatory will be open for free public viewing after the lecture, weather permitting.
The art exhibit "Poetic Synthesis" is now open at the Community College of Aurora's Lowry Campus Art Gallery, and the show runs through Nov. 17. The community is invited to experience this original exhibit, a unique collaboration among artists and writers.
Authors Carleen Brice and Dan Guenther, along with spoken word artists Suzy Q Smith and Bobby LeFebre, are among those who will present and perform at the Community College of Aurora on Oct. 20 on behalf of the National Day on Writing.
The Community College of Aurora will play an integral role in the Sept. 23 Operation Mountain Guardian Emergency Exercise when its Disaster Management Institute serves as the Master Exercise Control Center managing the entire, day-long multijurisdictional operation. This grand-scale exercise, funded by a Homeland Security grant, will take place at multiple locations throughout the metro and will involve thousands of participants.
A ribbon cutting and grand unveiling of the completion of the Lowry Expansion Initiative, Phase One, will be held for the community at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 16. Numerous dignitaries will speak, and building tours will be available. This special event will showcase the dynamic new environment that has been created for students at the Lowry Campus over the summer.
The BNSF Foundation has awarded a grant of $3,000 to the Community College of Aurora Foundation to support the Community English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the college. The program serves nearly 1,800 adult community members each year.
The highly praised composition "The Harp of Brandiswhiere: Suite for Celtic Harp" will be performed for the community at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16 at CCA's CentreTech Campus. Boulder musician Beth A. Cole will play the harp and Wayne A. Gilbert, CCA faculty member and Denver poet, will read the legend between the musical pieces. The event is free and open to the public.
The Hollywood Reporter, a magazine that bills itself as "the definitive interpretive voice of the entertainment industry," has named The Colorado Film School at CCA as one of the top 25 film schools in the world alongside prestigious institutions such as the American Film Institute, University of Southern California, UCLA, Syracuse University, Columbia University, and the Beijing Film Academy.
August 16, 2011
College extends registration for Community ESL courses
English as a Second Language (ESL) fall courses have started up this week, but the college is offering two special late registration times for these popular classes that run through Oct. 8.
CCA Chair of Social Sciences Geoff Hunt is among the first to be interviewed for History Cold Case, a National Geographic tv show to debut next year.
Dr. Linda Bowman has announced that Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Oudenhoven will join the college Aug. 1 as Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management.
Jose Ruiz, Jr., vice president and chief information officer for Raytheon Information and Intelligence Systems, has been appointed to the Community College of Aurora Foundation board of directors.
The Community College of Aurora Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from the Xcel Energy Foundation to support the Community College of Aurora's outreach to underserved students.
As a part of their country's efforts to reshape English language instruction, three Korean educators recently visited CCA to learn from its Community ESL program.
July 8, 2011
CCA's Lowry Gallery presents "Photo ID" exhibit
In partnership with Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, the Lowry Gallery at CCA presents the exhibit "Photo ID."
Teens from around the state will have hands-on opportunities to splint, bandage, perform CPR.
Some of Aurora's newest residents are now among those most prepared to help their neighbors in the wake of an emergency.
July 1, 2011
Don't miss Summer Artz Fest!
Members of the community are invited to spice up their summer by attending the July 16 Summer Artz Fest at the Community College of Aurora.
A select group of American Medical Response's top paramedics and EMTs will compete in a safety and clinical skills competition at CCA's Center for Simulation on June 13.
English as a Second Language summer courses have started up this week, but it's not too late to register!
The Emergency Medical Services program will hold a Career Fair on June 10 to showcase pathways to employment and promotion in this rewarding field.
Student volunteers from seven Colorado Community College System colleges, including CCA, have helped return $6 million to the bank accounts of Coloradans via a unique program call Tax Help Colorado.
An event is held to help demystify what it means to be Muslim and inspires a lively question and answer session.
Math instructor Rich Bogdanovich has been awarded the 2011 Burton W. Jones Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
The bright, clear day matched the mood of the more than 1,000 people attending the Community College of Aurora's graduation ceremony on May 7.
Matt Gianneschi, Ph.D., deputy executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, will deliver the commencement address at the Community College of Aurora's graduation ceremony on May 7. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center in Aurora.
The best student performances from the spring semester will be showcased in a May 6 performance, and the community is invited. The public is also encouraged to attend the May 7 Community Jazz Band performance!
The Colorado Film School's Spring 2011 Student Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, and community is invited to see the best of the best of what the school's aspiring filmmakers have to offer.
"Pardon our dust!" signs will greet more than 500 guests this Thursday, April 21, at the Community College of Aurora Foundation's annual Scholarship Luncheon -- and attendees will see firsthand the dramatic changes that are just now under way.
April 19, 2011
Take Back the Night events slated for April 21
A series of events designed to advocate for the right of individuals to feel safe from violence will be held at CCA on April 21 and the public is invited to participate.
Two CCA students recognized with Rising Star awards for their contributions as student leaders have one thing in common: a desire to help others.
Dr. Jack O. Burns from the University of Colorado Boulder will deliver the spring Sherlin Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 18. The event is free and open to the public.
CCA students Matthew Downey and Joshua Harges have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team and were recognized along with their peers at a special ceremony on March 9.
The college will host the annual 9Health Fair at its CentreTech Campus on Sunday, April 10, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon. The Fair offers free and low-cost health screenings for individuals aged 18 and older.
Aurora's new city manager paid a recent visit to Bobby Pace's state and local government class, and students peppered George "Skip" Noe with questions that were both academic and personal.
CCA students and members of the community are invited to Fulbright Scholar Jon Bendall's April 5 presentation on law enforcement practices and street gangs.
A motivated group of Aurora residents will wrap up an intensive emergency training program by testing their skills in a mock disaster drill on CCA's Lowry Campus this Saturday.
Elena Sandoval-Lucero, Ph.D., has joined CCA as Dean of Enrollment Management in the Division of Student Services.
Coincidentally enough, CCA's Pi Day celebration was held on March 14 (3.14).
Members of the community and potential students are invited to join Leo Tanguma, Colorado's famous Chicano mural artist, at 5:30 p.m. on March 8 as he shares his work and discusses the class he will teach at CCA this summer.
CCA's Theatre Department proudly declares giddy anarchy with its spring production of "Black Heart: An Evening of British Farce," featuring two one-act comedic romps.
February 25, 2011
Stacey D'Angelo named faculty member of the year
Theatre Director Stacey D'Angelo was named CCA faculty member of the year at a special ceremony held on Feb. 9.
February 23, 2011
Pfaff, Sessions honored with Brosh Award for Adjunct Faculty
Faculty members Mike Pfaff and Larry Sessions have been given the Tom Brosh Award for Adjunct Faculty for their outstanding service to the college and its students.
February 22, 2011
"Flu" experiment engages Math Girls at CCA event
One intriguing assignment at this year's Math Day for Girls event was compelling enough to hold the attention of a roomful of teenaged girls.
Members of the community are invited to participate in a Feb. 23 screening program offered at CCA in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
February 15, 2011
Margaret Ann Uchner appointed Pacific Regional Director of AAfPE
Margaret Ann Uchner, legal studies program coordinator for Paralegal and Criminal Justice at CCA, has been named Pacific Regional Director of the American Association for Paralegal Education.
The Arapahoe County Interagency Transition Fair will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 17 and is designed for students with disabilities and their families to assist in planning for the future.
The Community College of Aurora will host high school girls from throughout Aurora on Feb. 11 in honor of "Math Day for Girls." This year's event will emphasize health careers.
February 3, 2011
College Goal Sunday: Students, parents invited to Feb. 13 event
Students and parents can discover their many options for paying for college by attending this free event.
Budding young writers from throughout Aurora were honored at a Jan. 12 event celebrating the ideals espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
December 16, 2010
Student Success Awards acknowledge tenacity, drive
The annual Student Success Awards were held Dec. 3, and 17 individuals were recognized for their persistence in achieving a higher education.
December 10, 2010
Phi Theta Kappa inductees celebrated at ceremony
Nearly two dozen CCA students were inducted into the Alpha Pi Pi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society during a recent ceremony.
The public is invited to enjoy a free concert by the CCA Community Jazz Band at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.
The Colorado Film School's Fall 2010 Student Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Harkins Theatres Northfield.
December 1, 2010
Performing Arts Weekend to be held Dec. 3-5
The Performing Arts Weekend will be held Dec. 3-5, and the community is invited to attend a series of cultural events showcasing dance, music, theatre, and art.
Originally scheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 30, Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr., will speak at the Community College of Aurora at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
November 12, 2010
"Thank you for giving us things other countries only dream about"
CCAs students offer moving tributes during a Nov. 11 'Honoring Our Veterans" event.
Dr. Dave Hnida, practicing physician and broadcast journalist for Denver's television station CBS-4, will speak at CCA at 6 p.m. on Nov. 17. The presentation is free and open to the public.
The community is invited to hear a presentation on "Colorado Skies" in conjunction with an Observatory Open House on Nov. 12.
November 8, 2010
Dale Mingilton to encourage CCA student to finish strong
Business executive Dale Mingilton will visit CCA Nov. 12 to encourage one special group of students to keep their eye on the prize: a college degree.
November 4, 2010
CCA students tape broadcast, offer analysis on election night
On election night, students in political science courses had a unique opportunity to weigh in with their predictions for some of Colorado's hottest congressional races.
CCA's Global Initiatives Committee, in partnership with the City of Aurora, is hosting a poetry contest for students throughout the community to promote the ideals that Martin Luther King, Jr., and so many others stood for and continue to actively support.
Dr. John Spencer of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder will deliver CCA'S fall Sherlin Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 4. The event is free and open to the public.
The college and community are invited by CCA's Global Initiatives Committee to hear from humanitarian Todd Shea and journalist Ethan Casey on Oct. 25 as the two offer a series of presentations throughout the day.
October 13, 2010
Ritter lecture at CCA rescheduled for Nov. 30
A lecture by Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr., originally scheduled for Oct. 26 at the Community College of Aurora, has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. on Nov. 30.
October 12, 2010
Ten things you may not know about the solar system
The community is invited to hear "Ten Things You May Not Know About the Solar System," presented by CCA faculty member Victor Andersen, at CCA's Oct. 15 Observatory Open House. Come on out and see the deep skies through the only public observatory in Aurora!
The college will hold numerous events on Oct. 20 in honor of the National Day on Writing.
October 7, 2010
I say Obamacare, you say health care reform
In a spirited discussion, students in CCA's Current Political Issues course engaged guest lecturer Cody Belzley on health care policy in America.
September 15, 2010
Disaster Management Institute of Colorado to hold grand unveiling
The Disaster Management Institute of Colorado, a program within the Center for Simulation at the Community College of Aurora, will hold a grand unveiling of its new state-of-the-art facility from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 20.
September 9, 2010
Inaugural nursing class embraces the future
The inaugural class of the Integrated Nursing Pathway program at CCA embarks on a bright new future with the start of the new semester.
September 3, 2010
First of several Public Observatory Nights to be held Sept. 10
The community is invited to participate in a public Observatory Night at CCA at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 10. Two more public events will be held this semester.
Mile High United Way Pathways scholars at CCA hear from the first of five "Community Voices" on Aug. 27, and are told to never accept less than their best.
August 30, 2010
Dr. Edwin Ray named interim vice president of instruction
Dr. Edwin Ray brings 37 years of experience with the Colorado Community College System to his role as interim vice president of instruction at CCA.
Richard J. Gentile, Jr., has been appointed Dean of Instruction for Math, Science, and Public Service at CCA. Gentile, who started work July 5, also will oversee the college's renowned Center for Simulation.
August 25, 2010
United Way Pathways Scholars earn "unparalleled opportunity" to fulfill higher education dreams
A group of 30 recent graduates from Aurora high schools now participating in the Mile High United Way Pathways scholarship program at CCA will learn from community leaders that they can excel in school and in life. The program offers a unique combination of intense support and advising to see them through.
In this intriguing election year, one of the most talked-about new classes at CCA is "Current Political Issues."
A wide variety of new classes will be offered at CCA this fall to supplement popular core subjects.
In response to popular demand, the college will offer a special orientation to address the unique educational needs and goals of this important population.
Film with its origins in the 7th Congressional District Veterans Oral History Project supported by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter continues to generate attention.
More than 50 high school students from around the state got a taste of what it's like to be first on the scene in the wake of an accident or illness.
After making the Community College of Aurora their choice for higher education, newly enrolled students are encouraged to sign up for a free orientation session.
The Community College of Aurora Foundation has announced the establishment of the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, awarding $1,000 per semester, and eligible students are invited to apply.
Officials at the Community College of Aurora and the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus have announced the creation of the Integrated Pathway to Baccalaureate Nursing Education Program to benefit students looking for a meaningful career as well as healthcare providers who seek to hire baccalaureate-prepared nurses with outstanding preparation for professional practice.
Judy Strathearn, adjunct instructor in English and literature, has been accepted to a summer NEH workshop on African-American history and culture.
In recognition of its commitment to providing public health services and information for students, as well as for members of the Aurora community, the college's Office of Student Life, managed by Angie Tiedeman and Julie Johnson, has been named "Public Health Hero" of the year.
Puja Kapoor, an Aurora resident and Smoky Hill grad, will spend May 20-22 at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex., as a National Community College Aerospace Scholar. She has also secured a coveted summer internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where she will work with a team of research engineers.
A Community College of Aurora team earns the chance to present at a statewide science symposium, and beats out teams from four-year institutions by taking the grand prize.
May 11, 2010
Moving stories heard at Scholarship Luncheon
The fifth annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the Community College of Aurora Foundation, was held April 29. Both scholarship recipients and scholarship donors were acknowledged at this celebratory event.
Aspiring business and technology students from Aurora Public Schools were recognized at a scholarship reception at CCA on April 29, and four individuals were presented with scholarships toward the college of their choice.
Dr. Nate Easley, president of the Denver Schools Board of Education, will deliver the commencement address at the Community College of Aurora's May 8 commencement. The ceremony will be held at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center in Aurora.
The Colorado Film School's Spring Student Show will be held at 7 p.m. on May 5, and community is invited to see what the school's aspiring filmmakers have to offer.
The Community College of Aurora's spring Performing Arts Weekend will be held April 30-May 2, and a series of cultural events - performances, recitals, and exhibits - will be free and open to all.
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the CCA Science Club will hold a community-wide Earth Day event at the Morrison Nature Center on April 24.
The record that was broken in 2009 was completely shattered this year: CCA volunteers in the Tax Help Colorado program have helped return more than $2.3 million in tax refunds to the Aurora community.
The Community College of Aurora will host the annual 9Health Fair from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, April 18, at its CentreTech campus, 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Aurora.
April 12, 2010
Take Back the Night events designed to empower
A series of events designed to advocate for the right of individuals to feel safe from violence will be held throughout the day on Thursday, April 15, at the Community College of Aurora.
Dr. Erica Ellingson of the University of Colorado-Boulder will deliver the spring Sherlin Lecture at the Community College of Aurora on Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. She will discuss “Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Discovering an Invisible Universe.”
March 26, 2010
Spring Transfer Fair will be offered April 6
Students and prospective students will learn how to turn a two-year degree into a four-year degree when they attend an April 6 Transfer Fair at CCA. Approximately 35 institutions of higher education from throughout the state and the region will be on hand to answer questions.
Bernice Harris, vice president of instruction at CCA, will receive an Administrator Award of Distinction on April 9 at the Phi Theta Kappa 92nd annual convention.
February 24, 2010
Two students named to Phi Theta Kappa Academic Team
Two student leaders at the Community College of Aurora have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team and will be honored at a March 10 luncheon in Denver.
February 24, 2010
Single mom, student leader: off to J-school in Chicago
Sarah Simmons is not unlike other students at the Community College of Aurora: she never saw college in her future.
February 10, 2010
Annual Math Day for Girls to draw 100 students
The Community College of Aurora will host approximately 100 students from schools throughout the Aurora/Denver metro area for the Third Annual Math Day for Girls. Speakers will be UNC professor Dr. Cathleen Craviotto, Raytheon engineer J’ne Day-Lucore, and KUSA-TV/9 News meteorologist Becky Ditchfield.
January 28, 2010
Journalist Ethan Casey to share experiences of Pakistan
Author and journalist Ethan Casey will visit the Community College of Aurora on Feb. 10 to share firsthand his experiences in Pakistan.
January 27, 2010
APS students to take part in Xcel Energy Foundation Camp at CCA
Students from Gateway High School in Aurora will attend a Jan. 29 Xcel Energy Foundation Camp at CCA and will tour the Colorado Film School, participate in a solar energy workshop, learn about careers in art and new media design.
January 20, 2010
Colorado Film School to hold open auditions
The Colorado Film School at CCA will hold two days of auditions this month for individuals who would like to act in a variety of film productions.
January 19, 2010
Near the edge of space: students launch balloonSat mission
Two teams of CCA students involved in a NASA-funded project saw high-flying results on the Colorado plains.
January 11, 2010
CCA offers field studies in Costa Rica
Work alongside scientists studying endangered leatherback sea turtles, study Costa Rican cultures, volunteer with a coffee cooperative: CCA offers an exciting opportunity to participate in a Field Studies course in Costa Rica from May 17-27.
January 18, 2010
Entrepreneur Series offered at Career Center
CCA announces a brand new slate of workshops: an Entrepreneur Series, featuring How to Start Your Own Business, Market Essentials for a Small Business, and Show Me The Money; Finding a College Major; Getting a Job After 50; Social Networking; Business Etiquette; and How Not to Get a Job.
January 14, 2010
Dr. Matt Gianneschi named vice president at CCA
Dr. Matt Gianneschi, a resident of Aurora, has been named Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management at CCA. Gianneschi previously served as Senior Policy Advisor for Gov. Bill Ritter, Jr.
November 6, 2009
Military Wall of Honor dedication to be held Nov. 11
A Military Wall of Honor dedication will be held Nov. 11 at CCA, and all military branches will be recognized. U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter and other dignitaries will be on hand for this Veterans Day event, which is free and open to the public.
The college will celebrate the first National Day on Writing on Oct. 20 with a slate of events aimed at both students and the community. Performances by renowned spoken word artists will highlight the day's activities.
October 9, 2009
Holly Petraeus to make Oct. 13 visit to campus
Holly Petraeus, national director of BBB Military Line and wife of General David Petraeus, will be honored at an Oct. 13 reception at the Community College of Aurora.