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logo_yavapaicollegePrescott AZ (May 15, 2014) – Students and taxpayers appear to be getting their money’s worth from community colleges in general and Yavapai College in particular, according to the latest data from Economic Modeling Specialists International. Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeCottonwood AZ (May 7, 2014) – Yavapai College’s Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) honored the academic achievements of 18 Yavapai College students at CTEC’s annual recognition event held April 25 at the Yavapai College Prescott campus.

Katy Welch, an electronics student who lives in Cottonwood, received the President’s Award for Excellence. Jeanne L. Miller, a Prescott resident in the administration of justice program, received the Vice President’s Award for Academic Excellence. Both were also honored as the outstanding students in their respective programs. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeVerde Valley AZ (May 1, 2014) – The public is invited to review the Yavapai College District’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year in preparation for the May 13th YC District Governing Board (DGB) meeting when DGB members will discuss and vote on the budget. The budget is posted on the Yavapai College web site at and will be published as a Public Notice in the Daily Courier (May 3), Verde Independent (May 7) and Camp Verde Bugle (May 7). Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (April 15, 2014) – Yavapai College celebrates its third year planting grape vines at the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale on Saturday, May 3, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The public is invited to join this day of community service and fun, as the young vines are planted in the student-run vineyard at the Southwest Wine Center. Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (April 1, 2014) – The Yavapai College Fire Academy/EMT program, in conjunction with numerous local agencies and organizations, will conduct a mass casualty incident drill on Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus in Clarkdale. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (March 28, 2014) – It took a wellspring of personal resolve and a boost from the Verde Valley community for Cottonwood resident Rebecca “Jade” McCullough to keep her academic career on track. 

Serious health challenges and the rigors of living as a twenty-something single mother put McCullough’s quest for higher education and a better life on the back burner.  Fortunately, providence intervened in the form of The Sedona Women organization.  The community support group granted McCullough the Helen Wolfe Scholarship for women who have experienced a lapse in education. Read More→

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logo_arizonascitechClarkdale AZ (March 19, 2014) – The Yavapai College Verde Valley campus hosts the Verde Valley SciTech Festival Expo on Friday, March 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Expo, which is free and open to the public, is an extension of the statewide Arizona SciTech Festival, held annually in February and March. The event celebrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and features a variety of exhibitions, workshops, expos and tours across the state to underscore how STEM will influence Arizona for the next century. Read More→

logo_leaguewomenvotersVerde Valley AZ (March 13, 2014) – The conversation continues with the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley’s second forum on Yavapai College’s Master Plan and Capital Improvements. The forum will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 20 at the Sedona Public Library.

The speakers will be Clint Ewell, Vice President, Finance & Administrative Services at Yavapai College and Herald Harrington, member of Yavapai College’s Board of Governor and Board Spokesperson. Al Filardo, the recently appointed member of the Board of Governors will also be in attendance. Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeEffort Fosters Local Entrepreneurial Spirit

Clarkdale AZ (March 6, 2014) – Over the past six months, Yavapai College has greatly increased its business assistance presence in the Verde Valley.  During September 2013, the Yavapai College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) began reestablishing contact with the Verde Valley business community to determine the services needed to support entrepreneurship and business expansion. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeFirst Teaching Winery in Southwest U.S. Moves Closer to Completion

Clarkdale AZ (March 4, 2014) – After two months of construction, the exterior structure of the Southwest Wine Center on the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus has been completed.

According to Tom Beveridge, FCI Constructors project superintendent, the building’s interior concrete slab will be placed this week with framing and electrical/plumbing work to follow.  “The roof and exterior finishing will begin later this month with a targeted final completion date of June 13.  The site’s “Gabion” rock wall systems which use steel cages filled with native stones are also nearing completion.” Read More→

Yavapai College Brings the Verde Valley Into Focus

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

logo_yavapaicollegeFocus Groups and Media Survey Aim to Improve Outreach

Clarkdale AZ (February 26, 2014) – Yavapai College has commissioned a series of focus groups that will be tasked with sharing their thoughts on the public’s perception of the Verde Valley campus.  The groups, along with a county-wide media preferences survey are being conducted by the college’s marketing and communications department with the goal of gathering information that will improve community outreach and service. Read More→

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logo_leaguewomenvotersVerde Valley AZ (February 17, 2014) – The League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley is hosting two forums on Yavapai College’s Master Plan and Capital Improvements. The forums will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 6 at the Cottonwood Recreation Center and 7:00 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 20 at the Sedona Public Library.

The speakers at both forums will be Clint Ewell, Vice President, Finance & Administrative Services at Yavapai College and Herald Harrington, member of Yavapai College’s Board of Governor and Board Spokesperson. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (January 6, 2014) – The Yavapai College Verde Valley Art Gallery will present Patricia McMullen-Mikles’ new work created during sabbatical leave at a free exhibition of her art, running January 13 to February 13, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on January 16.

Patricia McMullen-Mikles teaches drawing, painting, color theory, design and portfolio classes at Yavapai College, and is the founder of the Verde Art Gallery at Yavapai College in Clarkdale, Arizona. She received her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1976 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the same institution in 1973. Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeVerde Valley AZ (October 25, 2013) – Yavapai College employees have selected the Central Arizona Food Bank in Cottonwood and Prescott Area Shelter Services in Prescott as their non-profit partner organizations for the 2013-14 academic year.

The College has a practice of involving employees in the selection of two area nonprofits each year to support—one in the Verde Valley and one in the Prescott area. “Yavapai College employees chose the area of ‘families and children’ as this year’s focus for service and giving,” said Service and Giving Committee co-Chair Rose Hurley. Read More→

Broadcast of Hotshots Memorial to be Shown Live at PAC

logo_yavapaicollegePrescott AZ (July 8, 2013) – All Yavapai College campuses will be closed on Tuesday, July 9 out of respect for the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots team members and in conjunction with Tuesday’s memorial gathering at Tim’s Toyota Center.

“Many of our fallen fire fighters were our students, and many of us were affected personally by their loss,” Dr. Penny Wills, YC president, noted in an e-mail to the college community.

The YC Performing Arts Center will be open for community members to view the free live broadcast of the memorial gathering, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PAC doors open at 10 a.m., and seating will be on a first-come basis. The PAC is located on the Prescott campus at 1100 E. Sheldon St.

logo_yavapaicollegePrescott AZ (July 3, 2013) – The Yavapai College Foundation is creating a scholarship fund for the children and spouses of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots team members who perished in the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30.

“This is a long-term commitment that is very personal for us,” said Steve Walker, the Yavapai College vice president of advancement. “Most of the team members were students at Yavapai College, and many were in our fire science program. We knew them, and we respected them. Now we honor them.” Read More→

Clarkdale AZ (June 19, 2013) – The “College for Kids” summer program at Yavapai College is offering an exciting course in alternative energy. Titled “Nature’s Power Drive,” the course takes young students from reading about alternative energies to applying them. Students will gain an understanding of such alternative energy resources as wind, solar, tidal, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass using interactive alternative energy land solar labs. Read More→

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Verde Valley AZ (June 13, 2013) – Despite signs that some segments of the economy may be improving, a recent economic report shows that the Prescott area is near the bottom nationally in economic strength and annual average wage.

POLICOM Corporation, an independent economic research firm that specializes in analyzing local and state economies, ranks Prescott 345th out of 366 metropolitan statistical areas in economic strength and ranks Yavapai County 361st in annual average wage. The data is contained in the company’s 2013 Economic Strength Rankings available online at Read More→

logo_yavapaicollegeClarkdale AZ (June 6, 2013) – “College for Kids” has returned this summer to the Yavapai College Verde Valley campus, giving students ages 5-17 a chance to explore science, music, computers and more. Read More→

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logo_yavapaicollegeVerde Valley AZ (May 30, 2013Yavapai College will hold free pre-nursing workshops this summer on its Verde campus, 601 Black Hills Drive in Clarkdale, for people interested in learning about the nursing program. Those interested are invited to attend one of the workshops to be held Tuesday, June 4 at noon, Wednesday, July 17 at 4 p.m. or Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. in Building G, Room 102. No advance registration is required for the workshops. Read More→

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