Now, more than ever, your gift in support of scholarships at Coconino Community College can help our students achieve their educational goals.
His own welding business
Stuart Ziegler is a non-traditional student studying business and welding. He received a Raymond Educational Foundation scholarship.

"That welding trade is going to help me learn a new skill to open a new business," he said. "I'm going to be able to help employ other people and give back to the community."

The scholarship will help with tuition, books and materials he needs for his welding studies.

"I'm working very hard to finish my degree and move into NAU next year," Ziegler said. "I will continue to work hard."
Stuart Ziegler
Raymond Educational Foundation Scholarship
Dear Friends,

The phrase “in these uncertain times” seems to be used to begin many conversations these days. The times have, indeed, been unimaginable in many ways. For those who have been, and continue to be, impacted as a result of COVID-19, we convey our sincere hope that better days are on the horizon. 

At Coconino Community College, COVID-19 has impacted students' education goals. Student instruction has mostly shifted to Zoom and distance learning, which has taken a bit of getting used to by both students and faculty. The college has also instituted all necessary health and safety precautions to protect students, faculty, staff and our community. 

As we wrap up 2020, we look forward to 2021 with a renewed sense of anticipation and excitement as solutions to the pandemic get closer and closer to becoming a reality.

At Coconino Community College and the CCC Foundation, we not only want things to be back to normal, we want them to be the best they have ever been! Recently, the CCC District Governing Board adopted “Students First: 2025” the college’s strategic plan for the next 5 years which provides a roadmap on how we will put “Students First” in everything we do.  We have renamed our annual fund drive the CCC Comets Caring Campaign to reflect who we are and our commitment to “caring” for our students, faculty, staff and community. Did you know the Comet is the CCC mascot?

WE are here for you when you, a family member or friend is deciding on options for continuing education or certificate/degree.  

WE are here for you when unique topics of interest are being presented at monthly Comet Talks. 

WE are here for you when an individual decides to change careers and desires to develop a new skill set. 

WE are here for you when a student is seeking financial aid or a scholarship that leads to a career.

WE are here for you when parents are providing guidance to their high school graduate on education and career paths.

I am a product of a community college education. Upon graduating from Morenci High School, I enrolled at Eastern Arizona College, and while I did not earn a degree, I used my community college experience to explore degree choices, which I completed at Northern Arizona University (a very long time ago).

So, why am I sharing my story? I share it simply because we all have our own stories of paths that have led us to where we are today. There are so many stories that have yet to be written and Coconino Community College and the CCC Foundation are here to be a part of these stories. Our President, Dr. Colleen Smith, says it best, “the story of our students is the story of Coconino Community College.”  

Because of your continued support, this past year the Coconino Community College Foundation was able to award over $150,000 in scholarships to over 110 students!  In a year unlike any other, your support will provide the opportunity to help CCC students write their own stories of success in the year ahead and beyond.  
With thanks and appreciation,

Steve Peru
Executive Director
Phone: (928) 226-4348
Teacher or veterinarian
Serenity Rodriguez wants to be an elementary school teacher or a veterinarian, and she's received a Raymond Educational Foundation scholarship to help her make the transition to university.

The scholarship assistance will help her with her tuition, books and more.

"Whether I become a teacher who helps educate the next generation of kids, or a veterinarian to help the community with their pets, I want to say thank you for supporting me in these two passions."
Serenity Rodriguez
Raymond Educational Foundation Scholarship
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