Category: Education

NEVADA HAVING A SYPHILIS BOOM

Nevada is experiencing the highest rate of syphilis in the West following an outbreak in Las Vegas. Health officials say it’s part of a national spike in cases tied to increased testing, a rise in anonymous sex tied to social media, and a less consistent use of condoms. Clark County health officials declared an outbreak in Las Vegas last week after noting a 128 percent increase in reported syphilis cases since 2012. There’s been an uptick in other parts of Nevada, too, but that could be tied to a population increase, the state health department said. Syphilis outbreaks have...

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MCC Future Fund Set to Cover Tuition for Hundreds of Students

Mohave Community College is pleased to introduce a new program to help Mohave County students pay for their education. The program is called the “MCC Future Fund,” and operates as a last-dollar-in program to cover full tuition and standard fees for students who qualify. As long as students continue to fulfill the requirements for the fund, they can renew for a total of five years or until completion of their first degree or certificate, whichever comes first. “I’m excited that MCC is making a commitment to make college more affordable,” said Shannon Sheaff, financial aid director at Mohave Community College. “This fund will assist students in completing their programs.” To qualify for the MCC Future Fund, students must: complete the 2016-17 FAFSA be a resident of Mohave County complete and submit an MCC Future Fund Success Promise annually declare a degree or certificate program at MCC enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester that satisfy my degree program (credits must be “financial aid” eligible) maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at MCC continue to meet financial need criteria annually maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) or successfully appeal the suspension and continue meeting the terms of the appeal/academic plan at MCC. Unsuccessful SAP appeals result in permanent ineligibility for the MCC Future Fund program abide by the MCC Student Code of Conduct, or risk permanent ineligibility for the MCC...

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Financial Aid Office Published as Example of Lowering Default Rates

A year after receiving accolades for dropping default rates at Mohave Community College, the department of financial aid and the actions taken by the college between 2009 and now are being used as a case study for how community colleges can reduce those rates and promote successful borrower repayment. Shannon Sheaff, financial aid director at MCC, is listed with loan officer Lisa Downey and now-retired dean of student services Jann Woods as authors of “Decreasing your student loan cohort default rate: Leading a college-wide change initiative at Mohave Community College.” The paper was published on Mar. 2 by Kayla...

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Mardi Gras Fundraiser to Sponsor Allied Health Scholarships

The Mohave Community College Foundation and Pioneer Title Agency in Kingman are teaming up to put on the inaugural “Mardi Gras – Southern Charm” fundraiser on Saturday, March 5 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Historic Elks Lodge, located at the corner of 4th Street and Oak in downtown Kingman. All proceeds from the event will go to funding Allied Health scholarships for Kingman students. Programs in Kingman under Allied Health include registered nursing, radiation technology, surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, dental hygiene, dental assisting, licensed practical nursing, medical assistant, and health information technology. The foundation will have...

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Kingman Campus Building Facelift Slated for May Completion

MCC News: Building 200’s remodel on the Neal Kingman Campus is five months in and on track for a May completion date. The building, part of a multi-facility project involving the facelift of the 200 building and a new student services building, will house faculty and staff, the EMT and Medical Assisting programs, and a 350-person meeting room overlooking the campus. “I think it’ll be a huge enhancement for the college and community,” said Fred Gilbert, campus dean for the Neal Kingman campus. “It’ll be the largest venue in Kingman. That multi-purpose room can seat 350 people, 240 with...

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