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CCA names two to VP positions

Community College of Aurora President Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven announced Tuesday she has appointed Elena Sandoval-Lucero to the position of vice president of Student Affairs and Janet Brandau to the role of vice president of Academic Affairs, effective immediately. Both Brandau … Continue reading

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CCA’s Ward promoted to VP post

Chris Ward, a longtime college leader in grants and planning, has been promoted to Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Community College of Aurora President Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven announced. Ward began his new duties in early January. In his new role, … Continue reading

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Mayor lauds CCA contribution with HLC visit looming

One of the primary components of the pending Higher Learning Commission accreditation visit to Community College of Aurora is that the institution demonstrates value to the community. That notion was underscored recently when Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan stopped by CCA’s … Continue reading

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Nearly $435K in grants boost CCA immersive, game-based education

The notions of incorporating hands-on, immersive learning aren’t new to Community College of Aurora. The advent of the Center for Simulation and the inclusion of realistic portrayals in the EMS program was only the beginning, leading to faculty development seminars … Continue reading

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CCA expands library services at Lowry campus

The Learning Resource Center at CCA’s CentreTech campus is branching out to Lowry, further strengthening one of the top Denver area community colleges. The project, seeded with Perkins Project grant funding, is limited to career and technical education (CTE) programs … Continue reading

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CCA’s new faculty handbook smooths transition

New adjuncts and full-time faculty began to receive instructional reading material to help smooth their transition to Community College of Aurora beginning in January. The Denver area community college has ditched the Faculty Q and A section that for years … Continue reading

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Sherlin Lecture at CCA to focus on possible life beyond Earth

The bi-annual Sherlin Lecture Series in Astronomy and Space Science at Community College of Aurora brings some of life’s biggest universal questions into a local community forum. The Nov. 30 event, the 10th overall since 2008, is to be held … Continue reading

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Community College of Aurora mentors lend helping hands

Unconventional means were attempted to get Polel Ba acclimated to American life after she transferred mid-year into a regular U.S. middle school about five years ago. Her family was refugees from Senegal, West Africa. Polel came overseas speaking French and … Continue reading

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CCA to host transfer fair Nov. 13

The Community College of Aurora will host its second annual transfer fair Nov. 13 on both its campuses, giving numerous Aurora Public Schools students a glimpse at the overall college experience and presenting current CCA attendees various transfer options at … Continue reading

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APS middle schoolers get career glimpse at CCA

Math, science and computer information meshed with life lessons as 64 local middle-school students attended Day of the Girl festivities at Community College of Aurora on Oct. 11. College instructors – and a CCA student — used identifiable societal aspects … Continue reading

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