PCICEO and SAI members met with Congresswoman McSally (R) to discuss issues that concern our community. We discussed border issues, economic development, and ways we can work together on those issues and others.
Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert and five key Pima County Interfaith Civic Education Organization leaders signed the first ever Memorandum of Understanding between the college and the interfaith group. The purpose of the Memorandum is to promote collaboration around civic engagement, student leadership training, grant and resource development projects, and other mutually beneficial activities. The Memorandum will be in effect for 5 years.
Speakers at the event were Monsignor Raúl Trevizo, Pastor of St. John the Evangelist and Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Tucson, Rev. Sharon Ragland, Senior Pastor of St. Mark’s Methodist UMC, Fr. Tom Tureman, S.D.S., Pastor of Most Holy Trinity Catholic, Rev. Delle McCormick, Senior Pastor of Rincon Congregational UCC, and Deaconess Marjie Hrabe, President of the PCICEO Board. Rev. Ragland spoke of the importance of Pima to her daughter’s success, and Msgr. Trevizo recalled teaching classes at PCC as one of his first jobs after college. All the speakers stressed the importance of students being supported, engaged and successful.
PCC student ambassador Nick Myers said he was looking forward to working with Pima County Interfaith so that he could be an effective advocate for the college and help put the word “community” back into Pima’s future. PCC graduate and Civics Program member Mireya Escamilla recalled the successful County Bond that PCIC worked on that led to the construction of the El Pueblo and El Rio Adult Learning Centers. She said that her success as an immigrant in the United States was due largely to PCC and Pima County Interfaith.
The ceremony was attended by three members of the PCC Board of Governors, Chair Sylvia Lee, Marty Cortez and Mark Hanna, as well as College Campus Presidents David Doré and Morgan Phillips. In addition, PCC Adult Education Dean Regina Suitt, Scholarships A-Z Executive Director Matt Matera, JobPath Director of Operations Pat Trainor, and many PCICEO and PCC supporters and staff attended the event.
PCICEO Board President Marjie Hrabe announced four first steps, including two student leadership training events this week at the PCC West Campus and the El Rio Learning Center.
View/download image of the original agreement HERE.
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