Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

¡Juntos! Succeeding in Challenging Times

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Join us for a conference on student success, engagement, and empowerment! Hear from others who have overcome challenges. Learn how to stay healthy during these difficult times. Learn why civic participation is so important and how you impact the future.

Keynote

Mr. Carlos Ojeda, CoolSpeak: Carlos Ojeda will present on the power that lies within everyone and how you can harness to make positive change and overcome challenges.

Breakout Sessions

9:50 am - 10:40 am Round I Breakout Sessions

  • Keeping a Healthy Mind in Challenging Times - Dr. Thomas E. Rojo Aubrey, Director of Behavioral Health Sciences, Glendale Community College
  • Paying for School: Show me the $$$ - Annette Linders, Bea Rendon, Veronica Ochoa, Braxinton Campanaro, District Office of Financial Aid and Compliance, Maricopa Community Colleges
  • Your Career! Thinking Ahead! - Izelle Silva, Director of Career Services, Glendale Community College
  • ¡Alimenta Tu Sueño: Sustain Your Path to Success! - Dr. Manuel Gomez, Vice President Academic Affairs, Estrella Mountain Community College / Adriana Minjares, Student Services Analyst-EXCEL Program, Estrella Mountain Community College

10:45 am -11:35 am Round II Breakout Sessions

  • Parenting (& going to school) During a Pandemic - Cesar Becerra, Student Services Supervisor, Mesa Community College
  • Civic Participation: Doing Your Part! - Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Director of Community Engagement, Maricopa Community Colleges
  • My Path, My Story - Keys to Success - Facilitated by Christina Izaguirre, GCC Panelists: Frank Amparo - Associate Dean of Student Affairs, PVCC | Monica Castaneda, Vice President of Student Affairs, GCC |Dr. Felicia Ramirez Perez, Dean of Enrollment Services ,CGCC | Dr. Rey Rivera, President, EMCC
  • Paying for School: Show me the $$$ - Annette Linders, Bea Rendon, Veronica Ochoa, Braxinton Campanaro, District Office of Financial Aid and Compliance, Maricopa Community Colleges

Closing Comments

Dr. Steven Gonzales, Maricopa Community Colleges Interim Chancellor