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Our Students

At Estrella Mountain Community College, our students are always at the center of every decision we make and what we do.  Their cultural backgrounds are as diverse as their educational goals and we are honored to be able to serve them all. 
 
  • Young adults such as Cameron Decker and Sarah Wilson, EMCC students concurrently enrolled at Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center (AAEC) who were named Flinn Scholars last semester.  Their full-ride Flinn scholarship (valued at more than $120,000) covers tuition, fees, housing, and meals, as well as two study-abroad experiences, one to Beijing the summer after their freshman year, and another of their choice.  Read more about our Flinn Scholars 
     
  • There are also students such as Jaihlen Cooper, who was deeply immersed in Campus culture while attending. Jaihlen is the first male in his family to cross the college commencement stage. He graduated in May and now attends Arizona State University where he will not only pursue a bachelor’s in sociology but also work in Residential Life.  While at EMCC, Jaihlen was involved in student government, was a student ambassador, performed as one of our beloved mascot Roary, and was a part of the Presidential hiring committee. Learn more about Jaihlen   
     
  • We're immensely proud of our Veteran's Services Center. EMCC alums and staff such as Tonia Smith, an Air Force veteran, and Ramon Gonzalez, an Army veteran, both of whom are deeply committed to lifting as they climb in their post-military lives. Both participated in a letter-writing campaign for vets, active duty folks, and first responders. They understand how important it is to give back. Tonia often shares her story of moving here and enrolling in EMCC less than two weeks before classes started. Because of the dedication of our VSC team, she was able to get all her financial resources in order and start classes on time. Learn about how Tonia and other veteran alumni give back.  
     
  • Everyone is welcome and fully supported at EMCC. We cannot give enough praise to our Disability Resources and Services Office (DRS). The support they provide students such as Crystal and Candice Sipe - twins with a rare, genetic disorder- is life-changing. Candice and Crystal completed their first semester at EMCC, and they plan to pursue careers as recreational therapists. They jumped right into campus life and were selected to sing the national anthem at EMCC's 2019 graduation ceremony.  Read Crystal and Candice's inspirational story. 
     
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