Arizona Governor Proclaims April 2023 as Arizona Community College Month

Published by The Bee News

April 27, 2023

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MOHAVE COUNTY – April 2023 is now recognized as Arizona Community College Month. Katie Hobbs, Governor of Arizona, proclaimed support for the ten Arizona Community College Districts on Wednesday. 

The proclamation coincides with National Community College Month in April and celebrates the contributions that Arizona Community Colleges make daily to shaping the future of Arizona and its economy through high-quality education and training. 

“We are excited to be one of more than 1,000 community colleges across America and among the ten districts in Arizona serving the needs of the people and communities in our respective regions,” said MCC President Stacy Klippenstein. “Mohave Community College has been Mohave County’s higher education provider for over 50 years and we do so proudly.”  

Arizona’s ten community college districts include Arizona Western College, Central Arizona College, Cochise College, Coconino Community College, Eastern Arizona College, Maricopa Community Colleges, Mohave Community College, Northland Pioneer College, Pima Community College, and Yavapai College. 

Connected through shared goals of access and service, MCC and Arizona’s community colleges assure open admissions and affordable tuition as a common mission. The community colleges are the primary gateway to higher learning and various educational opportunities serving today’s diverse student body. Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, MCC and Arizona’s community colleges prepare students to be career-ready quickly, provide high skills training to fit employer needs and offer students affordable access to begin their pursuit of higher education. Community colleges are the most traditional entry point for underserved students and bring economic vitality to communities that embrace their mission and services. 

Mohave Community College is currently enrolling students in summer and fall semester classes. Get started by creating an account and filling out the application at

For more information on all of Arizona’s Community Colleges, visit

Governor’s Proclamation 

WHEREAS Arizona’s community colleges have played a vital role in shaping the future of the state and its economy through providing high-quality education and training to students of all backgrounds and ages, and 

WHEREAS Arizona’s 10 community college districts provide academic and workforce opportunities to students in 61 locations, with additional online learning options, are committed to providing accessible, affordable high-quality education and training to their respective communities, and 

WHEREAS, Arizona’s community colleges offer a wide range of programs and services, including technical training, transfer degrees, workforce development, early college experiences and adult education, all designed to meet the needs of students and employers alike, and 

WHEREAS, Arizona’s community colleges serve over 250,000 students each year, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their academic and professional goals, and to become active and engaged members of their communities, and 

WHEREAS, the community colleges are an integral part of the state’s economy, providing employers with the skilled workforce that is essential to the growth and prosperity of Arizona’s businesses and industries, and 

WHEREAS, with recognition of the dedication and hard work of the faculty, staff and leadership of Arizona’s community colleges in providing exceptional education and training to students and acknowledgement of the vital role they play in helping build a stronger and more prosperous Arizona, 

              NOW THEREFORE, I Katie Hobbs, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby, with deep appreciation and gratitude for the many contributions made by Arizona’s community colleges, to our state, its people and its economy, proclaim 

                           APRIL 2023 as ARIZONA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MONTH 


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