Chandler Gilbert honors Teal & Silver Award winners

From left, are Greg Lewis, Felicia Ganther, Ross Salerno, Rhonda Curtis, Luke Hickey, Chandler Police Officer Travis Miller and Lt. Scott Veach, city of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Olivia Lara. (Courtesy of Chandler Gilbert Community College)

From left, are Greg Lewis, Felicia Ganther, Ross Salerno, Rhonda Curtis, Luke Hickey, Chandler Police Officer Travis Miller and Lt. Scott Veach, city of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Olivia Lara. (Courtesy of Chandler Gilbert Community College)

Chandler-Gilbert Community College honored its 11th Annual Teal & Silver Award recipients during a breakfast event at the college’s Williams Campus on Tuesday, May 12 at Bridget Hall. Nine award recipients were recognized for their dedication and support of CGCC students, employees, programs, services and the college community. The 2015 Teal & Silver Award recipients are: Officers Travis Miller and Glen Robinson, Chandler Police Department Motorcycle Patrol, Community Organization Partner, Luke Hickey, CTA Humphrey Elementary School, K-12 School Colleague, Dr. Felicia Ganther, Maricopa Community Colleges, Community College Colleague, Greg Lewis, Si Se Puede Volunteer, Intel Corporation, Business and Industry Partner, Olivia M. Lara, Adjunct Faculty, Maricopa Community Colleges, Scholarship Donor, Ross Salerno, Salerno’s Restaurant and Catering, Vendor Partner, Rhonda Curtis, Wells Fargo Bank, President’s Community Advisory Council Chair, Community Leader, Jay Tibshraeny, Mayor of the City of Chandler, Community Leader
“The community leaders and businesses honored today with a Teal & Silver award provide Chandler-Gilbert Community College and its students with vital support that improves their experience and contributes to their success.” Linda Lujan, Chandler-Gilbert Community College president said in a press release. “Whether through direct interaction, funding for scholarships, or support for the college and its programs, we are truly grateful for their involvement and dedication.”
The Chandler-Gilbert Community College Teal & Silver Awards Program was created to recognize the contributions of individuals who support Chandler-Gilbert Community College through various efforts. Recipients positively impact the college by assisting with the program or service improvements, supporting creative and innovative ideas, improving the quality of the college experience, support the delivery of instruction, providing resources or assisting with cost-saving measures and advocating for the college in media, with elected officials and in the community.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College is one of ten Maricopa County Community Colleges, the largest community college system in the country according to the press release. CGCC serves the higher education needs of over 19,000 students at four locations in the Southeast Valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area – the Pecos Campus in Chandler, the Williams Campus in Mesa, the Sun Lakes Center in Sun Lakes and at the Communiversity in Queen Creek. CGCC offers degrees and certificates in a variety of fields, university transfer, workforce development programs, and continuing education, along with nationally recognized programs in service learning, learning communities, and civic engagement. For more information, visit cgc.edu or call 480-732-7000.

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