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Scholarship Program at Cochise College

“IME Scholarship Program” at Cochise College.

On September 28th, the Government of Mexico through the Consulate General of Mexico in Nogales, Arizona, and the Santa Cruz County Attorney’s Office held a ceremony of the “IME Scholarship Program” at Cochise College. IME Scholarship is a program aimed by the Mexican government, local government institutions, and private sector, among others, that contribute to development the education of Mexican ... Read More »

The Santa Fe Ranch

The Santa Fe Ranch

In decades past when the environmentalist movement began to educate the American public to words such as “conservation” and “protection of public lands”, cattle ranchers were publicly vilified as abusers of nature, branded as working against nature rather than with her. Far from factual, most American cattle ranchers relying on Nature to provide their country with beef and its hundreds ... Read More »

Ranch bred Physiologist-Dean Fish

Dean Fish

Faint images of rugged men taming the old West run through most of our minds when thinking of the traditional cowboy. Images of men out in the Arizona desert tending cattle, fierce battles between Native Americans over different disputes and equally strong women alongside their men are easily conjured in our imaginations. Santa Cruz County has the real thing when ... Read More »

2011 Teacher of the Year

SCC Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velásquez presents the 2011 Teacher of the Year winner Leah Joy-Oberg.

The Santa Cruz Superintendent of Schools, in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club, named its 2011 Teacher of the Year on Friday, August 19, 2011. Fifteen local teachers were in the running for the top prize and at the event all were honored The event is a year long process in which funding is sought, preparations and nominees are submitted ... Read More »

Teacher of the year 2011

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The Santa Cruz Superintendents Office in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club has named its 2011 Teacher of the Year this past August 19, 2011. Fifteen local teachers were in the running for the top prize and at the event all were honored but a runner up and a grand prizewinner was announced. The event is a year long process ... Read More »

HIPPY Program Planting Seeds of Learning

HIPPY Students

For the past five years the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) has been preparing children in Santa Cruz County for a successful future. The program is one of four initiatives from the Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools, Alfredo I. Velasquez. This program provides parents of three, four and five year old children with the educational tools ... Read More »

Santa Cruz County One Stop holds law enforcement empowerment seminar

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As the successful summer work program comes to a conclusion, the SCC One Stop held a seminar to encourage young adults to learn about and/or pursue careers as peace officers in our local law enforcement agencies. Speakers included local officers, attorneys and staff who spoke about the importance of education, dedication, and hard work to reach the goals of our ... Read More »

One-Stop Career Center holds event

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The Santa Cruz County One-Stop Career Center held an event filled with entertainment, food and fun on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Student participants, employers and members of the community were invited to attend and participate in the celebration of a successful summer program. Entertainment featured raffles from prize baskets and basketball shoot outs. The event also featured a variety of ... Read More »

2nd Back to School Blitz

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Greater community participation in the 2nd Back to School Blitz for Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35 which took place at Rio Rico High School this past Saturday, July 23, 2011. Read More »

Teacher of the Year

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The Santa Cruz County Superintendents Office in partnership with the Nogales Rotary Club is preparing to host its annual Teacher of the Year Awards and Ceremony. With teacher nominees from around the county, SCC Superintendent Alfredo Velasquez and the Nogales Rotary Club is in charge of overseeing and coordinating every last detail of pulling off, once again, an amazing ceremony ... Read More »

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