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EMCC’s Computer Commons

student working on computer

College can be very overwhelming, especially when you have a busy schedule. Sometimes finding a quiet place to study or getting individual help can be very difficult. Many students in college experience stress, but Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has several resources designed to aid in student success.

A Beautiful Campus

EMCC campus

Have you ever thought about how beautiful, positive, and sanitary Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is?

If you have, then have you ever wondered who and how much work it takes to maintain a college so clean? But if you have not put much thought to this notion then please, let us take a moment to shine some light on the people who make it all happen.

The custodians, grounds team, and maintenance team are responsible for why EMCC is such a clean environment. There is a lot of work that they do at EMCC that affects how students learn.

Sustainability at EMCC


At Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), the sustainability team’s initiatives fall into two categories: president’s climate commitment to energy reduction, and sustainability tracking, assessment and rating analysis. The sustainability team frequently participates in student outreach and hosts educational events throughout the year.

Building Strong Communication Skills

Valerie De La O

Motivational teachers are the backbone to students’ success—they aid in paving the road for students’ career paths, and showing them the way when times get tough.

All teachers have different styles of teaching - some are more visual teachers, while others prefer lectures. One teacher at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) has her own unique spin on teaching.

Loving to Help Others

Writing Center Tutor Sean Tingle

It can be easy to feel intimidated by the idea of seeking out tutoring, but students should not feel that way. Sean Tingle is a tutor at the Writing Center in Estrella Hall at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC). Tingle has a lot of patience with his students.

Frank Hernandez: A Living Legend

Political Science Instructor Frank Hernandez

Frank Hernandez was born in Saginaw, Michigan during the 1930s. He experienced racism and discrimination first hand throughout his youth and young adulthood. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He has attended, and taught at prestigious universities.

Outside of teaching, he has also worked for the government in many different capacities over the years. He is a husband, father of three, and grandfather of two. And all of these things inform and enhance his teaching of Political Science at EMCC.

HES100: Encouraging People to Care

HES100 Instructor Annann Hong

According to the Center for Disease Control, "Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a resource that allows people to realize their aspirations, satisfy their needs and to cope with the environment in order to live a long, productive, and fruitful life. In this sense, health enables social, economic and personal development fundamental to well-being."

Well-being is a crucial part of our lives and in an effort to recognize the importance of student health, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) offers a course called Healthful Living 100.

Lifelong Learning: The Key to Happiness

History Instructor John Frasure (right)

History classes are stereotyped to be boring and sometimes the teacher is as well; unless of course, you enroll in a history class with John Frasure at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC).

Passionate about history, Frasure’s excitement about obtaining knowledge is contagious.

While most are still unsure of the career they want to pursue even as adults, Frasure claims he has known that he wanted to be a teacher ever since he can remember. Even as a young child in elementary school in Garrett, Kentucky, it interested him to learn about past history.

Teaching the Future

Economics Instructor John Donahue

Educators are everywhere. Everyone has something to teach you. According to Merriam Webster’s online dictionary, an educator is someone who is “skilled in teaching.” As students we encounter teachers that change our outlook on life. We consider these teachers to be so good at what they do that we will recommend these teachers to anyone that is willing to take their class. A prime example of this kind of teacher is Estrella Mountain Community College’s (EMCC's) John Donahue, an economics teacher.


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