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Needles Center Newsletter March 2016

Published by lalecilenti, 2016-03-03 14:47:57

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PVC NEEDLESSpring Issue 1 March 2016Enroll in Late Spring FREE Non-Credit Classes at the Needles CenterTri-state residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free non-credit classes offered this spring at the Palo Verde College Needles Center.Q: Why take a free class? Classes Start SoonA: For personal enrichment, GED prep, and to meet new friends. Enroll TodayQ: What kind of classes are being offered? Computers Made SimpleA: Computers Made Simple, Digital Photography, Vocational Drawing,Computer Keyboarding, Quilting, GED Prep/Life Skills Reading and Thursdays 1:10-3:00 p.m.GED Prep/Life Skills Math. Digital Photography Student Identification Number Required Mondays 6:00-7:50 p.m. Computer KeyboardingTo enroll in the free classes at Palo Verde College you must first obtain a student Thursdays 3:15-5:05 p.m.identification number. This takes a few days to get, so now is the time to apply. Contact us at the Needles Center at: 760-326-5033 or stop by at 725 W. Broadway Monday -Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM In This Issue  Campus /Community Activities  Trustees are Our Biggest Fans  Meet Philip  Getting Ready for College?Quilts created by PVC students are on display at the Needles Center through May

Needlemania Quilt and Art Show OUR BIGGEST FANSThe historic Needles El Garces Train Station will be the host of this Board of Trustees member Ed Gonzalesyear’s Needlemania Quilt and Art show set for March 24th, 25th, and26th. The show will feature quilts and art from throughout the tri-state The Board of Trustees of the Paloarea. Lois Kirby, the chair of this year’s show, is excited to not only show Verde College District is responsibleoff the amazing quilts but to have spectators be able to visit the beautiful for setting policy, overseeing fiscalrecently restored El Garces Train station. Kirby and her classmates meet stability, and establishing an effectiveweekly at the Palo Verde College Needles Center quilting class. As a educational program for our studentschild Kirby quilted a bit with her mother and took it back up when she and the community. Our own Edretired three years ago. Gonzales and Jerry Lewis, two of the seven members of the Board,Needlemania visitors can expect to see and participate in an old represent the Needles community,fashioned “Quilting Bee”. They will also offer a Children's Corner with and as such, are our biggest fanscrafts related to quilting. For more information call 702-592-0586 here at the Needles Center (as we are of them!) We are grateful for their Lois Kirby is this year’s chair of the Needlemania Quilt and Art Show willingness to always lend us a hand and appreciate their efforts to find ways to improve the Center for our students and community. Board of Trustees member Jerry Lewis

Students need “ I learned to motivate myself and learn my priorities as a PVC College student”to be ready forcollege Meet PhilipStudents attending Philip Lopez is a second semester student at the Palo Verde Needles Center. “Icollege need to be have learned to motivate myself taking classes at PVC, especially with theprepared when they correspondence courses,” said Lopez. \"There is a plus to taking classes that areregister for classes. It correspondence,\" commented Lopez, “the main one is making my own schedule.”sounds easy: sign up forclasses, get your books, Lopez is taking classes at PVC Needles Center to earn an Associate's Degreeand go to class. The truth towards his goal of entering a Physics and Electrical Engineering program. Whenis, there is a bit more to asked where he sees himself in five years, Lopez commented, “I hope to bethe process of getting working on my BS at UC Berkeley.\" He spends his days studying at the Needlesstudents into the right Center and also works at McDonald's as a recently promoted Crew Trainer.classes. Lopez also spends his free time at home working out in his gym. His dream job is to be Tony Stark, aka Ironman.At Palo Verde CollegeNeedles Center, being Lopez, like most students at Needles Center, has experienced the challenges ofprepared for classes is the attending a smaller college. “I would like to see more face-to-face classes,” saidkey to becoming a Lopez, adding \"I also understand it is really hard on the student when a classsuccessful student. One of does not make because of low enrollment and is cancelled.”the first ways to preparefor classes is by taking a Lopez also noted that attending a smaller college has advantages where youplacement exam. The know everyone and they know you, greet you by your name, and are alwaysCenter offers the willing to assist you personally.Accuplacer Exam whichhelps the college identifyat what level to register astudent.The Needles Center alsooffers a free orientation tohelp students take theright steps in obtainingfinancial aid. There arescholarships to apply forand counselors to assistyou with this process.Starting in March, theCenter will be offering asecond nine week set ofnon-credit sessions.For students looking fortransfer and career prepclasses, now is the time toapply to get your collegecareer started for thesummer and fall sessions.

Contact Us Give us a call for more information about our services and classes. Palo Verde College Needles Center 725 West Broadway 760-326-5033Palo Verde College Needles Center, located in the historic Claypool Building, is yourlocal destination for higher education and career entry and re-entry training. The Centeroffers a wide variety of classes for everyone, including GED preparation and testing,adult basic education, career readiness, and programs of study toward a two-yearAssociate Degree. The Center serves the tri-state area, offering free classes to all, inaddition to reduced fees for Mohave County residents for all credit classes.Palo Verde College Needles Center PLACE725 West Broadway STAMPNeedles, CA. 92363 HERE

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