EMCC 25th Anniversary

A Message from the President

As we commemorate our 25th anniversary of helping students achieve their dreams, transform their lives and celebrate their success, Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) is proud to recognize the remarkable achievements of students, alumni, employees, industry partners, and community members who have made this institution a true college for the community.

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Profiles of Success

For 25 years, thousands of students, employees, and West Valley community and business members have built a legacy of success at Estrella Mountain Community College. Here we feature a compendium of their inspiring stories and Q&A reflections, shared to celebrate EMCC's 25th anniversary. Check back here throughout 2017 to see updated and new feature stories and Q&A reflections from current students, alumni, past and present employees, and more, on the impact EMCC has had in helping them achieve their dreams and transform their lives and the communities EMCC serves.

Monica Gomez-Lopez
Alumna overcomes adversity to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor
Charlotte Hackman
Ghana native brings inspiration, talent to West Valley community
Jose Garcia
Hours of travel doesn't stop alumnus from pursuing educational goals
Memo Espinoza
Early EMCC alumnus continues to protect, serve & teach the community
Justin Decknick
Extracurricular learning helps alumnus build future business skills
Jake Ormond
Current student and All-Arizona scholar works toward success
Ginny Boyle
Returning student achieves honors in journey to help those in need
Harold Branch
Valley business & creative leader overcomes obstacles to pursue dreams
Cheryl Todd
Alumna transfers business success into community commitment