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Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Thanks to the ​​hard work of faculty members, Phoenix College has secured several new grants! We are so grateful for their determination and commitment to improving themselves and this college.

Phoenix College would like to congratulate Roland Walker, Nicholas DelSordi, William Schaffer, Rowdy Duncan, Hershman John, and Crystal Kill on receiving the 2020-2021 Horizon Grant for their hard work. RMCLI Horizon Grant funding for the project Implementing Indigeneity: Co-Creating Institutional Spaces for Indigenous Innovation.

Horizon Grants respond to emerging trends and challenges to enhance sustainable teaching and learning practices within MCCCD. The goal is to inspire creative thinking and implement innovative practices that encourage broader research impacts and student success. Additionally, implement emerging educational technology, utilize inventive and leading-edge strategy, create an interdisciplinary experience, encourage multi-college collaboration, and address equity and access to high-quality learning.

Congratulations to Dr. Albert Celoza and Dr. Hoa Nguyen, professor of Economics at Montgomery College, for securing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fellowship Open Pedagogy Fellowship sponsored by Maricopa College (Maric​​opa Millions), Montgomery College (Maryland), and Kwantlen Polytechnic University (British Columbia). 

Together they worked on a project focusing on SDG5 - Gender Equality, created renewable assignments for Macro/Microeconomics, World Religions, and Political Science (World Politics and American National Government) regarding Women's Labor Force Participation ​. They successfully deployed the SDG renewable assignments for classes at PC and Montgomery College for the Fall Semester 2020. These projects' results will be showcased during the Spring 2021 Semester.

Congratulations to the Phoenix College Student Life and Leadership Team and the Civic Action Group for concluding work on two grants: ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Action Plan and VoteReady Fall Mobilization Funding Award.

Congratulations to Dr. William Schaffer ​​​for being invited to the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM). At RSM, he will be a part of a community of supportive healthcare professionals who stay up-to-date and connected through online learning. 

The RSM is a membership organization with over 22,000 members internationally that brings together healthcare professionals across multiple specialties. Their vision is to be a driving force in advancing healthcare through education and innovation. Dr. Schaffer teaches Archaeology and ASB100 - World Health using his graduate training in disease pathogenesis, population genetics, paleopathology, and human gross and evolutionary anatomy. ASB100 is the study of human health patterns at an international and local scale. The focus is on pressing global health challenges that the world faces today are examined from a broad social, ecological, and cultural context. A fun fact about Dr. William Schaffer is that he has diagnosed diseases related to syphilis in 2,000-year-old skeletons in the Americas.​​