News Article | May 18, 2017
The esteemed boutique real estate team of Tracy King, affiliated with Teles Properties, has announced the hiring of April Vargas as Office Coordinator. The Eagle Rock-based team, an established leader in representing buyers and sellers of Northeast Los Angeles real estate, specializes in sales of real estate in Highland Park as well as homes in Mt. Washington, Glassell Park, and Pasadena. A lifelong resident of Eagle Rock, April brings a wealth of service and organization and people skills to the Tracy King real estate team. “There’s something very special about being able to work in the neighborhood I live in and the neighborhood I so love,” said April. “Beyond the beautiful neighborhoods and character homes in this area lies a strong sense of community. Helping to build that community offers a tremendous sense of purpose and pride.” A graduate of Glendale Community College and California State University, Northridge, April brings a solid background of experience in small business management, including a position with City of Los Angeles Parks & Recreation department. She honed her service and people skills in a rewarding career working with the elderly at several area residential care facilities. According to Senior Partner Keely Myres, April’s intimate knowledge of the Northeast LA region and neighborhoods are invaluable assets that make her uniquely qualified to assist homebuyers and sellers in the boutique approach that the firm is widely recognized for. “April’s knowledge, passion and experience will greatly enhance our operations and help us continue to expand our footprint as leaders and experts in the Northeast LA real estate market,” stated Myres. “She’s calm, personable, and detail-oriented. She’s a perfect fit.” For 27 years, Team Tracy has been successfully representing homebuyers and sellers with a strong commitment to excellence. Their particular area of expertise includes the sale of character and midcentury homes in the red-hot, active real estate markets of Northeast Los Angeles. Team Tracy is lead by perennial top sales producer Tracy King, a recognized market strategist and visionary in the development of cutting-edge online marketing technologies to better meet the challenges of today’s complex and ever-changing market. For April, joining a successful team with a well-earned reputation for excellence - located in her own community - is a dream come true. “I’ve been walking, biking, running and driving down every inch of these charming streets all my life. I know the people, the homes, the history and the landmarks. I feel very well suited to help Tracy’s clients find, not just the right house, but also their perfect home. I’m thrilled to be part of the team.”
News Article | May 15, 2017
-- Carolyn McBurney has worked with John Perovich as a director and a student and has been active with Brelby Theatre Company for several years, directing and co-writingwith the women of Brelby. She has received Arizoni nominations for her roles inand Nearly Naked Theatre's. Other shows she has performed in at Brelby includeand. She is remembered in the Valley for playing the title role in, Mrs. Tilford in, Jill in, Katherine in, and Prospero in"As a young mother of three daughters," McBurney said of hercharacter Ann, "she was abandoned by her husband. She has dealt with her grief by becoming aggressively defensive about protecting her girls. Ain't nobody gonna mess with these girls - but what happens when the girls grow up and are interested in learning more about love?," she asked.Cliff Williams, who plays's Merchant – both a pivotal character and the show's narrator - boils it down. "This story is about love. The best kind of love – when love is at its best – when its unexpected.""The story," continued McBurney, "examines an extraordinary array of characters who meet love in a variety of incarnations and at each intersection, they meet with joy, fear, wonder and disaster. I am loving this script," she said. "It is a character unlike any I have portrayed before – an exciting role with a huge range for a woman of a certain age. I am lucky to have a sensitive director and cast to work with who are so generous with me as I explore this role."Williams has been seen at Glendale Community College where he performed as Señor Sanchez inSigmund Freud and Pontius Pilate inand Richard Hannay in. With the Grassroots Shakespeare Company, he said he "met the love of his life" by playing Benedick to her Beatrice in. Last fall, Cliff appeared as Banquo in Brelby'swhich is also where he met's director, Gerald Thompson. Cliff's other Brelby credits include Prentiss inand Charlie in, which was part of Brelby'sAbout his role inCliff says it's one of the most challenging he's undertaken, but also the one to which he feels the closest."The Merchant is the narrator of the story who doesn't really know how it's going to end. He is kind-hearted and warm with a wisdom that comes from regret. And he's telling this story for a reason. John has written an amazing script with beautiful, poetic language that is still so relatable. As an actor, it's such an interesting experience to perform with words that were written by a man sitting not 20 feet away. I've never had that before. I'm very proud of the work we've already accomplished and I can't wait to show everyone what we'll have in the end," he concluded.Brelby partners with local downtown Glendale businesses to offer more options for audience members. By showing their digital ticket, audiences can receive 10% off of their bill at the Hop Stop Diner, 10% off of any entrée at Haus Murphy's Restaurant, and 10% off of a customer's bill at the Olde Towne Glendale (OTG) Beer & Wine Bar or the Gaslight Inn.UNEXPECTED plays May 19-20, 26-27, June 2-3, 9-10 at 7:30pm May 21, 28, June 4 at 2:00PM. Tickets are available by visiting the official website at brelby.com/tickets . General admission is $25 per performance. Admission to unexpected is included in the benefits of Brelby's ShowGO subscription: brelby.com/showgo . The Brelby Playhouse is located at 7154 N 58th Dr, Glendale, AZ 85301.
News Article | April 17, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used metrics provided by the government to select the best colleges and universities in Arizona for 2017. 6 four-year schools had the qualifying scores to be included, and Arizona State University Tempe, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University were the top three. Of the 20 two-year schools included in the ranking, Cochise College, Northland Pioneer College, Mesa Community College, GateWay Community College and Eastern Arizona College were the top five. A full list of schools is included below. “A certificate or degree can go a long way when it comes to starting or advancing a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These colleges and universities in Arizona have demonstrated their value to students who want to be prepared for their role in the job market. Post-college earnings, employment resources and high program caliber were all evaluated to determine which schools belonged on our list.” To be included on Arizona’s “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. In addition to their career resources, each college is also analyzed based on additional metrics including program offerings, academic counseling, opportunities for financial aid, graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Arizona” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Arizona for 2017 include: Arizona Christian University Arizona State University-Tempe Northern Arizona University Ottawa University-Phoenix Prescott College University of Arizona The Best Two-Year Colleges in Arizona for 2017 include: Arizona Western College Central Arizona College Chandler-Gilbert Community College Cochise College Coconino Community College Eastern Arizona College Estrella Mountain Community College GateWay Community College Glendale Community College Mesa Community College Mohave Community College Northland Pioneer College Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix College Pima Community College Rio Salado College Scottsdale Community College South Mountain Community College Tohono O'Odham Community College Yavapai College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | February 19, 2017
Phoenix, AZ: Nefertiti Hair Salon is excited to announce they have opened their first Hair Braiding Salon location in Glendale, directly across the Glendale Community College. The salon is located right next to the T-Mobile store, behind the Panda Express restaurant. Nefertiti Hair salon offers African Hair Braiding, Weaves and Sew In, Dreadlocks, Senegalese Twist, Cornrows, Natural Hair Styling, Cut and Color. Nefertiti Hair Salon designed the 1,000 square foot to be customer friendly and to provide certain privacies to each customer by having each booth separated by a five feet wall. With 10 chairs and 2 shampoo bowls, the salon can accommodate a lot of customers without being crowded. “We can’t wait for everybody to come enjoy our vision, to experience why we built the best hair braiding salon”, said Lili the Owner of Nefertiti Hair Salon.” She added “Our main objective was to create a salon for professionals where they can get their hair done and be treated like the queens and kings they are.” Lili has spent years planning the details of the salon. After 8 years of experience in the industry, she studied what the customers need the most and sought to satisfy that need. Hence, she created a hair braiding salon to always deliver quality work with exceptional customer service. Additionally, she made sure her prices are competitive; she believes you don’t have to break a bank to look fabulous. She chose a location that was central to the valley and that rapidly accessible from each side of the town. She built the salon to be simple but relaxing. Lili also hired the best braiders and stylists in the valley. Her team is well versed into the current trends in the industry and is constantly improving their technics. While customers may call in to book an appointment, walk-ins are always welcome during business hours. To learn more, visit us at http://www.lilihairsalon.com, or https://www.yelp.com/biz/nefertiti-hair-salon-glendale, https://www.facebook.com/NefertitiHairSalon/
News Article | November 21, 2016
An analysis of California’s college career training programs by leading higher education resource site, Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org), has revealed the top 54 schools in the state for trade and vocational education. Crediting two-year and four-year schools respectively, the site ranked Lincoln University, Humphreys College Stockton and Modesto Campuses, University of LaVerne, American River College, Sacramento City College, College of the Sequoias, Cosumnes River College and Cerritos College among the top scoring for Best Schools for Trade & Vocational Programs in California for 2016-2017. “Some of today’s fastest growing industries are in trade and vocational fields, and projections show these industries continuing to gain steam over the next decade,” said Doug Jones, CEO and Founder of the Community for Accredited Online Schools. “The California colleges credited on our list are those helping students achieve maximum success with not only high quality training, but career placement and counseling services that can pave the way to successful job placement.” The Community for Accredited Online Schools requires colleges and universities to meet minimum standards to qualify for ranking. Institutions must be regionally accredited and hold public or private not-for-profit status to be considered. For the Best Trade & Vocational Programs list, schools must also offer career counseling and placement services to assist students. Qualifying schools are scored and ranked based on analysis of more than a dozen unique statistics, such as student-teacher ratios and program variety. A full list of schools on California’s ranking, as well as details on the data points and methodology used to determine scores and list position can be found at: Allan Hancock College American River College Antelope Valley College Bakersfield College Cabrillo College California College San Diego, San Diego California College San Diego, San Marcos Cerritos College Cerro Coso Community College Chabot College Chaffey College Citrus College City College of San Francisco Coastline Community College College of Alameda College of San Mateo College of the Canyons College of the Desert College of the Redwoods College of the Sequoias Contra Costa College Cosumnes River College Crafton Hills College Cuyamaca College De Anza College Diablo Valley College East Los Angeles College El Camino College Folsom Lake College Foothill College Fresno City College Fullerton College Glendale Community College Golden West College Grossmont College Humphreys College - Stockton & Modesto Campuses Imperial Valley College Irvine Valley College Lake Tahoe Community College Laney College Las Positas College Lassen Community College Lincoln University Long Beach City College Los Angeles City College Los Angeles Harbor College Los Angeles Mission College Los Angeles Pierce College Los Angeles Southwest College Los Angeles Trade Technical College Los Angeles Valley College Los Medanos College Merced College Mission College Monterey Peninsula College Moorpark College Moreno Valley College Mt. San Antonio College Napa Valley College Norco College Ohlone College Orange Coast College Oxnard College Pasadena City College Porterville College Reedley College Rio Hondo College Riverside City College Sacramento City College Saddleback College San Bernardino Valley College San Diego City College San Diego Mesa College San Diego Miramar College San Jose City College Santa Barbara City College Santa Monica College Santa Rosa Junior College Shasta College Sierra College Skyline College Solano Community College Taft College University of La Verne Ventura College Victor Valley College West Los Angeles College Yuba College About Us: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org) was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success. environments that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational and career success.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Each year in the month of November, the Maricopa Community Colleges honor active duty military and veteran members of our communities with events at many of our 10 colleges. At Veteran Services Centers at each college, and the East Valley Veterans Education Center, active duty and veteran students can find academic and college success advising, career re-entry planning, and peer support. Currently, Chandler-Gilbert, South Mountain, Scottsdale, Glendale, Rio Salado and Mesa Community Colleges are designated Arizona Veteran Supportive Campuses. The following events are free and open to the public. Chandler-Gilbert Community College Thurs., Nov. 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Agave Hall Community Room and Courtyard (Sgt. Gerry Jones, USMC, at 2 p.m.) Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler The public is welcome to the 8th Annual Veterans Resource Expo, showcasing college and community resources, career, and educational opportunities for veterans. Guest speaker Sgt. Gerry Jones, USMC, renowned architect and co-founder of the Town of Carefree, will share his story of service as a Marine in World War II and Korea. Light refreshments served. GateWay to the Arts, in honor of Veterans Day and in cooperation with the GateWay Veterans Center and the United States Navy, presents “The Flying Fleet”. Join our military and color guard guests of honor as we screen this classic silent film from 1929. This event is free and open to the public. Park in west lot off of 38th Street across from the Copper Room, located in the Integration Education building, or ride the Light Rail to the GateWay Community College stop. Contact Donald Hall at hall(at)gatewaycc(dot)edu with questions. Glendale Community College honors veterans and commemorates Pearl Harbor on Nov. 10. with displays, special guest speakers, dedications, and refreshments. Veterans Day ceremonies at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC), in collaboration with the EMCC student Veterans Club, begin Fri., Nov. 11 with a family fun event and fitness challenge 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by ceremonies and a pancake breakfast prepared by EMCC culinary students. The festivities will include performances by EMCC dance students, patriotic displays from area veteran groups, and a formal ceremony that includes speakers from Luke Air Force Base. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the development of The West Valley Center for Military & Veteran Success, a Veteran Success Project initiative. Breakfast is $5 per person, free for veterans and their families with military identification. Breakfast is also included as part of the registration cost for Fitness Fun Run participants. Run registration is $25 for military, veterans, and those that pre-register online through October 26. Event day registration is $35. Register by October 26 to be guaranteed a free event performance t-shirt and bag full of giveaways. Visit http://www.estrellamountain.edu/vetfunrun for more information and to register. Paradise Valley Community College hosts several events, beginning Oct. 25 with “Shout Out to Vets.” Record a quick “shout out” to thank veterans or recognize specific individuals for their service. Veterans are invited to share their thoughts on what Veterans Day means to them. Cards, provided at all events to write personal thank you notes to Veterans, will be delivered to the Arizona State Veteran Home to show our support. Mon., Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Tues., Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony Mon., Nov. 7, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., outside A building Opening remarks from PVCC Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Veronica Garcia, followed by the National Anthem performed by PVCC administrative assistant Aliceann Lunceford, the raising of the American flag by the USMC recruiting office Honor Guard, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by the PVCC Veterans Club. Annual Veterans Appreciation BBQ Wed., Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., KSC Courtyard $5 donation, free for veterans and families with military identification. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Club support activities. The menu features hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and water. Flag Raising Ceremony and Reception 7:30 a.m., Hannelly Center Members of the Marine Corps Honor Guard will perform an early morning flag raising followed by a coffee and doughnut reception inside of the college's Hannelly Center. Free and open to the public. Veteran Summit 11:00 a.m., Hacienda Room Veteran students from across the Maricopa Community Colleges District are invited to attend PC's annual Veteran Summit. Each year, the college invites local experts to provide veteran students with the tools they need to transition from the military to college to the workforce. Free and open to MCCCD students. Veteran Appreciation Fair 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sophomore Square The community is invited to help us say "thanks" to our veterans. The Veteran Appreciation Fair will include fun, games, and food, as well as several employers on-site who are interested in hiring veterans. Free and open to the public. Mesa Community College honors all the men and women who have served our country. On Thurs., Nov. 10, local organizations will share information on educational, recreational, and volunteer opportunities in the community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Local band Struck Match will perform and take requests from veterans from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Michael Somsan, a veteran and blind ironman, will tell his inspirational story and speak with attendees about his experiences and athletic accomplishments from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A Marine Corps birthday cake cutting will take place at 12:15 p.m. Scottsdale Community College Thurs. Nov. 10, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Two Waters Circle Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale. Scottsdale Community College invites veterans, students and the community to a recognition ceremony for current and former military members as part of its Veterans Day celebration, Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016. Veterans will be saluted with honor, respect, and gratitude. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Michelle Dew at michelle.dew(at)scottsdalecc(dot)edu. South Mountain Community College hosts a Veterans Storytelling Event featuring South Mountain's post-9/11 Veterans telling their personal stories in their own words. The Maricopa Community College District includes 10 regionally-accredited colleges–Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain–and the Maricopa Corporate College, serving more than 100,000 students with two-year degree, certificate, and university transfer programs.
Guadagno R.E.,University of Alabama |
Muscanell N.L.,University of Alabama |
Okdie B.M.,University of Alabama |
Burk N.M.,Glendale Community College |
Ward T.B.,University of Alabama
Computers in Human Behavior | Year: 2011
The present study examined whether traditional gender role expectations (Eagly, 1987) influence behaviors in non-traditional contexts such as online virtual environments. Participants were 352 Second Life users who reported their activities and experiences in Second Life. Results indicated that men and women differed in the types of activities they engaged in a manner predicted by social role theory. Specifically, as compared to women, men were more likely to report building things (e.g. objects), to own and work on their own virtual property, and were less likely to change their avatar's appearance. Women, as compared to men, were more likely to meet people, shop, regularly change their avatar's appearance, and buy clothes/objects for their avatar. The present study adds to our understanding of how traditional gender role expectations may carry over to online virtual worlds and influence online behavior. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.