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50th Anniversary Kickoff
Prescott Campus
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Join Us as We Celebrate Turning 50!

Dr Penny Wills, President

Welcome to Yavapai College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Some of you will learn for the first time about our humble beginnings and our transformation into the College that you see today. For others, the pictures and words may evoke meaningful memories. We hope that our historical reflection will inspire you to expect even more of your College as we continue to enrich the quality of life for all county residents.

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s taking place at a different campus and center on 6 Saturdays between August and November 2018. You’ll find detailed information by clicking on the tab for your campus or center of interest!

Prescott Campus Friday & Saturday, August 24-25

Prescott Valley Center Saturday, September 15

Career & Tech Edu Center Saturday, September 29

Verde Valley Campus Saturday, October 20

Chino Valley Center Saturday, October 27

Sedona Center Saturday, November 3

High TeaFriday, August 24, 2018 (2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)


Jay LenoSaturday, August 25, 2018 (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive; Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks; Bed Making Contest; Wheel Chair Challenge; Find the Bones Game; Obstacle Course Challenge; Chair Massages; Ambulance & Police Cars to Investigate; Health, Nutrition, & Safety Info Tables
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Mini classes: Zumba; Nutrition; Stress Management
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am – Mini classes: Bullying; Hydration
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Keystone Presentation
  • 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm – Mini classes: Self Defense; R.I.C.E. Demo
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Mini classes: Stretch & Balance; Deskercise; Essential Oils

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – CTEC will honor the 50th with a tech-savvy carnival featuring food trucks, free burgers and a beer garden with robot bartenders! You’ll also find drone races, a Kids Zone (with stomp rockets), and a host of technically themed games.

Saturday, October 20, 2018 (10:00 am – 8:00 pm) – Verde Campus

  • 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – 50th Anniversary Celebration 
    featuring: carnival activities; games, storytelling; yoga; Southwest Wine Center (SWC) & vineyard tours; ceramics; film make-up demos; free BBQ lunch; music and more
  • 4:30 pm  – 6:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Reception: including a no-host wine bar featuring SWC wines and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Live music and dancing in the Pavilion.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm The Chino campus will partner with Chino Valley’s Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival for a day-long celebration with: hay rides, food trucks, a corn maze, a beer garden, horse and canine contests, drone and lineman program demonstrations and more!

Saturday, November 3, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – Sedona Center

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm YC’s Culinary Institute will offer free cooking classes and demonstrations for kids and adults. OLLI and Community Education instructors will offer mini-classes of available courses and workshops. Come cook, eat, and learn! Free boxed lunch made by the Culinary Institute students.
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Reception

Participate and Share Your Stories and More!

We Want Your Videos!

Videos of the campus, videos of YC events and classes, videos of YC life, especially from the 1960s and 70s. Please email Ginney Bilbray for instructions how to upload your video: ginney.bilbray@yc.edu

We Want Your Photos!

Submit your photos – if you have photos of the campuses, college events or classes, photos of YC life, especially from the 1960s and 70s, please send them to us so we can add them to our archives!

Share Your Memories!

Submit your Memories – We would love to hear about your experience at Yavapai College! Whether you are faculty, staff, current student, alumni, or a community member, we want YOUR STORY!

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