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      Arts - AA

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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04


2002-2004 General Catalog

NOTICE - Eastern Arizona College catalogs and class schedules are available as both printed and electronic documents published on the Internet. Printed documents are correct as of the date of preparation. The Internet versions are updated regularly and are the College’s official publications. All who use the catalogs or class schedules are advised that when taking action or making plans based on published information, the Internet versions should be relied upon as the official documents. Public access to Internet based College publications is available at all EAC Administrative sites or at www.eac.edu.

This catalog has been prepared to give you information on the programs and courses available at Eastern Arizona College and to answer questions you may have about official policies, procedures, and regulations. To arrange a visit or to ask any questions, please contact us at:

Eastern Arizona College
Thatcher, AZ 85552-0769
(928) 428-8272
FAX: (928) 428-8462
E-mail: admissions@eac.edu

Students needing language assistance to interpret information presented in this catalog should contact EAC’s Counseling Department for assistance. The Counseling Department is located at 615 North Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, Arizona, 85552-0769 and may also be reached by telephone at (928) 428-8253.

Estudiantes que necesitan ayuda en interpretar la información contenida en este catálogo deben de ponerse en contacto con el Eastern Arizona College Counseling Department (Departamento de Consejo). El Departamento de Consejo se ubica en 615 North Stadium Avenue, Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769 y también nos puede llamar por teléfono al (928) 428-8253.

Mission and Purposes

The mission of Eastern Arizona College is to provide open access to quality higher education primarily to residents of its service area. The College is accountable to its students and to the community for educational results, fiscal responsibility, and cooperation in community affairs.

To carry out its mission, Eastern Arizona College will, within the constraints of available resources, provide:

  • Associate degree programs which include a balanced general education.
  • The opportunity to make progress toward baccalaureate degrees, enabling transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
  • The opportunity to acquire and upgrade marketable technological skills.
  • The opportunity to gain the basic knowledge and skills requisite to academic success.
  • Support services to assist students in identifying and achieving their personal, educational, and career goals.
  • Services which respond to the community's cultural and economic needs.
  • Activities and programs which promote general student welfare while fostering an environment in which students can develop leadership and citizenship.

The College will continually evaluate its performance in these areas. These evaluations will guide decision making and strategic planning.

Eastern Arizona College
Founded 1888

District Governing Board

John Wayne Lines, Chairman
Lois Ann Moody, Secretary
Richard W. Mattice, Member
Thomas W. Biggs, Member
Dennis Layton, Member

College President

Mark Bryce

Greenlee County Advisory Committee

Craig Sircy, Chair
James Crinan, Vice-Chair
Linda Calkins
Duane Howard
Carl Mitchell
Carol Navarette
Angela Nuñez
John Payne
Donald Stacey
Barbara Tucker
Dixie Zumwalt


Eastern Arizona College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

www.ncacihe.org or (312) 263-0456

The College is a member of the Arizona Community College System.

The names of associates, agencies or governmental bodies which accredit, approve or license Eastern Arizona College and the procedures by which documents describing that activity may be reviewed, can be obtained from the Senior Dean of Instruction/Chief Academic and Student Officer during regular business hours in the Student Services Building.


Eastern Arizona is a public community college. Founded as St. Joseph Stake Academy in 1888, it provided education for the youth of the Gila Valley from 1890 until 1933. The institution introduced junior college courses in the early 1920s.

On March 25, 1933, it became a public county institution under the authority of the Arizona State School Code and was renamed Gila Junior College. On July 1, 1950, the name of the College was changed from Gila Junior College to Eastern Arizona Junior College.

In 1962, the College became the first official state junior college in the newly formed Arizona State System of Community and Junior Colleges. In 1966, the word "Junior" was dropped from the name of the institution.

EAC Alumni Association

The Eastern Arizona College Alumni Association was organized by President Emil Maeser, fourth President (1898-1903) of the Latter-day Saint Academy during the spring term in 1900.

The EAC Alumni Association has played a significant role in the history of Eastern Arizona College. Beginning with Old Main, down through the present-day Middle Campus Expansion, Eastern's alumni have contributed to the growth and development of the College.

Today, the hundred-year old Alumni Association boasts a membership of over 25,000 individuals.  The Alumni Association has a Board of Directors and three standing committees to assist in fulfilling its purposes.  The Alumni Association provides scholarships, reunions and other alumni events to support current students and alumni.

Together, we are building a bright and vibrant future for all who come and experience Eastern Arizona College.

EAC Alumni Association Board

William Bone, President
Bryan Allred, Treasurer
Becky Johnson, Secretary
Lois Ann Moody, Director
Cindy Olvey, Director
Nellie Plasencio, Director
Larry Rapier, Director
William Reed, Director
Dudley Welker, Director
Mark Bryce, Alumni Advisor (President, EAC)

EAC Foundation

The Eastern Arizona College Foundation is a non-profit corporation that is fiscally and organizationally separate from the College. The Foundation is empowered to receive gifts, bequests and endowments, which are tax deductible to the donor.

Through the EAC Foundation, a variety of ways have been developed for individuals and businesses to support Eastern Arizona College.

These gifts come to the Foundation in the form of cash, marketable securities, real property, bequests and gifts-in-kind. Special gift provisions can also be made through a will, by gifts of insurance policies or the establishment of an endowment or a trust.

Gifts to the Foundation may be given for a specific purpose or given without restriction. Donations can also be arranged to obtain the maximum tax benefit to the donor while at the same time providing support for the mission of the College. The Foundation staff, with the assistance of your attorney or accountant, can provide additional information on the donor plan that is best for you.

For over 100 years, support for Eastern Arizona College and its educational mission has come in many forms. It is the continued generosity and commitment of alumni, businesses and friends of the College that has been instrumental in helping Eastern to produce students ready for success and achievement in the world of tomorrow. If you would like more information please contact Executive Director David Udall of the EAC Foundation at (928) 428-8295 or 1-800-445-2472.

EAC Foundation Board

Dudley Welker, President
Fred Pace, Vice-President
Deanna Brockmeier, Secretary/Treasurer
William Bone, Director (President, EAC Alumni Association)
Mark Bryce, Director (President, EAC)
John Wayne Lines, Director (Chairman, EAC Board)
Joel Biggs, Director
Joann Mortensen, Director
Lex Zerwas, Director