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
FAX: (928) 428-8462
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.
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
- 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
- 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
District Governing Board
John Wayne Lines, Chairman
Lois Ann Moody, Secretary
Richard W. Mattice, Member
Thomas W. Biggs, Member
Dennis Layton, Member
Greenlee County Advisory Committee
Craig Sircy, Chair
James Crinan, Vice-Chair
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
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
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)
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
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