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Faculty / Staff Alumni

Did you know that many of our amazing staff and faculty got their start right here at YC? Check out these stories about the extraordinary people behind the scenes here at YC, who help guide, develop and cultivate YOUR experience at Yavapai College.

FEC Reunion


First FEC students, their parents, teachers gather ahead of PHS graduation

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Brad Clifford


All my memories revolve around YC athletics. In 1987, as a walk-on player, I worked my way into the starting lineup and scored 10 points in the final game of my career.

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Carol Beard


YC helped me transition back to civilian life, both by getting my education underway and by learning how to work in a safe civilian environment.

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Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Wine melds two things together that I absolutely adore: art and science.” Lisa Russell says. As Tasting Room Manager for YC’s Southwest Wine Center

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Nancy Ostapuk

Nancy Ostapuk

Lead International EDventures’ trips on the Doubtful Sound in New Zealand with over 30 community students in 2017

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Kelly O'Brien

Kelly O'Brien

Her advocacy has helped countless students reach, continue and finish their degree programs

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