Alumni Image: Wilderness Living

Students at Grand Canyon

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Cochise College curriculum has evolved over its five decades in existence. There existed in the early 1970s a department of environmental studies, which included a course called Wilderness Living. Dr. Joe Gilliland, who submitted this image and is pictured at bottom left, originated the course and taught it for a number of years, after which long-time faculty Dave Pettes took over, followed by associate faculty Rick Taylor. Gilliland recalls that the popular course had to be capped at 20 students. Participants hiked the Grand Canyon and the Chiricahua Mountains, occasionally encountering snow. Email if you know any of those pictured here, have memories of Wilderness Living, or wish to submit a photo.

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