About Us

Cochise Cats is your access to Scholarships, Resources, and a clear Transfer Academic Pathway to your Arizona Degree!

Cochise Cats was established to support the successful transfer and degree completion for students transferring from Cochise College to the University of Arizona.

Cochise Cats is a partnership between the University of Arizona and Cochise College designed to help students navigate transfer options from an Associate degree at Cochise College to obtaining a Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona.

Community-based effort to provide access and opportunities that support a student’s successful academic journey and prepare them to enter a thriving economy.

  • Influence academic program offering to align with current and future workforce needs
  • Create and develop student opportunities
  • Retain educated workforce in our community


Angelita Bustamante
Academic Career Advisor
TRiO Cochise College

Aimee Coe
Student Services Coordinator
University of Arizona

Michelle Menninger
Director, Enrollment Management & Student Success
University of Arizona

Sarah Wieland
Assistant Vice Provost – Distance Education
University of Arizona

Ana Villalvazo
Cochise Cats Academic Advisor
Cochise College & University of Arizona

Abraham Villarreal
Dean of Student Success
Cochise College

Sign up today for:

  • Transfer Scholarship eligibility
  • Relevant transfer communication from the University of Arizona
  • Dedicated transfer staff to help set you on course for a smooth transfer
  • Assignment to a CochiseCats Academic Advisor