Aims alumnus Johnny Briones (’18, Chemistry) recently was awarded first place in the Open Section Canadian Memory Championships!
Grand Master of Memory Johnny Briones set a new record at "Random Words", memorizing 153 words in 15 minutes. He is the first American Grand Master of Memory to compete in a memory competition in Canada. He is a truly remarkable alumnus!
"I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your newest chief of police. To even write that sentence seems a little strange. When I started my law enforcement career, I was a 22-year-old kid who just wanted to be a cop and never had any dreams of being a sergeant, much less a police chief.
My journey began when GPD hired me April 2, 1984, and sent me to the Aims Community College Police Academy. From day one, as a north and east side beat officer, I loved going to work and being exposed to all this job has to offer. That exposure included stories and experiences that are exciting, funny, sad and heart wrenching, sometimes all in one day. I would not change any of it, other than the pain and suffering of the many victims I served each day."
"A scared mother and her unresponsive baby, laid out on a blanket on the east side of U.S. 85 near Platteville, caught Province's attention...
He had gone through Aims Community College's police academy, complete with robust CPR training, and that training kicked in. Assess the situation. Find a pulse. Listen for breathing.
As Province continued CPR, Justin Jr. would start to breathe, then stop; start to breathe, then stop again. Five minutes after paramedics arrived and took over, the family and Province heard a cry from inside the ambulance." - Greeley Tribune
"She could improve and grow, and it was a reminder that no matter what, she could keep going. Finson, 27, would need that reminder, and the strength that came from it, after the car crash that left her unable to walk...
She begged doctors for an answer to her fears, and all they could tell her was they thought eventually things would get better. "It was absolutely terrifying," she said. As the pain got better, and her body began to cooperate, she asked doctors if she could run again. After a month, she was ready. They made her wait three. She started with a half-mile. It was hard, but running was always hard. That was the point. That's how she knew it made her better. Eventually, doctors didn't limit her. They just told her to stop running when it hurt. That's how she found herself at the Aims Community College Aardvark Fun Run 5K on April 28... She hoped to finish in under 40 minutes. She crossed the line in 37 and collapsed and bawled."