There are many ways to get involved with the Phoenix College Alumni Association (PCAA). Start by updating your contact information to ensure you receive alumni news. Then consider:
Join the alumni engagement or advisory committee
The Alumni Advisory Council is a select group of 10-12 alumni business and community leaders who represent Phoenix College's popular academic/occupational programs or internal constituent groups. The Alumni Engagement Council is comprised of seven highly-active Phoenix College alumni volunteers who each represent one of the seven pillars of focus of the Alumni Association (i.e. Alumni Outreach, Community Outreach, Half Century Development, History Makers Spotlight, Mentoring & Career Connections, Alumni Scholarships, and Student Outreach). Learn more about the Phoenix College alumni on your alumni councils.
Attending an alumni mixer
The Phoenix College Alumni Association (PCAA) hosts alumni mixers each semester. These mixers are a great opportunity to network with other alumni and a great way to provide input to the Alumni Association. Join us to connect with other alumni, and help the PCAA! To learn more, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-285-7652.
Mentoring a student
You can make a positive impact on a student’s life by becoming a mentor. Be a Career Mentor or a Bear Scholarship Mentor.
Career Mentors sign up with the PCAA under their career description. Students considering a major or career can then contact the Office of Alumni & Development or Career Services and request to contact an alumnus/a in a particular career field. Alumni can choose how and when they prefer to be contacted. Please contact the alumni coordinator at email@example.com or 602-285-7652 to enroll.
As part of PCAA’s Bear Scholarship Program, student recipients are matched with an alumni mentor. This is a formal mentoring relationship, which continues until the student graduates from Phoenix College. For a real-life example of this program, read the story of Carlos and Don.
Reviewing student scholarship applications
Reading student scholarship applications is a rewarding way to be connected to current PC students — and can be done from the comfort of your own computer. Our online scholarship management tool lets you easily review student scholarship applications using a provided grading rubric. Scholarship review occurs twice each year, in the fall and spring. Please contact the alumni coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-285-7652 to learn more.
Supporting student success by donating to scholarships
More than 84 percent of full-time PC students need financial aid to pursue their education. And students report that getting a scholarship validates their hard work and reassures them of their goals. Your gift supporting student scholarships is tax-deductible and helps develop the next generation of community leaders. Donations may be made securely online, or by phone at 602-285-7667.
Sharing your story and accomplishments
Did you get a new job? Have you built a fantastic career after graduating from Phoenix College? Were you recently recognized for outstanding achievement in your job field or as a volunteer for an organization? Share your great news with us. Many stories are published on our blog, in our e-newsletter, and our print newsletter. Your story could be next!
Volunteering at PCAA-sponsored events
The PCAA hosts alumni events throughout the year including Homecoming Fall Festival, New Student Orientations, Half-Century Luncheons, and Alumni Mixers. By volunteering at alumni events, you can meet and network with fellow PC graduates. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and reconnect with former classmates. To learn more, visit the Alumni Events page, or contact email@example.com or 602-285-7652 for more information.