Britt's Bears

Support. Resources. Success. Community.

We’re glad you’re here!
Here at Phoenix College, we want you to succeed and we’re here to provide you with the resources you’ll need along your educational journey. Our Britt's B.E.A.R.S. (Brave, Extraordinary and Resilient Students) program offering staff committed to advocating for your success and are trained on the possible challenges you may face. Learn more about Maricopa Community College’s Foster Youth initiative here.

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Fall 2023 Upcoming Events

Join in the fun at any or all of the free events during the Fall 2023 semester!


Britt’s BEARS Kick Off Lunch
Join us for a delicious lunch and mingle with program staff, fellow students and our college president, Dr. Kimberly Britt.

Date: 9/13/2023
Time: 12-1:30 pm
Location: Hacienda Room F121

A Night at the Theatre
Grab a friend and enjoy an engaging theatrical performance by fellow PC students! Play: “Exit, Pursued by a Bear”, by Lauren Gunderson

11/16/23, 7:30pm
11/18/2023, 7:30pm
11/19/2023, 2:00pm

Locations: John Paul Theatre, T Building

*Ticket required for entrance. Email for code to reserve free tickets.

Friendsgiving Feast (Hosted by PC Student Life)
Join fellow PC students in a hearty meal to celebrate all that we are thankful for.

Date: 11/21/2023
Time: 11 am -1 pm
Location: Student Union SU

Fiesta Bowl Parade Viewing
Let’s get together and watch the 2-mile parade take its traditional march through Central Phoenix!

Date: 12/16/2023
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: TBD (meet up spot forthcoming)

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Our Champions and Coaches can help you with: 

  • Admissions and registration
  • Enrolling in and paying for classes
  • Building your class schedule
  • Health and well-being
  • Employment, housing, and financial resources
  • Career preparation and mentorship
  • And much more …

We are here to support you!

Britt's B.E.A.R.S. Champions

Brenda StarK

Admissions & Records

Brenda Starck

Brenda can help with:

  • Admissions and application
  • High school transcripts
  • Residency
  • Identity verification


Jimmy Berlin


Jimmy Berlin

Jimmy can help with:

  • Selecting a degree program
  • Placement testing
  • Enrolling in classes
  • High school transcripts
  • Transfer credits
Fred Amador


Fred Amador MC

Fred can help with:

  • Stress management
  • Emotional support
  • Succeeding in classes
  • Career management
  • Emergency funds


Julie Plombon

Career Services

Julie Plombon

Julie can help with:

  • Finding a good career fit for you
  • Employment while in school
  • Career Preparation
  • Resume writing support

Enrollment Services

Deborah Roseke

Deborah can help with:

  • Enrollment
  • High School Transcripts
  • Residency
  • Identity Verification
Carrie Armsby

Student Business Services

Carrie Armsby

Carrie can help with:

  • Paying your tuition and fees
  • Setting up a payment plan
  • Refund requests
Lisa Stow

Disability Resources Services

Lisa Stow

Lisa can help with:

  • Applying for accommodations
  • Submitting documentation
  • Scheduling an appointment with DRS
Dolly Aguirre

Financial Aid

Dolly Aguirre

Dolly can help with:

  • Completing your FAFSA
  • Financial aid disbursements
  • Scholarships
  • Textbook advances
Diana Martinez

Student Life

Diana Martinez

Diana can help with:

  • Getting involved on campus
  • Student clubs
  • Student government
  • Student events and activities
Michael Matos

Student Services

Michael Matos

Matos can help with:

  • Admissions and enrollment
  • New student orientation
  • Community youth programs
Cindy Ramos

Student Affairs

Cindy Ramos

Dean Ramos can help with:

  • Admissions and enrollment
  • Financial aid
  • Student conduct
  • Student complaints or grievances
Sam Crandall


Sam Crandall

Dr. Crandall can help with:

  • Succeeding in classes
  • Assignment support
  • English as a second language 
  • Writing lab