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.

Contact us for more information:

Spring 24 Upcoming Events

Club Involvement Fair

Get ready to dive into the vibrant tapestry of campus life! The Club Involvement Fair is your golden ticket to discovering passions and making connections. Stop by the Britt's BEARS table to grabs some fun swag and to meet our coaches and champions. Let's ignite those sparks of curiosity together – see you there!

Date: February 1, 2024 
Time: 11am-1pm 
Location: Sophomore Square

PC Basketball

Mark your calendars for an epic double-header game that promises not just thrilling hoops action, but also a special recognition of our Britt's BEARS program. Come cheer on our teams, soak in the electric atmosphere, and let's show our support in full force! Admission is FREE for Britt's BEARS students--just bring your PC ID card to get in!

Date: March 5, 2024 
Time: Women's Game at 5:30 pm 
Time: Men's Game at 7:30pm 
Location: PC Gym

Lunch with President Britt

Here's your exclusive invitation to an intimate lunch with our college president. Join us for an engaging conversation, delicious food, and the opportunity to share your experiences and aspirations directly with our campus leader. Registration is required to attend.

Date: April 17, 2024 
Time: 11-12:30pm 
Location: TBD 
Register HERE

Bridging Success Youth Convocation

You are cordially invited to join us at the Bridging Success convocation, where we celebrate the remarkable achievements of former foster youth who are graduating from college. Let's come together to honor their resilience, determination, and success. Your presence and support will make this event even more special as we recognize and applaud their incredible journey.

Date: May 2, 2024 
Time: 6:30pm 
Location: PC's John Paul Theatre

Champions Text

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