PC Students Connect with Industry Professionals to Launch STEM Careers

One-on-one interactions with company executives, engineers and recruiters, as well as small group interdisciplinary projects occupied Phoenix College (PC) Mathematics, Engineering, and Science…
November 29, 2023

History of Public Radio in Phoenix - It All Started at PC

From a radio student club at Phoenix College in the early 1930s, PC added broadcast radio to its curriculum in 1936. In 1951, a new radio station hit the Phoenix airwaves, operating at just 10 watts…
November 15, 2023

From the Theatre to the Airwaves

After working odd jobs across the country after graduation, Marty Manning came back to Phoenix in 1965 and enrolled at Phoenix College (PC). He participated in numerous stage productions, both behind…
November 15, 2023

Veterans Balance Civilian Life and School with PC Veteran Services Support

Phoenix College Veteran Services staff Michael Wainscott and Felicia Kinard provide veterans with support including accessing their military educational benefits, enrolling in classes, applying for…
November 9, 2023

PC Student Turns Pain Into Purpose

In high school, Elian Jimenez (whose friends call him Eli) was known for his exceptional soccer skills. But, a devastating ankle injury sidelined Eli during his senior year of high school. Undeterred…
November 7, 2023

For the Love of Algebra … and Family

Roxanne Carbajal chose her major in fifth grade. “I remember going to school an hour early to learn how to do algebra; it was my favorite part of the day. Ever since then, I’ve loved math,” she says.
November 7, 2023

My Story, by Jasmin Perez

Jasmin Perez was raised in west Phoenix, in a close-knit, mulit-generational home. Financial contraints have been a persistent burden in her family's life. At 15 she started working in the…
November 7, 2023

Ashley Aguilera’s Study Abroad Experience

Phoenix College (PC) student Ashley Aguilera took part in a study abroad program this past summer, traveling to England, Scotland, and France. It was her first trip to Europe and she was not sure…
November 7, 2023

PRISM Scholarship Supports PC Nursing Student Victor Salinas

Before Victor Salinas started his nursing degree program at Phoenix College (PC) this fall, he spent the spring looking for scholarships. "I couldn't find anything, and then I came across…
November 2, 2023

Self-Discovery and Service Guide Melvin Pastores’ Return to School

Melvin Pastores wasn't intending to go back to school. "I was bringing some clients to Phoenix College to sign up for classes. Next thing you know, I'm signing up," he chuckled.…
October 25, 2023

Luis Herrera Turns a Life-Defining Moment in 2010 into a Role Model Opportunity

A life-defining moment in 2010 changes the trajectory for Luis Herrera and his future. Without a clue what to do after high school, Luis knew he needed to finish college and set an example for his…
October 11, 2023