Alumni News

Signs of Success: A Phoenix College Alumna’s Journey to Interpreting Alongside Taylor Swift

Jillian Deaton, a Phoenix College alumna and ASL interpreter, was asked to interpret at Taylor Swift’s Seattle Eras Tour shows. “Interpreting for the Eras Tour was a blast. My team and I thoroughly enjoyed the hours we spent workshopping the songs together," Jillian said. "We put so much heart into our prep and we hoped it would all be well-received and enjoyed by Taylor's Deaf and Hard of Hearing fans in our assigned section."

August 30, 2023

PC Soccer Champion Zalma “Z-Train” Torres on podcast with Soccer Coach Dave Cameron

In a podcast with PC soccer coach Dave Cameron, Zalma recalls an unexpected phone call from World Soccer Champion and PC alumna, Jessica McDonald, encouraging Zalma to attend PC. She also reminisces about her soccer career from youth-player to National Soccer Champion with Phoenix College in 2022.
July 19, 2023

2023 Diane Thomas Scholarship Recipient Brings Her Empathy to Social Work

Twenty-two-year-old Marcelina Regalado has an old soul. From a young age, she would sit and observe people. During those observations, she realized their environment had a lot of influence on how they acted. "I have a lot of empathy, so if someone is acting a certain way, I try to think about what in their environment might have made them that way," she said.
June 7, 2023

Alumni Love Language: Nancy Chong & Jae Staats

Jae and Nancy first met in 1991, in an English 101 class at Phoenix College (PC). Jae was seventeen, having started college early. Nancy started her journey at PC on a tennis scholarship. They remained friends through graduation and their their relationships with other people. Eventually they found love with each other in 2010.
February 14, 2023

DREAM.US Scholarship Makes a DACA Student's Dream Come True

Recently retired, Professor Villacaña remembers when Sandra came to PC. "I interfaced with Sandra in two ways," he said. "She was a student in my engineering design courses, ECE 102 and 103.
January 30, 2023

An Alumna Transfer Story

November 1, 2021