College News

Hermanas are Designing the Future

“Hands on”, “cool”, and “informational” were some of the ways 137 young women from Phoenix Union High School District described the faculty-led activities during the Hermanas Conference on February 24, 2023 at Phoenix College (PC). Funded by the APS Foundation, the Hermanas conference seeks to increase the number of underrepresented female students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and impact the diversity of the STEM workforce.
March 23, 2023

Amy May: A Woman Making History in Public Policy

Phoenix College (PC) student and Student Public Policy Forum (SPPF) member Amy May is partnering with El Mercado Thrift Store to host a clothing drive. Proceeds from the store support families with basic needs, especially children whose parents are incarcerated.
March 6, 2023

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Academic All-Stars: Bright Lights and Strong Leadership

Three of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) all-stars are honored with multiple awards for their outstanding academic performance, community service, and leadership.
March 3, 2023

Larry Soller: A Legacy in Theatre

Dr. Soller mentored and inspired countless students, many of whom have succeeded in theater and the arts. His passion for enriching the lives of others through art and service was evident throughout his life, and lives on in those who were lucky enough to know and work with him. 
February 21, 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

PC Awarded Housing Grant to Support Students

Although the housing crisis has made housing unfathomable for millions of Americans, the housing crisis is felt acutely by community college students. In 2020, 52% of all community college students reported experiencing housing insecurity, where housing often costs more than tuition. Housing insecurity includes unaffordable housing, poor housing quality, crowding, and frequent moves.
January 12, 2023

Ashley Burns: Wisdom and Well-being

Ashley opens the door and welcomes students as they cross the hardwood floor to retrieve plum-colored yoga mats, bright blue yoga blocks, multi-colored bolsters, and gray wool blankets from the tall metal shelves along the white block wall. Ashley carefully unpacks the crystal singing bowls from their protective case and instructs students in her soothing voice: "Take what you need."
December 6, 2022

HLC Approves Accreditation of MCCCD Bachelor's Degree Programs; Two Slated for Phoenix College

Phoenix College (PC) is scheduled to launch two bachelor's degree programs, in Information Technology and Public Safety Administration next fall.
December 1, 2022

Overcoming Hurdles - From Foster Youth to College President

By age eight, Kimberly Britt had been beaten, knocked to the floor, and kicked in the ribs by a man wearing steel-toed boots. He was angry; so very angry.  She had also experienced sexual abuse.  And, sometimes, the only food in the house was her baby sister’s cereal, which as Kimberly recalled, tasted like cardboard.
November 21, 2022