College News

Kodiak Robotics Members Enjoy the Journey as Much as the Competition

The Phoenix College (PC) Kodiak Robotics Team knows how to impress. A professional website: check. A polished twenty-page business proposal, complete. The Judge's award at the recent VEX U Robotic competition, Oh, yeah!
May 16, 2023

Human Resources Professionals Adjust to the Changing Needs of Employees

Tara Bethell, Human Resources (HR) professional for McKinney and Adjunct Faculty in the Phoenix College (PC) Business department, has been in HR for 18 years. Tara teaches the Wednesday night Management (MTG) 276, Personnel/Human Resources Management class, which is part of the Human Resources Certificate program, one of PC's Business Department's most popular programs.
May 8, 2023

STEM Students Engaged in NASA ASCEND Launch

The Phoenix College (PC) NASA ASCEND program is a capstone aerospace internship program that invites students to work on a relevant, real-world NASA–related science and engineering project.
May 2, 2023

Oscar De la salas will give the Phoenix College Keynote Commencement Address

Award-winning international architect and designer Oscar De las salas will give the keynote commencement address at Phoenix College’s Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m., to be held at the at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1826 West McDowell Road in Phoenix.
April 28, 2023

Dr. Allison Hawn: Public Scholar

Allison Hawn is fully engaged in sharing her knowledge with students, and others who seek out her expertise. For her Ph.D. in Communication, Allison spent four years in tattoo shops across the US researching the communicative practices of tattoo artists, the history of colonialism in Western tattooing practices, and ways that tattoo artists can democratize the world of fine art. “I noticed a ton of research on why people get tattoos and people’s perceptions of tattoos, but there was nothing on tattoo artists. That’s why I started this research,” she said, “to give them a voice in an area that has traditionally ignored them.”  
April 25, 2023

The Vanguard Award Encourages Phoenix College Students to Keep Making Art

The Eric Fischl Series is often life-changing for the student artists involved because of the mentorship and encouragement of other artists and teachers, who provide the grist for the solitary artist to keep creating.
April 18, 2023

Zahraa Alfatlawi: Fierce Healthcare Advocate and Fashionista

Zahraa Alfatlawi epitomizes “Yes, and” when it comes to her present, her future, and how she can be of service. A senior at Central High School, where she is President of the Honors Marketing Program and Chief Science Officer,  Zahraa is also a Phoenix College dual-enrollment student who participates in the Achieving College Education (ACE) program, where she has earned a whopping 42 college credits from her two years in the program.  
April 10, 2023

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