College News

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

PC Women’s Soccer Captures National Championship

PC Women's Soccer Team claimed the program's second NJCAA Division II national title at the championship series in November. Phoenix was the No. 2 seed going into the tournament, beating No. 11 South Suburban and No. 7 Southwestern Illinois for a spot in the semifinals. The second semifinal saw No. 2 Phoenix get past No. 4 Northwest Mississippi 2-0 to set-up a rematch of the 2020 NJCAA DII Women's Soccer Championship match with Holmes. 
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