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

Phoenix College Celebrates Seal of Excelencia Certification

Phoenix College’s Mariachi Osos del Valle kicked off the Noche de Celebración event on Oct 5, announcing PC being certified with the Seal of Excelencia.
October 11, 2023

Mark C. Keever: 2023 Hero of Education

Phoenix College is honored to celebrate Mark C. Keever, the College’s 2023 Hero of Education. Mark generously donated more than half a million dollars – the entirety of his estate – to support PC…
October 9, 2023

US Spanish Language Premier of Esa Nena Rie, Esa Nena Llora, Esa Nena No Hace Nada at the PC’s John Paul Theatre

"I speak Spanish every day," said Phoenix College (PC) student Aylen Gutierrez, who plays the oldest of three sisters in the the US Spanish Language Premier of Esa Nena Rie, Esa Nena Llora…
October 2, 2023

A Mindful Collaboration: Taiko Drumming and Drawing

How often are we really able to slow down these days? How often do we give ourselves permission to take a few deep breaths and just sit and observe what is happening around us? These are some of the…
October 2, 2023

JC Supercars Give-away Provides Reliable Transportation for PC Nursing Student and Her Daughter

Jacquelina Reyes worked in corrections for 16 years, but her heart has always been to serve the Hispanic population in the medical field. With support from Arizona Career Pathways, Jacquelina is a…
September 21, 2023