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…
February 14, 2023

Dr. Debbie Webster, aka Superstar

Dr. Debbie Webster loves horror movies. Not the blood and guts variety, but scary movies with a psychological twist. Her favorite is The Conjuring. Not surprising, given she holds a Master's and…
February 11, 2023

Pepsico Awards Imelda’s Happy Tamales $10,000 and Digital Support

The $10,000 grant will allow me to buy a food truck.” Yet, it’s the one-on-one coaching from digital experts that offers real long-term impact.  “A team of people from Pepsico has been working with…
February 7, 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…
January 30, 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…
January 12, 2023

Sarah Nunez Perseveres to Make a Positive Impact

"I bleed blue and gold," said Sarah Nunez, a Phoenix College (PC) ambassador, honors student, and Student Success Specialist. "I absolutely love this school. It's changed my life…
December 7, 2022

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…
December 6, 2022

Esports Rocket League at Phoenix Raceway

The all-day event included the morning esports tournament and the afternoon NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship event, which included a college area for students to explore. Maldonado explained,…
December 2, 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…
December 1, 2022

Scoring at Life with an Assist from Basketball

Hardwood floors, freshly waxed, squeak under pivoting sneakers, absorbing the rhythmic shock of the ball bouncing its way down the court. The backboard takes a hit as the leather ball finds its home…
November 23, 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…
November 21, 2022