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PVCC Changes Soccer Coaching Staff

3 hours 31 min ago
(Original article on Paradise Valley Community College Athletics page, here.)   The Puma soccer programs will have new faces at the helm next season.  PV Women’s Soccer head coach Jon Ruzan will be making a move and taking over the men’s program, while newcomer Ivan Dizdar will lead the women’s program.  Both coaches are currently on […]

Alum Mario Marquez Supports At-Risk Youth Program

Sun, 2017-03-12 14:05
(Original article at Arizona State University’s The State Press, here.) Proposed bill would allow schools to create college-readiness programs for at-risk youth The programs would work with kids through and beyond high school By Mitchell Atencio   At-risk youth may soon be better prepared for their post-high school careers, thanks to a bill that would create the […]

Students Create the 7-Day WeElevateEDU Challenge

Mon, 2017-03-06 12:32
  How far can a “thank you” go? PVCC education students intend to find out! Paradise Valley Community College’s future educators are asking the community to thank teachers in a new way. The students, tired of not acting on the challenges teachers face and eager to change attitudes toward education in Arizona, felt “Somebody has to do […]

Calling All Innovators! EEC Innovation Challenge

Thu, 2017-03-02 14:37
The PVCC Entrepreneurship Education Center (EEC) presents… The Innovation Challenge The Innovation Challenge competition is a pitch program designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurial skills among all Paradise Valley Community College students. Applicants must be enrolled students at PVCC for the spring 2017 semester. Products and services for profit, non-profit, sustainability or social entrepreneurship can be submitted for […]

Recap: 2017 Naturalization & Civic Engagement Conference

Tue, 2017-02-21 13:23
 PVCC Hosts the 4th Annual Civic Engagement Conference The Arizona Department of Education and Maricopa Community Colleges presented the 4th Annual Civic Learning Conference: Empower Students to Engage! on Friday, February 3, 2017. Paradise Valley Community College hosted the conference for the second year, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, the Maricopa Community […]

50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ Landmark Album Celebration

Fri, 2017-02-17 16:02
PVCC celebrates 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ landmark album Sharlene Celeskey, Contemporary Culture, Puma Press February 15, 2017 (Original article can be found at Northeast Valley News)   This week the Division of Fine and Performing Art kicks off The Sgt. Pepper’s Project at Paradise Valley Community College. The project celebrates the 50th anniversary of […]

STEAMtastic Event at Black Mountain Campus

Thu, 2017-02-16 15:20

Free 5-Week ASU Entrepreneur Program

Sun, 2017-02-12 11:59
  (Original article available at The Maricopan)   Empowering entrepreneurial skills is the goal of Poder, a free, five-week program offered through Arizona State University, and held at five Maricopa Community Colleges this March and April. All students enrolled at a Maricopa Community College are eligible to apply. Participating students attend in-person sessions and complete […]

Catching Up With… Tom D’Ambrosio & Kyle Hollenback

Sat, 2017-02-11 12:02
Catching Up With Tom D’Ambrosio & Kyle Hollenback Paradise Valley Community College and Scottsdale Community College Alumni and entrepreneurs Tom D’Ambrosio and Kyle Hollenback are the proud owners of Aioli Gourmet Burgers. Their original one food truck has grown to a four food trucks and a restaurant off of 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard, in […]

Financial Aid to Study Abroad

Fri, 2017-02-10 17:18
  Get financial assistance to study abroad! Maricopa Community Colleges study abroad programs are an opportunity for students to earn credit, while exploring other cultures and languages. This summer (2017), Maricopa Community College students are traveling to Spain, Tahiti, Costa Rica, and more. (Full list of programs, here.) The Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) provides a […]

4th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Tue, 2017-01-31 12:15
  It’s PVCC’s 4th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Join us at Paradise Valley Community College’s Buxton Library and KSC building for our Lunar New Year events: Wed. 2/8 from 9am – 10:15am, at Southeast Corner, Library “Measuring Time by the Moon and the Sun” (scientific & cultural perspectives). Jenny Weitz, will share what it means, […]

It’s Never Too Late to Start Classes!

Tue, 2017-01-24 08:17
  Late-start classes at Paradise Valley Community College fit your busy schedule. Choose from day, evening, and online classes in popular subjects, and finish in just 8 to 14 weeks. Flexible Start Dates- Your Schedule. Your Way. Register here!

Mentor Program Keeps Teachers in AZ

Mon, 2017-01-23 12:39
(Excerpt from “Teaching the teachers to stay in Arizona,” by Keerthi Vedantam of the Cronkite News, published Jan. 10, 2017. Full article, here.) PARADISE VALLEY – In a poorly-financed education system, Arizona teachers are battling low salaries, the pressures of mandatory testing and a lack of respect for their profession, making it harder for the […]

Study Abroad in Beautiful Spain

Sun, 2017-01-22 14:51
  Learn Culture and International Communication in Northern Spain! Bilboa, Spain Dates:  June 5-16, 2017 Course Enrollment (choose one or both courses): ARH 298AA, 1 credit  Art and Culture of Basque-land COM 298AA, 1 credit  Public Speaking for International Audiences Estimated Program Cost for 2 credits:  $2358.80  1 credit:  $2265.30 Contact: Tomi Johnston 602.787.6569

8th Desperado Film Festival

Fri, 2017-01-20 23:20
PVCC hosts 2018 Desperado Film Festival The 8th Annual LGBT Film Festival Featuring a mix of art house and indie films focusing on LGBT life challenges.    The film festival begins January 27, and continues through January 29 (various starting times) at Paradise Valley Community College Center for the Performing Arts at 18401 North 32nd Street, […]

Health IT Professor Receives Influential Woman Nom.

Mon, 2017-01-09 15:45
Congratulations to professor Abigail Rusu for her nomination for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Most Influential Women in Health Information Technology (Health IT) Awards. Rusu is a part of the Healthcare Technology Systems faculty at Paradise Valley Community College. The HIMSS Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards, recognizes influential women at all stages […]

Chancellor Honored for Leadership

Fri, 2017-01-06 15:44
Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick was honored today as the 2016 ATHENA Award recipient in the category of Public Sector service. The prestigious annual awards, bestowed by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in the categories of Public Sector, Private Sector, and Young Professional leadership, recognize demonstrated excellence in business and leadership, dedication to the community, and […]

Recap: UA North Valley Grand Opening

Thu, 2017-01-05 15:43
University of Arizona North Valley (UANV) Open House Paradise Valley Community College and University of Arizona came together on September 20, 2016 to celebrate the launch of the UA Bachelor of General Studies degree offered on the PVCC campus.  Students, staff, faculty and community members were in attendance.  An associate degree plus 60 units of General […]

Recap: Entrepreneur Education Center Grand Opening

Wed, 2017-01-04 15:43
Entrepreneur Education Center Grand Opening Tuesday, September 13 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm | K117 The new Entrepreneur Education Center helps current and future small business owners become “Shark Tank” ready, and offers classes, workshops, and real-world curriulum.  You can learn core business fundamentals; how to start or grow a business; earn a Certificate […]

Women’s Soccer Racks Up Awards

Tue, 2017-01-03 15:42
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on December 8th the 2016 NSCAA Junior College Division I Men’s and Women’s All-America Teams. The NSCAA annually recognizes Scholar All-Americans at the high school, junior college and senior college levels.  Student-athletes receiving Scholar All-America recognition at the Junior College level must be a sophomore in academic standing […]