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2017 Commencement Breaks Graduate Record

Thu, 2017-06-22 12:40
27th Annual Commencement Ceremony Austin Bell   Paradise Valley Community College’s 27th annual commencement ceremony was held on May 12th, 2017. The 2017 commencement was unique in that it marked the 30th year anniversary of the college opening and a record number of graduates in attendance. 270 graduates took the stage to receive an associate […]

15 Student-Athletes, 2 Coaches Receive Awards

Thu, 2017-05-11 13:47
Congratulations Pumas on a Spectacular Spring Season! (See original article at PVCC Athletics) It has been a very busy spring season for Puma Athletics.  The Pumas had seven of eight sports qualify for post season competition, with five of those qualifying to compete at NJCAA National Tournaments.  In the midst of their stellar performances, several […]

Arizona Art Alliance Honors Art Faculty, David Bradley

Mon, 2017-05-08 14:09
Congratulations to PVCC Art Faculty David Bradley for receiving honors from the Arizona Art Alliance. He was inducted into the Volunteer Hall of Honor as the April 2017 honoree. David Bradley (Original article at Arizona Art Alliance.) David Bradley is a unique, multi-talented and multi-faceted individual. He is a professor of Art at Paradise Valley Community […]

PVCC 30th Anniversary!

Wed, 2017-05-03 16:22

PVCC Alum, DREAMer Pursues Public Policy Degree

Sat, 2017-04-22 13:35
Former PVCC student and student government president, Oscar Hernandez was featured in Phoenix Magazine for his interest in public policy and his status as a DREAMer (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors). (See original article, here.)   Requiem for DREAMers? Written by Jimmy Magahern Oscar Hernandez never planned on a career in politics. As a […]

FREE Children’s Book Event- April 29

Sat, 2017-04-22 08:09
Bring your family and your love of books to Paradise Valley Community College’s bi-annual Festival of Tales!     For more details and a list of musical performances, etc., visit PVCC Fine Arts Blog or

3 Win Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Awards

Fri, 2017-04-21 18:38
  (Original article at Maricopa Matters.) Each year, the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI) and the Adjunct Faculty Association (AFA) of the Maricopa County Community College District recognize up to three outstanding adjunct faculty members from each of the 10 colleges for their exceptional contributions to the district and its students. Based upon […]

Earth Week April 17-22

Sat, 2017-04-15 12:30

North Valley STEAM Expo- for Kids, Students & Community

Fri, 2017-04-14 13:31
Paradise Valley Community College presents:   There is something at the EXPO for everyone! Kids: Enjoy hands on activities and demonstrations for all ages PVCC Students: Discover STEAM career programs & how to apply Community: Take a campus tour and grab a bite at the food truck

National Library Week April 9-15

Fri, 2017-04-07 20:14
“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges The Buxton Library at Paradise Valley Community College is proud to celebrate National Library Week! April 9-15, 2017 This year’s theme is Open Perspectives. Join us in the E-building for activities and contests that could score you movie passes, […]

STEAM Summer Camps for High Schoolers

Wed, 2017-03-29 11:31
Beat the heat this summer at Paradise Valley Community College! PVCC is offering a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) summer camp programs for grades 6-12, including new graduates. Get first-hand experience in the fields that interest you and even earn college credit in some programs. Space is limited, so register NOW. For more camp […]

Fresh Start Partnership Helps Women Start Businesses

Mon, 2017-03-27 11:31
In honor of Women’s History Month (March), PVCC and Fresh Start Women’s Foundation share how their partnership has helped women start their own businesses! Small Business Start-up Certificate Fresh Start has partnered with Paradise Valley Community College to exclusively offer the Small Business Start-up Certificate to meet the needs of women who wish to become entrepreneurs […]

Student Receives Coca-Cola Scholar Award

Fri, 2017-03-24 18:53
Congratulations to Erika Leatherwood, who has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Gold Scholar. She was chosen as a part of the team program that recognizes 50, Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars. Student scholars receive local, state and national recognition at Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, […]

PVCC Changes Soccer Coaching Staff

Thu, 2017-03-23 11:35
(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 […]