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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 […]

Student Wins Cisco Innovation Challenge

Thu, 2016-12-22 09:32
Cisco Innovation Challenge Winner December 8, 2016. The “Poder” Cisco Innovation Challenge features students or student teams from South Mountain Community College and Paradise Valley Community College. Students can win up to $5,000 in seed funds to launch or grow their ideas or projects. This event is supported by grant funding from the Cisco corporate advised fund. […]

All-Arizona Winners

Wed, 2016-12-21 09:32
Erika Leatherwood GPA: 4.0 Transferring to what University and Career Goal: Leatherwood plans to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Mathematics at Arizona State University. She wants to become a Calculus professor at a community college and continue to share her passion for math and teaching others. College/ Community Activities: Psychology Club, Tutor at […]

Cross Country Finishes Season Strong

Tue, 2016-12-20 13:07
  Congratulations to PVCC Cross County on an excellent season! The  Paradise Valley women’s and men’s cross country teams completed their in-state racing schedule at the Region I cross country championship meet October 29. The women, ranked 11th nationally, finished third overall at the region meet and the men’s team, ranked 22nd nationally, finished 5th overall. The teams […]

Celebrate Paradise!

Thu, 2016-12-15 15:23
PVCC recognizes community partners and donors who support higher education. Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) saluted the community leaders, givers and partners who support PVCC and excellence in education during the 7th Annual Celebrate Paradise! Community Awards and Donor Recognition Reception, which was held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Grayhawk Golf Club Fairway […]

PVCC and Mesa Partner for Community Learning Day

Mon, 2016-12-12 11:23
Broadcaster Tram Mai keynotes event that helps families plan for college. 4th Annual Community Learning Day Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 9 am – 2 pm Mesa Community College, Kirk Student Center 1833 West Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85202 Students, families, and community members are invited to attend a FREE workshop that will provide them […]

PVCC Earns Veteran-Supportive Designations

Fri, 2016-12-09 13:00
State and national awards recognize college’s commitment to student Veterans. PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Dec. 2,  2016— Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to announce that the college has received official certification from the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS) as a Veterans Supportive Campus (AVSC). According to the ADVS, a Veterans Supportive Campus “is intended to […]

PVCC Women’s Soccer Wins NJCAA D1 Championship!

Wed, 2016-11-23 10:43
Team caps undefeated season with third title since 2010. MELBOURNE, Fla. – Nov. 21, 2016 – Paradise Valley (Ariz.) defeated Tyler (Texas) 3-1  NJCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship Match at Titan Soccer Complex., November 19.  It is the Pumas third National Championship in the past seven years (2010, 2012). Under fourth-year Head Coach Jon […]

Psychology Professor Honored

Wed, 2016-11-23 10:33
  PVCC psychology professor Matthew Blair was recently honored by the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona (ISBA) with the prestigious Educator Building Bridges award.  The annual award is given to individuals or organizations in Arizona who have shown a sincere commitment toward building bridges of understanding between different communities through education. All recipients either currently work with or […]

English Faculty Create Affordable ENG101 Textbook

Wed, 2016-11-23 10:19
While many of us were spending summer vacation relaxing by the pool, four Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) English faculty spent the summer creating a textbook. Faculty members Marianne Botos, MFA; Lynn McClelland, MA;  Pamela Osback, M.Ed.; and Stephanie Polliard, Ed.D decided that they wanted to make a First-Year Composition (ENG 101) textbook that is affordable […]

PVCC Women’s Soccer Head to National Championship Semifinals!

Wed, 2016-11-16 17:03
Paradise Valley Community College’s undefeated Women’s Soccer team shut out Pima Community College 3-0 to win the 2016 Arizona Community College Athletic Association Conference (ACCAC) Championship on October 29. Currently, the team at the 12-team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Championship Tournament in Melbourne, FL., November 14-19. It is familiar territory for the Pumas, […]

November Events @ PVCC

Thu, 2016-11-03 12:27
 Returning adults, Veteran appreciation, and high school seniors this month  PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Paradise Valley Community hosts a variety of entertaining, informative, and stimulating events throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, these upcoming events are free and open to the public, and take place at the college’s Union Hills campus, located at 18401 North 32nd […]

Catching Up With … Amy Wendt

Wed, 2016-11-02 12:00
Catching Up With Amy Wendt | Associate of Arts- General Aspiring writer and teacher Amy Wendt is the first Women Rising member to graduate from Paradise Valley Community College. “It feels really great!” she said. “I didn’t think I would ever get an education. Because of  (Women Rising), I was able to feel like I […]

Performing Arts Enriches Our Community

Mon, 2016-10-31 16:44
PVCC’s Division of Fine & Performing Arts and the Center for the Performing Arts hosted three events in a three-day span which brought nearly 900 people to campus and then brought another 250 people to campus three days later on a single night. Alice Cooper’s Proof is in The Pudding Quarterfinals – Oct. 13 and […]