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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 […]

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, […]