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Success Stories

 
  • Adam Makonnen

    The proximity of PVCC coupled with the opportunity to have familial support and receiving the president’s scholarship proved a perfect recipe for success for Adam Makonnen. 

    Among Adam’s most positive memories is the open-mic night that members of the M.E.N program put on in 2014.  This...

  • Adam Wong

    Upon graduating from Paradise Valley High School, Adam knew he wanted to immediately transition into college. Finances were tight, and PVCC made it easy and very affordable. The financial aid department helped him secure Pell grants, “which made attending PVCC a no brainer since 100% of my...

  • Adrionna Hatfield

    Adrionna Hatfield is among the first graduates of PVCC’s program in Healthcare Technology Systems. She was an honors student, and secured a coveted internship at Phoenix Children's Hospital.

    Like many students, Adrionna entered PVCC as an adult student. She was motivated by her desire to...

  • Afam Nwambuonwo

    After his father’s untimely death, Afam’s family emigrated from Nigeria to the US in 1996. His father was an officer in the army, while his mother taught English at the local high school. Making the transition from Lagos, Nigeria where he was raised in the army barracks to life in Phoenix,...

  • Alex Affronti and Marisa Fedeli

    Marisa was the first of this dynamic duo to attend PVCC.  Her motivating force was that she was "pretty terrified of going to the university." And since she did not have a clear direction regarding her educational path, she selected PVCC because of the broad range of courses available.

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  • Alexis Croisdale (Kuhbander)

    Following in her mother’s footsteps, Alexis became a PVCC Puma.  During her senior year of high school, she became aware of the President’s Honors Scholarship. Alexis shared, “The scholarship covered my first two years attending PVCC, which was critical for my success in college. As a President’...

  • Alexis Peterson

    Alexis Peterson was undecided on what major to choose when graduating from Shadow Mountain High School, but after taking her placement tests, she found a welcoming environment in PVCC’s Honors program. Throughout her years at PVCC, the Honors Program allowed her to connect with faculty whose...

  • Amanda Adkins

    Street art by Amanda Adkins graces several buildings in downtown Phoenix.  Her work has the traditional aspects of oil painting mixed with spray paint that gives it a pop art, street feel.  This PVCC Alumna has been painting murals since 2010.  Amanda Adkins incorporates her observations of the...

  • Amber Barry MS, BSN, RN

    Amber came to PVCC with a desire to pursue her second career. She was inspired by the nursing care her Mother received while battling cancer. Amber was working at John C. Lincoln at the time and they had a partnership with PVCC. She was fortunate to be selected for this opportunity. She attended...

  • Amber Montanez

    Choosing to attend PVCC was easy for Amber Montanez. She lived in the neighborhood and wasn’t sure what she wanted to do plus attending PVCC meant she could still work and go to school.

    She developed meaningful connections with several faculty and staff during her tenure at PVCC. Through...