When he reflects on his PVCC experience, Max Sommacampagna realizes what a sound financial decision it was to start his higher education journey at PVCC. As he interacts with his professional peers in the real estate community, Max is reminded on a regular basis how significant student debt ruins one’s prospects for financial security.
The opportunity to take classes taught by adjunct faculty working in the field enabled Max to receive real world application in addition to textbook learning. Max is appreciative of the good accounting professors he had during his tenure at PVCC as well as Professor Quarrels in Business Law. Max shares that he is a “huge proponent of students attending the community college to obtain their Associates degree prior to transitioning over to a four-year institution.” The educational foundation Max received at PVCC enabled him to excel as he moved on to complete his bachelors degree. The ease of parking, the class and campus size and the accessibility of support both within the classroom and the campus community created a dynamic, supportive environment for Max to thrive at PVCC.
One of the highlights of Max’s extracurricular experiences at PVCC was competing in the Phi Beta Lambda, national competition under the leadership of Professor Jason Latham. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and is the oldest and largest national organization for students preparing for careers in business leadership.
Max looks forward to becoming actively engaged in our PVCC Alumni program. The opportunity to collaborate and network with other alumni is very appealing and he looks forward to giving back to the PVCC campus community.