Community Relations and Giving

The PVCC Newsletter


Festival of Tales

Premiere Family Literacy Event Saturday, December 1st – Every Child in Attendance Receives a Free Book!

PVCC and Southwest Human Development are proud partners hosting Festival of Tales, a free community literacy event offering storytelling, cultural activities and thousands of free books for childre

Rachel Dickman

Scholarships Relieve Financial Pressures

Did you know PVCC awarded scholarships to over 1,250 students totaling over $1.6 million in the 2018 academic year?  Did you know many scholarships go unawarded each year?  PVCC has over 40 scholar

Welcome! President’s Message

Welcome! President’s Message

Greetings from Paradise Valley Community College.  It is my pleasure to share with you highlights that illustrate the impact PVCC is making locally, regionally and nationally.

Student Spotlight

PVCC Athletes

PVCC Athletes Shine in Post Season

PVCC Athletics has much to be thankful for this season.  Men’s and Women’s Cross Country placed 4th and 14th respectively at the NJCAA National Championships and the Women’s S

Gabi Gianni

Student Body President’s Mission: Let’s Work Together

Gabi Gianni, PVCC’s newly elected Student Body President may be new to PVCC’s main campus, however, she’s not new to PVCC.  She attended dual enrollment classes while in high school and then two se

Student Thrives on Unexpected Opportunities

Student Thrives on Unexpected Opportunities

Arman Ghazl found the motivation he needed at PVCC to begin his education and create opportunities he didn’t even know existed.

Alumni Success

Chef Tom D’Ambrosio

PVCC Alumnus Thomas D’Ambrosio Wins Food Network Show, Chopped!

Chef Thomas D’Ambrosio, owner of Aioli Gourmet Burgers, has won bragging rights as winner in the acclaimed Food Networks series Chopped!

Sandor Rogoff

Alumnus Dedicated to Helping Others

Alumnus, Sandor Rogoff has gone full-circle from PVCC student to professor. He says being a student at PVCC was one of the best experiences of his life. He now makes a difference in students’ lives

Alumna Leads Students to Bright Futures

Alumna Leads Students to Bright Futures

Alexis Peterson was undecided on where to go and what to major in upon graduating from Shadow Mountain High School.

Community Engagement

Phoenix Astronomical Society

Phoenix Astronomical Society Delivers the Stars

Are you interested in learning more about our solar system?  The Phoenix Astronomical Society (PAS) and PVCC are proud to offer free community

Dr. Warren Buxton

Buxtons Leave Legacy That Will Impact Students for Years To Come

Dr. Warren Buxton, has done much for PVCC and its students.

Student Leaves Legacy Through Ceramics Scholarship

Student Leaves Legacy Through Ceramics Scholarship

Natalia Lantseva was very artistic and tried many types of art, but never found herself until she entered David Bradley’s Ceramics class at PVCC in 2000.

Focus on Faculty

Dr. Marilyn Cristiano

Communication Professor Dedicates Career to Students

How many people can say they have been in a profession they love for over 40 years? Professor and Division Chair of Communication and Humanities, Dr.

Dr. Brett Reed

The Business of Music & Beyond: Q&A with Dr. Brett Reed, PVCC Commercial Music Program Director

Dr. Brett Reed is the Director of the Commercial Music Program and the Percussion Program at PVCC.  In addition, he is a performer and composer specializing in contemporary and improvised music.

For the Love of Science: Q&A with PVCC Biology Professor, Dr. Tatjana Thomas

For the Love of Science: Q&A with PVCC Biology Professor, Dr. Tatjana Thomas

Dr. Tatjana Thomas began her college education at Glendale Community College. She then transferred to ASU and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology with a minor in English. Dr.