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Sandor Rogoff


The opportunity to put in practice the level of support and attention that he received as a PVCC student from his instructors has been extremely rewarding for Sandor Rogoff as an adjunct faculty member at our Black Mountain campus.  Sandor is so thankful he followed the advice of his colleagues to give Paradise Valley Community College a try.  Upon getting out of the military, he enrolled in PVCC.  Sandor worked a variety of part time, odd jobs to get himself through.  Upon completing his first semester he approached the Veteran's Assistance Office.  This visit resulted in providing Sandor with a pathway to student employment through the Work Study Program and later an internship when he went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree at ASU.  This internship provided Sandor with the opportunity to work in the field he wanted to go into and confirmed his desire to enter a helping profession.  Additionally, Sandor found the support and interaction of other Veterans provided a pivot point in his life.

Sandor attributes his participation in Professor Gangadean’s philosophy class as instrumental in shaping his ability to think critically and ask questions.  Sandor’s extracurricular engagement included participating in the Social Work Club.  In Sandor’s words, "PVCC is the epitome of a community college education" and provided the runway for his successful career in law enforcement and now he is giving back to PVCC as an instructor.