Profiles of Success
For over 30 years Paradise Valley Community College students, faculty and staff have built a successful legacy of teaching and learning excellence for our community. To celebrate this 30-year history of PVCC, we are featuring a compilation of inspiring student success stories and employee reflections from their time at PVCC.
Be sure to check back throughout 2017 to see brand new feature stories and reflections from current students, alumni, past and present employees. These stories represent the “power of learning” in action and demonstrate how the faculty and staff have enabled our students to achieve their dreams and effect positive social change in our community.
Street art by Amanda Adkins graces several buildings in downtown Phoenix.
For me PVCC introduced me to the basic questions of the academic life.
Kelly Fitzsimmons Burton
As a first-generation college student, Kelly followed the path of least resistance.
Daniel Crawford, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Tom D’Ambrosio and Kyle Hollenbeck
While students at PVCC, they both worked in the restaurant business and envisioned the day when they would own a restaurant.
Sharan R. Godwin
PVCC provided Sharan “the door to open and then pursue success.”
Adrionna Hatfield is among the first graduates of PVCC’s program in Healthcare Technology Systems.
JAM – James Austin Murray
The supportive community for the arts offered at PVCC was very attractive to independent artist JAM.
Alumni leaves behind a permanent visible legacy while showing exemplary leadership skills at PVCC
Alumna Cayman Martin knew she wanted to attend Paradise Valley Community College when she found a familial atmosphere
Nia McMillon has been an active student leader at Paradise Valley Community College since her freshmen year
Junior Michael, M.Ed.
Developing life-long relationships with teammates, studying, competing, and collaborating on a variety of tasks are among Junior's greatest memories of his educational experience at PVCC
Throughout her years at PVCC, the Honors Program allowed her to connect with faculty whose mentorship has helped her greatly.
Fellow alumni has made a lasting impact on and off campus with his spirited appearance.
Former PVCC Pitcher is now pitching opportunities for the AZ Diamondbacks
Massimo “Max” Sommacampagna
It wasn’t until her last semester at Paradise Valley Community College that she decided to really dedicate herself to school.