Where Education Meets Innovation

By Candace Oehler
Director of Marketing and Communications

Get to know PVCC this Spring!

It’s a great time to visit campus and attend one or more of our interesting, fun, educational, or entertaining events.  And remember that summer is a great time to catch up or get ahead at PVCC, especially for students returning home from college, or getting ready to start. In just five weeks, they can complete one, or even two, college-transfer classes in biology, chemistry, communications, computer information systems, English, math, business, geology, psychology, Spanish, sociology, humanities, or music.  Extended 8-week classes begin May 31; 5-week Express classes begin May 31 and July 5.
AARP/VITA Tax Preparation Assistance
Through April 16
Fridays 8 am – 5 pm
Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm
Computer Commons E Building  |  FREE
Festival of Tales
Sat., Apr. 30, 9:30 am – 2 pm  |  FREE
PVCC’s Art of Storytelling classes, Club Ed, and the Education program present this free event for children in the community. The day features storytelling sessions, demonstrations of pottery making and clay sculpting, live music, and more!
Spring Job Fair
Wed., Apr. 6, 1-4 pm
KSC 1000  |  FREE
High School Senior Night
Wed., Apr. 13, 6:30-8 pm
KSC 1000  |  FREE

Engage | Explore | Expand
June Express Camps @Pvcc
Most camps meet from 9 am–3 pm.
Fees and registration information at paradisevalley.edu/steam
aGrades 6–9 | bGrades 9–12 | cGrades 11-12

cSTEAM – June 6-9 & 13-16
cEntrepreneurship Education

June 6-9 & 13-16
cMath – June 20-23 & 27-30 | FREE
Recommended for recent HS graduates also
aTheatre – June 6-9, 13-16, & 20-23
bYoung Authors – June 27-30
bChamber Music – June 6-9
bJazz Music – June 13-16
bMusic Technology – June 20-23
bBrass Ensemble – Jun 27-30



(Subject to change)
View complete calendar and order tickets at paradisevalley.edu/cpa

(France, PG-13, 120 min.)
Wed., Mar. 23, 6:30 pm | FREE

PVCC Jazz Under the Stars Concert
Wed., Apr. 6, 7 pm | FREE

The Odd Couple (Female Version)
by Neil Simon
Apr. 15, 16, 22, 23 | 7:30 pm;
Apr. 17, 24 | 2 pm | Tickets

PVCC Spring Dance Collection Performance
Fri. & Sat., Apr. 29, 30 | 7:30 pm | FREE

PVCC Jazz Big Bands Concert
Tues., May 3 | 7 pm | FREE

Classical Ensembles Concert
Tues., May 5 | 7:30 pm | FREE

PVCC Commercial Music Program Showcase
Fri., May 6 | 7:30 pm | FREE

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (The Musical)

by Jeffery Lane & David Yazbek
June 17, 18, 24, 25 | 7:30 pm
June 19, 26 | 2 pm | Tickets


PVCC has once again been recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation. Selection is based on student success in persistence, degrees awarded, completion and transfer; consistent improvement over time; and equitable outcomes for all students regardless of ethnicity or socioeconomic standing. This is the third consecutive time the college has earned this recognition.

The college as also been awarded the designation of Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAET) Top School in the 2016 Guide to Colleges and Universities.

S.E.E.4 Vets (Supporting Education and Employment for Vets, a nonprofit organization), has established the new “S.E.E.4Vets Veterans Math Success Scholarship for PVCC” Fund that supports a new academic initiative at PVCC designed to assist new student veterans enrolled in Math courses toward degree completion.


Poetry professor and 2012 Community College Professor of the Year Dr. Lois Roma-Deeley is one of just 10 recipients of a 2016 Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Research and Development Grant. This highly competitive grant program awards funding to Arizona artists practicing in a variety of artistic disciplines in support of research and development leading to the creation of new works of art.