Where Education Meets Innovation

Contributed by Candace Oehler
Director of Marketing and Communications

Senior Citizen Discount Never Stop Learning!
Residents of Maricopa County ages 65 and older can now take advantage of a tuition discount for credit classes at all Maricopa Community Colleges. The discounted rate is $43 per credit hour, which is 50% off the current County Resident tuition.

To be eligible for the Senior Citizen Tuition Rate, students must be 65 or older at time of enrollment, residents of Maricopa County, and eligible for in-state tuition. All credit courses at all Maricopa Community Colleges are eligible for the discount.

The fine print: Eligible students who wish to enroll at the discounted tuition rate must wait to enroll until after the first class meeting, and then submit a Senior Citizen Tuition Rate form and proof of eligibility prior to the second class meeting.

PVCC offers multiple start dates, with 16-, 14-, 12- and 8-week Express classes. Check out our schedule at paradisevalley.edu and plan ahead. More information on the discounted tuition is available at: www.maricopa.edu/senior-citizen-tuition-rate

Grand Opening Celebrations
You’re Invited!

PVCC invites our neighbors to join us in celebrating several exciting program launches this September!

Education Center
Tuesday, September 13
11:30 am – 1:30 pm | K117

The new Entrepreneur Education Center helps current and future small business owners become “Shark Tank” ready, and offers classes, workshops, and support. You can learn core business fundamentals; how to start or grow a business; earn a Certificate in just two semesters and, for those wanting to continue their studies, how to transition to university business programs.

The hands-on, real world curriculum components include creating a business plan, accounting techniques, and how to source financing. Guest speakers – all successful entrepreneurs – share their experiences and expertise.

“Small business is the engine of economic growth,” says EEC professor Dr. Kishore Dash. “More and more people want to be their own boss, and we can help them achieve that goal.”

The Open House features a tour, guest speakers, and light refreshments!
Video and more information at: https://www.paradisevalley.edu/academics/business-and-information-technology/entrepreneurship-education-center.

Dr. Kishore Dash | 602-787-6964
University of Arizona North Valley (UANV)
Tuesday, September 20
1:30 – 3 pm | KSC 2300

The University of Arizona North Valley and Office of Admissions cordially invite you to a celebration for the Grand Opening of UA North Valley and the launch of its UA Bachelor of General Studies degree offered on the campus of Paradise Valley Community College.

An associate degree plus 60 units of General Studies coursework, taken on the PVCC Union Hills campus and taught by UA faculty, will earn future Wildcats a multi-disciplinary UA Bachelor of General Studies. The BGS degree offers courses in five themes:

  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Economy and Industry
  • Global and Intercultural Understanding
  • Social Behavior and Human Understanding
  • Study of the U.S. and the American Experience

This “Start Here Stay Here” option offer convenience and significant cost savings.
Learn more about PVCC’s on-campus bachelor degree completion programs. Attend the Open House or visit: http://uanv.arizona.edu/ | Contact: vmeyer@email.arizona.edu | 602-787-6954

News of Note
Honors and Recognitions

  • PVCC has been ranked by SmartAsset as the 14th best community college in the nation, based on four factors: student/faculty ratio; graduation and transfer rates; cost; ratio of starting salaries to overall cost of attendance. Scottsdale Community College is the only other MCCCD college to crack the top 20.
  • PVCC Athletics continues to excel on and off the field. The men’s tennis team earned 2015-16 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Team of the Year honors for their sport. Their 3.6 GPA was the highest in the nation for all men’s tennis programs.
  • Four PVCC sports teams received honorable mention:
    Women’s Tennis – 3.26 GPA
    Softball – 3.14 GPA
    Women’s Soccer – 3.11 GPA
    Men’s Golf – 3.02 GPA

Keep up with PVCC – Your Community College on the Points of Pride Blog at http://www.pvpride.blog.pvc.maricopa.edu/

Performing Arts Calendar Highlights
(Subject to change)
View complete calendar at paradisevalley.edu/cpa

6 pm | Outdoor Amphitheater
October 15
Grupo Liberdade (Brazilian)
November 4
Davey Arnold (Country)

Sat., October 15
1 – 4 pm