Success Stories Archive

Success Story: Mechanical Engineering Student Competes on ‘Forged in Fire’

Still in school, Chuy Talavera already is running his own business By: Pima Staff Mechanical Engineering student Chuy Talavera is the first Pima Community College student to compete in the HISTORY® program “Forged in Fire.” Talavera was

From Italy to Pima

THROUGH EDUCATION, MARLENY DE LEÓN TURNED HER BLEAK BEGINNINGS INTO A BRIGHT FUTURE Marleny De León was born into poverty and violence in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, in 1985, near the apex of the country’s long civil war. She

At A Crossroads

THREE STUDENTS DISCUSS THE PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL REASONS THEY CHOSE TO STUDY APPLIED TECHNOLOGY AT PIMA Family brought Sebastian Glen, Eric Magnuson and Marina Zakharyan to Tucson. Gaining the education needed for a meaningful career brought them

Undergraduate Research Helps Student Realize Her Passions

By Jamila Caamaño Not just a university thing – students at Pima also benefit from research opportunities There are numerous benefits for undergraduate students who get involved in research at the community college level, including the increased

Pima Internship Leads to NASA Research, Ivy League

By PCC Staff Pima Community College led a Tucson newcomer to a NASA-funded internship and graduate school at one of the world’s leading universities for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) research. Erica Hernandez, a 2013 Pima graduate, is

Pima Community College Celebrates 50 years

By Paul Schwalbach

PCC Fashion Show at Fox Theatre a Big Hit

Event featured student works, honored Terry Etherton The College’s annual Fashion Show, featuring works by students of the Fashion Design and Clothing Department, marked a milestone last spring, selling out the historic Fox Tucson Theatre and making

Good news

Bernal Gallery Director David Andres Honored with Governor’s Arts in Education Award David Andres, director of the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery at West Campus Center for the Arts has received a prestigious 2017 Governor’s Arts Award. Andres was

PCC Fashion Design Student Named Phoenix Fashion Week Lifestyle Emerging Designer of the Year

By PCC Staff A Pima Community College Fashion Design student is riding a wave of success after being named Phoenix Fashion Week 2017 Emerging Designer of the Year in the Lifestyle category. Phoenix Fashion Week announced Quinlan

Christine Bradley: Launching a Career in Science: Pima’s STEM programs offer small class sizes, top-notch instructors

  By Anne T. Denogean By any standard, Christine Bradley is on her way to an impressive career in the sciences. The one-time Pima Community College student accepted a position as an optical engineer with NASA’s Jet

Ethnic, Gender and Transborder Studies: Pima aims to establish an EGTS Center of Excellence

  By Anne T. Denogean Just over a year ago, Pima Community College set out to establish itself as a leader in the fields of Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Transborder/Global Studies (EGTS). This fall,