Newsletter 01-2019


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Brought to you by
The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
Issue 14, January 2019


2019 Brings Many Opportunities For Veterans

Happy New Year!

This issue of Investing In Heroes provides you with a great story about a student scholarship winner, as well as opportunities available to our veteran community to support and honor them.  We also are pleased to share an array of photos from our mobile Military and Veterans Success Center.

PVCC Vet Student Gets Scholarship

PVCC Veteran Receives Southwest Veterans Chamber Of Commerce Scholarship

Congratulations to Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) student Alan McCall for being awarded the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Veteran College Scholarship. Alan is a passionate student pursuing both his AAS in Exercise Science and Personal Training and a CCL in Entrepreneurial Studies.  He is an Army Veteran and completed his CCL in Emergency Medical Technology.

The Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Veteran College Scholarship is open to veterans, current military reservists and National Guard members, and the spouses and children of military members killed in action or 100% disabled veterans. Click here to learn more.
Arizona Housing Coalition

Maricopa County Arizona StandDown 2019 To Be Held January 24-25 At Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Since 2001, the Maricopa County StandDown, coordinated by the Arizona Housing Coalition‘s Arizona Veterans StandDown Alliance, has served military veterans and their families experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness in our state’s capital. Growing to one of the largest events of its kind in the country, over 2,100 veterans were served at the 2018 event, the Alliance has connected veterans to critical supportive services to help them gain and maintain housing stability. Each year, over 200 faculty, staff, and students from the Maricopa Community Colleges volunteer to assist these veterans in need. We look forward to another successful year.

To register, click here.


Create A Profile on PipelineAZ For Free Skill Building Opportunities
The Military and Veteran Success Centers have a unique partnership with PipelineAZ to connect transitioning service members, veterans, and their dependents with meaningful career and education opportunities. PipelineAZ’s technology allows service members and veterans to build a skills profile, create or upload their resume, connect with jobs and employers that match their military skills, take skills and interests assessments, and explore educational opportunities. All at no cost!
To create a profile, visit

Center for Women Veterans

Center for Women Veterans (CWV) Seeks Help To Identify Trailblazers

Trailblazers are those who:

  • Are pioneers
  • Has blazed a path to guide others
  • May not have been the first to do something
  • Has demonstrated that something they did is also possible for other people
  • May also have contributed to making a way for others to follow in their footsteps

In advance of nominating a Veteran Trailblazer, please gain permission from the nominee before submission.  She will be required to attend a photo shoot in the Washington, D.C. area in early February and to participate in an interview that will be used in CWV outreach efforts.  Nominees will also be required to attend the official event to celebrate this initiative in mid-March, also in Washington,D.C. 

Please email completed nominations to by Friday, January 11, 2019.  A nomination includes all of the following requested materials:

  • Nomination form with full name, addresses etc. of nominee and nominator
  • Nominee’s photo (head shot)
  • A one-page summary of why the woman Veteran meets the definition above of a Trailblazer and how she is continuing to serve others
Vet Center Mobile Support

Military and Veterans Success Centers Provide Mobile Support

Check out these photos from various events that our Military and Veterans Success Center staff attended out in the community.  These include Veteran’s Day Celebrations on our various college campuses and the Heropreneur National Veteran Business Summit in which our team connected attendees with holistic resources and career opportunities.

Your Support Matters
You can make a difference in the lives of our veterans by making a gift to the Veterans Success Project today through the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.  Not only will your gift provide veterans with the essentials they need, it will go towards long-lasting assistance towards Veterans Centers and other proposed items within the Project, dependent on raising funds to support them.

Let’s Hear From You
Do you have an interesting veteran’s story you’d like featured? Click here and tell us all about it.

Do you have questions about the Veterans Success Project? Click here.

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It’s an honor that U.S. veterans, active reservists, and family members of veterans are among our student body. Both active-duty military personnel and veterans often seek educational support and job training to transition from military service to civilian life, and many will start with a community college.

At Maricopa Community Colleges, services for military personnel and veterans are designed to offer the highest quality assistance. We have a long history of providing education and training, allowing you to enhance existing skills, gain new skills, and translate military training and experience into a rewarding career.

We have an established tradition of providing access to higher education – in other words, we are dedicated to serving those who serve.

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All of our colleges have received the Veteran Supportive Campus designation by the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services. Additionally, MCCCD is a partner organization of the Military/Veteran Resource Network.

Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation Logo

The Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designated by the Maricopa County Community College District to receive and manage gifts on behalf of its ten colleges, two skill centers and multiple satellite centers. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations and other foundations. It acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor.