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Pima Stories

Tucson Actor and Former Pima Student Shines in Hit FX/Hulu Series

Jon Proudstar learned acting fundamentals at Pima. Now he stars in a hit TV show that showcases Indigenous stories.


What to Know About the 2022-23 FAFSA

Pima's Financial Aid Office is here to help you complete your FAFSA and apply for financial aid opportunities.


Pima Alum Receives International Recognition for Artwork Speaking Out Against Femicide

Vanessa Saavedra graduated from Pima with her Associate of Fine Arts. Now, she is creating art that spreads awareness about gender-based violence in Mexico.


Pima Alum and Marine Corps Veteran is Ready for Law School

Shane Gardiner is preparing to attend a top law school after completing a prestigious internship at the Arizona State Legislature. He shares how Pima was crucial to jumpstarting his legal career.


Former Pima Dance Student Takes Her Next Steps in New York City

Eva Schmidt took classes at Pima as a high school student. Now, she's ready to take on whatever comes next in a new city.


Pima Nursing Student Uses her Training to Save her Grandmother's Life

Brianna Sandate used her nursing skills to step up during a family emergency. She comes from a family of Pima nurses.


Build Your Support System with Pima's Peer Mentors

Learn how Pima's peer mentors create programming and support structures for first-year students.


From the Classroom to the Frontlines: Nursing Faculty Put Students and the Community First

During the pandemic, faculty transformed the nursing program to put students and the community first as essential workers and innovative instructors.


New Online Platform, PimaEngage, Helps Students Get Involved at Pima and in the Community

Pima now has a one-stop hub where you can explore student clubs and upcoming events. PimaEngage is the College's new online platform that hosts all information about student activities on campus.


Pima Honors Student Lives Her Most Authentic Self at Pima

Halianna Piller found her place at Pima through meeting diverse communities of students. 


Embrace a Fresh Start with World-Class Courses and Facilities

Career and Technical Education students share how Pima helped them start a new career path.


How to Find Financial Aid and Scholarships at Pima

To help you access all the financial aid resources Pima has to offer, we’ve compiled a list of tips and resources to connect you with financial aid opportunities that will help you successfully complete your Pima education. 


IT/Cyber Student Finds Support and a Career that Fits Just Right

It’s not often that someone on the verge of receiving a $10,000-a-year pay raise quits her job because she knows she will have other opportunities that offer excellent pay and a better work-life balance. But, Pima student Kaela Manger was able to do just that, thanks to a Pima Community College education in Cyber/Information Technology (IT). 


Pima Educator Wins National Teacher of the Year Award

Adult education instructor Consuelo Carillo has grown from a Pima student to an award-winning educator. 


What are the Benefits of a Professional Certificate?

Learn how a Pima certificate can help you get started in your next career.


What is Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

In our increasingly connected world, a lot of planning and coordination goes into getting the products we need into our hands. From food to cars to clothing, logistics and supply chain management (LGM) professionals create processes to deliver goods to consumers safely, efficiently and cost effectively.


Arts Educator Transforms Pima's Performing Arts Program

Pima educator Mark Nelson retires after 21 years of service at Pima. He leaves behind a legacy of growth, creativity and community. As he transitions to being a part-time instructor this fall, Nelson shares some of his favorite memories of working at Pima.


New Automotive Technology & Innovation Center Will Train Next Generation of Automotive Techs

The two-story, 50,000 square feet Center will support programs in diesel, electric and autonomous vehicles and increase training for specific brands, such as Ford, Fiat-Chrysler and Subaru.


South Tucson Paramedic Transitions to a Career in Nursing

Keaton Barker's training as a paramedic has prepared him for a future career in nursing.


Pima's Testing and Assessment Center Prioritizes Students and Safety During COVID-19

Pima's Testing and Assessment center has developed virtual services and in-person safety protocols to serve all students during the pandemic.


Pima Grad Embraces the Future of Trucking

Rick Pena is Pima's first graduate of the Autonomous Vehicle Driver & Operations Specialist Certificate program.


Pima Student Jumpstarts Career as Nursing Educator

Nursing student Vinny Jordan chose Pima for its supportive community and flexible nursing program.


Making Waves as a Woman in Film

Digital and Film Arts student Dana Stekeetee shares her successes and goals as a budding film editor.


Pima Grad Paves the Way for Women in STEM

Since August 2020, Pima graduate Yara Villalobos has worked full time at Roche Tissue Diagnostics in Tucson, providing tests that help doctors diagnose cancer quickly and accurately. 


Pima Student Changes Paths from Paramedic to Aviation Tech

Kathryn Pena used her education at Pima to puruse a new career in aviation technology.

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