Submitted by MCCDAdmin on Tue, 01/03/2017 - 16:56

This free half-day workshop, kicking off at 9 a.m., provides information on the process and requirements of enrollment, resources and programs to aid in college success, financial options and university transfer partnerships and programs. Registration is required to ensure adequate accommodations for attendees. Register online at, by sending an email to, a text to 623-693-7234 or by calling 602-787-7354.

KPNX news anchor/reporter Tram Mai keynotes the day with “The Roadmap for Pursuing the American Dream” beginning at 9:35 a.m.

At 12:25 p.m., Westminster, California Mayor Tri Ta shares the role higher education played in his journey from a 19-year-old immigrant to being the first Vietnamese-American mayor in the United States.

Attendees have opportunities to network with college and university representatives are onsite to answer questions and provide information about academic programs.

The first series of concurrent workshops beginning at 10:30 a.m., include "Steps to Enter College,"  "Student Loans and Their Forgiveness," "Career Choices," and "Internship Programs." The second set of workshops, commencing at 11:05 a.m., are "How to Obtain Federal Grants & Financial Aid," "How to be Successful in College," "Career Choices," and "Leadership Development."

Community Learning Day, a vision of Dr. Nguyen “Huu” Hoang, Budget & Grant administrator for Paradise Valley Community College and a PVCC Classified Staff Council representative, was first observed in 2011. A community college graduate, Hoang is an ambassador for education. Recently honored with a Men & Women of Distinction Award, in recognition of his personal success and service to support the Vietnamese Community of Arizona, Hoang hopes this event will empower people to grow and become successful at whatever they set out to do. 

Community Learning Day is sponsored by Paradise Valley Community College, Mesa Community College, Maricopa County Community College District Asian Pacific Islander Association, Vietnamese Community of Arizona, TNT Radio, VietLifestyles and Bút Tre Magazine.

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Dawn Zimmer,, 480-461-7892


Founded in 1985, Paradise Valley Community College, one of the 10 Maricopa Community Colleges, offers transferable academic courses as well as job-specific occupational training. The Union Hills campus is located just west of the SR51 Union Hills exit, at 18401 N. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032. PVCC at Black Mountain, serving the far north Valley, opened in August 2009. PVCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and​ innovative ​approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning.  Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience​. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona,​ is one of the 10 colleges ​that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information, visit

Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA)

Students, families, and community members are invited to “Community Learning Day” at Mesa Community College (1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa, 85202) on Saturday, January 14, 2017, to learn how to navigate the road from high school to college.