Phoenix College Highlight - Student - Anna Olea

Students are the heart behind Phoenix College. Their passion, dedication, and stories help create our diverse community. Throughout the year, we want to take a moment and recognize them and share with you their stories. 

Today we get corporate with PC alum, Anna Olea. Learn about her journey to continue her education at Phoenix College below. 


Anna Olea



Why did you pick this major?  

The reason I chose my major in business because there are plenty of job opportunities in this field and love talking to people!

What's your story (Tell us a little about yourself)?

I was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona and so is my family! I have a brother and sister too with my mother still alive and lost my father on October 26th, 1996! I’m the only one who has continued education at Western International University and received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology! Psychology was very interesting to me because I learned more about how the mind works! I have to say that taking a course with my professor Mary Stuart made a big difference in my life and she made a big impact on majoring in psychology!

How did you get to PC?  

I was looking for what community college to attend and Phoenix College brought my attention especially with the acceptance in diversity and the friendly staff! I met some great friends and continue to keep in touch when I have the time! College was the best time of my life and never will be forgotten! I graduated in May of 1996!

Any Advice to Future PC Students?

The advice I would like to give to students is to never give up and you will succeed! College is an important decision to make in life and work hard! In the end when you complete your courses and graduate it’s the best feeling!  


About Phoenix College

Phoenix College is one of the 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, one of the largest community college districts in the nation. Phoenix College offers academic courses leading to associate degrees, university transfer, certificates and short-term job training to more than 11,000 students annually.