Community articles

Dive into the University of Phoenix community in this section of Phoenix Forward, where you can read about the diverse alumni, faculty and students, as well as their accomplishments and successes.


A portrait of Kim Murphy

University alumna is a financial role model

Kim Murphy is a University of Phoenix graduate four times over: She holds bachelor’s degrees in business and criminal justice, and master’s degrees in adult education and management.

Now the financial services community manager for the PhoenixConnect® ...

Cybersecurity expert uses hacking skills for good

Summer Lee only needs to press a few keys on her computer to break into online computer networks and potentially wreak ...

Brian Dickinson

MBA grad conquers Mount Everest, inspires others

Brian Dickinson is proof that it’s possible to reach great heights in many areas of life.

One-time dropout becomes an award-winning teacher

Last year, Apryl Shackelford found herself in front of a cheering crowd, still in disbelief that she’d been named 2013 ...

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Alumni Aubri Shauger-Haley

Chronic MS couldn’t stop alum’s graduation walk

When Aubri Shauger-Haley followed her husband, Richard, across the stage at a ...

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks’ Paul Goldschmidt scores big in 2013

It was quite a year for Arizona Diamondbacks First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt....

Best music for studying

Poll: Students reveal the best music to study to

If you crank up the tunes when doing your homework, you aren’t alone. A recent ...

Olivia Zanfardino

Finding inspiration on “Roadtrip Nation”

Olivia Zanfardino, a student in the business management program at University ...

Grants help fund faculty research and innovation

Research funding isn’t just for the ivory tower. Thanks to the Office of ...

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