Grand Opening Celebration of the Randolph Automotive Center.

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Athletic Hall of Fame honors past and present GCC athletes

Watch it now! Retired NFL player and GCC Alumni Phillippi Sparks delivers an emotional speech as he is inducted into the Glendale Community College Athletics Hall of Fame (click on video on the right side of your screen.)

(The Voice) Glendale Community College hosted its first Athletic Hall of Fame April 2. Families, students, faculty, coaches and administrators attended a fundraising event to honor past and present student athletes and coaches who have accomplished high goals and made meaningful contributions to our community. Approximately 200 attendees participated to raise money for athletic scholarships and programs.

UPDATE: Over $5,000 was raised for GCC Athletics!

Dr. Phillip D. Randolph Automotive Technology Center Opens 


Glendale Community College opens the doors of the Dr. Phillip D. Randolph Automotive Technology Center (ATC), named in honor of the college’s fifth president, Dr. Phillip D. Randolph.
The 40,000 square-foot building, designed by Holly Street Studio and built by Adolfson and Peterson Construction, features dedicated instructional space, vehicle and tool storage bays, a library, open learning spaces and work bays specific to HVAC, brakes, suspension, steering and engine performance techniques. Sanderson Ford and Sands Chevrolet will display vintage cars will be staged in the new Automotive Center. 
With three certificate programs and four associate degrees, including factory-sponsored programs with Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, the new Automotive Technology Center will be equipped to expand student capacity.

Dr. Phillip Randolph, Respected Educator and Leader


Dr. Randolph was a prominent and influential leader in the West Valley throughout his 35-year career at the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). A Glendale native, Randolph was named GCC Interim President in 2002 and in 2003, became the fifth President of Glendale Community College. As such, he was instrumental in creating extensive community partnerships, developing signature programs like Automotive Technology, and revitalizing the campus, which continue today.

“We are thrilled to dedicate this brand new building to Dr. Phil Randolph, who has been a driving force behind so many innovations at Glendale. He recognized early the impact an Automotive Technology program could have on west valley students and was instrumental not only as an instructor in that program but as the leader of this campus,” said Dr. Irene Kovala.

Automotive Technology Building from 1969 to Today


The original 11,000 square-foot Automotive Technology building, constructed in 1969, was outfitted in 1972 to serve a new degree program at Glendale Community College. Dr. Randolph was hired to oversee the program, which had 60 students enroll during its inaugural year. “Then for quite a number of years when Phil was running the automotive program at GCC, he would come over here every summer and work as a technician,” recalled Sands. “That helped keep him up to date on new technology, and we were very happy to have him because, during the summer, our service demands increased.” Sands Chevrolet gifted $100,000 to name the Sands Chevrolet Conference Room in the ATC. “I just think for the local car dealers it’s a very smart approach to help us feed the demand for qualified technicians,” said Buzz Sands, owner of Sands Chevrolet. “It also has to do with my personal friendship with Phil over all the years he’s been involved with GCC,” he added. “Our relationship goes back over 50 years.”

The new T3 complex project is budgeted at approximately $7.5 million.

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