Student Recruitment

Are You a Future Gaucho?

Have questions about college? Not sure where you should begin? Our recruiters are here to help you with those questions and needs. Our knowledgeable and friendly recruiters can help you make it happen at Glendale, from providing guidance on how to enroll to discussing why becoming a Gaucho is a great choice. We know you have plenty of options to consider for attending college. Find out why GCC should be on the top of your list by contacting one of our recruiters today.

Wish to contact us through our service email? Use to reach the team and/or submit your recruitment request.

Meet Our Recruiters

Ivy Avanzado

Title: Student Services Specialist Senior

Phone: (623) 845-4779


Office: GCC - Main Campus

Hi, my name is Ivy Avanzado. I have been serving the Maricopa Community College District for over nine years, with five of those years dedicated to serving DRS students. I hold a Master's degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. I am an experienced adjunct instructor and have taught First Year Experience and Psychology courses. In my
leisure time, I enjoy traveling. So far, I have visited 12 countries outside the United States. Additionally, I find pleasure in tending my backyard vegetable garden and raising chickens with my family. I am beyond thrilled to work as a Recruiter at GCC, as I feel indebted to the college district where I received my education. I am also excited to help future GCC students navigate the complexities of the college application process, make meaningful connections with a diverse range of students, and support them as they make crucial decisions about their academic and career paths.

Ivy's Schools

  • Alhambra
  • Glendale Union
  • Greenway
  • Independence
  • Mountain Ridge
  • Sandra Day
  • Sunrise Mountain
  • Willow Canyon

James Web

Title: Student Services Specialist

Phone: (623) 845-3255


Office: GCC - Main Campus

Hi, my name is James Morris. I am a passionate advocate for students who are on the journey to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones through higher education. I believe in the mission of community colleges where affordable education is made available to everyone in the community it serves. I have proudly served the community college system by supporting students, faculty, and staff in the Phoenix Metropolitan area at Phoenix College, Scottsdale Community College, and now Glendale College just shy of thirty (30) exciting years! I continue to serve, advise, assist, mentor, and encourage students with great enthusiasm as they pass our way. 

“There is no shame in not knowing. The shame lies in not finding out”
Kofi Annan - Secretary General of The United Nations 1997-2006/Nobel Peace Prize Winner

James' Schools

  • Liberty
  • Peoria
  • Cortez
  • Cactus
  • Centennial
  • Deer Valley
  • Ironwood
  • Raymond S
  • Valley Vista

Title: Director of Advisement, Recruitment, and University Transfer

Phone: 623-845-3097


Office: GCC Main


Welcome to Glendale Community College! The Recruitment Team and I are deeply committed to our mission of preparing students for further higher education, employment and advancement, and successful participation in a global society. Not only do we help prospective students navigate the enrollment process, we also provide them with the tools they need to succeed at GCC.

If you would like to request a GCC visit to your school, an online presentation, or just want to ask a question, please email

We look forward to hearing from you!

Christine Neill, Ed.D.

Recruitment On the Road

GCC recruiters are always on the move. They remain active throughout the year by visiting high schools, attending career fairs, and meeting with potential students like you. Need help with the application or have questions, join us in one of our upcoming Virtual Sessions

Recruitment Calendar