Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

COVID-19 Update: The EMCC campus is open for classes, appointments, and walk-in services. Masks are required for everyone inside ALL buildings at EMCC.  All student support services are still available online. Students are encouraged to contact their instructors for additional information.

Foster Youth Champions

Maricopa Community Colleges, in partnership with the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, has created the Bridging Success Initiative, which provides educational support for foster youth and youth aging out of foster care.

When you receive support through the Bridging Success Initiative, you will have access to the resources you need to make the transition to adulthood, including basic needs support, tutoring, academic counseling, career planning, skill development, and any additional support you may need.

We also have staff and faculty who have received training about the potential challenges a youth aging out of care may face. These staff and faculty are committed to advocating for your success. Look for this symbol on campus to find a foster youth advocate:

Our foster youth advocates can help you with:
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Employment
  • Housing Resources
  • Transportation
  • Mentoring and Affiliation Opportunities
  • Financing Your Education
  • And more...

We are here to support you!

If you need help with your education or navigating campus life, we are here for you!

You can also reach out to Laura Dulgar, who can provide additional support and resources. Contact her at or 623-935-8808.

Listed below are EMCC's Foster Youth Champions. You can contact any of these Champions if you have questions or need assistance. Don't be afraid to ask for help! We are ready to help you succeed at your goals!

Admissions and Records

Contact for questions about transcripts, proving residency, and identity verification.

Ralph Campbell, Admissions and Records

Ralph Campbell
Student Services Director



William Chandler, Admissions and Records

William Chandler
Student Services Analyst



Henry Izaguirre, Admissions and Records

Enrique "Henry" Izaguirre
Student Services Specialist, Senior



Contact for questions about degree, certificate, and transfer options.

Kristina Scott, Student Services Director

Kristina Scott
Student Services Director




Regina Garcia, Advisement

Regina Hernandez-Garcia
Student Services Analyst



Rikki Karren, Advisement

Rikki Karren
Student Services Analyst



Kristi Meador, Advisement

Kristi Meador
Student Services Analyst


Tracy Tanner, Advisement

Tracy Tanner
Student Services Analyst



Contact if you need help applying for college or enrolling, or you're just
not sure where to start.

Catrina Kranich, Student Services Director

Catrina Kranich
Student Services Director





Yarely Barron, Advisement

Yarely Barron
Student Services Specialist, Senior


Financial Aid

Contact for questions about how to pay for college.

Monica Pierce, Financial Aid Manager

Monica Pierce
Student Services Manager





Stephanie Osuna, Financial Aid

Stephanie Osuna
Student Services Specialist, Senior

Student Business Services

Anna Fuentes, Academic Success Center

Anna Sifuentes
Fiscal Specialist


Computer Commons

Martina Meraz, Computer Lab

Martina Meraz
Instructional Services Supervisor




Kimberly Graber, Counseling

Kimberly Graber
Counseling Faculty


Community Education

Marcia Ford, Noncredit and Community Education

Marcia Ford
Instructional Services Coordinator, Senior





Student Life

Tulani Garnett
Student Services Specialist, Senior


Career and Transfer Center / Workforce Development

Jake Hall, Student Affairs

Jake Hall
Student Services Analyst, Senior



Samantha Dean, Student Services

Samantha Dean
Student Services Analyst



Brenda Nelson, Advisement

Brenda Nelson
Student Services Analyst


Faculty Support

Sylvia Orr
Dean of Institutional/Academic Support





Sandy Maas
Nursing Faculty



Ongoing Support

At EMCC, the Dean of Students Office staff want to help you succeed. If you need support once you are on campus, you can contact them.

Laura Dulgar, Dean of Students - Enrollment

Laura Dulgar
Dean of Student Affairs



Sharon Lind, Support - Dean of Students

Sharon Lind
Administrative Specialist, Senior



Linda Cutright, Advisement

Linda Cutright
Student Services Specialist




Sam Garman, Bridging Success Coordinator

Sam Garman
Bridging Success Project Coordinator