Friday, October 13, 2017

Attend Domestic Violence Conference Oct. 25

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Rio Salado College is hosting a Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Conference at the Rio Salado Conference CenterOct. 25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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In partnership with community advocates to end domestic violence and sexual assault, conference presenters will address violence against women, teens and men.

The conference sessions will educate attendees about the types of domestic violence, root causes, prevention, defensive training, resources, the role of law enforcement and family advocacy, teen dating abuse and a segment on the arts and healing.

Free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Conference Agenda

9 a.m – 10:30 a.m.
Topic: Why Don’t They Just Leave?

Presenter: Doreen Nicholas, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Topic: Root Causes - Why Domestic Violence Happens

Presenter: Donna Bartos, Bloom365
This is an interactive session

12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Topic: The Role of Law Enforcement and Family Advocacy

Presenter: Detective Deb Taylor, Phoenix Police Department

1:45 – 3 p.m.
Topic: Self-Protection Techniques

Presenter: Adam Thompson, Universal Wellness
Dress comfortably

3:30 – 5 p.m.
Topic: Healing Through the Arts

Presenter: Rio Salado College Student Support Specialist Jenita Landrum
This is an interactive session. Counselors will be available.

This event is sponsored by Dr. Wanda Tucker, Faculty Chair-Psychology Department and the Rio Salado Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Please contact Dr. Tucker if you have any questions: 480-517-8268,

Successful Rio Waves Meet with their Advisors!

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Schedule a meet with your advisor regularly to get help with:

• Making the most out of RioCompass
• Planning for your next semester
• Updating your educational plan
• Mapping out your career goals

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RioCompass is a dynamic Web-based database that you and your advisor can use to create individualized check sheets, contact notes, task list items and semester by semester plans!  Learn more about this powerful tool at

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Computer Technology CTE for Dual Students!

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If you're a high school student who likes working with computers, check out this video to see how you can get a head start on a computer technology degree. Our dual enrollment program offers students the chance to earn high school and college credit-- at the same time!

Learn more about Rio Salado’s dual enrollment program and how you can get a head start on your college career!

The Many Benefits of Dual Enrollment:
  • Earn college and high school credit simultaneously
  • Transfer to one of our many university partners 
  • Save money on college tuition and textbooks
  • Finish college faster
  • Eliminate duplication of coursework during your early years of college

Rio Salado Dual Enrollment is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Apply for Earn to Learn Transfer Program!

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If your goal is to transfer to a four-year college or university and save money, Maricopa Community Colleges has an exciting new program to help make this happen called: Earn to Learn.

Earn to Learn will give you the financial assistance you need if you are planning to transfer to Arizona State University (ASU), The University of Arizona (UA), and Northern Arizona University (NAU).

You can potentially receive up to $4,500 toward educational expenses and financial literacy skills!

You will benefit most from this program if you are considering attending ASU. Over 70 percent of the students who transfer from Maricopa Community Colleges select ASU.

ASU is committed to ensuring that you will benefit from this program. In fact, they are so dedicated that they are sending Earn to Learn ambassadors to your college to share this great opportunity so that everyone can be in the know about Earn to Learn.

ASU is currently accepting applications for students entering ASU in Fall 2018. The pre-application deadline to apply is Nov. 8, 2017.

News courtesy of the Maricopa Community Colleges

MCCCDF Scholarship Deadline is Oct. 15!

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Last call! The deadline for Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation scholarships is Oct. 15!

Apply now:

Do the math. It Pays to Apply!

The streamlined process, which only requires one general application, will make it well worth your time! Don't discount those small scholarships. The few hours you spend on a scholarship application will be a good investment. At the very least, you'll gain valuable practice at mastering the application process.