Thursday, July 19, 2018

40th Anniversary Photo Album Additions

Enjoy the latest additions to our 40th anniversary Facebook photo album!

Please feel free to tag, download and share. 

We encourage you to share your photos, stories and memories via email to or social media using the hashtag #RioSaladoCollege40th.

Visit for the latest news about our 40th anniversary celebration.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fry's Food Stores Hiring Event Aug. 2

Alt text for Poster: Poster for hiring event.  Text: Fry’s Food Storres Hiring Event.  Interviews on site.  Please apply online prior to event at https:  Aug. 2 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Maryvale Family YMCA 3825 N. 67th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85033.  Openings: Entry Level, grocery clerk, grocery, stocking hourly, fresh hourly associate, front end hourly associate and more!  Logos for Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. and Rio Salado College, a Maricopa Community College.

Looking for a job? Take part in a Fry's Food Stores hiring event at the Maryvale Family Valley of the Sun YMCA on Aug. 2.

Apply in advance at Check out the career options and generous educational growth opportunities!

Fry's Food Stores Hiring Event
Aug. 2, 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Maryvale Family YMCA
3825 N. 67th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85033

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rio Salado Dental Clinic Helps Veterans in Need

collage of images of veterans being served at Rio Salado's Dental Clinic

The Rio Salado Dental Hygiene Clinic joined forces with the Central Arizona Dental Society Foundation (CADSF) to host a free dental clinic for veterans in need on Sat., July 14.

The Rio Salado team was joined by volunteer dentists, lab technicians and assistants, who provided free care to more than 50 veterans who were not able to receive services at other community events hosted by CADSF throughout the year.

The top priority was relieving pain and infection. Volunteers were also on duty to provide exams, x-rays, some basic lab work, cleanings, fluoride treatments, fillings and extractions, simple root canals and denture services.

snapshot of ABC 15 video with reporter Jamie Warren interviewing veteran John Hulett, who is being prepped for a denture procedure.

Among the air force veterans served was John Hulett, who was getting help with new dentures. “It is absolutely critical to my overall health,” said Hulett who was interviewed by ABC15 Arizona Reporter Jamie Warren. (watch the video now).

Airforce Veteran John Hulett before and after his dental treatment

“This free clinic is a great way for us to get real-life practical learning experience-- while giving back to our community,” said Rio Salado Dental Hygiene student Christina Pflumm who was among the 20 Rio Salado students who volunteered at the clinic.

“Community service is a core principle at Rio Salado College-- and a requirement for dental hygiene students, who volunteer at least 40 hours of service during their program of study,” said Rio Salado Dental Programs Instructional Services Supervisor Patty Price, a long-time CADSF volunteer who helped to organize the event.

Rio Salado Dental Programs Instructional Services Supervisor Patty Price
(orange tee) and student Christina Pflumm with CADSF volunteers
Check out other event photos on our Facebook page.

The Rio Salado Dental Hygiene clinic is open to the public all year long-- providing comprehensive services at affordable rates. For more information call 480-377-4100 or visit for more details.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Be an Informed Arizona Voter!

Poster for Arizona Elections, featuring U.S. and Arizona flags

Are you ready to vote in Arizona's August primary and November general elections?

Be in the know! Tune into Rio Salado's member-supported public radio station KJZZ Phoenix for the latest election news! 

Check out candidate interviews and more at

Illustration of clean elections voter guide
And check out these free resources from the Citizens Clean Elections Commission and Maricopa County Recorder:

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education."
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

KJZZ is a community service of Rio Salado College

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday Summer Closure Reminder

Rio Mascot Splash with a beach ball, on a beach standing next to a sign that reads sorry we're closed.

A friendly reminder, Rio Waves!  Maricopa Community Colleges and most Rio Salado locations and services are closed on Fridays during the summer.

The following Rio Salado services are available:
Services normally available 24/7 such as RioLearn, Technology Support Helpdesk, Ask a Librarian and remain available.

The college will resume regular hours Aug. 6. Please visit our locations pages for details about hours of operation for each of our locations.