|Williams with Rio Salado President Bustamante|
Williams is currently the president of Rio Salado’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) student honor society chapter, and vice president of the college’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success.
She was nominated for the eLearning award by Dr. Melanie Abts and John Bastian, PTK chapter advisors.
“I can’t think of anyone more deserving for this award than Vanessa,” Bastian said. “She is a reliable student leader now and shows great potential to do great things for our communities in the future.”
Williams credits Rio Salado’s online classes with her academic success.
“Online learning has been very beneficial to me,” Williams said. “It has allowed me the opportunity to go to school full-time while working full-time, and has taught me to manage my time more effectively.”
|Panel with Rio Salado Communications Faculty Chair Corey Pruitt|
At the conference, Williams participated in a student panel with other Rio Salado students to discuss the online learning experience.
“Online courses also helped me to stay on track and achieve my goal of obtaining an associate degree,” Williams said. “And thank you to Rio Salado College, for going out of your way to support the students and their dreams.”
Williams plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in management. In the future, she hopes to create a non-profit organization to assist peer support specialists in behavior health. When she is not working or with her family, she is an advocate for the homeless.
We appreciate the time and effort of the Rio Salado students who volunteered their time to take part in the ITC panel. Their input is invaluable. Learn more about who they are in this bio sheet.
By Rio Salado Communications Coordinator Mira Radovich.