Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Congratulations Rio Waves Class of 2017

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Tonight is the big night and we are excited to celebrate with you, Rio Waves! 

There can be many motivations behind pursuing your education – to provide a better life for your family, to get experience in the field you are passionate about, to prove to yourself that you can achieve your goals, just to name a few.

Many late nights, early mornings, and cups of coffee later, your goals have become a reality! With the support of your friends, family, and Rio Salado community, you have completed this part of your educational journey.

Whether you go off to become a scientist, business person, even an artist, or if you are continuing your journey as a student – Rio is proud to have successful grads like you!

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If you or a loved one is unable to attend the 2017 Rio Salado Commencement Ceremony, the entire event will be streaming live HERE.

Commencement Credentials Snapshot
260+ candidates plan to participate in the ceremony Degrees, Certificates and Recognitions of Achievement.

Degrees, Certificates and Recognitions of Achievement
  • 746 Associate Degrees
  • 51 Academic Certificates
  • 4,034 Certificates of Completion
  • 52 Post-Bacc. Teacher Certifications
  • 133 Teacher in Residence Certifications
  • 5 Ed. Bachelor Partnership Degrees
Total: 5,021

Honors & Distinctions
  • 129 Academic Honors
  • 97 Distinction
  • 75 High Distinction
  • 79 Highest Distinction
  • 3 Phi Theta Kappa
  • 3 Honors Program
  • 27 National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Special Acknowledgement: 74+ Dual Enrollment students will participate in commencement.
Congratulations Rio Waves – class is dismissed! Share your stories, smiles, and celebrations using #RioGrad #RioWaves or by using our Snapchat filter at Comerica Theatre today!