Tuesday, May 15, 2018

2018 #RioGrad Photos & Achievements

Montage of graduation images

Oh, What a Night! Thank you for a memorable commencement celebration-- and congratulations once again Rio Salado College Class of 2018.

Rio Salado President Bustamante with 2018
Dual Enrollment Students
Check out the latest commencement photos on our Facebook pageWe hope you enjoy the magical moments captured by Kenneth Krehbiel at ImageWorks Photography. Please feel free to tag, download and share. We encourage you to share your photos and memories using #RioGrad.

Approximately 200 students took part in the 2018 commencement ceremony on May 9 at Comerica Theatre, including 92 dual enrollment students! More than 50 of the dual enrollment participants were from Xavier College Prep-- the first high school Rio Salado partnered with in 1987 to launch its dual enrollment program, which helps nearly 7,000 Maricopa County students at 43 schools earn college and high school credits at the same time.

The attendees of last week’s ceremony represented nearly 3,400 Rio Salado graduates from Arizona, 32 other states across the country as well as Australia and Poland. Together, they have earned more than 3,740 degrees, certificates and credentials. Here’s a snapshot of their accomplishments.

Pictured here are Rio grad Rachelle 
Fisher receiving her Associate of Arts
in General Studies diploma with her 
trusted companion Austin right by her side.
Degrees, Certificates & Recognitions of Achievement*
  • 562 Associate Degrees 
  • 31 Academic Certificates 
  • 2,996 Certificates of Completion 
  • 36 Post-Bacc. Teacher Certifications 
  • 117 Teacher in Residence Certifications 
  • 4 Ed. Bachelor Partnership Degrees
TOTAL – 3,746
  • Academic Honors
  • 114 Distinction
  • 114 High Distinction
  • 85 Highest Distinction
  • 145 Phi Theta Kappa
  • 100 Honors Program
  • 32 National Society of Leadership and Success

*Data to be verified after June 30, 2017

We look forward to sharing more details about the extraordinary class of 2018!

Did you miss the ceremony? Check out the YouTube stream now.