Thursday, December 20, 2018

#RioSaladoCollege40th Salute to Laura Manna

Pictured here is Manna taking a photo with our Interim President Kate Smith and new Vice President of Student Affairs Greg Pereira and participating in a student panel during our New Faculty Orientation held at South Mountain Community College on Aug 10.



Here’s to Rio Salado students like Laura Manna, who are challenging themselves and exploring new opportunities! 

Manna, who is a Computer Technology program major, stepped out of her comfort zone to enter Maricopa Community Colleges’ 2017-18 Creative Writing contest, which would lead her to winning a second-place essay award-- and a new-found sense of confidence.

Manna represents some of the top, local students we've come to rely upon to provide us with feedback and serve as college ambassadors.

Laura presenting her essay
        
     
Pictured above is Manna taking a photo with our Interim President Kate Smith and new Vice President of Student Affairs Greg Pereira and participating in a student panel during our New Faculty Orientation held at South Mountain Community College on Aug 10. The student panel shared emotional and motivating stories about their engagement with their faculty and advisors who have helped them reach their educational goals.

Thank you, Laura, for being a part of our Rio Salado family. We are proud of your efforts and accomplishments.

Learn about Manna’s journey into becoming a writer and read her award-winning essay, “Rain, Dirt and Sky” in this inspirational RioNews student spotlight.