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AWC President honored with Excellence in Youth Education Award

Yuma, AZ (May 23, 2019) – Arizona Western College President Dr. Daniel Corr received the Excellence in Youth Education Award from the Pete C. Garcia Victoria Foundation in April at the Advocates for Education 2019 Awards Luncheon.

This annual award is presented to individuals in the Arizona public-school sector that have instituted policies and programs to enhance education and make a difference in the lives of students and the greater community.

AWC graduates 31 students from La Paz County campuses

Parker, AZ (March 22, 2019) – A total of 31 students recently graduated from Arizona Western College La Paz County campuses, with 12 receiving associate degrees and 19 completing certificate programs. This is an increase over last year’s nine associate degree recipients and seven certificate completions.

Student selected for AWC Teacher of the Year Scholarship

Yuma, AZ (May 21, 2019) – Arizona Western College student Veronica Edwers is the Teacher of the Year Scholar for 2019. Edwers received a scholarship covering one semester of tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year.

She was selected for the award by AWC Teacher of the Year Fabiana Bowles, Professor of Nursing. Bowles shared that she chose Edwers from a group of approximately 143 students currently enrolled in the Nursing program.

Over 700 pounds of student-grown produce donated to food bank

Yuma, AZ (May 20, 2019) – Arizona Western College agricultural students have donated 719 pounds of produce to the Yuma Community Food Bank so far this year, compared to 549 pounds donated in 2018.

Donations grown at the Agricultural Sciences Land Lab this semester consisted of eight ball squash, summer squash, zucchini squash, spaghetti squash, and carrots. The produce was grown by Plant Science students as well as other members of the Agricultural Science Department.

Student Government representatives elected

Yuma, AZ (May 16, 2019) – From April 29, to May 2, AWC students had the opportunity to vote online for their 2019-2020 Student Government Association (SGA) representatives.  There were 15 candidates and a total of over 300 students voted.


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