COVID-19 Information

Info & Updates | Answer Center | FAQ | Canceled Events

News and Press Releases

View All News View Press Releases

AWC campus community mourns loss of long-time student

Yuma, AZ (February 20, 2020) – The Arizona Western College community is grieving the loss of long-time student Juanita Casas, who passed away on Wednesday afternoon following a medical emergency on campus.

“This is a time of great sorrow for our campus community,” said AWC President Dr. Daniel Corr. “I join the entire AWC community in extending our sincerest condolences to Juanita’s family, friends, and all who knew her, during this difficult time. Please keep her family in your thoughts. Juanita will truly be missed.”

Casas graduated from Cibola High School in 2012 and was studying Early Childhood Education at AWC. She was an active participant in the KEYS program.

Counseling and support services are currently being offered for students, faculty, and staff.

Mandy Heil
Director of Communications and Marketing
Arizona Western College
(928) 314-9594

Share this post

Latest Tweets

Summer Registration has begun! Fall Priority Registration begins April 13th! Make sure you’re checking your Financ… 12 hours 11 min ago
RT : 🔈Lady Matador Basketball's Hanah Sims talks about finding ways to stay active while at home as apart of… 1 day 6 hours ago
RT : We're here to help! 1 day 10 hours ago
We’re here to help! AWC Student Services are still available for our Matadors! We are available via phone and emai… 2 days 14 hours ago
RT : Your and team hard at work! This is our first team video conference. If we "sound a little di… 1 week 14 hours ago