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Regional Thought Leaders Speak at Horizon Symposium

As part of Arizona Western College’s 14-month strategic planning process, the college is inviting community members to attend and participate in a half-day workshop featuring regionally- and nationally-recognized speakers and topic-specific community focus groups to help the college plan for the future. Free registration is available at Breakfast is provided, and live streaming coverage is available at the AWC San Luis and Parker campuses.

Horizon Symposium

Friday, April 28, 7:30 AM – noon

AWC Yuma Campus, Schoening Conference Center

Keynote - Ray Suarez, Award-winning Journalist & Author

“Uplifting Stronger, Safer, Healthier Communities through Educational Equity”

ED Talks (15 minutes each)

“Design Thinking for Student & Community Success”

Jen Chotiner, Ph.D., Department Chair, Biological Sciences

Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles

“Aligning Economic Development & Education to Enhance the Region”

Randy Kimmens, Ed.D. Associate Vice Chancellor, Workforce Development,

Maricopa County Community College District, Phoenix

“Leveraging Consumer Trends for Regional Development”

Anita Bhappu, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Retailing and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson

Topic-specific community focus groups

General session wrap-up, key takeaways


For more information about the process or to register, visit

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