Michelle Thomas named 2018-2019 WESTOP President

AWC Director of TRIO Programs to preside over six chapters in western region, advocate at national level

Yuma, AZ (September 19, 2018) – Arizona Western College Director of TRIO Programs Michelle Thomas was elected to serve as the new 2018-2019 president for the Western Association of Educational Opportunity Personnel (WESTOP).

Celebration of Scholars to now be a spring event

Yuma, AZ (September 13, 2018) – Save the date for Arizona Western College Foundation’s Celebration of Scholars on March 21, 2019. An annual appreciation event typically held in the fall (September), the celebration will now be taking place in the spring.

Celebration of Scholars recognizes the academic achievements of scholarship recipients and the generosity of donors who have made those opportunities possible. Currently, a grand total of $185,000 in scholarships have been awarded during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Taste of Yuma Foodie Fest showcases local cuisine on October 5

Funds from communitywide culinary event to benefit scholarships

Yuma, AZ (September 12, 2018) – The Arizona Western College Foundation, AWC Alumni Association and Mexican Consulate in Yuma will be presenting the Taste of Yuma Foodie Fest on Friday, October 5. Taste of Yuma is a collaborative event celebrating the global diversity of foods found in Yuma County.

Test your palate as chefs and commercial vendors from throughout the region share their culinary talents with the community. The event will also feature a beer and wine garden.

AWC offers “one-stop” Career and Major Exploration Day on Sept. 28

Yuma, AZ (September 6, 2018) –  Arizona Western College’s Career and Major Exploration Day will be held on Friday, September 28, for those looking to learn about what degrees, programs, and services the college has to offer.

AWC students and the general public are invited to attend this large, informational event, which runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the 3C Building at the AWC Yuma Campus, 2020 S. Avenue 8E.

AWC to University: Associate degree provides employee motivation, pursues baccalaureate

Parker, AZ (August 30, 2018) – If it weren’t for the transfer opportunities offered through Arizona Western College and its partner universities, Berenice Heras wouldn’t be working toward earning a bachelor’s degree right now.

While working as a clerk at the Quartzsite Learning Center, Heras also began taking college classes and earned an associate degree from AWC in 2016. That accomplishment gave her the push she needed to continue her education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Northern Arizona University - Yuma.

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