High school students to participate in five-week TRIO Upward Bound Camp

Yuma, AZ (May 23, 2018) – Fifty students from Yuma and La Paz high schools will be residing in Arizona Western College’s Residence Halls for five weeks as part of the TRIO Upward Bound Summer Camp.

Participants will attend classes such as math, English, science, foreign language, and electives in addition to evening activities to help them prepare for the upcoming academic year and become familiar with the college environment.
The camp will begin on May 29 and end on June 29. The students will stay on campus Sunday through Friday each week.

From India to Yuma: New CIS professor completes first semester of teaching at AWC

Yuma, AZ (May 21, 2018) – With a diverse population of students from over 30 countries, Arizona Western College is home to a number of international faculty as well.

Salil Dhawan is one of those faculty members. He moved to Yuma from Dalhousie, India in January to accept a job as the new professor of Computer Information Systems.

He was drawn to AWC after learning about the college’s commitment to imparting quality education to help build up the communities it serves.

First-generation college student shares memories before AWC 2018 Commencement

Almost 75% of graduates are First-generation students

Yuma, AZ (May 14, 2018) – During her childhood, Yesenia Gonzalez Soto watched her parents leave home early each morning and come back late each night after working in the fields. They would often come home physically exhausted from the long days and strenuous labor required to do their jobs.

Working mom of three shares about her experiences at AWC

Parker, AZ (May 15, 2018) – The small school atmosphere and number of services available to help guide students were two deciding factors for Heather Huhtala when considering whether or not to attend Arizona Western College. The proximity of AWC’s Parker Campus to her home and the affordability of the classes helped too, especially since she was also raising three children and working at the same time.

Huhtala took a combination of online and in-person courses to earn her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology from AWC in 2016.