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Rio Salado Alumnus Rachel Fisher Named an ASU Spring 2020 Outstanding Graduate

Rachel Fisher smiling and using ASU Forks up sign Fisher at the 2018 commencement ceremony with her trusted companion Austin right by her side.

Congratulations Rio Salado alumnus Rachel Fisher, Arizona State University's spring 2020 outstanding graduate of the School of Community Resources and Development.

Attaining her degrees was a long struggle but her determination has paid off. Check out this ASU Now story to learn how Fisher found a path to success by connecting with an adult program at the Foundation for Blind Children, which helped her enroll in Rio Salado and transfer to ASU to complete a degree in recreational therapy and find a fulfilling career helping others living with disabilities.

Her advice for students considering ASU?

"Don’t let anything hold you back, whether it’s income, being first-generation, being a parent, having a disability, being from out of state or out of the country, transferring here, or just thinking you can't make change. I have helped to make change and I am an adult transfer student, first-generation, single mom, low income, from out of state, and none of those labels mattered. You are seen by your fellow students as an ASU student. This is your family!"

Fisher is a 2018 Rio Salado graduate who received an Associate of Arts in General Studies diploma.  

Pictured here is Fisher showing her ASU pride and accepting her diploma at our 2018 commencement ceremony with her trusted guide dog Austin right by her side.


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