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Meet UAGC Scholarship Recipient Julie Teine, Rio Salado Fiscal Manager

Meet UAGC Scholarship Recipient Julie Teine, Rio Salado Fiscal Manager

Meet UAGC Scholarship Recipient Julie Teine, Rio Salado Fiscal Manager

Earlier this year, the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC) awarded four Rio Salado College alumni and two staff members approximately $180,000 in full-program scholarships. Recipients were chosen based on application essays and academic achievement.

One of the six recipients is Julie Teine, fiscal manager in the Business Services department at Rio Salado.

“I want to say ‘thank you’ to both Rio Salado College and UAGC for believing in me and allowing me the opportunity to further my education,” Teine said.

In her day-to-day work, Teine manages a small but diverse group of staff members who are dedicated to maintaining integrity and stewardship, two ideals embraced by Rio Salado.

“This is an everyday practice that is a must in my position,” Teine said. “Acting as the college buyer requires that I apply the policies and procedures for the college, district, and the state of Arizona that are required.”

While she is committed to fiscal responsibility, Teine is equally keen on learning. 

“I enjoy furthering my education in equity and inclusion in the many training opportunities that Rio and the college district offer,” Teine said. “They give me new perspectives on how to better interact with my team and the college with fairness in mind. I actively encourage my team to participate in those trainings, as well.”

Teine also serves as treasurer for the Maricopa County Community College District affinity resource group Ability Maricopa, which actively works to help the district move to true diversity, equity, and inclusion in disability awareness and issues.

Teine has worked at Rio Salado for three years, and in higher education for 17 years. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in business administration from UAGC to bolster her knowledge and understanding of the fiscal process and better serve the college.

“Earning an MBA will help me apply the fiscal experience I have in a more focused way and better understand higher levels of the business processes that I’m a part of,” Teine said. “I will use this knowledge to participate more widely in the budget processes at Rio Salado as well as to better understand fiscal management processes at the District level.”

The transfer partnership between UAGC and Rio Salado began in September 2020. Scholarship recipients can pursue degrees in more than 50 programs UAGC offers, including these seamless transfer pathways from Rio Salado College to UAGC, which give students an opportunity to earn up to 90-credit hours in transfer. 

Read more about all the UAGC scholarship recipients from Rio Salado College.

-Mira Radovich, Senior Contributing Writer


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