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Dr. Patricia Case is Rio Salado College's 2023 Hero of Education

Each year the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation honors educators across the Valley for their efforts in supporting students and making educational opportunities more accessible with their Heroes of Education awards. Rio Salado College is proud to recognize Dr. Patricia Case as our 2023 Hero of Education.
November 21, 2023

Harvard's Center for Education Policy Research Honors Rio Research Team

A tool designed by a Rio Salado research team to predict student persistence in order to provide early intervention received national attention this spring from The Strategic Data Project, at Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy Research.
June 14, 2023

Awards Highlight Community Development Efforts

Rio Salado’s Community Development division is in the news! The team received two awards recognizing their efforts in embracing diversity and supporting adult education in Arizona.
April 6, 2023

Cur non Lingua Latina? (Why Not Latin?)

Latin is alive and thriving at Rio Salado College. See how learning Latin is helping students with language skills and preparing them for careers in many key industries.
February 28, 2023

President Kate Smith Named AWHE Woman of the Year

Rio Salado College President Kate Smith was named the Arizona Women in Higher Education (AWHE) Woman of the Year this month on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.
February 21, 2023

Rio Alum Cordero Holmes Honored with Phoenix MLK Award

Rio Salado College alum (and 2022 commencement student speaker) Cordero Holmes received a “Living the Dream” award from the City of Phoenix at its 37th annual Arizona MLK Awards breakfast at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 13, 2023.
January 17, 2023

Rio Adjunct Instructor Receives Art Education Award

Congratulations to Rio Salado College adjunct faculty Dawn Chamberlain for receiving the Arizona Art Education Association’s Art Educator Secondary Education Division award.
December 19, 2022

Rio Salado Celebrates Adult Education’s Lifelong Learning Honorees

September Marks Workforce Development, National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
September 21, 2022

Greater Phoenix Chamber Picks President Kate Smith as ATHENA Award Finalist

Great news! Rio Salado College President Kate Smith is one of 4 women chosen as finalists for the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s 35th Anniversary ATHENA Awards in the public sector category!
August 26, 2022