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The Quiet Evolution of Saffron Wells

Wells successfully earned her HSE at Rio in 2019. The positive experience motivated her to continue her studies through Rio’s Adult ACE (Achieving a College Education) program.
January 31, 2024

Meet Rio Salado College’s 2024 All-Arizona Academic Scholars

Rio Salado students Beka Namachanja and Kesha Shelton are the Rio Salado College’s representatives to the 2024 All-Arizona Academic Team and will join honorees at a recognition ceremony on Feb. 28.
January 29, 2024

Online Learning Leads Veteran to Degree Completion

Army veteran Jimmie Booze made use of his military education benefits, attending Rio Salado College to reach his degree potential.
January 9, 2024

Reflecting on the Highlights of 2023

In 2023, Rio Salado College celebrated many milestones while serving our students, alumni, partners and communities.
December 21, 2023

Rio Salado College Avondale Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Rio Salado College Avondale is turning 15! Join us in celebrating a decade and a half of empowering lives through education and community support.
December 15, 2023

Resilience Unleashed: Tara Lopez's Inspiring Journey from Doubt to Degrees, Balancing Education, Business Growth, and Passion Pursuits

Since completing her first associate degree in November 2022, Rio Salado graduate Tara Lopez has embarked on a journey marked by academic pursuits, business growth, and an unwavering commitment to her passions.
November 28, 2023

Stop the Presses – ACE Students Experience Success!

When Alyssa Bickle attended a presentation about the Achieving a College Education (ACE) program at her high school, the budding journalist put on her inquisitive hat.
August 24, 2023

Celebrating Success: Rio Salado's High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony

The recent Rio Salado College High School Equivalency (HSE) graduation celebration recognized the achievements of 244 students who earned their HSE diplomas during the past academic year.
July 7, 2023

Pilgrim’s Better Futures Program Graduates First Rio Student

HR Employee First to Complete Rio Degree with Pilgrim’s Better Futures Program
May 12, 2023

Rio Salado College All AZ Scholar Eyes Future in Community Activism

Growing up in an active political family led recent Rio Salado graduate Emma Harlow to take part in political marches and rallies, volunteer work in her community and leadership roles in high school and college.
February 24, 2023

Moving Created New World of Opportunities for Rio Salado College Grad

For Martha Salter, moving to Arizona proved to be the reset she needed to put her life, career and education on track.
February 23, 2023