Monday, June 26, 2017

Communiversity at Queen Creek Closed

The Communiversity at Queen Creek will remain closed and all classes cancelled for the rest of the day, due to a water main break. 

The location will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, June 27.  

We appreciate your understanding.

Communiversity at Queen Creek Closed Until Further Notice

The Communiversity at Queen Creek is closed for the rest of the day due to a water main break. All classes are cancelled.

We do not have an estimated time for repairs. The location will be closed until further notice. 

Please check for the latest updates.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Time Is Running Out to Reserve Your Spot AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference Aug. 5

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There are only 40 seats left for the AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference: Empowering the Student-Centered Classroom!

Learn how to wow K-12 students with technology!

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The AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference is an educational technology conference hosted by Rio Salado College's Educator Prep Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Scholar Program on August 5, 2017.

This conference provides hands-on professional development for pre-service teachers, educators and homeschooling parents who are looking for new ways to engage children with technology. Sessions will focus on leveraging educational technology to impact learning in innovative ways.

Presenters are experienced K-12 teachers with a national presence in the ed tech world who will share new tools and ideas you can incorporate into your curriculum and classroom right away.

Register Now!
Registration is required. Cost $14, includes a catered lunch.

AZ K-12 Ed Tech Conference
August 5, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
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Continuing education credits will be offered.

Learn More
Get the latest event details by visiting or call 480-517-8743.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fall Classes to Help You with a Variety of Programs from CGCC!

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Take a look at the robust selection of fall classes being offered at the Communiversity at QC by Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Enroll today!

Kick Start Your Career in Business with Rio Salado College!

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Whether it’s Accounting or Retail, Small Business Start-Up or Public Administration, Rio Salado has a variety of programs to help kick start your career in business.

A career in business can open many doors. Whether you are a people person who enjoys interacting with customers or a numbers wizard who scrutinizes spreadsheets, there are many pathways to pursue.

Stand Out in the Business World with Rio Salado’s Business Programs. 

Learn more now at

Why consider a business program?

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Success Skills
Are you looking to build a network of skills that can lay the foundation for several unique career paths? Skills like leadership, communication, teamwork, management, financial judgment, technical aptitude and organization can help you be successful in business and beyond.

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A career in business can open many doors. Whether you are a people person who enjoys interacting with customers or a numbers wizard who scrutinizes spreadsheets, there are many pathways to pursue.

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Rio Salado’s Small Business Start-Up Certificate can help you get your business off the ground. This 12-credit program teaches would-be entrepreneurs the basics of running a successful business. Learn how to complete a business plan as well as principles of marketing, finance and management.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

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Here’s to all the dedicated dads of Queen Creek! 

You are a great role model for your family and community. 

Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Veteran Suicide Awareness & Prevention

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According to the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, there are approximately 67 veterans who try to commit suicide every day across the nation.

While the statistics are alarming, there’s help and hope.

Members of Rio Salado’s Counseling team recently attended a conference hosted by Phoenix College, which focused on programs that can help struggling veterans and their families, volunteers and others affected by veteran suicide. Here’s a list of key programs designed for Valley veterans and communities:

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The Ripple Effect was born after the founder’s son, Joel, committed suicide. Joel was an Army veteran who completed three tours in the Middle East. After each tour he was sent home, put on medication, and then sent back out.

He couldn’t function and felt that he had no purpose. Joel was extremely depressed and felt utterly lost upon his return from his final tour. He was found dead in his apartment at a young age. The Ripple Effect brings together families, organizations, volunteers, and resources to aid with prevention of other veterans from slipping through the cracks.

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Sande Roberts gives useful insight on how to help veterans and others who may be prone to suicide. Sande explains that when veterans return to civilian life, they no longer feel wanted, needed, or that they serve a purpose. Having a reason to wake up, shower, and live is essential. Whether they are looking forward to having lunch with a friend or watching a movie, becoming a mentor, taking care of an animal, or helping with home or business repairs - the list goes on and on! The key take away is that a little goes a long way. Small gestures, even something as simple as a call or text, can make all the difference.

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Shock Wave is a veteran mentor program created by Andrew Jones, USMC. Jones is a Marine Corps Combat Veteran and a public speaker focused on helping veterans not only survive, but thrive. He speaks the language of veterans and understands them on a level that not everyone can. Jones says he is “very passionate about assisting Veterans in learning to apply the principles of their military training to be successful in their transition to a new mission within their society.”

Jones has helped several veterans and is interested in helping you, too. To get in touch with him call (702) 306-4610, tweet @AndrewJones0351, or email

News contributed by Autumn Cardenez and Elena Matus McDonald on behalf of Rio Salado Counseling.