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ASU celebrates largest-ever graduating class with 36 successful ceremonies

ASU celebrates largest-ever graduating class with 36 successful ceremonies

Expectations regarding conduct during ceremonies were communicated extensively – flyers, banners and flags were not permitted in ceremonies and it was warned that disruptive behavior would result in removal and Student Code of Conduct consequences – even for graduates. While these standards are normal protocols, the university was assertive in reminding participants about them.
QCUSD: Honoring 2024 retirees, years of services recipients

QCUSD: Honoring 2024 retirees, years of services recipients

The following individuals were honored for their service and time at Queen Creek Unified School District during a special May 7 reception.
QCUSD's 2024 Awards of Excellence

QCUSD's 2024 Awards of Excellence

This year, the school district acknowledged 28 teachers and staff members for their noteworthy contributions. Each year, school and district staff members have the opportunity to anonymously nominate their peers for this award.
Access ASU’s Hispanic Mother Daughter Program hosts closing ceremony for program graduates May 13

Access ASU’s Hispanic Mother Daughter Program hosts closing ceremony for program graduates May 13

This is the 40-year anniversary of the Hispanic Mother Daughter Program. Started in 1984, it was designed to pave the way toward higher education for first-generation college students who aspire to attend Arizona State University.
Teacher Appreciation Day at the Phoenix Zoo May 11

Teacher Appreciation Day at the Phoenix Zoo May 11

The first 300 teachers will get free entry, and additional teachers will receive 50% off general admission. Teachers must present their teacher ID.
Combs Middle School principal receives Distinguished Administrator Award

Combs Middle School principal receives Distinguished Administrator Award

Laura Ridge has been with the J.O. Combs Unified School District for nearly 15 years, nine of which have been spent leading and serving Combs Middle School. She will be formally recognized for this award during the Arizona School Administrators Summer Conference Awards in June.
ASU's Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation leaps 30 spots in rankings

ASU's Edson College of Nursing & Health Innovation leaps 30 spots in rankings

Arizona State University is No. 6 for gerontology in the nation. The college’s Doctor of Nursing Practice gerontology concentration was ranked for the first time, and in the top 10 alongside Ohio State University and the University of Illinois Chicago.
Queen Creek Town Council recognizes 15 'Star Students'

Queen Creek Town Council recognizes 15 'Star Students'

Each school in Queen Creek was invited to nominate one student. The recognitions were during council meetings acknowledging local students who are helpful and considerate of others while demonstrating good citizenship, service and integrity.
Horne sets up task force to take on fentanyl crisis

Horne sets up task force to take on fentanyl crisis

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction lays groundwork for getting Narcan into Arizona schools on National Fentanyl Awareness Day.
Celebrating educators, nurses this week

Celebrating educators, nurses this week

It's both National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Nurse Appreciation Week, May 6-10, and here are some specials being offered to both teachers and nurses by local businesses.