Aaron Wengert of Queen Creek receives University of Nebraska-Lincoln degree

Aaron Wengert of Queen Creek was among 721 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during the summer commencement ceremony Aug. 17 at Pinnacle Bank Arena. He received a master of business administration from the Office of Graduate Studies, according to a release. The August graduates are from 35 countries, 38 states and […]

CAC board member Gladys Christensen to receive regional award

Central Arizona College Governing Board Member Gladys Christensen has been chosen as the Association of Community College Trustees 2019 Pacific Regional Trustee Leadership Award recipient. Ms. Christensen represents the large geographical region of District 1, which consists of the cities of Coolidge, Florence and Eloy in the central region of Arizona, Superior in the northeastern […]

Central Arizona College District No. 2 school board applications due Aug. 23

The Central Arizona College District No. 2 has a vacancy created due to the resignation of governing board member Debra Banks. The vacancy will be filled by appointment made by Pinal County School Superintendent Jill Broussard. The successful candidate will be seated until Dec. 31, 2020, according to a release. Any eligible resident within Central […]

Central Arizona College students have access to health services

When Central Arizona College students begin the fall semester on Aug. 19, they will have access to 24/7 telemedicine and counseling/therapy services for themselves and up to four household dependents, including a spouse and/or children. WellVia, a national network of board certified, state-licensed doctors will offer medical consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a […]

Park University expands presence in Gilbert’s Heritage District

Park University is expanding its Gilbert Campus in the University Building in Gilbert’s Heritage District. On Aug. 1, the Gilbert Town Council approved a lease amendment in support of Park University increasing its footprint from just under 11,000 square-feet to nearly 18,000 square-feet. Park University has experienced great success since launching classes in Gilbert in […]

Thank your teacher this year

It’s that time of year when students are back in school. This year, the Independent wants to celebrate the great achievements that teachers are doing inside the classroom. The Independent welcomes monthly teacher appreciation submissions from the local school districts, students, parents and the community. The Independent will then publish a photo and write-up about […]

Motivational speaker Kevin Atlas to visit Casteel, Perry high schools

Kevin Atlas, a motivational speaker and the first player with only one hand to earn a Division 1 basketball scholarship, is visiting Casteel and Perry high schools in August. Mr. Atlas, with support from Varsity Brands, is on a nationwide crusade to challenge kids to show support for one another by attending school events they […]

Queen Creek Unified School District has 2 social workers

The Queen Creek Unified School District has two full-time prevention and intervention social workers, Dena Morgan and Ramona Sylvester. They will split their time between the district’s two middle schools and two high schools. The social worker position is grant-funded paid for by the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education & Prevention Grant which was […]

Gene Sweeney hired as assistant principal at Seton Catholic

Seton Catholic Prep will begin the school year Wednesday with a new assistant principal — Gene Sweeney, a school administrator who has served in a variety of educational leadership roles.  Mr Sweeney comes to Seton Catholic from Winamac, Indiana, where he was the assistant principal of Winamac High School. He has been an assistant superintendent […]

QCFMD to offer free CPR class on Aug. 10

To help increase the number of those prepared to administer CPR in an emergency, Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department is offering free CPR classes on Saturday, Aug. 10. The free classes will be held at the Law Enforcement and Community Chambers Building, 20727 E. Civic Parkway, according to a press release, describing the importance […]