Group matches those who served in the military with suitable careers

The Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers matches transitioning military service members and veterans with suitable professions. Formed in 2016, the group’s goal is to enhance opportunities for those who’ve served to have careers suiting their talents. More than 20 companies and organizations are involved in efforts of recruiting, hiring, and retaining veterans in the […]

Clinical trial seeks early detection for autism

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s research team is enrolling children ages 16-30 months in a new clinical trial that may reshape the diagnostic process for autism spectrum disorder. Marcus Autism Center, part of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and SARRC are working together to find better ways to diagnose and treat autism at an earlier […]

NARC honors Valley innovator Dennis Smith with highest award for 40-year contributions

Dennis Smith — responsible for instituting the region’s 9-1-1 service and developing the regional freeway — is bestowed with highest honor. A recipient of the National Association of Regional Councils’ President’s Award, Mr. Smith will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Desert Peaks Awards ceremony, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel, 2026 […]

Smith of San Tan Valley named to Champlain College trustee’s list

Jeffrey Smith of San Tan Valley was named to the Champlain College trustee’s list for the spring 2018 semester. Students on the trustee’s list have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for two or more consecutive semesters, according to a release. Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, […]

Queen Creek library rocks with start of summer reading program

The Queen Creek library will participate in Libraries Rock beginning Friday, June 1, the start of a two-month program of music and reading. The branch library, 21802 S. Ellsworth Road, is part of the Maricopa County Library District, and officials are encouraging everyone – especially the young – to include the county’s annual summer reading […]

Central Arizona College recognizes the graduating Class of 2018

Central Arizona College recognized the graduating class during its commencement ceremony held on May 11. The following list of students received a certificate and/or degree from the San Tan Campus: Chandra Rene Aaron, Associate of Applied Science Dietetic Technician Seryna R. Acevedo, AGEC-A (Arts) Certificate Maghan Begay, Associate of Arts Christina Bolf, Associate of Arts […]

Joya graduates from U.S. Air Force Academy

Aaron G. Joya has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. He received a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He is a 2014 graduate of Queen Creek High School. The academy is a four-year military institution of higher learning that develops and inspires new air and […]

Tips on preparing incoming kindergarteners for success during the summer

With summer approaching, families can use tips on preparing children for kindergarten during the summer by turning everyday events into learning moments leading to success. Many kindergarten teachers tell parents that engaging in basic everyday activities are the best ways to help ensure incoming kindergarteners feel confident and ready for transitioning to kindergarten, according to […]

Air Force Airman Amber L. Calandra graduates from basic training in San Antonio

U.S. Air Force Airman Amber L. Calandra recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The daughter of Rebecca and Steven Calandra of Flower Mound, Texas, and granddaughter of Carla Allen of San Tan Valley, Ms. Calandra is a 2013 graduate of Vista Grande High School in Casa […]

Soroptimist International of the East Valley awards scholarships to help women

Soroptimist International of the East Valley presented three scholarships to local women to help further their education, with two additional scholarships awarded earlier this year. According to a press release, the club presented three $1,000 scholarships at a recent awards ceremony where Roddy Charlton presented the Suzanne Charlton Arts & Humanities Scholarship in honor of […]