The SMCC American Indian Center and Guadalupe Center present Resiliency: Rising to Your Potential!
This speaker session brings Sylvia Rios, an SMCC Alumni and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe as she shares her resiliency through her educational path.
Join us in this virtual and in-person session to rise to your potential!
SMCC Guadalupe Center
9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Drive)
Guadalupe Town, Arizona
September 14 | 6 – 7:30 pm
Join us online!
Meeting ID: 871 8069 4360
Meet Sylvia Rios:
I am a mature student who is eager to learn new things! I am a proud member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and praise them for watching me through my whole educational journey with resilience and dedication. To this day, my tribe continues to ride with me.
My education started in 2017, when I received my GED in October of that same year, taking me six months to achieve. Soon after, I enrolled at South Mountain Community College and earned my Associate's degree in May 2020. Then, not skipping a beat, I enrolled at ASU Downtown Phoenix, where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work in May 2022.
I am now attending graduate school and am pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work in the Advanced Standing Program. This program allows me to earn my degree in one year versus two years, helping me move faster in my path. I will achieve my MSW in the Spring of 2023, an accomplishment I am incredibly proud of.