Group of girls who attended Vidas Brillantes

CAC Holds Third Annual Vidas Brillantes Conference for Young Women

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Earlier this month, Central Arizona College hosted the third annual Vidas Brillantes, conference for young women, focusing on the connection between academic success and the pursuit of a bright future.

More than 90 young women from Casa Grande Middle School, Villago Middle School and Cactus Middle School attended the event.

New for the 2018 event, Kolette Draegan, Professor of English organized a service-learning project for one of her courses. The CAC students developed a scavenger hunt to help attendees become familiar with CAC and to make them feel at home at the Signal Peak Campus. Additionally, the middle school students ate lunch in the college cafeteria like “real” college students.

Each attendee received a certificate, a t-shirt, a backpack, and a water bottle for their participation in the event. More importantly, students took away some life lessons on the importance of staying on track and being successful in school.

Sherrie Licon, Director of Student Success explained, “It was AWESOME to have our CAC students interacting with our local middle school girls. Many CAC students were student athletes and their presence and engagement made a huge impact on our participants.”