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Alumna Named Outstanding Adjunct Faculty at Arizona Community College

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Alumna Janice "Cat" McDonald (Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, 2005) has been recognized as an "Outstanding Adjunct Faculty" at Rio Salado College,  an affiliate of Arizona's Maricopa County Community College District serving  more than 60,000 students annually at 11 locations in the greater Phoenix area.

McDonald has been a faculty member in Rio Salado's Workforce Re-entry program since its inception in 2007.  Rio Salado College partners with the Arizona Department of Corrections to provide incarcerated populations with the skills necessary for integration into society upon their release.

An incarcerated student at Rio herself, McDonald went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona before attending National University. In recognizing her as an Outstanding Adjunct Faculty member, Rio Salado College described McDonald as "an inspiration and role model to her incarcerated students."

In her spare time, McDonald volunteers in her community, teaching arts to developmentally challenged adults and facilitating an Alternative to Violence workshop for California's Department of Corrections.