Outstanding Higher Ed Student

Outstanding Higher Ed Student
Posted on 02/10/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Outstanding Higher Ed StudentCongratulations to Phillip Raphael, who was chosen by Salt River Higher Education as the Outstanding Student of the Semester. Phillip graduated from Scottsdale Community College (Spring 2021) and enrolled at Arizona State University in the fall of 2021.

Phillip is majoring in American Indian Studies and made the Dean’s List his first semester at ASU with a GPA of 3.54!

Phillip is a single parent of two children, ages 5 and 11. A typical day for Phillip consists of getting the kids ready for school, drop offs, pick-ups, making dinner, studying, and taking classes online Monday-Friday, with some of those days ending after 8 p.m.

Throughout the week Phillip balances extracurricular activities for the kids such as gymnastics, soccer, karate, as well appointments and doctor visits. Phillip and his children love getting out and enjoying the outdoors. Their favorite family activities include fishing and going to the park.

Phillip plans to graduate from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in 2022. The Higher Education staff would like to recognize Phillip’s dedication to his education, as well as his ability to balance his academic and family life. Congratulations Phillip!

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