Join West for JA Day Training

Come spend the day with West inspiring and preparing elementary school students for success!

Each year, Western International University® (West) partners with Junior Achievement of Arizona (JA) to present the JA Day curriculum to students in grades 1-6 at a local elementary school. We invite West students, alumni, faculty and staff to participate as JA Day volunteers. JA provides a 2-hour training session that is required for new volunteers before participating in the classroom. At your training, you will be partnered with another volunteer to present the materials in the classroom on JA Day.

Volunteer training will be held at the West Tempe Campus on
Wednesday, April 22, 2–4pm

To RSVP for training, please email or call 602-429-1078 for additional information.

Trained JA Day volunteers will then spend a full day teaching in the classrooms on Thursday, April 30.

We look forward to having you join us for training, and on JA day!

Online PLA Workshop April 15

Join West for our quarterly online workshop to learn how our complimentary Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) service can help you earn college-equivalent credit toward your degree.

Our live, online workshop will be held Wednesday, April 15 from 5-5:30pm.

You can fax or email your transcripts, licenses, and continuing education materials from non-college training courses for an on-the-spot preevaluation of your professional training and experience. 

Click here for additional workshop details, or contact our PLA team at (602) 429-1158 or for more information on submitting prior learning for evaluation.

International Speakers to Meet April 2 & 16


Join West's International Speakers group for their Toastmasters meetings in Room 222 at the Tempe campus, from 3:00-4:00pm.

Meetings are open to West students, faculty, staff, and the public, and visitors are always welcome. For details on this organization, email or login to, click on Communities tab, then the All Clubs link.

Streamlined College Transfers


West President Tracy Lorenz writes about building on "America's College Promise" by streamlining the process for community college graduates to transer to four-year universities.

Read more of Tracy's articles on higher education at

West Hosts NAWBO Phoenix Mentoring Program

West is hosting the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Phoenix mentoring program through May 2015. This program is held the first Wednesday each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at West’s Tempe Campus. 

The NAWBO mentoring program is helping women business owners achieve excellent results in their businesses and in their lives. During the past 10 years, more than 200 women have experienced the power and enjoyment of receiving personal support from qualified executives and coaches to achieve breakthroughs, strengthen business acumen, and gain confidence in their leadership skills.

For more information, contact, call 602-429-1078, or visit NAWBO at