Scottsdale Community College’s Council of Student Leaders, newly appointed Interim President Veronica Hipolito, faculty and staff, along with mascot Artie the Artichoke, walked in the City of Scottsdale’s 68th Annual Parada Del Sol Historic Parade on February 5. SCC’s presence featured students in the Disc Jockey Techniques program who provided live musical performances for the crowd.
This marked the seventh year in which SCC has participated in the annual parade and community celebration in old town Scottsdale. According to show organizers, the event draws more than 30,000 attendees and provides an opportunity to showcase the city’s history, participating school groups, bands, live musical entertainment and great shopping.
“Artie the Artichoke always steals the show at Parada del Sol, given SCC’s deep connection with the local community,” said Jen Sydow, Council of Student Leaders Advisor at SCC. “It’s a privilege to support this yearly Scottsdale tradition.”
SCC’s participation in the parade was organized by the college’s Center for Civic & Global Engagement, which creates quality programs and services that provide students and employees with opportunities that increase civic engagement and enhance global awareness. The Center provides these resources to help SCC students become engaged citizens, global learners, and involved students.