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Alarcon named President’s Professor

Physicist, Ricardo Alarcon, earns post as President’s Professor for exemplary performance as teacher and mentor

Ricardo Alarcon was recently named President’s Professor and recognized during Arizona State University’s 2013 Faculty Excellence Awards. A professor in the Physics Department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Alarcon was honored for his substantial contributions to excellence in teaching, particularly through general studies and research mentorship. Alarcon is viewed as a pioneer […]

AZHCC presents awards

MaryAnn Guerra

Last month, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the 55th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards. Among those recognized for their leadership were: MaryAnn Guerra, Woman of the Year; Alfredo Molina, Man of the Year; and Israel Torres, Entrepreneur of the Year. The gala is one of Arizona’s longest running formal galas […]

Urquidi joins Univision


Sergio Urquidi recently joined Univision Arizona as lead anchor for its evening and late-night newscasts for the Phoenix and Tucson markets. An award-winning journalist, Uriquidi was most recently the lead anchor for El Opiniario, a news show airing on SOI TV, the first Spanish-language network in the U.S. focusing on the principal trending topics in […]

LULAC Awards

Hon. Tony Estrada

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) recently recognized ten individuals at their 24th Annual LULAC Educational Awards and Scholarship Banquet in Tucson. Among the honorees for this year’s LULAC Presidential Citation Award were: Dr. Pepe Barron of Luz Social Services; J. Felipe Garcia of Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Dr. Genie […]

Local First AZ adds Velasco


Local First Arizona (LFA), a member-based non-profit that promotes the importance of local economies, recently hired Carlos Velasco. Velasco will manage LFA’s sister organization, Fuerza Local, the Spanish-speaking preferred equivalent. Fuerza Local has close to 50 members and was launched in April, 2012, to strengthen local communities and economies within the Arizona Hispanic market.  See […]

Morales receives national honor


Andrea Morales, an associate professor of marketing at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, has received the 2013 Erin Anderson Award, a national award that recognizes outstanding female marketing scholars and the contributions they make by nurturing other women who want to launch academic careers. The annual award is conferred […]

The taste of success


Alicia Quihuis, owner and manager of Flavor

Barajas joins Cox


Israel Barajas was recently hired as the Phoenix Hispanic marketing coordinator by Cox Communications. In this role, Barajas will support Hispanic marketing initiatives across the country for Cox products and services. Until recently, Barajas served as the marketing communications coordinator for the Helios Education Foundation, where he developed and coordinated marketing, communications, advertising plans and […]

Lopez named Youth of the Year

Johana Lopez

Johana Lopez has been named the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Youth of the Year award recipient, the Club’s highest honor. Currently a senior at North Canyon High School, Lopez will be the first in her family to graduate high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, maintains a 4.3 […]

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