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Phoenix College Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee and Heritage Award recipient, Delia Escalante

Recently, several of the Maricopa Community College District’s (MCCCD) valued employees have received recognition for their hard work and service to the community.  Phoenix College president, Dr. Anna Solley, was inducted into the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Hall of Champions on October 28, 2013, at the Association’s 27th annual conference in Chicago. […]

Latino teachers honored

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Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC) announced the winners of the 2013 Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards at their 15th annual award ceremony in October. The recipients were: Graciela Jáuregui, Getz School-Tempe; Guillermina Lorona, Villago Middle School-Casa Grande; Rich Mayorga, Sunnyside High School-Tucson; and Jeanette Scott, Cesar Chavez High School-Laveen. All were peer-nominated and will receive a […]

Zaragoza new associate at Polsinelli

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Juan Pablo G. Zaragoza has joined the Phoenix office of the national law firm Polsinelli PC. Zaragoza brings very unique skills to the Polsinelli team, particularly his experience in international estate planning.  Zaragoza received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona’s Rogers College of Law and a Master’s in Tax Law from the University […]

Yanez to lead ACF Venture Fund

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The Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) announced that Vince Yanez will take on the duties of the executive director for the Arizona Venture Fund for Quality Education this month. In this role, Yanez will be engaged in addressing public education reform, as well as supervising research, grant development and promoting collaboration among education agencies. The Venture […]

Cox welcomes Caballero to AZ

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Cox Communications Hispanic Marketing Center of Excellence, based in Phoenix, has a new executive director in Luis F.W. Caballero. He will be responsible for developing national Hispanic consumer marketing strategies. Prior to joining Cox, Caballero was a marketing strategist for the Radio Shack Corporation focussing on the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American customer base.  Click […]

THCC’s Noche de Éxitos

Cecilia Mata

The Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (THCC) recognized business and cultural leaders focused on improving cooperation across the U.S.-Mexico border with Bi-National Awards announced at their 19th annual Noche de Éxitos Gala at the Casino del Sol Resort on October 26, 2013. Cecilia Mata, owner of AllSource Global Management,was named Hispanic Businesswoman of the Year, […]

GSACPC Women of Distinction

Founder of the Real Arizona Coalition, Lisa Urias, receives Promise Award from Girls Scouts Arizona–Cactus-Pine Council

Among the Girl Scouts Arizona – Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) 2013 Women and Young Women of Distinction are Sheree Lopez and Lisa Urias. Lopez, a senior at Centennial High School in Peoria, received the Courage Award for, among other achievements, organizing a program to help teens deal with cancer diagnoses – her Girl Scout Gold Award […]

NSF Board honors Vasquez

Dr. Johanna Vasquez

Dr. Jo Anne Vasquez received the National Science Board’s 2013 Public Service Award. She is one of the country’s foremost experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for grades K-12. Dr. Vasquez is currently Helios Education Foundation’s Vice President and Program Director for Arizona Transition Years, Teacher and Curriculum Initiatives. Prior to joining Helios, […]

GCU student interns for U.S. Congress

Adriana Garcia

The 21-year old Grand Canyon University (GCU) junior, Adriana Garcia, is working on Capitol Hill this fall in the office of Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D). The internship was awarded by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s scholarship program to help young Latinos acquire the leadership skills needed to represent Hispanic interests in the political arena. Garcia […]

D-backs honor Harper-Marinick

Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick

On September  14, 2013, the Arizona Diamondbacks hosted their 15th Hispanic Heritage Day. Since 2007, this celebration has included recognizing an outstanding Hispanic community leader with the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Hispanic Community Leadership Award. This year the honor went to Maricopa Community Colleges’ Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick.  Click here to read this […]

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