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Three prominent Latinos were inducted into the Phoenix College Alumni Association Hall of Fame in October.

The honorees were recognized for their contributions to Phoenix College and to the community.

This year’s Hispanic honorees are:

Frank “Art” Celaya (Class of 1948). He attended Phoenix College after his discharge from the Army in 1947-48. Frank began his teaching career at Florence Junior High School in 1952, and eventually became Superintendent of the Florence Unified School District, serving in that capacity from 1971-1988.  Frank was elected to the State House of Representatives for District 7, serving two terms from 1989-1992.

Stella Pope Duarte (Class of 1969). Recognized as a major literary voice with the launch of her fnovel, Let Their Spirits Dance. She has dedicated her time and talent to the local community, presenting free workshops related to culture, Chicano history, and writing.

Roman Reyes (Class of 1968) is talented musician and artist. Roman attended Phoenix College and Maricopa Technical College before completing a degree in Commercial Art at ASU. He completed a master’s degree in International Management in 1974. Today, he is the Department Chair for Art, Photography, Music, and Anthropology at Phoenix College.


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