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Muñoz named Exemplary Principal finalist

Muñoz named Exemplary Principal finalist

Betty Fairfax High School principal, Dr. Zachary Muñoz, is among the 13 educators in the state selected as Rodel Foundation of Arizona Exemplary Principal finalists. Muñoz has been in public education for 23 years and has served as the principal at Fairfax since the school opened in 2007. Finalists were selected for their ability to […]




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Hernandez joins PRfect

Hernandez joins PRfect

Veronica Hernandez has been hired as the senior account executive by PRfect Media International in Phoenix, a Hispanic-owned, full-service marketing agency. Until recently, Hernandez worked as a public relations account executive at Torres Consulting and Law Group in Tempe. With more than ten years of public relations experience, Hernandez will manage several of the agency’s […]




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AZSBDC honors businesses

The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network (AZSBDC) recently recognized fourteen Arizona small businesses and their accomplishments in 2012. Among the award winners were Hortencia Rosales of Yuma, owner of Mariscos Mar Azul, and David Carrizosa of Mesa, owner of Cellulars Conexion. The AZSBDC Network serves as a resource to assist small businesses throughout the […]




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Moreno appointed chief diversity officer

Moreno appointed chief diversity officer

Francisco Moreno, M.D., has been appointed deputy dean for diversity and inclusion, a new leadership position at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in Tucson.  In this role, Dr. Moreno will lead the college’s many existing diversity and inclusion efforts for students, residents, faculty and staff. In addition, working with the University of Arizona […]




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Luna, Molera join advisory board

Luna, Molera join advisory board

Paul Luna and Jaime Molera are among a group of executives led by Don Smith, president and CEO of SCF Arizona, to be a part of the board of advisors for The Arizona We Want Institute. Luna is the president and CEO of the Helios Education Foundation; Molera is a former state superintendent of public […]




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Olivo joins AHC board

Olivo joins AHC board

Edgar Olivo, author, professional speaker and career empowerment coach was recently named to the board of directors for the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC). Olivo is the author of Get Your Focus On! 5 Steps to Gain Focus and Clarity on the Life and Career of Your Dreams! He is also the founder and president of […]




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Andiola lands position with U.S. Rep. Sinema

Andiola lands position with U.S. Rep. Sinema

Erika Andiola has been hired as the district outreach director for Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. A founder of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, a group of young immigrants who advocate giving legal status to people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, Andiola has also been involved with Promise Arizona, a grassroots civic […]




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Esparza receives Ripe award

Esparza receives Ripe award

Executive chef and owner of Barrio Café and Barrio Queen, Silvana Salcido Esparza, was among five honorees presented with the Ripe Award, a new local culinary award created by the Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council. This year’s award recipients were “identified for their abilities to create cuisine that exhibits culinary expertise and innovation worthy […]




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Sanchez joins UMOM

Sanchez joins UMOM

Samantha Sanchez has been hired as the public relations manager by UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix. Until recently, Sanchez worked as the PR/communications coordinator with the Girls Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Each evening, UMOM provides shelter for 156 families through emergency and transitional shelter programs and helps over 6,000 homeless children and adults each year. UMOM […]




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All-Arizona Academic Awards

On February 19, 2013, more than 70 community college honors students were recognized for their academic excellence and service to the college and community at the 18th All-Arizona Academic Awards Luncheon. The event, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, took place at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa. The following individuals are among the […]