Moving Up

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Esparza promoted to house supervisor

Esparza promoted to house supervisor

Regina Esparza, until recently charge nurse in the Women and Infant Services Department at Banner Ironwood Medical Center, has been promoted to RN house senior manager. In this capacity, she will provide administrative supervision of campus workflow and manage operations for the Department. In addition, Esparza will facilitate patient placement and serve as a professional […]

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Bustamante receives leadership award

Bustamante receives leadership award

Local civil rights leader, Antonio Bustamante, was recently selected to receive the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Servant Leadership Award. Bustamante grew up in Douglas, Arizona, and from an early age was inspired by his mother to fight for social justice and human rights. Bustamante worked avidly to bring justice to undocumented farm workers through […]

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AACHE recognizes scholars

The Arizona Association for Chicanos in Higher Education (AACHE) recently recognized the recipients of its annual scholarships. The following individuals were awarded 2012-2013 scholarships: Karen Villegas, currently a sophomore at Glendale Community College; Karina Hernández, currently a sophomore at Mesa Community College; Jesús Contreras Rodriguez, currently a junior at Arizona State University; and Enrique Bojórquez, […]

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PC alumni Hall of Fame

PC alumni Hall of Fame

The Phoenix College Alumni Association recently recognized the work and careers of ten distinguished community members. Among the 2012 inductees are: Daniel Enrique Perez, professor of Spanish and Chicano/Latino Studies at the University of Nevada-Reno; Lourdes Vasquez, social entrepreneur and documentarian; and Albert Celoza, faculty and chair of PC’s Liberal Arts Department. Cecilia Esquer was […]

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Gonzales Wakefield Joins CenturyLink

Gonzales Wakefield Joins CenturyLink

Jessie Gonzales Wakefield has been hired by CenturyLink as the lead multicultural marketing manager. She will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive go-to-market strategies and marketing in support of the multicultural segment. Wakefield, a 10-year industry veteran, most recently served as the director of marketing for the Education Industry Association. She is a graduate […]

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Mayor Lopez Rodgers at the helm of NLC

Mayor Lopez Rodgers at the helm of NLC

Avondale mayor, Marie Lopez Rodgers, will lead the National League of Cities (NLC) during 2013. As the organization’s president she will appoint chairs, vice chairs and members to the standing committees and councils for one-year terms. In 2011, the NLC membership elected Lopez Rogers as its first vice president. Before being elected mayor of Avondale […]

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Hidalgo is Hero of Education

Hidalgo is Hero of Education

Edmundo Hidalgo, president and CEO of the nonprofit social services agency, Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC), has been selected by the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation as a 2013 Hero of Education. He will be presented with the award during a dinner ceremony to be held April 25, 2013, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. […]

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Promotions, new hires at ASU

Promotions, new hires at ASU

Rebeca Ronstadt-Contreras recently joined the Office of Educational Outreach and Student Services as assistant director of Access ASU. In this capacity, she will oversee the Collegiate Scholars and Barrett Summer Scholars programs, as well as academic programs at all ASU campuses geared toward student preparation for future enrollment and success at ASU. Ronstadt-Contreras has worked […]

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ACF lauds philanthropic efforts

ACF lauds philanthropic efforts

On December 11, 2012, the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) will recognize Belen Gonzalez and Alfredo J. Molina for their work towards the advancement of philanthropic initiatives in Arizona and within the local Latino community. Gonzalez is a program officer for the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and volunteer chair of the Latina Giving Circle, an […]

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Secretary of education taps Harper-Marinick

Secretary of education taps Harper-Marinick

Maria Harper-Marinick, Ph.D., has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. The executive vice-chancellor and provost of the Maricopa Community Colleges will serve a four-year term. The independent and bipartisan Committee was created by congressional mandate in 1986; it’s charged with making recommendations related to […]