Moving Up

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TPAC PICKS NEW DIRECTOR

Roberto Bedoya was selected by the Tucson Pima Arts Council as its new executive director. Bedoya brings more than 25 years of experience in the arts to the position. Prior to joining TPAC, Bedoya worked as an arts consultant, facilitating, planning, programming, and researching for a variety of clients. He worked with The National Alliance […]

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LATINO JOURNALISTS HONORED

Two executives for La Voz weekly newspaper, Elvira Espinoza and Luis Manuel Ortiz, became the first Latinos to be inducted in the Hall of Fame that honors the most distinguished journalists in the state. Espinoza, publisher, and Ortiz, editorial director, became the first Latinos to be inducted to the Arizona Journalism Hall of Fame during […]

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LATINO INSTITUTE HONORS LEADER

LATINO INSTITUTE HONORS LEADER

The Latino Institute presented Phoenix College faculty member Luis Bleuze with its 2006 Community Leadership Award for his engagement with the community at large. Bleuze is an instructor in the Geospatial Program at Phoenix College, and he also teaches at Genesis Academy High School.  As a mentor, role model and friend, he has shown a […]

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RAMOS JOINS GRUBB

John L. Ramos has accepted a position with Dan Grubb Ford dealership in Phoenix as the director of Internet/BDC. “The internet site at www.dangrubbford.com has been recently rebuilt and has new technology that allows you to view your car in advance via a virtual test-drive. It’s the best on the Internet.” says Ramos. “I am […]

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MESA LEADERS

The Mesa Association of Hispanic Citizens honored community leaders for their work in Mesa. The awards were given out at MAHC’s Latino Town Hall on Oct. 21. The winners are: Richard Arguijo, economic development; Felipa Garcia, education-parents; Gloria Chavez, education-teacher; Darlene Johnson, education-administrator; Joe Juarez, leadership; Dr. Ruth Tam Lim, health; and Jack Hannon, neighborhoods. […]

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LATINO PIONEER HONORED

Steve Zozaya and his late wife Julia, were honored at an appreciation dinner in October for their life of community service. Carmen Abril Lopez, owner of Arizona Mexican Food Enterprise, sponsored the event. Steve, 87, brought the first SER Jobs for Progress Program to Arizona in 1966. Zozaya also served as SER national chairman. He […]

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LULAC ARTS AWARDS

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) honored 11 individuals as part of its inaugural LULAC Latino Arts Awards. The recipients are: David Tineo, Silviana Wood, the late Alberto Soto, Lifetime Achievement;  Annabelle Nunez and Tucson Councilman Steve Leal, Arts Advocates of the Year; Daniel Martin Diaz, Mariachi Reyes and Los Gallegos, Individual/Group Artists; […]

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CHACON SELECTED AS DIRECTOR

Prevent Blindness America, the leading nonprofit organization in the prevention of blindness and preservation of sight has announced the selection of John E. Chacon as executive director for the Arizona Division. Formerly with the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chacon will take charge of ongoing children’s vision screening programs and adult vision screening programs throughout […]

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INS NAMES PENA

Alonzo R. Peña, formerly the special agent in charge of Immigration and Custom Enforcement investigations in San Antonio, has taken over the Phoenix office. He replaces Roberto Medina, who moved on to another post. Peña, a Texan, is a veteran federal agent who led a task force to combat rising violence in Laredo spilling over […]

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LUNA TO MOVE ON

Valley of the Sun United Way President Paul J. Luna is leaving the nonprofit organization to lead the Helios Education Foundation in Phoenix. Helios is a nonprofit education group founded in 2004 that has an endowment of $600 million. It encourages the completion of higher education for residents in Arizona and Florida. VSUW named Merl […]