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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 […]

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BORIQUA AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

Alexander Boriqua joins the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as exhibits director.  He serves on the organization’s senior management team, and will lead the process to create exhibits for the museum, scheduled to open in late 2007. Boriqua comes from Manhattan, where he was project director for Falcon Perspectives, a design and management firm. Prior to […]

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ORTEGA ON BOARD

Former Phoenix Police Chief Ruben Ortega has joined the board of directors for RepublicBankAz N.A., now being organized in Phoenix by Ernest Garfield, of Interstate Bank Developers. The bank will be located at 909 E. Missouri Ave, and has almost reached the $10 million mark with which it will open for business, say bank organizers.

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JOURNALISTS WIN EMMYS

JOURNALISTS WIN EMMYS

Catherine Anaya, CBS News 5 anchor and Latino Perspectives columnist, and Univision’s KTVW won big in the recent Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television and Arts Sciences. Anaya won in the feature category for the broadcast version of the Discua twin brothers story she wrote for Latino Perspectives. KTVW reporters and […]

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MIRANDA RECEIVES AWARD

MIRANDA RECEIVES AWARD

Arizona State University selected state Sen. Richard Miranda as the 2006 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient.  The Distinguished Achievement Award is presented by the ASU Mary Lou Fulton College of Education annually to a person who has made extraordinary contributions to a program at ASU. As a leader of the Alpha Partnership Program, Miranda connected ASU […]

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NEW CINGULAR EXECUTIVE

Cingular Wireless named Adrian Adriano to its executive management team as director of marketing for the Arizona/New Mexico Region. Adriano will direct Cingular’s overall efforts to increase its market share among the area’s residents. Adriano brings more than 16 years of sales management and marketing experience and has been with Cingular/BellSouth since 1997. He earned […]

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PHOENIX COLLEGE HONORS ALUMNI

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 […]

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Poised for the future

Poised for the future

By Angela Rabago-Mussi At 35, Israel Torres already has a resumè that people years older would envy. After completing law school in 1999, Torres worked with the city of Phoenix, first as chief of staff for a council member, then, in the planning department. In 2003, Gov. Janet Napolitano appointed him director of the state Registrar […]

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Toyota Entrepreneur of the Month

Eddie Barron learned about the tile business while he was growing up. As a kid, he watched his dad come and go, figuring and installing materials. Although his father wanted a different life for his son, Eddie felt it was a natural thing to follow in his dad’s footsteps. “My father’s been doing this for […]

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JAFRA HELPS NONPROFIT

JAFRA HELPS NONPROFIT

Jafra Cosmetics International, a direct sales company with a multilevel marketing program in the skin care and beauty industry, kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month by presenting a $7,332 check − the “Jafra: Hand in Hand with the Hispanic Community” grant − to The WellCare Foundation in Phoenix. The WellCare Foundation is a non-profit that provides […]

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