Georgann Yara

Making a list

Making a list

According to a Duke University study, the average American gains five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. And, according to the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never shed that new weight, which piles up over the years. Suddenly, those few extra pounds have become a lot bigger. But if you think that keeping the […]

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Spiritual oasis

Spiritual oasis

By Anita Mabante Leach Family and cultural ties, with all the holiday hubbub they embody, seem very natural things for Latinos to seek out during this time of year. While we may take these ties for granted, there are people for whom family and culture are as strong a calling as their spiritual vocation. Lydia […]

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MONREAL PROMOTED

Raul A. Monreal III was recently promoted to Engineering Section Manager at General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale. He supervises about 120 engineers on military intelligence programs. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a corporation specializing in communication and information systems and technology. With more than 11,000 employees worldwide, the company specializes in command and control, […]

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ASU INDUCTS VALLE CEO

ASU INDUCTS VALLE CEO

Luz Sarmina-Gutierrez, CEO of Valle del Sol, is the first Latina inducted into ASU’s College of Public Programs Alumni Hall of Fame. She and two others were honored at an awards lunch in late October. Sarmina-Gutierrez, who joined Valle del Sol in 1995, has seen the nonprofit’s annual revenues increase from $2.5 million to $13.5 […]

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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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