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It was a defining moment and a simple concept that inspired Ahwatukee Foothills resident Joe Contrera’s new book “I Could Love No One … Until I Loved Me.”
Tina Larsen, a third-grade teacher at St. John Bosco Catholic School, recently was awarded Private School Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Council for American Private Education (AZCAPE) and the Arizona private school community.
The Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence has nominated Lauren Woodworth, Kids Club program coordinator for Kyrene de la Sierra Elementary School, for this year’s Outstanding Afterschool Professional Award.
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE).
John Buchanan of Ahwatukee graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Corrina Chikos of Ahwatukee graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California Lutheran University (CLU). With an enrollment of 4,200 students, CLU offers undergraduate and graduate programs within the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management and Graduate School of Education.
Thousands of students are descending on the Arizona State University campus for the new school year. Those coming to the highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business will have several new degree options available to them.
ReyAnn Rivera, a native of Ahwatukee, is among the 219 high achieving students from Whittier College who made the spring 2013 dean’s list. Undergraduate students are awarded dean’s list honors if he or she earns a 3.70 GPA while completing a full-time course load (12 units) in the fall and spring terms.
Anthony Quatela of Ahwatukee has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Quatela earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Quatela was one of nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the May 19 graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university.
Mark Pettibone of Ahwatukee participated in Gonzaga University’s graduation exercises during a Commencement Ceremony in May in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena. Pettibone graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies.
Ahwatukee resident Ashley Stainton received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and psychology in May from Southern Methodist University, where she made the spring 2013 honor roll.
Scott Norgaard of Ahwatukee graduated cum laude from Rice University on May 11. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematical economic analysis.
Steven Skarsten of Ahwatukee graduated May 12 from Ohio Wesleyan University. Skarsten earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Michelle Lauren Ellis of Ahwatukee graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego (USD) on May 26. Ellis earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.
Jenn Cooper of Ahwatukee Foothills participated in the 115th commencement exercises at Huntington University in Huntington, Ind. Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in animation. Commencement took place on May 18.
The Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Steven R. Gonzales, Ed.D., as president of GateWay Community College, effective July 1.
Ahwatukee resident Michael Feyrer subscribes to the philosophy that his life is like a pair of shoes — to be worn out in service.
Dr. Neal Lester, author and professor of English at Arizona State University, was honored with an achievement award for the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of West Georgia 36th annual Alumni Association Awards Gala. A native of Jefferson, Ga., Lester graduated from the University of West Georgia in 1981 with a bachelor of arts degree in English.
Home-decorating television shows and shelter magazines have many Americans dreaming about inviting an expert interior designer into their homes.
The Phoenix affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has hired Phoenix resident Lee San Miguel as its community health and mission programs director. In this position, Lee will oversee the Komen Phoenix affiliate’s current and future mission programs, including grant making, community outreach, education programs, community partnerships and public policy initiatives.
The Phoenix Symphony Association has named Jaime Daddona Brennan and Tim K. Schultz to its board of directors.
Everest College Phoenix announced that Thomas Waite from Tempe has been appointed as provost and chief academic officer. Waite is a veteran educator and administrator with 24 years in management and will serve the institution’s online, Phoenix and Mesa campuses in his new capacity.
Now is the time for high school juniors to begin researching, evaluating, and selecting the short list of colleges they will apply to in the fall. While the process may seem overwhelming at first, starting now will ensure you are ready and well positioned for the upcoming application season. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Long before Hostess Brands’ plan to shut down made Twinkies the rage, Nancy Peppin found something special about the cream-filled snack cakes.
As a dark veil began to sweep over Europe in 1939 — the pale hint of what would come from Nazi rule — a stockbroker from England took a course of action that would save the lives of nearly 700 children.