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Between visits with human patients, care taking for animal patients, and days of travel and research in the Galapagos it’s difficult to pin down exactly what it is Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dianne DeNardo does for a living.
Alexandra Brielle Tso of Ahwatukee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
A Chandler charter school has been recognized as being among the best in the world.
A new school year offers students and teachers a clean slate to build and grow a successful educational experience.
Courtney Nelson and Alyssa Rollando, both of Ahwatukee, were named to the Bucknell dean’s list.
Alyssa Rollando, of Ahwatukee, daughter of Robin Rollando and Michael and Cathy Rollando, and a 2010 graduate of Xavier College Preparatory School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering.
Alec Hsu of Ahwatukee graduated May 17 from Rice University. Hsu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology.
Molly Catherine Barlow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Barlow, residents of Ahwatukee Foothills, was married on May 24 in St. Benedict Catholic Church in Phoenix, to Nicholas Daniel Goins, son of Mr. Nickie Goins and Ms. Michelle Goins, of North Carolina.
Ahwatukee residents have a dozen candidates to choose from for representation in Congress, the State Senate and State House of Representatives.
Stephanie Spray, daughter of Mike and Sherry Spray of Ahwatukee, will graduate with honors from the University of Arizona on May 17. She will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in design and theater arts with a minor in art history. She will continue her work in photography. Spray attended Desert Vista High School.
Mesa Community College student Jessica Thompson’s training in the arts focused almost entirely on the visuals. That, however, didn’t prevent her from winning a national competition for her skills at adding an audio element to a fall MCC performance.
Just four years ago Ahwatukee resident and multi-business owner Tim Berry, 47, was battling decades of alcohol dependency that had finally brought him to rock bottom, losing his job and many friends and family.
Resident Chris Cwierz was recently named 2014 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Western Region Pastry Chef of the Year. Cwierz received the award after winning a competition at the 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference in Oakland, Calif., March 2-5.
Shannon Keller, managing director of The Artigue Agency, has been voted to a three-year term on the Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) Board of Directors.
Chandler’s Communications and Public Affairs Director Nachie Marquez was selected as the city’s new assistant city manager.
Benedictine University at Mesa will hold its first spring open house on March 2 from noon to 3 p.m.
Becoming the best in your work is not an over-night occurrence; rather it can take years to hone your skills to be considered to be on top of the game.
DrugFreeAz.org has hired Thalia Williams as program director. In her role, Williams is responsible for the planning and implementation of DrugFreeAz.org’s programs and services and developing and managing program grants and budgets.
Joseph Alongi of Ahwatukee has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education. He demonstrated the academic excellence necessary to earn a place on the dean’s list for the fall semester of 2013 at Benedictine College. Alongi’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alongi.
Steven J. Tepper, associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy and associate professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, has been named dean of Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, effective July 1, 2014.
With the beginning of the New Year comes the exciting responsibility of planning for college for the Class of 2015. 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:
James Rough, associate director in the Disputes and Investigations practice at Navigant Consulting, has been voted to a three-year term on the Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) board of directors.
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.