Three students from Ahwatukee excelled during the spring semester and earned sports on the dean’s list at their respective universities. Haleigh Spurlock at Graceland University; Daniel Rose, a sophomore majoring in video/television and film at Hofstra University; and Rachel Butler at Belmont University all qualified for the academic honor.
O’Connor House, whose mission is to continue the lifetime work of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to help solve important social, economic and political problems through civil dialogue and action, has appointed three new members to its Board of Directors, each appointed to a three-year term:
The city of Phoenix has recognized the first 33 FitPHX Business Award winners for completing training on strategies for helping their employees lead healthier lives. The businesses were the first participants in FitPHX’s partnership with the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program, a public health initiative of the Arizona Department of Health Services, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health and the Arizona Small Business Association.
Arizona State University Online has reached a significant enrollment milestone with more than 10,000 enrolled students as of the spring 2014 semester, a significant growth increase since the program was launched in the fall of 2010 with less than 100 students. Headquartered at ASU’s SkySong Campus in Scottsdale, ASU Online students are located across the country and internationally in countries such as Slovenia and Japan.
The Great Recession may be in the rear-view mirror, but its effects on household formation are still being felt. According to researchers, 1.2 million more adults live with their parents than just eight years ago.
The prestigious P.E.O. STAR Scholarship, for the 2014-2015 academic year, was recently presented to Francesca Olguin, a senior at Mountain Pointe High School. The scholarship was presented at the Mountain Pointe High School awards ceremony on May 7, by Susan Conaway and Becky Hill.
The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has recognized Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board President Dana Saar for his commitment to excellence in community college governance. Saar completed the ACCT’s Community College Governance Recognition Program (CCGRP) after participating in seminars and trainings about financial oversight, institutional accreditation and governance leadership.
Tristan Ezell of Ahwatukee, son of Jami and Wyatt Ezell, has been accepted for the 2014 fall semester at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. His planned major field of study is speech communications.
Everest College Phoenix has appointed Dr. Martha Romero to serve on its board of trustees. The appointment expands the board to nine members, most of whom are independent members with experience in higher education. Romero will serve a two-year term on the board.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]