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When we were newlyweds and my husband had a long daily commute to Casa Grande, I worried. My only defense of this is that I was young.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced that five Valley-area high school students have been selected to take part in the 2014 Student Leaders program, which awards a total of 220 community-minded high school juniors and seniors from around the country with paid eight-week summer internships at local branches of the Boys & Girls Club.
As the 2014-15 school year is about to start, we are excited about a number of new programs and projects we are offering at the East Valley Institute of Technology.
Who is Arizona State University Police Officer Stewart Ferrin, the officer who has been accused of abusing ASU Professor Ersula Ore?
Ryan Connor of Ahwatukee completed his first year at Grand Canyon University by being named to the dean’s list. Connor, who is majoring in special education, has accepted an internship at Disney World in Florida for the fall semester.
Jeffrey T. Mueller, MD, became the 123rd president of the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) on May 30, at the association’s annual meeting in Phoenix. Mueller will serve a one-year term in that capacity.
We all know health care is in a time of transition. You and your loved ones deserve the best care, especially when it comes to hearing health. Hearing is the crux of how we communicate. Being able to communicate well and socialize is crucial to feeling connected and feeling satisfied.
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.
Desert Vista senior Nicole Hicks has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Female Scholar Athlete Award in the state of Arizona for 4A/5A Division schools, and will be recognized at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on May 19.
“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” — Roy Disney.
Students from Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering visited Kyrene Altadeña Middle School and assisted with a project promoting interest in the field of engineering.
You are always learning and discovering new things that will allow you to continue on the path of success. Everyone is always in motion at some time in their life. They are either going up and getting better, or they can be falling back on bad habits. Nobody is ever standing still in life. That is because the world is always changing and if you don’t improve you will be left behind. Not only is the world always changing, but so are you. You are not the same person that you were last year, last month, or even yesterday. You have changed, even if it has been very little. Just by reading this article you will have changed by just gaining some knowledge and insight about yourself.
In 2014, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 20 years of excellence. The year will be filled with a variety of events, including the anniversary mixer on March 19. The chamber’s mission remains true today: to provide ongoing support, resources and community connections for businesses to succeed in meeting their goals.
If you have ever watched “Alice in Wonderland” you probably remember the immortal words of the unpunctual White Rabbit, “I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!” Whether you are looking forward to college or are already there, now is the time to make it a habit to be early to whatever task, meeting, appointment, party, and class you must attend. I can tell you, now being in the professional world and from my time in college, that if you have somewhere to be, you do not want to be running behind. It’s why I am now committed to the “five minute rule.”
Nearly 600 young people age out of the state foster care system each year and a local organization wants to find a mentor for as many of them as possible with its new program: THRIVE.
Business leaders wanting to learn more about incorporating interns into their business can learn from the experts on Tuesday, Jan. 21 during the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon.
Students and businesses are getting a unique opportunity to connect as the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce and the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) have formed a partnership to pair students with internships, job shadowing and career exploration opportunities in the local economy.
The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa announced the appointment of Nikki Camarillo as public relations, marketing and travel industry sales coordinator. Camarillo’s efforts will focus on assisting the public relations, marketing and travel industry sales divisions of the resort, as well as acting as a media liaison.
The Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA, a nonprofit community service organization serving the Ahwatukee community, announced that it’s the recipient of a 2013 Arbonne Foundation Grant that will fund the Teen Employee University program to help serve young teens in our community through leadership development and community service learning. The Teen Employee University (TEU) program is taking registrations at the Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA for teens ages 14 and up. The Teen Employee University program will provide hands-on workshops in life skills, job readiness, communication and interview skills, finding the right job for your strengths, personal accountability, application process, interview skills and most importantly volunteer internships that allows hands-on job experience.
The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA), College & Clinic, received the 2013 Baily Award for its significant contribution in the delivery of Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS programs. Under the direct supervision of licensed acupuncturists (PIHMA faculty), PIHMA student interns have treated patients at the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS for the past five years providing more than 3,000 treatments valued at over $100,000.
During the summer, The Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave five Valley high school students the opportunity to participate in their 2013 Student Leaders program.
Ahwatukee resident Zachary Hubbard spends time with kids from the Boys & Girls Club during his internships with the 2013 Student Leaders program.
During the summer four Desert Vista High School students were enrolled in the highly competitive science internship at the University of Arizona, known as the Keys (Keep Engaging Youth in Science).
These four Desert Vista students spent part of their summer enrolled in a science internship at the University of Arizona, known as Keys (Keep Engaging Youth in Science). [Submitted photos]
This summer, 110 Arizona undergraduate students will have the chance to participate in the Intel Ultimate Engineering Experience (I.U.E.E.).