Matador Memories: Celebrating AWC's Golden Anniversary

Arizona Western College began offering learning opportunities to the residents of southwestern Arizona in the fall of 1963. This year KAWC will join the entire AWC community celebrating this golden anniversary. Join us for Matador Memories every Friday morning during Morning Edition and evening during All Things Considered for stories from people whose lives have been changed through Arizona Western College.

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Arizona Western College Student Government President Christian Taffe is not a Yuma native, but he is glad AWC gave him a local option before he embarks on the rest of his academic career outside Yuma…

Chelsea Sierra Bradley : Matador Memories

Apr 3, 2014
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Chelsea Sierra Bradley is a current student at Arizona Western College. She says working with AWC's Coordinator of Student Leadership and Activities, Sara Roberts, on AWC's Golden Anniversary celebration has helped put her AWC experience in perspective.

 

Gary Pullins : Matador Memories

Apr 3, 2014
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Gary Pullins was one of the first students to attend Arizona Western College, he came to Yuma to pursue his dream of a career in baseball. He says he had a great time living in the dorms and found a path to a career in coaching.

Tom Tyree : Matador Memories

Apr 3, 2014
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Tom Tyree was a student at Arizona Western College from 1966-to-1967. He came to AWC to play football, but says he was most influenced by an AWC English professor.

Kyle Hawkey : Matador Memories

Apr 3, 2014
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Kyle Hawkey was a full time student at AWC beginning in 2008 and became a professor in 2011. But his association with AWC began many years before when he was still in elementary school.

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