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.

Lenny Foster : Matador Memories

Jan 23, 2014
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Lenny Foster is an Arizona Western College graduate who came to the Yuma campus in the late 1960's from his home on the other end of the state, on the Navajo Nation. He says Matador baseball made a tremendous difference in his life.

JIM CARRUTHERS : AWC50th

Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Jim Carruthers is a former Arizona state legislator who enjoyed a long career at Arizona Western College, including 14 years as President. His relationship with the school began when he was still working at Yuma’s Kofa High School.

The legacy of Dr. Carruthers' years as AWC  president is an institution-wide commitment to the development of a collaborative life-long learning community in Yuma.

Velma Townsend : Matador Memories

Dec 9, 2013
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Velma Townsend's family was farming in the Yuma area when the campus for Arizona Western College was first being built. She eventually became a student. Thanks to a thoughtful AWC professor, Townsend's interest in computers has influenced generations of her family.

  

DONALD BUTLER : AWC50TH

Dec 9, 2013
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Donald Butler is the Director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture. He was part of the group that gathered to create Arizona’s first junior college in Yuma County in the early 1960's.

Bob Schmitt : Matador Memories

Dec 9, 2013
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Bob Schmitt is an Arizona attorney who was born and raised in Yuma, but who ended up playing baseball at Arizona Western College by way of Tucson.

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