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.

Petronella Newhard : Matador Memories

Dec 8, 2013
AWC TV Services

Petronella Newhard spent 2 years at Arizona Western College and was an Honors Student. She was the commencement speaker at her graduation in 2011. Newhard says there is much more to AWC than the learning that occurs in classrooms.

Dan Hann : Matador Memories

Dec 5, 2013
AWC TV Services

Dan Hann retired recently as AWC Vice President of Administration and Finance. He served under two of  AWC's longest serving presidents, Jim Carruthers and Don Schoening. His first impression of the campus came while he was still working for Yavapai College in Prescott.

Jana Moore : Matador Memories

Nov 21, 2013
AWC TV Services

Jana Moore is Arizona Western College's Dean for Distance Learning. She has made working at AWC a family affair, since her husband, Steve Moore, is a professor on the main campus in Yuma. Moore's career began in the early morning hours in the mid-1990’s

Sylvia Herrera : Matador Memories

Nov 20, 2013
AWC TV Services

Sylvia Herrera was part of the first cohort of Arizona Western College students to complete a full two-year program in the 1960's. She says it was very exciting being invited to pursue her education at Yuma's first institution of higher learning.

Glenn Mayle : Matador Memories

Nov 20, 2013
AWC TV Services

Dr. Glenn Mayle was first involved with Arizona Western College as the Yuma campus was being built. He returned in the 1970's to work as an adminstrator and again, four years ago, to serve as President. Dr. Mayle says a life in higher education is not what he expected as a child.

Pages