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.

Frank Grosbayne: Matador Memories

Aug 28, 2013
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Dr. Frank Grosbayne thought he was coming to AWC for one year, but ended up working in student services for 27 years. He attributes his success to the people he met at AWC.


 

Joe Espinoza : Matador Memories

Aug 28, 2013
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Joe Espinoza was part of the first grounds keeping crews tasked with developing the AWC campus. He says the AWC staff had some help.

Arnold Trujillo: Matador Memories

Aug 28, 2013
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Arnold Trujillo recently retired as coordinator of Student Services for AWC South County Campus in San Luis, but his relationship with the college started a long time ago, as a student. 

Shara Roberts : Matador Memories

Aug 28, 2013
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Shara Roberts is coordinator of Student leadership and Activities. She was active in the campus community from her first day on campus.

Shara’s career as an AWC staff member started off a little rough, as a part time employee

Gerry Giss: Matador Memories

Aug 27, 2013
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Gerry Giss is the son of Arizona State Senator Harold Giss, the man who championed the law that created the state’s junior college system. When he was a recent college graduate, Gerry Giss had a tough choice to make. 

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