UNIVERSITY SOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.
AWARDS 16 SCHOLARSHIPS to UA SOUTH STUDENTS
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona; (October 5, 2017) The University South Foundation Inc. (USF), awarded $26,923 in scholarships to 16 University of Arizona South students during a reception held at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista on Thursday, October 5, 2017.
USF President, Michael Boardman and COL(R) Chris Rasmussen from Dawson ISC presented two scholarships, totaling $6,923, to Skyler Dreyer and Roberto Lewis with proceeds that were raised during the Golfing Fore Military Scholarships Inaugural Golf Scramble this past spring.
A $2,500 David Patterson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Cynthia Sharon Burr. Sierra Vista Women’s Club, First Vice President, Sabra Albritton, presented two $1,500 scholarships to Elizabeth Doran and Lea Staten. President Boardman presented the University South Foundation Scholarships; $2,500 scholarship was awarded to Darrell Allen Lord, four $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Grant Lee Bertling, Tori Mattia, Julia Oleskey, and Johnny Ray Risenhoover. Six $1,000 Foundation scholarships were presented to Mahala Lewis, Giovanna Gonzalez, Nadine Clement Milam, Anthony Faggiano, Christina Delgado, and Douglas Santiago.
Randall Hite, a previous University South Foundation scholarship recipient, spoke about his appreciation to the Foundation and to the sponsors who make these scholarships possible. Hite stated that the support the Foundation offers to UA South faculty, staff and students is beneficial to all UA South. Interim UA South Dean, Melody J. Buckner, congratulated the students during her speech.
Since 2011, the University South Foundation Inc. has awarded over $367,953 in scholarships to University of Arizona South students. Donations can be made to the University South Foundation, Inc. by calling 520-458-8278 ext 2129 or by visiting www.universitysouthfoundation.com/donation. All monies donated for scholarships to the University South Foundation is awarded in scholarships to University of Arizona South students.
The University South Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is dedicated to supporting higher education opportunities offered by the University of Arizona South.
UNIVERSITY SOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.
AWARDS $21,000 in SCHOLARSHIPS to UA SOUTH STUDENTS
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona; (March 2) The University South Foundation (USF), Inc. awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 14 University of Arizona South students during a reception held at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista on Thursday, March 2.
Funds for the scholarships awarded at this reception came from the University South Foundation’s 15th Annual DINE UNDER the STARS Scholarship Fundraiser held last fall. The $3,500 David Patterson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Erin Leigh Glockner who is studying Organization Leadership. The University South Foundation’s $3,500 Scholarship was awarded to Johanna Schaefer (Early Childhood Education) and two $1,500 scholarships were awarded to Jonathan Moore (Network Administration) and Lucia Dabdoub (Secondary Education). Eight DINE UNDER the STARS Sponsor Scholarships were presented during the reception.
Photograph by Wendee Grinde: pictured (l-r) Sharon Christie, Erin Leigh Glockner, Raymond Paul Melzer, Ashley Hernandez, Jonathan Moore, Lucia Dabdoub, Ryan Walker, Bobby Ryan Richardson, and Mayra Moreno.
A $2,000 Outback Steakhouse Scholarship was presented to Sharon Christie (Psychology). Steve Hester was available to present the $1,000 Cardinal Pointe Financial Scholarship to Grant Lee Bertling (Network Administration). Elsie MacMillan presented the $1,000 Sierra Toyota Scholarship to Mayra Moreno (Organizational Leadership) and Clint Imholte presented the $1,000 ISC Consulting Group to Bobby Ryan Richardson (Cyber). Michael Boardman, President University South Foundation presented the $1,000 Sierra Vista Ace Scholarship to Ryan Walker (Secondary Education), the $1,000 New Frontier Animal Medical Center Scholarship to Tracey Marie Thompson (Human Services), the $1,000 American Southwest Credit Union Scholarship to Ashley Hernandez (Psychology), the Arizona Lottery Scholarship to Anthony Foggiano (Organizational Leadership), the $1,000 Cox Communications Scholarship to Emily Harayda (Secondary Education) and a $1,000 University South Foundation scholarship to Raymond Paul Melzer (Cyber).
University of Arizona South Associate Dean, Barbara Citera, Ph.D., congratulated the University of Arizona South scholarship winners during her speech. Boardman spoke to over 40 guests about how the University South Foundation supports University of Arizona South faculty, staff and students. Susana Greeno, who had received a University South Foundation scholarship in 2015, spoke at the reception about how the Foundation Scholarship made it possible for her to complete her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at UA South and encouraged these students to pursue their dreams.
Since 2011, the University South Foundation Inc. has awarded over $390,000 in scholarships to University of Arizona South students. Donations and scholarship sponsorships can be made to the University South Foundation, Inc. by calling 520-458-8278 ext 2129 or by visiting www.universitysouthfoundation.com/donation. 100% of the monies donated for scholarships to the University South Foundation goes to scholarships for University of Arizona South students.
Education Unidos Internship
a major success
Officials of the Consulate of Mexico in Douglas, the University of Arizona South, University South Foundation and the Douglas Unified School District celebrated the success of the 2016 Education Unidos Internship program, which concluded on Nov. 30.
The academic exchange program hosted four Mexican teachers who, over the course of 16 weeks, lived and worked in Douglas.
This initiative was launched in part of the Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research to expand opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships, and cross-border innovation. The goal of Mexico’s FOBESSI program is to help both countries develop a 21st century workforce for mutual economic prosperity and sustainable social development.
The Education Unidos Internship program was created in part by Melissa Silva, UA South Douglas Campus, Antonio Portilla of the Consulate of Mexico in Douglas, and Henrietta Kralovec, Director of the Master's Degree Program in Secondary Education at UA South, with the help of Ron Aguallo, DUSD Superintendent.
This year’s interns were selected upon 14 applications that were submitted from throughout Mexico. The criteria included that the intern be of Mexican nationality, a professor in any public or private Mexican academic institution, having obtained at least a bachelor's degree, but above all showcased a true interest in experiencing the cross-border culture and dynamics along Mexico and the United States. While in Douglas, the selected interns conducted action research projects while working with students at Douglas High School, which has a 97.7 percent Hispanic student population.
These four research scholars included Martha Ingrid Gutierrez Roman, Ph.D. of Tapachula, Chiapas, on the Learning process of bilingual students of the border; Fabiola Menendez Mena of Tialnepantla, Estado de Mexico, on the Experiences of binational people who cross the border every day; Dulce Azucena Rodriguez Banda of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, on Hispanic students living on the border: Linking classroom success with their future aspirations; and Marlene Rojas Gonzalez of Atlixco, Puebla, on The impact of the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States for students in a binational high school environment.
Superintendent, Aguallo thanked the teachers for temporarily joining the school district. He noted that DUSD’s ultimate goal in this initiative would be to send some teachers from Douglas into Mexico. Silva, who serves as Student Services Coordinator at UA South mentioned that in such a short period of time, the Education Unidos Internship program was recognized throughout Mexico, for its success. During a FOBESSI update meeting with the U.S. Department of State, and all 50 Mexican Consulates, the Education Unidos Internship was mentioned twice as a successful FOBESSI program. It was also recognized by the Secretary of External Relations in Mexico as Best Practice under the FOBESSI Program. The Ministry of Education in Mexico designated Education Unidos as a model of partnerships in academic mobility.
Lastly, the Secretary of Education in Mexico approved Education Unidos as a professional development opportunity and will continue the salary pay for future scholars participating in the program.
During the farewell event, the new Dean of University of Arizona South, Melody Buckner extended her support of the new program.
“I am inspired by you,” Buckner said to those involved. “...education is really the way we’re going to bind our countries together.”
A special recognition was given to the Education Unidos Internship sponsors: Jose Fernando Vildosola, Agencia de Servicios Aduanales Vildosola; Oscar Vildosola, Osvil International; Luis Zaragoza, Levolor; Danny Ortega Jr., Arizona Public Service; and Robert Quintanar, Freeport McMoRan Inc.
AALIYAH MONTOYA | DOUGLAS DISPATCH Dec 6, 2016
UNIVERSITY SOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.
AWARDS 17 SCHOLARSHIPS to UA SOUTH STUDENTS
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona; (October 6) The University South Foundation (USF), Inc. awarded $28,740 in scholarships to 17 University of Arizona South students during a reception held at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista on Thursday, October 6, 2016.
The $3,000 David Patterson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Stuart James Gibson. Sulpher Springs Valley Electric Cooperation’s Human Resource Manager, Jason Bowling, presented $2,500 scholarships to Sierra Nicole Phillips and Miho Fahnestock. Sierra Vista Women’s Club President, Eva Marie Kiley, presented $1,500 scholarships to Irene Angelov and Lauren Pagendarm. Huachuca Astronomy Club President, David Roemer and Treasurer, Ted Forte, presented the $740 Tommy Neyhart Memorial Scholarship to Tiffany Jay-Claycomb.
Pictured Left to Right starting in the back row: Sierra Nicole Phillips, Miho Fahnestock, Angela Marie Lucero, Irene Angelov, Tiffany Jay-Claycomb, Lauren Pagendarm, Khody Denton, Margarita Gonzalez, Carmen Lorena Villa and Tammy Moss.
Clint Imholte, President of the University South Foundation, presented the University South Foundation Scholarships. A $3,000 scholarship to Christopher Eldred, $2,000 scholarships were awarded to Jessala Annette Muraco, Tammy Moss, and Kymberlee Poling, $1,000 scholarships were presented to Khody Denton, Angela Marie Lucero, Joel (Eric) Strait, Chelsea Bruce, Carmen Lorena Villa, and Margarita Gonzalez. The Foundation’s $2,000 Active Duty/Veteran Scholarship was awarded to Michael Cruz.
Khody Denton, a previous University South Foundation scholarship recipient, spoke about his appreciation to the Foundation and the sponsors who make the scholarships possible. Denton stated that the support that the Foundation offers to UA South faculty, staff and students is beneficial to all UA South students. Interim Dean, Melody J. Buckner, also spoke to the students and guests during the reception.
Since 2011, the University South Foundation Inc. has awarded $279,240 in scholarships to University of Arizona South students. Donations and scholarship sponsorships can be made to the University South Foundation, Inc. by calling 520-458-8278 ext 2129 or by visiting www.universitysouthfoundation.com/donation. 100% of the monies donated for scholarships to the University South Foundation is awarded in scholarships to University of Arizona South students.
The University South Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, is dedicated to supporting higher education opportunities offered by the University of Arizona South.
Education Unidos internship pilot program invites Mexican teachers to U.S. classrooms
Liz Manring, Sierra Vista Herald Aug 26, 2016
SIERRA VISTA — Four Mexican educators will spend this fall semester in classrooms at Douglas High School as the pilot group involved in the Education Unidos internship program, offered through a collaborative effort between the University of Arizona South and the Mexican Consulate.
Those four teachers will work alongside seven colleagues who are completing the UA South’s master’s in education degree, which allows students to begin teaching for public school districts while completing their graduate degree coursework. They will also have a chance to participate in numerous professional development seminars and will wrap up the semester by conducting an action-research project to aid their professional pursuits in Mexico.
“The university is very interested in increasing the number of international students; and we at UA South are very interested in increased partnerships with our colleagues in Mexico,” said Dr. Etta Kralovec, UA South Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Program Director of Graduate Teacher Education. “We have a strong relationship with schools in Cananea and Agua Prieta, and those teachers come to our yearly symposium; so we’ve started moving back and forth across the border with teachers, and this is part of increasing that. The more we have these partnerships, the more we will improve the processes to facilitate these kinds of exchanges.”
The program came to fruition primarily through the vision of Melissa Silva, UA South Student Services Coordinator, who started working on the logistics little by little four years ago when she first came on staff.
“I really did have a dream; and today, that dream is manifesting before our eyes,” Silva said at Thursday’s luncheon welcoming the new students in Groth Hall at UA Sierra Vista. “My dream, especially as a binational person, was for the UA South to collaborate with Mexico, our neighboring country that gives us so much, to have scholars, students, exchanges, internships and of course scholarships, which was the way this started. The fund we created three years ago with the help of the Mexican Consulate — this is the next layer of the Education Unidos project.”
The application process began May 6 and by the July 8 deadline, 14 people from all over Mexico had applied for the program. There were originally five slots filled, but the fifth accepted applicant opted out because she needed to add more courses to her college schedule.
“We’re so happy to have them, and we want everyone work with them, involve them; it’s part of their journey here with us,” Silva said. “My next dream is that it becomes a true bilateral exchange, and we send our students from UA to Mexico and back and forth. That’s the true bilateral exchange and hopefully we can make that happen. We have all the key players in place.”
Each student has completed a higher education degree and specializes in teaching certain subjects. Martha Ingrid Gutierrez Roman holds a PhD in ecology and sustainable development, and she teaches biology at a high school in the state of Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border. Fabiola Menendez Mena teaches English in Mexico City. Dulce Azucena Rodriguez Banda has a culinary arts degree and teaches in Puebla. Marlene Rojas Gonzalez has a master’s in sociology and teaches English and French in Puebla.
“In Mexico, only people who have money can pay for private school and for children to have the language,” explained Mena. “Not everyone has the opportunity.”
It was a sentiment expressed by the program’s other scholars, too. They also said the decision to enter the internship program was a difficult one because they left family and friends behind, but they believe it’s well worth it.
“My students have the American dream — they think it’s easy to come here, speak English and get a job — but I try to help them have other dreams, do many things in their communities,” said Banda, who explained that she is part of a program that is similar to Teach for America. “I like to help people who don’t have that chance. It’s an amazing program to help students continue to study and contribute in their communities.”
Internship participants are in the country on a J1 visa, under the short-term scholar program, and housed at the Cochise College Douglas campus residence halls. A portion of the participants’ program costs are paid through a grant, with the rest covered by the participants or a Mexican institution sponsorship.
“This is important, in terms of education, because we share students across the border,” Kralovec said. “More important, maybe, is that no one really knows how to reach our border students. It’s the highest dropout rate in the country and the lowest academic achievement rate. Having an intellectual conversation with Mexico gives our teachers a different way to think about those students and solve those problems. Cross-border collaboration is important to broaden teacher understandings.”
MOU Signing Starts
New Education Unidos Internship Programgn
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona; (July 2016) The University South Foundation Inc., the Consulate of Mexico in Douglas, and the University of Arizona’s Masters in Secondary Education Program, united together to support the First Education Unidos 2016 Internship Program. on July 20, 2016, University South Foundation Inc.'s Vice President, Michael Boardman, Mexico's Consul Jorge Espejel, and UA South's Dr. Etta Kralovec signed the Education Unidos 2016 Internship Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
The Education Unidos Internship Program will take place during the fall semester in 2016 and will be coordinated through the University of Arizona South’s Masters in Secondary Education program. The internship program will allow participants to develop their academic skills within the city of Douglas Unified School District. The program will provide participants with a unique, professional, enrichment opportunity as they focus on the social, cultural, political and economic context, that determine the education dynamic in the Mexico-Arizona cross-border region. Internship participants will be of Mexican nationality and are professors in academic institutions who want to experience the cross-border culture and dynamics between Mexico and the United States. Participants will gain a professional experience and improve their knowledge of the English language. Participants will also be required to conduct an ‘Action-Research Project’ designed to improve practice for their own individual academic context in Mexico.
The University South Foundation has united with the Mexican Consulate in Douglas on several other occasions to support higher education in the Douglas area. Consul Jorge Espejel stated “I think this area is very important to us and that we are proud to be working with you (University South Foundation) because at this time we are the only (Mexican) Consulate and Foundation working together. And with the Education Unidos Scholarships and this new program, it is very important for our administration.” Michael Boardman, Vice President of University South Foundation, stated, “We (all parties involved in this program) started small and we need to think big! We need to think about all the positives we can do; and this is a great opportunity, by starting a new program and helping it grow”. Both Consul Espejel and Vice President Boardman agree that “these are the ‘First Steps’ with more to come.”
Education Unidos Internship Program Sponsors will support participants with room and board in the Cochise College dormitory, transportation for participants, assistance with exam fees and J-1 Visa status. For more information or to help contribute to this program, contact Melissa Silva, University of Arizona South Student Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Arizona South (UA South) is a branch campus of University of Arizona, and aims to be the community-based institution of choice for students throughout Southern Arizona. From multiple sites throughout Southern Arizona including key border communities in Cochise and Santa Cruz Counties, UA South provides affordable, accessible opportunities to earn high-quality UA degrees and certificates. UA South offers only upper-division and Master’s level coursework, leading to a variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs. UA Douglas campus is located on the campus of Cochise College and provides a pipeline for Douglas-area students to progress from Community College to the completion of their undergraduate degree.
Pictured: Douglas Consul, Jorge Espejel and University South Foundation, Vice President, Michael Boardman
SIERRA VISTA, Arizona; (April, 5) The University South Foundation (USF), Inc. awarded $20,000 in scholarships to 11 University of Arizona South students during a reception held at the University of Arizona Sierra Vista on Tuesday, April 5. During the celebration, University of Arizona South Continuing Education Department also awarded a full tuition scholarship.
Funds for the scholarships awarded at this reception came from the University South Foundation’s 14th Annual DINE UNDER the STARS Scholarship Fundraiser held last fall.
UNIVERSITY SOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.
Photograph by Joseph ‘Ike’ Dent:
pictured in the back row (l-r) Khody Denton, Pablo Roberto Villarreal, Ryan Walker, Randall Hite, Adam Davi.
Second row: Maureen Wilson, Leslie Baer, Melissa Bawkin, Marissa Herrera and Dr. Barbara Citera.
Front row: Lorraine Orozco.
AWARDS $20,000 in SCHOLARSHIPS to UofA SOUTH STUDENTS
The $3,500 David Patterson Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Ryan Walker and the $3,500 University South Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Maureen Wilson. Several of the DINE UNDER the STARS Sponsors were in attendance and presented their scholarships to the recipients. Sponsors presenting awards were: Steve Hester who presented the Ameriprise Financial $1,500 Scholarship to Melissa Bawkin, Clint Imholte presented the ISC Consulting Group $1,500 Scholarship to Adam Davi and Elsie MacMillan presented the $1,000 Sierra Toyota Scholarship to Lorraine Orozco. Clint Imholte, President University South Foundation, also presented the $1500 New Frontier Animal Medical Center Scholarship to Leslie Baer, the $1,500 Outriders Band Scholarship to Khody Denton, the $1,000 Ace Hardware Scholarship to Randall Hite, and the $1500 LaCasita Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Scholarship to Pablo Roberto Villarreal. Scholarship recipients who were not able to attend the reception were Joel Strait who received the $1,000 Arizona Lottery Scholarship and Dewitt JaQuan Gholston-Williams who received the $2,500 University South Foundation’s Veterans Scholarship.
Blais Cross, who had received a University South Foundation scholarship last fall, spoke at the reception about how the Foundation Scholarship made it possible for her to complete her University of Arizona M.Ed with an emphasis in Math and Technology. Cross is now a Secondary Math Teacher in the Douglas Unified School District. University of Arizona South Associate Dean, Barbara Citera, Ph.D., congratulated the University of Arizona South scholarship winners during her speech at the Scholarship Reception. Dr. John DeLalla, UA South Director of Continuing Education, awarded a two year, full tuition, scholarship to Marissa Herrera.
Since 2011, the University South Foundation Inc. has awarded $250,500 in scholarships to University of Arizona South students. Donations and scholarship sponsorships can be made to the University South Foundation, Inc. by calling 520-458-8278 ext 2129 or by visiting www.universitysouthfoundation.com/donation. 100% of the monies donated for scholarships to the University South Foundation goes to scholarships for University of Arizona South students.
UA South awards student scholarships
AALIYAH MONTOYA | DOUGLAS DISPATCH Mar 2, 2016
Representatives of the University South Foundation, Inc. and the Consulate of Mexico have partnered once again in providing over $20,000 in University of Arizona South Scholarships for Douglas campus students.
New to this partnership is Cochise College, giving all students the opportunity to apply for an Education Unidos Scholarship.
Following several fundraising and matching efforts throughout the year, these organizations secured nine recipients for the third annual IME Becas Education Unidos Scholarship Awards, held Feb. 18.
This year’s winners were Kayla Vasquez, Elementary Education; Manuel Pedregon, Elementary Education; Stephany Vanessa Quintero-Galaviz, Psychology; Kayla Nicole Parra, Psychology; Douglas Santiago, Government and Public Service; Pablo Roberto Villareal, Psychology; Josette Lopez, Psychology; and Anais Tabitha Cota-Soto, Government and Public Service.During the ceremony, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally congratulated the winners.“It’s great to see initiatives like this, scholarships like this, coming together,” expressed the congresswoman to the recipients. “When the community comes together, even in tough economic times, they are giving and supporting in order to invest in you.”
Pictured above l-r
AZ Rep Martha McSally, Stephany Vanessa Quintero-Galaviz, Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel, Pablo Roberto Villarreal, Anais Tabita Cota-Soto, Kayla Vasquez, University South Foundation President Clint Imholte, Laura Hurtado-Salinas, Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega Jr., Manuel Pedregon and Licenciado Bernardo Morales.
Other key speakers included Jorge Ernesto Espejel, Consul of Mexico; Clint Imholte, President of University South Foundation, Inc.; James Shockey, Ph.D., Dean of University of Arizona South; and Mayor Danny Ortega Jr.
Rep. McSally, along with the other speakers, emphasized the recipient’s now acquired responsibility to give back to their communities. “You have a lot of people who have chosen now to invest in you, I hope you take that seriously,” suggested the congresswoman. “It’s your responsibility to take this investment, use it well, and pay it forward. “
Consul Espejel expressed the Douglas Consulate’s continued dedication to border community education. “We need to promote education in order to be help Mexican and American students,” Espejel said. “...let’s continue working so hard for our countries, and for our border.” Imholte added to the conversation, saying he is truly inspired by the sense of community in Douglas.
“Our mission [at University South Foundation] is to champion the higher educational opportunities for UA South students by identifying, securing, and cultivating resources to support all students, staff, and faculty of the foundation,” remarked the foundation president. He continued by recognizing two employees —which he refers to as the lifeblood of the foundation — Rose Sueskind, and Wendee Grinde.
Among several key contributors recognized during the event, Melissa Silva, Director at UA South was mentioned several times for being an outstanding advocate.
Scholarship recipient Laura Hurtado first joined the UA South as a volunteer, and says she mentored by Silva. “I want to thank Melissa because she told me about this opportunity,” said Hurtado. “I saw her working hard for this scholarship and so I’m very grateful that I had the opportunity to receive it from you all.”
Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Education Unidos Scholarship Gala, to be held Aug. 20. Proceeds will benefit recipients of this award in 2017. Ticket information and pre-order inquiries are available through the U of A South Douglas Campus, 520 439-6880.
3rd Memorandum of Understanding
for IMEBecas Scholarships at UA Douglas
Douglas Mexican Consul, Jorge Ernesto Espejel and University South Foundation Inc., President, Clint Imholte entered into their third Memorandum of Understanding, and Cochise College and the Mexican Consul signied their first Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday, December 8. 2015 at UA South Douglas. These two bi-national agreements provide better educational opportunities in our communities.
These agreements will recognize the amount of ‘matched’ funding that will be given towards scholarships for Mexican or Mexican-origin students who are attending University of Arizona Douglas and Cochise College Douglas. Resources provided by the Government of the United Mexican States through the "IME Fellowship Program” and resources from the University South Foundation has awarded scholarships to twelve students over the past two years. Cochise College and UA South has established a 2+2 program that helps local residences to achieve dreams of receiving a diploma from UofA therefore these agreements are another joint effort to enhance higher education for our communities.
As a result of this bi-national funding, the Education Unidos Scholarship Fund was created to form opportunities in our communities.
Pictured l-r: Cochise College President Dr. J.D. Rottweiler, Cochise College Foundation Denise Hoyos, Douglas Consul Jorge Ernesto Espejel, University South Foundation President Clint Imholte, UA South Dean Jim Shockey Phd., Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega.