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REsidentIal Life Staff

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Spring 2015 Staff

DeAnza Hall


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Tony Mitchell,
Hall Director and
Assistant Football Coach

This is Coach Mitchell's 6th year as a Hall Director and Assistant Football Coach at AWC.  Coach Mitchell is originally from Chicago, IL and enjoys the sunny warm weather of Yuma!  Coach Mitchell runs the Intramural Program in the spring.


Scott Hukill, Resident Assistant

Scott comes to AWC from Idaho and is excited to be living in sunny Yuma! This is Scott's second semester at AWC and in his first semester as a RA.  He joins the Residential Life team after spending a semester working as the VP of Community Service with SGA, so Scott is no stranger to the AWC campus.  Scott enjoys playing basketball and working out.

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Rocio Napoles, Resident Assistant

Rocio is from San Diego, California, but she was raised in San Luis, Mexico her whole life.  This is Rocio's first semester as a U of A student, and it is also her third semester as an RA.  Rocio is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies.  In 10 years, Rocio sees herself completing her Master's, working as a hospital nutritionist, and be certified as a registered dietitian.  During her free time, Rocio enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and being around her cats!

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Stacey Corella, Resident Assistant

Stacey is in her second semester as a RA and enjoys making people laugh.  Stacey is a former CAMP student and grew up in Mexico with her family.  She has plans to move on to New Mexico State University after graduating this May and will be pursing a degree in Business.  Stacey stays involved with campus activities as she is the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) president and the RHA (Residence Hall Association) treasuer. 


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Garces Hall


Demi Hurst, Hall Director

Demi Hurst is in her second year as a Hall Director. She was a Resident Assistant in the halls from 2010-2012. She recently graduated from NAU with a Bachelor's in Biology/Chemistry. Demi has been working at AWC for six years. This makes her an excellent resource for the students! Demi enjoys catching up on her favorite television shows and spending time with her cat Finn (who was named after a character on Glee).

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Alex Vieyra, Resident Assistant  

Alex is in his second semester as a RA and is a former CAMP student.  He graduated from Cibola and enjoys spending time playing in his Church band.  Alex is a talented artist and loves to spend his time listening to music and snap chatting.


Dulce Cortez, Resident Assistant

This is Dulce's third year in college. Dulce started working as a front desk employee her first year and this is her second year as a Resident Assistant. A special fact about Dulce is that she was born in Guerrero, Mexico and raised in San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, a border city 45 minutes away from Yuma, Arizona. She immigrated to the United States in 2005 speaking no English at all. Dulce pursues a career in Family Studies and plans to transfer to the University of Arizona after she obtains her Associate's Degree here at AWC. During her spare time you'll find Dulce entertaining herself with anime, manga, and her artistic talents. Her sister is also a Resident Assistant, Adriana Cortez, and Dulce compares herself to her sister as having a more chill temperament than Adriana.


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Jessica Rodriguez, Resident Assistant

Jessica is in her second semester of being a Resident Assistant and says she loves it because of all of the different kinds of people she gets to meet! Although she is already bi-lingual in English and Spanish it is through socializing with the students that she has learned some Japanese, French, and Polish. Born in Yuma, Arizona Jessica has also lived in California and Phoenix. She finally came back to San Luis where she graduated from San Luis High School! You can often find Jessica eating her favorite ice cream, Magnum Bars, from the cafeteria or watching action movies! Her aspiration is to become a police officer as she is not only getting her degree in Criminal Justice but also volunteers with the police department.


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Kino Hall


Kyle Carothers,  Hall Director/Assistant Baseball Coach 

Kyle is an AWC baseball coach & this will be his 4th year coaching along with his 4th year being a hall director. He lives in Kino with his wife, 3 kids and 2 dogs. Besides his love of baseball his other hobby is playing golf in his free time. He loves interacting with the students & you will always see him walking around campus with his family.

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Clarissa Jimenez, Resident Assistant 


Clarissa is a culinary major with aspirations of moving to Los Angeles and opening up her own restaurant. Although she loves the Culinary Arts, she does not enjoy baking as much as everything else. She loves watching "How I Met Your Mother" and "That 70's Show"; in addition, she enjoys listening to music throughout the day. Her strength is rooted with her cousin, Emmanuel, who fought sickness off while smiling the entire time. She admires his strength to keep a positive attitude. Clarissa is not an animal person; however, she has a dog, iguana, parrot, turtle, a couple of finches, and a fish. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to sing.

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Alexis Romero, Resident Assistant

Alexis Romero was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. He graduated from Kofa High School and decided to attend Arizona Western College to continue his education. His major is Criminal Justice and one day he hopes to work as a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administrator).  He plans on transferring to ASU in a year to complete his bachelor’s degree. In his spare time Alexis loves to play and watch soccer, he obsesses with his hair non-stop, of all the RA’s he’s got the best ‘style’  and will always walk around carrying a hair brush with him. His favorite animal is the shark (Let’s hope he won’t be eaten by one someday!) 

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Tito Barrera, Resident Assistant

Tito is a Cibola High School graduate and a second semester Resident Assistant. He is studying physics and is aspiring to become a Theoretical Physicist however he likes to tell people he is a theatre major!  Tito is a member of the Honors Program here on campus and is also a consultant for the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-12pm in the Kino Lobby he offers “Tutoring with Tito” where he assists any student in need with math, chemistry, physics, and anatomy & physiology. It is the friendships that he makes and the conversations that he has in the Kino Lobby that gives him the most joy out of being Resident Assistant. In the fall Tito began a ‘community garden’ located near Kino which is currently growing tomatoes and kale. Somehow after all of this used brain power he is able to survive off of the delicious cookies from the cafeteria and double shots from Starbucks!


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RA stands for Resident Assistant. RAs are current AWC or NAU-Yuma student leaders that live within the residence halls. 

The RAs are responsible for providing educational and social programming in the residence halls. 

RAs are also responsible for addressing and properly documenting policy violations.

RAs must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA

Interested in being a leader on campus? Contact Jennifer Tagaban for information on positions available!


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