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REsidentIal Life Staff

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These are the people that are here to help you!

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Spring 2014 Staff

From Left to Right (Top) Demi Hurst, Leo Ibarra, Clarissa Jimenez (Middle) Alexis Romero, Tony Mitchell, Adriana Cortez, Rocio Napoles, Dulce Cortez, Mark Kalavi, Kyle Carothers, Crystal Fell  (Bottom) Filip Walczuk, Jennifer Tagaban, Logan Soakai

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.

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Logan Soakai, Resident Assistant

Logan was born in Honolulu, the capital of the beautiful Hawaiian island of Oʻahu. This is Logan's second semester at AWC studying law enforcement, and his first semester as a Resident Assistant. After completing his education, Logan plans on returning home to Hawaii to become a police officer. Logan is open to any kind of food, addicted to Monster energy drinks, and his favorite colors are black and red. During his free time he takes great pleasure in reading Star Wars books, matching socks, playing video games, 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 third semester as an AWC student, and it is also her first semester as an RA.  Rocio is currently working on her Associate's Degree in Family Studies and hopes to transfer to U of A to finish her Bachelor's there.  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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Dulce Cortez, Resident Assistant

This is Dulce's second year in college. Dulce started working as a front desk employee last year and this is her first 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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Garces Hall

 

Demi Hurst, Hall Director

Demi Hurst is in her first year as a Hall Director. She was a RA 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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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.

 

Adrian Ocampo, Resident Assistant

Adrian was born and raised here in Yuma, Arizona. Before moving into the residence halls, he lived with his mother,step-father, and two brothers. Adrian is the second eldest child of the siblings. Adrian enjoys playing sports like basketball, he runs track and on his down time and he enjoys kicking back with his friends. He is also engages himself in an active workout system known as cross-fit. Adrian plans on earning his masters and one day becoming a businessman. He is a very outgoing and social guy!

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Leo Ibarra, Resident Assistant

Leo is a nice guy and is easy to get along with. He was born in and raised in Arizona. He likes to be independent. He does not like animals but he doesn’t hate them. He likes to compare himself to a lion because they are fierce and he likes that about them. This is his second year at AWC and his first year as a Resident Assistant. Leo spent his first year on as a member of CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program).  He is pursuing his degree in Broadcast Journalism and will transfer to a university in California by the end of this school year. During his spare time he enjoys updating himself with the fashion world.

 

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Kino Hall

 

Kyle Carothers,  Hall Director/Assistant Baseball Coach 

Kyle is an AWC baseball coach & this will be his 3rd year coaching along with his 3rd year being a hall director. He lives in Kino with his wife, 2 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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Adriana Cortez, Resident Assistant 

 

Adriana, also known as Ady for "short", is a RA at Kino Hall. She comes from Guerrero, Mexico and moved to San Luis Arizona while still in high school. If you never talk to her, she might seem mean at first, but those that are fortunate to be considered her friend will know she can be the best person in the world. She is nice and caring, and she will always be there for you when you need someone to talk to. She is very skilled at cooking (which is her major, culinary arts). She speaks both English and Spanish, so don't ever be afraid to approach her!

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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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Filip Walczuk, Resident Assistant

Filip is an international student from Siedlce Poland. He is 19 years old and this is his second year living in Yuma, Arizona. This is his first year as a RA. His major is engineering, he loves math and loves to play volleyball. Filip likes to travel and likes to visit new places. 


 

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WHAT IS A RA?!

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!

Hall Directors- Tony (DeAnza), Demi (Garces), Kyle (Kino)

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