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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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Fall 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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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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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

 

 

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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  

 

 

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

 

 

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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, 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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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

 


 

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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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