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New students welcomed during Matador Day

Parker, AZ (July 7, 2022) – Recent La Paz County high school graduates who committed and registered for the fall semester at Arizona Western College were honored during a Matador Day signing event.

On June 22, students were celebrated for their pursuit of higher education alongside their families during an inaugural ceremony and dinner at the AWC Parker Community Center.

Outreach and Special Programs Coordinator Yaneli Pasillas-Miller and Outreach and Student Services Coordinator Jose Lizarraga shared their words of wisdom with students during the event, followed by supportive closing statements by Associate Dean of La Paz County Services Katheline Ocampo. The future Matadors were also gifted with a certificate of recognition, a customized T-Shirt, and a pen to celebrate their academic pursuits.

“The faces of the smiling parents solidified that this will be a yearly incorporated event for La Paz County students,” said Lizarraga. “Parents were filled with pride and the students were able to be surrounded by a strong supportive network.”

Pasillas-Miller added, “Students were eager to celebrate their day gathering words of wisdom to channel towards their exciting new journey.”

Contact:
Katheline Ocampo
Associate Dean for La Paz County Services
Arizona Western College
Katheline.Ocampo@azwestern.edu
(928) 314-9559

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Caption information: La Paz County high school graduates who committed and registered for the fall semester at Arizona Western College were honored during a recent Matador Day signing event. Students pictured from left to right: Ernestine McCabe, Marasol Casares, Casandra Sandoval, Abraham Silva. McCabe and Casares will be majoring in Nursing, Sandoval will be majoring in Welding, and Silva will be majoring in Radiologic Technology. Not pictured: Yvette Burns, Brianna Carter, Cristina Diaz, Esmeralda Jimenez, Jason King, Melissa Rangel, Matthew Rodriguez, Elizabeth Nolen, Catarina Palma, and Cally May.

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