On this page you’ll find the latest episodes of the College Success Arizona PodCast.

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Closing the Gap Graduate Spotlights Student Spotlights

Ashanti Ruiz

One of my goals is to definitely make a bigger difference – I know that here on the West Side there aren’t that many resources available to get help if you’re going through some type of trauma or substance abuse. I definitely want to help out in my community, because my community is very important to me, and growing up here just made me realize that somebody needs to step up and provide those type of resources” – Ashanti Ruiz, College Success Arizona Scholar from Phoenix, who graduated from Maryvale High School and is currently wrapping up her second year at Glendale Community College, from there Ashanti plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Health, and eventually a Master’s Degree.

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April 2018 Edition of Closing the Gap

In this edition we cover – We’re Hiring ― College Success Arizona is seeking a qualified Director of Development to join our team to further our mission of providing access to a postsecondary education for first-generation and low-income students in Arizona, College Attainment and Future Success Begin with Improved Financial Aid, Student Spotlight ― Paulina Vazquez Paulina Vazquez […]

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Vanessa Hernandez

“Oh my gosh, it was so hard! It was definitely harder than I thought it was going to be, and I was working full-time while attending night school. So, it was definitely something that I wasn’t ready for but overall I finished it in the time that it’s supposed to take, and I guess that’s all that counts.” – Vanessa Hernandez, College Success Arizona Scholar, who received her Bachelor’s Degrees in in Political Science and Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Grand Canyon University, and is now working as aan Admissions Counselor at Grand Canyon University (GCU).

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