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

Archived Episodes

Closing the Gap Graduate Spotlights Student Spotlights

October 2017 Edition of Closing the Gap

In this edition of Closing the Gap, we feature the following:

Leaders & Legends – 2017. Thanks to the support of all our great partners, all the tables for the 2017 Leaders & Legends Celebration Luncheon have been sold. Even though the event is sold out, sponsorship, and other support opportunities are still available.
College Success Arizona: Our Efforts in Focus. It is difficult to overstate the importance of education beyond high school to the future prospects of Arizona’s young people. Earning a college certificate or degree can empower them to seize opportunities in our dynamic and increasingly high-tech economy that would otherwise be out of reach.
Graduate Spotlight – Shayla Felix. Shayla Felix is a social worker who graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University last year, and she’s only 24!
College Success Arizona Welcomes New Board Member. College Success Arizona is proud to welcome Kate Hickman to our Board of Directors. Kate was elected at the August meeting, and will attend her first meeting as a Board Member in early November.
AzCAN Member Spotlight – Northern Arizona University Talent Search. The Northern Arizona University Talent Search program is a federally, grant-funded TRIO program of the US Department of Education located in Flagstaff.
Nogales Education Leader to be Named STAR at Annual Luncheon.College Success Arizona is proud to announce that Zulema Fragoso, of the Nogales Unified School District, will be the recipient of the 2017 College Success Arizona Star Award. 

read post

Erin Hart of Expect More Arizona

This edition of the “College Success Arizona Podcast” features our interview with Erin Hart, the interim President and CEO of Expect More Arizona.

Erin talks about her organization’s efforts to promote and help build the “Arizona Education Progress Meter,” which is an effort to better understand, implement, and monitor several critical educational benchmarks – which is pivotal to increasing the state’s college attainment rate.

read post

Sirrene Ayyad

In this episode, we feature Sirrene Ayyad, a College Success Arizona, small business owner, and single mother, “It just takes some hard work to do what you want to do, but most importantly anyone can do it, if you just work hard.” Sirrene is attending Estrella Mountain Community College, working to fulfill her dream of becoming a dentist.

read post

Stay Engaged

Receive the latest news & information on education and college attainment from College Success Arizona by signing up for our mailing list.