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The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County and Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona have partnered with Yavapai College to present the annual Cash for College Scholarship Awareness Nights. Local students, their families, and educators are invited to learn more about the opportunities for community college, traditional four-year universities, and vocational certifications which includes the non-traditional student who is returning to college.
Two events will take place, one in Prescott and one in Clarkdale. These events are free and open to the public, and there is no need to register.
CASH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARENESS NIGHT – PRESCOTT
Monday, December 2
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Yavapai College Gymnasium, Prescott Campus
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Building 2, Prescott
CASH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARENESS NIGHT – CLARKDALE
Tuesday, December 3
Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, Community Room – Building M., 1st Floor
601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale
Staff from ACF of Yavapai County and ACF of Sedona, as well as scholarship providers, will be available to answer questions and share information. Contact Lisa Sahady at 928.583.7815 or LSahady@azfoundation.org for more information about the Prescott event, and Jennifer Perry at 928.399.7218 or JPerry@azfoundation.org for more information about the Clarkdale event.
The Arizona Community Foundation of Yavapai County’s Board of Advisors recently elected William Arnold, Lorna Galeano, and Mark Kille to the board. Current board of advisor Jenna James was elected Chair and current board of advisor Dawn Wasowicz was elected Vice Chair. New advisors and officers began their term on April 1, 2019.
“We are delighted to have such a depth of experience and knowledge on our Board of Advisors and we welcome our new members to this great body,” said Jenna James, newly-elected Chair of the ACF of Yavapai County Board of Advisors.
William Arnold, PhD is a retired communications professor from Arizona State University, where he also served as the Director of Gerontology. An author and mentor, William currently serves as Chair of the Friends of the Prescott Public Library Board of Directors. William holds a PhD in communication from Penn State University. He and his wife are retired and live in Prescott.
Lorna Galeano is a Senior Administrator for Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe (YPIT). A Prescott native, she has worked for the Tribe in various administrative roles over the past 20 years and recently served on the YPIT Board of Directors. Lorna was awarded the Tom Bragg Memorial Achievement Award for her volunteer work with the National Diabetes Association.
Mark Kille owns and operates Mingus Mountain Law Group PLLC. He is an injury lawyer and has experience in all types of litigation, including arbitration, mediation, and trial. As a member of the Volunteer Attorney Program, he provides legal guidance to those who are unable to afford an attorney. Mark is also a former member of the Prescott Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. He holds a JD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Jenna James is the Executive Director of the Harold James Family Trust and serves on the board for the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. She was a middle- and high-school English teacher for six years, and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from University of Redlands.
Dawn Wasowicz was born and raised in Prescott and is from a fifth-generation ranching family in Yavapai County. She owns Rafter Eleven, a local tasting experience that serves wine, coffee, olive oil, and spices. Dawn has been involved in United Families for six years, served on a Business Board for Fain Signature Group for ten years, and has been a member of Prescott’s chapter of P.E.O. for over 20 years.
Yavapai College Gymnasium, 1100 E. Sheldon Street, Building 2, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus, Building M, 1st Floor, 601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
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