Scholars

Name:  Carolina Aguirre

University: Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business

Graduated: May 2018

Major:  B.S. Accounting

Current Position & Employer:  Doc Intake Specialist, Maricopa Community Colleges - District Office (Phoenix, AZ)

Quotes: “The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been the greatest support group through my academic studies and after. They have always encouraged me throughout any adversity. With their support, I was able to attain my bachelor’s degree and they have welcomed me into an amazing group of peers and mentors whom I now consider lifelong friends. I could never thank the chamber enough for their continued support, leadership, and commitment to me and the other scholars.

Name:  Robert Ito

University: Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business

Graduated: May 2016

Major: B.S. Finance

Current Position & Employer: Law Student at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (Phoenix, AZ)

 Quotes:  “Receiving a scholarship from the AZHCC gave me the opportunity to focus on school and earn good grades, rather than having to work full time or take out an exorbitant amount of loans. Because I was able to focus on school, I graduated summa cum laude and I gained admission to ASU's law school. I am currently entering my second year of law school and I am thankful for the opportunities that the AZHCC has afforded me.”

Name:  Deidre Zuniga

University: Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business

Graduated: May 2015

Major: B.A. Business Communication

Current Position & Employer: Recruitment Coordinator at University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)

Quotes: “No one ever told me how hard it would be as a non-resident, first-generation college student, but with the help of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and other community organizations I was able to be the first in my family to successfully navigate through college and receive my diploma. Looking back now, it is easy to say, “I wish I knew this when I was in college,” which is exactly why I chose a career in higher education serving as an advocate and a resource to underrepresented populations.”

Name:  Mario Sanchez

University:  Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business

Graduated: May 2015

Major: B.S. Supply Chain Management, B.A. Business Sustainability

Current employer:  Supply Chain Analyst, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (Scottsdale, AZ)

Quotes: “The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship assisted me by providing funding for my tuition and college expenses such as books.”