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ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants by quotes

ASU/Morrison Institute Scholoarship Program Seeks Applicants

ARIZONA
STATE
UNIVERSITY
News ReleaseJanuary 29, 2007 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ASU/Morrison Institute for Public Policy Scholarship Program Seeks Applicants 

Arizona
State
University
’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, in partnership with The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen, is pleased to provide a distinctive scholarship program — the Young Steward of Public Policy. This program provides the opportunity for
Arizona high school seniors to earn a scholarship award and be published in both The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen newspapers. The first place award recipient will receive a $1,500 scholarship to ASU; the second place award recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to ASU.
 

The sponsors of the Young Steward program are Salt River Project (SRP), General Dynamics C4 Systems, Arizona Public Service (APS), The Arizona Republic and Tucson Citizen. 

This prestigious scholarship is designed to encourage Arizona high school seniors to think about public policy issues in Arizona and to promote the concept of “stewardship” — public leadership committed to doing what is best for
Arizona and its residents, regardless of political philosophy or personal gain.
 

Young Steward of Public Policy awards will be based on an essay about a public issue of critical importance to the state of
Arizona. Essays must analyze a specific public issue affecting the state and its residents and include specific recommendation(s) for
Arizona policy makers on how the issue should be addressed.
 

For information on how to apply,
Arizona high school seniors should visit http://www.morrisoninstitute.org and click the link entitled “Scholarship Award” or call Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 and request to be mailed the application for this scholarship program. The application process requires submitting an essay following specific guidelines (two-pages maximum). The application deadline is March 15, 2007.
 

Award recipients must attend

Arizona
State
University.
 

This special program was established by Elaine and Richard Morrison of
Gilbert, Arizona to commemorate the impact of Morrison Institute’s now more than 20 years of public service and policy research. Information about prior award recipients can be viewed at http://www.morrisoninstitute.org.
 

Morrison Institute for Public Policy is an

Arizona
State
University resource for objective public policy research and analysis. A part of the
School of
Public Affairs in the

College of
Public Programs, Morrison Institute brings university scholarship and public policy development together for the benefit of Arizonans. Contact Morrison Institute at 602-496-0900 or http://www.morrisoninstitute.org.

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ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship by quotes
January 27, 2007, 4:39 pm
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ASU’s Jason Burke To Receive Post-Graduate Scholarship
National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Honors Burke

Jason Burke, a long snapper on the 2006 Arizona State University football team, is the 2007 recipient of a postgraduate scholarship presented annually by the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Chapter Executive Director Dan Manucci announced Friday.
 
Burke and several local high school football student-athletes will be honored at the Chapter’s annual Scholarship Banquet on Saturday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Scottsdale Hilton Resort, 6333 North Scottsdale Road. For more information regarding the banquet contact Dan Manucci at 480-838-2046.
 
The consummate Sun Devil, Burke played in all 49 games during the 2003-06 seasons, joining kicker Jesse Ainsworth and defensive tackle Jordan Hill as the only Sun Devils on the 2006 roster to do so.  Burke was a steady long snapper who made only one bad snap during his four-year career.  A highly acclaimed student who earned Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic honors four times during his career, including first-team honors in 2005 and 2006.  He was an integral member of ASU’s special teams units that used the services of a total of four punters during the 2003-06 seasons.
 
In 2006 Burke played in all 13 games as ASU’s long snapper while earning first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors for the second consecutive season, posting a 3.9 GPA studying finance and marketing, the second-highest grade point average among first-team members. He was the snapper for kicker Jesse Ainsworth, who finished the season successfully converting a Pac-10 record 160 consecutive extra points, which dates back to the 2003 season.  He snapped to punter Jonathan Johnson, whose 37.2-yard net punting average was a 6.9-yard increase from ASU’s average in 2005, the greatest improvement in the Pac-10.  Burke was recognized as a Hard Hat Player for his work in ASU’s preseason winter strength and conditioning program.
 
In 2005 Burke served as the team’s long snapper in all 12 games.  He participated in every game despite being hampered by nagging injuries and earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors with a 3.9 GPA.
 
In 2004 he handled ASU’s long snapping duties in all 12 games. He snapped to punter Chris MacDonald who earned Freshman All-America honors after finishing third in the Pac-10 and 15th in the nation at 43.1 yards per punt. He was a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection.  Burke also earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District VIII honors.  He shared the team’s Clyde B. Smith Academic Award with Andrew Carnahan. Burke played in all 12 games at long snapper in 2003 and earned second-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors.  He snapped to honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer Tim Parker who finished 20th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 at 43.4 yards per punt.
 
A 2002 graduate of Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale Burke was named first-team all-region at center in 2001. He earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award in 2002 and also earned the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002. Burke lettered in football one year and was coached by Steve Belles. A finance major, Burkes parents are Paul (independent contractor) and Marie (executive assistant) of Glendale.
 
ASUs National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes
 
2007    Jason Burke
2006    Chad Christensen
2005    Grayling Love
2004    Skyler Fulton
2003    Mike Barth
2002    Nick Murphy
2001    Mike Aguirre
1997    Damien Richardson
1996    Kirk Robertson
1995    Justin Dragoo
1993    Toby Mills
1992    Adam Brass
1990    Drew Metcalfe
1989    Mark Tingstad
1978    Chris Mott
1966    Ken Dyer



The Pepsi Bottling Group to Honor Outstanding Phoenix Teacher and Students by quotes

The Pepsi Bottling Group

to Honor Outstanding

Teacher and Students in Phoenix

Motívate y Edúcate Program Awards $1,000 to a High School Teacher and $2,500 to Two High School Seniors in Phoenix

The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (PBG) announced today the creation of a new educational program as part of its commitment to the Latino community in the Phoenix area. Named Pepsi Motívate y Edúcate, the program recognizes and rewards excellence among high school teachers and graduating seniors in the Valley of the Sun. The program will deliver a $1,000 teacher recognition award, two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and bring a motivational speaker to high schools.

We want to encourage tomorrows leaders to strive for excellence, said Ron Goodson, Vice President and General Manager of the Southwest Market Unit at PBG. Through community partnerships with high schools and local retailers, The Pepsi Bottling Group wants to motivate and support these leaders so that they can further their education and obtain the tools necessary for continued success.

To help spread the word about Motívate y Edúcate, PBG is teaming up with local retailers Food City, Ranch Market and Frys Mercado. Food City will help search for a deserving high school teacher, Ranch Market will sponsor the motivational speaker tour and Frys Mercado will publicize the high school scholarships. Program information, scholarship applications and nomination forms will be available in participating high schools and stores beginning this month. Forms must be completed and postmarked by November 21, 2006.

To qualify for the $2,500 scholarship, prospective applicants must be high school seniors from the Phoenix area (Maricopa County) graduating in 2007, be enrolled full time in a degree-seeking program at a U.S. accredited college or university in the U.S. for the 2007-2008 academic year and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

To be eligible for the $1,000 Teacher Recognition Award, nominated teachers must teach in a Phoenix-area (Maricopa County) high school. Teachers may be nominated by a student, parent, friend or colleague who views the teacher as an inspiration to his/her Latino students.

We want to invite all high school seniors and teachers to apply. We are very proud to bring this program to the community and look forward to meeting our outstanding students and teacher, said Mr. Goodson.

About The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc.

The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. (www.pbg.com) is the worlds largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages with operations in the U.S., Canada, Greece, Mexico, Russia, Spain and Turkey.



Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria to Highlight the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference by quotes

 Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria to Highlight the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference

The Hispanic Women’s Corporation (HWC) is hosting the 21st National Hispanic Women’s Conference on Oct. 12-13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The two-day conference, supported by the city of Phoenix, is the largest gathering of Latinas in the country and will provide leadership and professional development to more than 2,000 participants while raising funds for college scholarships to benefit Latinas. The conference kicks-off Oct. 12 with a Youth Leadership Conference targeting approximately 400 local area school students.

The event will feature a corporate luncheon on Friday, Oct. 13. The luncheon will honor three dynamic Latinas: Eva Longoria, Julie Stav and Maria Marin.

Qwest Communications is sponsoring a special appearance Friday, Oct.13 featuring the guest of honor and the Latina Visionary and Community Empowerment award recipient, actress Eva Longoria, star of the mega hit Desperate Housewives. “I am honored to be part of this important conference that educates and improves the lives of Latinas,” said Longoria. “We are committed to the Hispanic community and are very proud to bring successful Latina Eva Longoria,” said Hector Placencia, director of Hispanic marketing for Qwest.

This year, State Farm Insurance Co., will present the conference honorary luncheon chair and international financial expert Julie Stav. She is the founder and owner of Retirement Benefit Systems, a financial planning firm, and Julie Stav Inc., an educational communications company. She is also an author, host of a daily radio show and a featured guest on the ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Univision and Telemundo networks.

Maria Marin will receive this year’s Latina Excellence Award for her successful career and contributions to the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. She is considered one of the leading motivational trainers in the world on the subject of “Personal Empowerment” and “The Art of Negotiation.” Marín is a national newspaper columnist, who writes on personal growth topics for women. Her column “Mujer Sin Límite,” (Women Without Limits) is published weekly in the top markets throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

“Latina Power: The Billion Dollar Market” is this year’s conference theme. “It celebrates and recognizes our strong and important financial contributions to society,” said Alexis Parra, conference chairwoman. The conference will highlight influential Latinas who will share their stories of success. There also will be a series of workshops on financial planning, professional development, entrepreneurship, leadership and more.

“The National Hispanic Women’s Conference serves as a source of inspiration, empowerment, and wealth building, both personally and professionally,” said Linda Mazon-Gutierrez, president of the Hispanic Women’s Corporation. This year more than 45 scholarships will be awarded to students locally and nationally ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. This year’s scholarship winners will be majoring in business, engineering, nursing, liberal arts, education, medicine and the sciences.

The conference also will host a two-day Latina Art and Cultural Exhibit, an Expo Center, and will present a unique and colorful Dillard’s and Latino Future Fashion Show and Reception on Oct. 13.

Key sponsors for the conference include: APS, Arvizu Advertising & Promotions, Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Tobacco Education and Prevention, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Canyon Ranch Resort, Cox Communications, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and UAW Delphi, La Voz, Maricopa County Community Colleges, Prensa Hispana, Qwest, State Farm Insurance Co., Univision, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Wells Fargo, The Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and 12 News.

The Hispanic Women’s Corporation was founded in 1981 and is a model organization, recognized as a 501 © (3) nonprofit corporation known for being a proactive leader in the development of Hispanic women. HWC empowers women through its commitment to the culture by promoting higher education, community involvement, professional advancement and leadership development for the improvement of Latinas’ cultural quality of life. For more information on the HWC, registration or to purchase tickets to the fashion show, please visit www.hispanicwomen.org