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Civic Leadership

Amanda Stone dedicated to Arizona’s environment and public health

As a college student, Amanda Stone went door-to-door in polluted neighborhoods, providing information and guidance to families affected by contamination. She was then a community-outreach intern with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. Today, more than two decades later, Stone is the Chief Policy and Legislative Affairs Officer for the state agency, which exists to […]


Civic Leadership

Brett Rustand’s leadership: From the battlefield to serving Arizona’s veterans

After nearly a decade of service in the U.S. Army, Brett Rustand returned to Tucson in 2008 ready to move on to the next phase of his life. But as time went by, the retired Army captain began to see military veterans who were struggling, and he felt a need to help those suffering from […]

2016 Graduating Scholars

Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholars graduate from Arizona universities to pursue advanced degrees, work opportunities, service

The 25 Flinn Scholars graduating from Arizona’s public universities this year were honored during the program’s annual Recognition Dinner on May 1 at the Arizona Biltmore. The event also honored the 20 Arizona high-school seniors who were selected as the 31st class of Flinn Scholars, as well as their chosen Distinguished Educator. The graduating Scholars […]

2016 Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholars

31st class of Flinn Scholars to attend Arizona public universities

The 2016 Flinn Scholarship has been awarded to 20 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors, who will receive an unparalleled package for undergraduate study at an Arizona public university. The highly competitive merit-based scholarship includes the cost of tuition at one of the three state universities, funding for room and board, support for at least two […]