Inaugural Consuelo I. Aguilar Scholarship Walk/Run Event a Big Success

Consuelo Aguilar passed away in February 2009 at the age of 27 after a valiant fight against an extremely aggressive form of cancer. A UA graduate, she was committed to improving conditions in the Mexican American community, and helping high school students through her work in the Tucson Unified School District’s Ethnic Studies Department. 

The April 3, 2011, event raised over $7,000 and attracted 200 participants.  The funds raised for the Walk/Run more than meet the $10,000 required for establishing the endowed scholarship, and the grand total for the Consuelo Aguilar Scholarship Fund is now $13,870.

The Department of Mexican American Studies thanks the following people for their contributions to the success of the event.  We couldn’t have done it without you!

Organizing Committee: Mario and Artemisa Aguilar; Lane Santa Cruz; Antonio Estrada; Roberto Rodriguez; Veronica Peralta

Poster & T-shirt Design: Luis Valdez

DJ Alias (Spencer Brummer)

Zumba Instructors from Gold’s Gym: Andrea Gonzalez Sotelo; Paty Gonzalez Sotelo

Information: The American Cancer Society

Water: David Galbraith, Dining Serv. Director, UA Student Union

Volunteers: Courtney Lower; Courtney Waters; Lizette Curiel Opio; Calpolli Teoxicalli; Micheal Hoffman; Justin Saldivar;

Sylvia Romero; Socorro Carrizosa; Barbara Trujillo; Elijah Trujillo; Jennifer Contreras; Sabrina Garcia; Bettina Trujillo;

Juanita Cortez; Annette Verdugo; Alex Paredes; Michael Rosas; Jaron Henry; Nancy Jimenez; Alexis Policroniades; Samantha

Esquivel; Dulce Cordova; Ivan de la Torre; Jesus Gonzalez; Anthony Esquivel; Ryan Pederson

MAS Staff: Tom Gelsinon; Darcy Roman-Felix



Published Date: 

04/20/2011 - 16:24

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