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Flinn Scholars

Flinn Scholars and Common: A private hour of engaging conversation

Flinn Scholars gathered for an exclusive, intimate hour-long conversation with award-winning hip-hop artist and actor Common, who was on the Arizona State University campus last week as the Flinn Foundation Centennial Lecturer.  The more than 30 Scholars in attendance, representing ASU, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona, had the opportunity to ask Common […]

Flinn Scholars

80 Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists advance to interviews

The Flinn Scholars Program has named 80 of Arizona’s highest-achieving high-school seniors as Flinn Scholarship Semifinalists, advancing them in a process toward the state’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship. The 80 Semifinalists were selected from a record total of nearly 1,100 applications, representing both urban and rural Arizona cities and towns and a diverse pool of […]

Civic Leadership

Arizona leaders earn 2021 Flinn-Brown Awards

The Arizona Center for Civic Leadership has honored five of the state’s most dedicated and impactful leaders with the 2021 Flinn-Brown Awards. The five winning Flinn-Brown Fellows include statewide and local office holders and leaders in higher education, economic development, and city government. The Fellows received their awards Nov. 12 during the annual 2021 Flinn-Brown […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Fellow Ricky Hernandez strong steward and advocate for education resources

Ricky Hernandez (Tucson 2018) Assistant Vice President, University Alumni & Development Program Financial Operations, University of Arizona Foundation LinkedIn | Twitter 1. Can you please describe your work and how public policy impacts how you manage your organization?  I currently oversee the financial operations of University of Arizona’s investment in the Alumni & Development program. I have […]