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Flinn Scholars

Next up for Flinn Scholars: Teach for America, grad school, the State Department, and far beyond

The 20 Flinn Scholars graduating from an Arizona university this year will be pursuing advanced degrees in medicine and engineering, expanding a startup company they founded, volunteering for a health organization in Mexico, working for NASA, and teaching in Arizona and abroad. These are just some of the educational and professional pursuits of the outgoing […]

Flinn Scholars

Meet 20 of Arizona’s most impactful teachers

As the 20 Flinn Scholars from the Class of 2019 walked onto the stage during the program’s annual Recognition Luncheon, they spoke not of themselves but rather the one person from high school—or earlier—who had the greatest impact on their academic and personal development.   The Distinguished Educators honored during the May 4 event at the Paradise Valley Country Club included classroom instructors, counselors, advisers, an assistant […]

Civic Leadership

Flinn-Brown Award recipients recognized at annual Flinn-Brown Convention

Five dedicated Arizona leaders were honored May 3 by the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership at its annual Flinn-Brown Convention, which brings together Flinn-Brown Fellows for a day of learning and celebration. The award winners include a current Arizona legislator, a decades-long public servant, and advocates for public health, rural Arizona, community colleges, youth services, […]

Arts and Culture

Musician and entrepreneur Gerd Wuestemann enters second year leading Scottsdale Arts

By Julie AndersonFlinn Foundation For Gerd Wuestemann, having grown up in a small town in Germany, Arizona might not have seemed like the obvious choice to find his home and inspiration. But with a last name that translates into “desert man,” it looks like his path to leading Scottsdale Arts was destined. Wuestemann became the […]