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College Success Arizona presents "Meet our Team: Angie Delgadillo"

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Published on Aug 31, 2016

College Success Arizona presents "Meet our Team: Angie Delgadillo"

Each month College Success Arizona is featuring an interview with a team member. We encourage you to listen to "Meet our Team" and learn more about the hard working staff members at College Succes Arizona.

This month our featured team member is Angie Delgadillo. Angie is a Success Adviser taking on new responsibilties in the area of fundraising.

What is your role at College Success Arizona?

I am currently a success adviser, and my role here is also expanding into development and fundraising.

Please share with us a little bit about your background.
I am originally from El Paso, Texas and I moved here in 1997. I’ve been in the non-profit world for about 12 years now.

How did you come to be associated with College Success Arizona?
A former colleague introduced me to College Success Arizona, and I volunteered and reviewed scholarship applications during application season. I also presented at the student leadership symposium every January in regards to civic engagement.

What is the best thing about working with students (or your job)?
The best part of my job are the students, and even though my role has evolved more into community outreach and fundraising, the students are still the best part. They keep you young and pretty current, but also the impact we have on the students, and the difference we can make, is a very fulfilling job.

Why do you feel increasing Arizona’s College Attainment Rate is so important?
I feel that as a state and a nation we have dropped the ball on education. I believe that if we increase the attainment rate in Arizona, we would have a massive impact on jobs and economic development within the state, and make an impact throughout the country.

What other projects, activities, groups, are you involved in?
I am involved with Latina Giving Circle, which is comprised with about 30 Latina community leaders within the state. I’m also vice chair for Leading for Change, which is a political leadership organization, and I do a lot of volunteer work with the Girl Scouts of Arizona.

What is your vision for the Arizona of the future?
My vision for Arizona would be equality. And what I mean by equality is that opportunities are given to everyone. A lot of the time we associate equality with race, and to me, it’s more about class, and I don’t think there should be distinctions between classes. I think opportunities should be given to everyone.

If you had a message for a student just beginning their college career, what would that be?
I would let them know that the way they are feeling is the way that every other student is feeling. That would be my first message, and my second message is that the first major they’ve chosen, they’ll probably change it next year.

Learn more about College Success Arizona online at www.collegesucessarizona.org

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