by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing, Central Arizona College
Adrianna Saavedra and Michael “Mikey” Flores II have been named CAC Outstanding Alumni and Al Shirley was inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame
Saavedra has 23 years of library experience; for 10 she has served as CAC director of library services. She graduated from CAC in 2000; transferring to the University of Arizona where she got a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s in library science.
She has worked for the Maricopa Community College District and was the library manager for Coolidge.
Flores was born, raised, and continues to live in Coolidge. He graduated from CAC in 2000 with an associate’s degree in arts. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s in applied psychology. While at ASU, Flores began working at Desert Winds Counseling. He also worked at the Coolidge Youth Coalition. He is president of the Coolidge Unified School District’s governing board.
Coach Shirley began his CAC career in 1998 as an academic adviser, assistant cross-country, and track and field coach. In 2004, he was named head track and field coach. Shirley accrued over 50 ACCAC conference and Region 1 Championships. He is enshrined in the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame and the ACCAC Hall of Fame.
Photo by Victor Moreno