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Tanya D. Von Canon | Undergraduate Student, University of Arizona South

Current Position and Past Experience
Currently, Von Canon is a student at the University of Arizona South. She also works at the Sierra Vista Regional Health Center, as a receptionist to the Hospital’s Executive Administrative Department.

Historically, Von Canon has worked in the customer service fields. She held positions in the medical, banking and business retail professions. She has chosen to typically work in the customer service, since she enjoys assisting others and interacting with different types of people.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Von Canon is currently a senior at the U of A South and has been attending the university since the spring 2012 semester. She transferred from Mesa Community College in Arizona where she earned her associate’s degree in general studies.

Upon her admittance to the U of A South, she began pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Human Services, with the ultimate career goal of helping improve the lives of others in need. At the U of A South, Von Canon has maintained a 4.0 GPA. She expects to graduate in May 2014.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Von Canon is originally from the Dominican Republic, but she was raised in Camden, NJ. She served in the Army National Guard for four years and because of her military personal and professional experiences and training, she moved to Sierra Vista, AZ.

She is the first in my family to earn a high school diploma and to pursue a college degree.

Von Canon chose to earn a human service degree since she was raised in Camden, NJ. where she learned (on a daily basis) why it is important to help others in need of support. She hopes to eventually work as a counselor and become a community program coordinator to improve the lives of abused victims, such as battered women and children.
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