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Rotarian Steven Shadle was honored as Arizona Western College's 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee!
2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Shadle
Steve Shadle’s consistent work and contributions through the decades have reached almost all areas of the college. Shadle has been involved with Arizona Western College since before its first classes were held, through his firm’s work with Senator Harold Giss to promote the formation of the college in early 1963. In the late 1960’s, Shadle was an adjunct professor teaching night classes in business law. Over the years, Shadle has worked with many of his legal clients to establish funds for major college projects, including the Margaret Page Amphitheater and the Ennis Rice Endowment. As a couple, Shadle and his wife Bobbi established the Shadle/Edgecombe Endowment Fund to recognize an outstanding faculty member every year with a cash award. While a member of the Caballeros de Yuma, Shadle worked to establish the original El Toro Bowl here in Yuma, to provide post-season football for worthy competitors and to promote the city. While serving on the AWC District Governing Board in 2009, Shadle shared his vision for a solar installation at the college, and worked closely with staff during the development of a 5 megawatt installation on campus. Shadle has also served on the AWC Foundation Board of Directors and offers his legal services free for anyone who wishes to leave a bequest to the AWC Foundation, increasing the bequests by millions of dollars. Shadle has also been a longtime supporter of both KAWC Public Radio and the Matador Athletic Association.
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