Paying it Forward - 2008 Profiles

Gloria Bothmer Sawick

Alumna - Glendale, Arizona

Gloria Bothmer Sawick knows what a difference an education makes. After graduating from University of Phoenix, she accelerated her career growth at APS and saw the potential for her colleague to do the same. Gloria nominated Barbara Pettit because she knows the young woman is a hard worker who is dedicated to achieving her dreams. She is grateful and delighted that she can help ease Barbara’s concerns associated with school loans by nominating her for the Paying It Forward scholarship.

Barbara Pettit


Recipient - Goodyear, Arizona

Barbara Pettit is a firm believer that the possibilities are endless with the proper education. However, limited financial resources were a barrier to enrollment in college – until now. Barbara is excited about starting a bachelor’s degree in business at the end of March 2009 – thanks to the Paying It Forward scholarship program. For the past six years, she has served APS and currently works as an IS Technical Analyst. With a college degree in hand, she hopes to advance her career at APS, gain experience working abroad, and eventually start her own business.

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