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Argosy University, Tampa Graduate Named President of Board of Directors for Tampa Hispanic Heritage

(Tampa, Fla. – July 22, 2013)   Argosy University, Tampa alumnus Maria Vizcarra has been appointed President of the Board of Directors of Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. Vizcarra is a 2013 graduate of the Doctor of Education in Instructional Leadership program at Argosy University, Tampa.

Tampa Hispanic Heritage, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1979 whose mission is to foster, preserve and celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture of the Tampa Bay area. The organization serves as an umbrella for Tampa Bay area Hispanic groups and other interested parties that want to share the rich Spanish language, culture and traditions with the community during Tampa's Hispanic Heritage Celebration.

Vizcarra is a native of Lima, Peru and graduated from the Sagrado Corazón Sophianum School in Lima before relocating to Florida in 1981. While running her own small business as a licensed family childcare provider, she pursued her education, completing both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the School of Human Services at Springfield College. She then went on to complete her doctoral degree at Argosy University, Tampa.

Vizcarra created the first Hispanic Family Child Care Association in Hillsborough County and the State of Florida. In 2000, she began to work at the Hillsborough County Child Care Licensing Program. In 2004, she received the Service and Program Improvement Award, and in 2005 was selected as the 2005 Hillsborough County Hispanic Woman of the Year within Hillsborough County employees.

Argosy University, Tampa is located at 1403 North Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33607.

About Argosy University
Argosy University (, with 28 campus locations in 13 states and online, is a private, accredited academic institution dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students through its eight colleges: Clinical Psychology, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Business, Education, Health Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, The Art Institute of California and Western State College of Law. With one of the largest communities of graduate students in the nation, Argosy University offers doctoral and master’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Health Sciences, Counseling and Education. The institution offers bachelor’s degree programs in Psychology, Business, Liberal Arts and Criminal Justice and, through The Art Institute of California, serves as an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary students and professionals. Degree levels and programs offered vary by location. Full and part-time law programs are offered through Western State College of Law. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2610, 2630. See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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