Ramona Barreras, ’55 BSED, ’60 MAED

Ramona Barreras, ’55 BSED, ’60 MAED
Northern Arizona University

Ramona has given back to her community since early days growing up in Flagstaff where she was president of her senior class. “It’s just the right thing to do,” she says of her lifelong community service. Ramona not only endowed the Silverio T. Barreras Scholarship for education, in memory of her husband, she annually hosts a golf tournament in Miami, Arizona to support this NAU Foundation fund. “Our community has given us so much, it has always been important for us to give back.” Both she and Silverio, ’57, graduated with degrees in education and dedicated their entire careers to teaching in southern Arizona. Although retired, Ramona has barely slowed down: she also dedicates her time to volunteering for the Gila County Historical Museum and the Miami Public Library. “They tell me I’m Queen Volunteer,” she says, smiling.