Cpl. Juan Dominguez
Anspired by his family tradition of military service, Cpl. Juan Dominguez served with the Marine Corps in Afghanistan. At noon on October 23rd, 2010, he stepped on a 30 pound wooden pressure platted plastic jug IED that metal detectors could not pick up. As a result of the blast, he was sent 15 feet in the air. He lost both his legs above the knees, his right arm above the elbow, and suffered permanent hearing loss. To this day he has had 24 surgeries. Cpl Dominguez was honored with many awards, including the Purple Heart Medal. After his injury, he married Alexis Dominguez, and continues to pursue his dreams of audio engineering and music production. Steven M. Reff
Winner of the 2013 Eller College Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Steven Reff teaches a dynamic class on economics at the University of Arizona, where he is known for illustrating economics concepts with roller blades and doughnuts. Steven has worked with the National Council on Economic Education and the College Board to promote quality economics education, he has traveled to Ukraine and Prague to work with Eastern European economics educators, and he was a keynote speaker at the Federal Reserve. In 1999, he was bestowed one of the highest educational honors, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Educator Award by the U.S. Department of Education. Reff is co-author of a free, online economics textbook, reffonomics.com.