Alumni

According to a hypothesis developed by UA alumni William Hartmann and Donald Davis, the moon was formed from a debris blown off primordial Earth by a giant impact during Earth's formation. Their 1974 paper introduced what is now the leading theory of lunar origin. (Image: William Hartmann)
June 12, 2019
Where did the moon come from? The Giant Impact Theory germinated in the mind of a UA graduate student as he mapped the surface of the moon and is still cited today as scientists learn more about our celestial neighbor.
May 1, 2019
The Bear Down Network will serve as an online gathering place for current UA students, alumni, and UA faculty and staff.
Marla Smith-Nilson, center, meets with a community group in a slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, where millions lack access to clean water. (Photo: Water1st International)
March 18, 2019
Marla Smith-Nilson shares experiences combating gender inequality and leading an international nonprofit that supports sustainable water and toilet projects for the world’s poorest communities.
Karl and Stevie Eller
March 11, 2019
His support of student programs, athletics and advancing the UA's aspirations changed the face of the university.
Zlática Kraljevic worked in Alan Randolph's crystallization lab in the UA Department of Chemical Engineering while pursuing graduate degrees. After earning her master's in 1977, she became one of the first women to earn a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the UA in 1981.
July 18, 2018
Zlática Kraljevic carried the lessons she learned at the UA to a far-reaching career that has spanned multiple industries, from energy services to global consulting and education.
All UA graduates are now eligible for benefits, discounts and special offers as general members of the UA Alumni Association. (Photo: UA Alumni Association)
July 2, 2018
A new membership program will recognize all University of Arizona graduates as members of the UA Alumni Association, expanding a global network of UA alumni to more than 290,000 members.
Shane Burgess (left) is the first holder of the Charles-Sander Endowed Dean's Chair at the UA, made possible by a gift from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences alumnus Robert F. Charles Jr. (right) and Charles' wife, Julia. (Photo: Molly Condit)
May 7, 2018
The Charles-Sander Dean's Chair will serve as a perpetual fund to attract and retain outstanding deans and was made possible by a gift from alumnus Robert F. Charles Jr. and his wife.
Alumnus John D'Anna (far left), Page 1 editor of the Arizona Republic, takes a photo after the newspaper learned it and USA Today Network had won the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory reporting. (Photo: Nicholas Serpa/Arizona Republic)
April 23, 2018
Hannah Gaber, a former Arizona Republic multimedia journalist and 2016 UA alumna, contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning report "The Wall: Unknown stories, Unintended consequences." Three other people with ties to the UA shared in the award.
Henry Koffler was the first University of Arizona alumnus to serve as president, and his nine-year tenure saw increases in enrollment, number of faculty and staff, and research expenditures. (Photo: John de Dios/UANews)
March 12, 2018
As the first alumnus to serve as president, he oversaw the University's ascension to the top ranks of research universities. External research funding more than tripled during his tenure.

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