“I have always known that I wanted to pursue an international career in grassroots service, community development and peace building,” said Ruth Byrnes, who will serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer following her graduation from the UA in May.
April 17, 2019
Gina Aniano and Ruth Byrnes took advantage of a new undergraduate program and were rewarded with invitations to serve in the Peace Corps.
Catherine Witt parlayed a summer camp Arabic program into a bachelor's degree with triple majors in linguistics, Arabic, and Middle Eastern and North African studies. She is hoping to add a master's degree in public health to help reach her goal of working in refugee camps and communities.
May 18, 2018
Two fellowships helped linguistics major Catherine Witt master Arabic, which she will use as she continues her studies in Lebanon. Her goal is to work in refugee camps.
Stephanie Celeste and Michelle Celeste attended Commencement after graduating from the UA's online Doctor of Nursing Practice program. (Photo: John de Dios/UA News)
May 16, 2018
Identical twins Michelle and Stephanie Celeste share almost everything, including new titles as doctors of nursing practice. Although the women had UA Commencement guests and media seeing double, it's second nature to them now. With UANews video.
Katie Alhadeff, a business management graduate, celebrates at the close of the Commencement ceremony. (Photo: John de Dios/UA News)
May 12, 2018
Although Commencement keynote speaker Ray Mabus drew heavily from his military background, he told the Class of 2018 that "quiet acts of heroism" are practiced daily by the likes of teachers, nurses and neighbors. With UANews 360 video.
The Commencement-closing fireworks in Arizona Stadium always provide a plethora of photo opportunities for all. (Photo: John de Dios/UANews)
May 9, 2018
The keynote address at Friday's Commencement will be delivered by Ray Mabus, former secretary of the Navy, governor of Mississippi and U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia. UA alumni Gilbert G. Aguirre (Class of 1957) and Mohammed Sharaf (Class of 1985) will receive honorary degrees.
Gilbert G. Aguirre
May 3, 2018
Two honorary doctorates will be granted during Commencement, to Southern California rancher Gilbert "Gil" Aguirre and United Arab Emirates businessman Mohammed Sharaf.
Leah Kaplan (front, with red pompon) let her school spirit show at UA football games. (Photo: UA Alumni Association)
May 1, 2018
Four more graduating students talk about their experiences at the UA, from their funniest stories to their favorite professors and campus hangouts, in our second installment.
Hillary Viswanathan, who will graduate from the UA College of Nursing, was named a Pillars of Excellence Student Scholar. In addition to her academic studies, she teaches fitness classes at the Ott YMCA, but considers her work as a mother to be her finest achievement.
April 25, 2018
Three graduating students talk about their experiences at the University of Arizona, from their funniest stories to their favorite professors and campus hangouts.
Ray Mabus
April 12, 2018
The former governor of Mississippi also served as secretary of the Navy in the Obama administration, establishing aggressive energy goals for the Navy and Marine Corps.