UA Hispanic Alumni Club (UAHA)
The University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni (UAHA) is made up of accomplished Hispanic graduates and former students of the UA who live throughout the world. UAHA was founded in 1982 to promote academic excellence among Hispanic students at the University, provide financial and mentoring support to qualified and deserving students, and develop links between alumni and supporters in the professional and business community. Since 1986, UAHA has awarded nearly 2,500 scholarships worth more than $5.3 million.
UAHA membership connects you to the UA, fellow alumni and incredible UA Alumni Association benefits. The Alumni Association provides career resources, networking opportunities and member communications that keep you up-to-date about the UA.
Are you interested in serving UAHA and its mission by being an officer of the club? Want to help UAHA provide more over $450,000 in aid each year to UA students? If so, we’d love to have you! If you are interested or have questions, please contact Marc Acuña at email@example.com. Please keep in mind that, in order to serve as an officer, you must be a paid member of the club no later than April 28, 2016.
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UAHA offers renewable scholarships that can range up to a total of $16,000 to be applied toward tuition and associated fees for Arizona resident students who will enroll as full-time students at the University of Arizona.
For more information, please contact UAAA Scholarships at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 520-621-1635
UAHA relies on donations and community support to fund events and its scholarship fund. UAHA greatly appreciates donations of any size (which are tax deductible).
Portraits of Excellence is UAHA's yearly fundraiser at which a prominent member of the community is honored for his/her contributions to students, the Hispanic community and education.
2017: John M. Bernal and Lea Marquez Peterson
2016: Henry Koffler, Kent Rollins, Anna Marie Chalk
2014: Lupita Murillo
2012: Andy Lopez
2011: Ray and Carlotta Flores
2010: Bob Baffert
2009: Marty Cortez
2008: Richard J. Gonzales
The all-volunteer board of directors is the group entrusted to guide UAHA.
President — Jim Garcia
Vice president — Jorge Aguilar
Treasurer — Maricela Meza
Recording secretary — Jimena Valdes
Communications — vacant
Portraits of Excellence chair — Alexei Marquez
Scholarship chair — Marcia Zamorano
Membership chair — Neysha Aguilar
Retention program chair — Marty Cortez