2016 Alumni of the Year Award Recipients
The Alumni Association salutes University of Arizona alumni for their achievements, public service, advocacy for education, volunteerism and service to students, the colleges and the university.
Click on each award winner's name to watch a video about their career and accomplishments.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Tireless advocate and leader in the fresh produce industry.
College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Long-serving champion of CAPLA’s advancement.
College of Education
Distinguished advocate for education, community engagement and philanthropy.
Eller College of Management
Successful owner of a television commercial production company and ardent supporter of Eller.
College of Engineering
Leader in the energy services industry.
The Honors College
Passionate physician who has dedicated her career to improving lives in underdeveloped countries.
College of Humanities
Accomplished 40-year professional with the U.S. Department of State.
James E. Rogers College of Law
Prominent Las Vegas attorney and passionate supporter of the College of Law.
College of Medicine - Tucson
Highly regarded clinician, pediatrician and researcher who served as a medical director at the National Institutes of Health.
College of Nursing
Dedicated leader in research and care for vulnerable populations including the aging and those with cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
College of Optical Sciences
Accomplished optical engineer serving as manager of the Physics-Based Microsystems Department at Sandia National Laboratories.
College of Pharmacy
Veteran of five decades at the College of Pharmacy; curator of the UA Pharmacy Museum.
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Global leader and innovator in predicting and preventing threats to public health.
College of Science
Recognized leader in astronomy who currently is the executive officer of the American Astronomical Society.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Visionary writer, strategist and community organizer; co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement.