A scholarship can change the course of an entire life. Many students wouldn’t be able to pursue college without financial assistance. While money matters to recipients, so does knowing someone is rooting for them.
Carlos C. Chang ’08 and his Techshot team launched the first 3D biofabrication facility aboard the International Space Station. As the senior scientist, Chang helped direct the design and development of the facility and created the bioink materials that will be used on orbit.
Thomas Funk ’83 and his lovely spouse, Lisa Bossard Funk ’84 ’86, took a trip to Brisbane and Sydney last spring. Here, they’re pictured in front of the famous Sydney Opera House.
Jessica Cox ’05 has fulfilled her dream of owning her own airplane — a vintage Ercoupe, built in the 1940s without rudder pedals to be a safe and straightforward airplane to fly. She’s the world’s first armless pilot, founder of a nonprofit to help children with limb differences, and an international advocate for disability rights.
Brett Aderhold ’07 brings his UA flag with him everywhere he goes. Here, he’s pictured at the famed Crossed Swords monument in Baghdad. Aderhold is an Army aviator and pilots an AH-64 attack helicopter. He currently is deployed in Iraq.
Dan Forde ’02 and Blair Forde ’02 welcomed their third child, Emily Britt, in June 2018. Emily joins big sister Audrey and big brother William. All are dressed in Wildcat gear for college day at their school!
When Jay Steinmetz ’90 son’s basketball team needed a sponsor, he told the team he would only sponsor them if they were named the Arizona Wildcats!
Bob Kersey ’89 ’94 and Nancy Kersey ’90 ’96 celebrated their 25th anniversary in Wildcat style while hiking the Swiss Alps.
Natasha Bhuyan ’08 and Patrick Vinck ’08 were married Feb. 16. They met at the University of Arizona at an orientation for new resident assistants.
Tim Ashcraft ’16, Ben Crawford ’05, Joan Ashcraft ’74 and David Ashcraft ’74 ’76 ’86 reunite backstage after a performance at the Majestic Theatre in New York City on Oct. 5, 2018. Ben landed the role as the 16th phantom in the Broadway production of “Phantom of the Opera.”
Wildcats for Life representing at Adam Super’s bar mitzvah. Several sorority sisters of Jill Lieberman-Super ’93 made the trip to celebrate with Adam and his family. Other alumni in attendance were his uncle, Neil Lieberman ’98, and several cousins.
Jacob Hall ’03 and Andrea Hall ’10 got engaged last year at a UA baseball game, then married on Homecoming weekend. As Wildcats, they both played trumpet with The Pride of Arizona Marching and Pep Band. They are expecting a future Wildcat at the end of February.
Joe Previte ’16 and Allison Arendt ’17 met on Dec. 5, 2015, at a Chi Omega date-dash. A week later, they went on their first date on a hike to Seven Falls. Two and a half years later, while hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc, Joe proposed to Allison at the Grand Col Ferret.
Thomas D. Jones ’88 was inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, becoming one of only 95 people to earn such an honor. His contributions to the U.S. space program have gone well beyond his 11 years with NASA, during which he flew on four space shuttle missions to Earth orbit.
Nick ’05 ’12 and Kristen Pierson ’05 welcomed Roman and Peyton into the family on July 21, 2018, in Scottsdale, Arizona. They feel beyond blessed and incredibly smitten by these two future Wildcats.
Gavynn Baldwin ’13 and Ryann Murray Baldwin ’13 met during their freshman year while living in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. They got engaged on the beach in Monterey in May 2016, then got married in Seattle in September 2017.
Ashley Scorsatto ’99, Lee Eddings ’98 and Carrie Nibarger Sadler ’97 enjoying Gullfoss Falls in Iceland.
Sarah Sellers, nurse anesthetist at Banner — University Medical Center South, Tucson, finished the 2018 Boston Marathon in second place with a running time of 2 hours, 44 minutes, 4 seconds. She was among seven American women in the top 10. In first place was Desiree Linden, the first American woman to win the race since 1985.
Jessica Kensky ’04 and Patrick Downes have published “Rescue & Jessica," a children’s book based on the true story of Kensky and her service dog, Rescue. Kensky and Downes, her husband, were injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Kensky suffered a double amputation and welcomed Rescue into her life to help with everyday tasks.
Andrew Benson ’13 is now engaged to Lauren Magnus ’13, who he met at the UA. Andrew proposed in Rome in August 2017.
Gary Carpenter ’95, in Fort Worth, Texas, spreads Wildcat pride with his two children.
A monsoon storm lights up the sky behind Old Main. / Chris Richards photo