Family and community. These 10 graduates found them at the University of Arizona, and 10 years after graduating, their experience as Wildcats continues to evolve and deepen. Through giving and service, they’re helping new members of the UA family discover what community means to us.

Worlds of Words

Acting on a desire to “do what we can while we’re living,” Jerry and Kathy Short made a $1 million gift to establish the Founders Endowed Chair in Education for Global Children’s and Adolescent Literature within the University of Arizona College of Education’s Worlds of Words.

Ben Stewart

University of Arizona alumni Guy Weinzapfel ’65, Bill Brown ’62 and Fred Pace ’62 learned to plan, design and construct buildings in an unlikely place. In 1958, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture’s design studios were located in a former Safeway grocery store on Park Avenue, a block southwest of the college’s current location.

Mia Mason knows what it’s like to overcome adversity. At age 12, she was diagnosed with ependymoma, an extremely rare form of brain cancer. With support from family, medical treatment and determination, Mason was able to beat the disease.


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