Bobcats Senior Honorary

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13 Bobcats Senior Honorary students standing in front of Bear Down sign

Founded

Feb. 22, 1922

Founded for the purpose of preserving the unity and welfare of the University of Arizona by always being alert to guide in the right direction.

Motto

"Eternal Vigilance"

A Bobcat's first loyalty is to the University of Arizona, therefore "Eternal Vigilance" is their motto.

Creed

An open, frank, sincere and unbiased group that knows no party lines, harbors no petty jealousies and idolizes the person who has the welfare of the University of Arizona at heart.

Apply to be a Bobcat

2022-23 applications now closed.

Do you want to join the Bobcats Senior Honorary? Stay tuned for information on 2023-24 applications. Here is what you will need:

  • One-page resume
  • One-page cover letter describing why you want to become a Bobcat
  • Unofficial transcript 
  • Two letters of recommendation: One must be from someone affiliated with the University of Arizona such as a staff member, a professor or alum. One must be from someone outside the university.

Bobcat Endownment

The 13 spouts on the Berger Memorial Fountain on the west side of Old Main represent the 13 University of Arizona students that were killed in service during World War I. The Bobcats is a senior honorary that was formed after the war with 13 seniors to protect the heritage and traditions of the university.

Gifts to the Bobcat endowment help support this student experience which pledges “Eternal Vigilance” to the university. A Bobcat’s experience begins as a senior and is carried on through a lifelong dedication to the support and advancement of the UArizona.

Alumni Advisory Board

Doug Kunath '98 — President
Angie Johnson '97 — Vice President
Devin Sreecharana '08 — Treasurer
Devin Gregory '13 — Bobcat Alumni Awards
Gilbert Davidson '97
Steven Eddy '05
Lloyd Fox '89
Emily May '13
Flip May '80
Earl Mendenhall '77
Kent Rollins '85

Marc Acuña '05 — ex-officio
Ryan Harper '04  — ex-officio
 

Honorary Bobcat Awards

Nominees for Honorary Bobcat should be graduates or employees (graduates or not) of the University of Arizona. The nominee should be someone who has given excellent service, has made a significant contribution and brought honor or recognition to our alma mater, and who you believe will make the commitment to our motto of Eternal Vigilance.

Please note: The deadline for 2022 Honorary Bobcats has passed. Stay tuned for information on 2023 nominations.

Questions? Contact Marc Acuña at marc.acuna@al.arizona.edu.