2018 Alumni of the Year

Arizona Alumni salutes University of Arizona alumni for their achievements, public service, advocacy for education, volunteerism and service to students, the colleges and the university.

 

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Cheryl Keithly

Cheryl M. Keithly '64

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Co-owner of an international seed distribution business and consummate philanthropist who provides time, leadership and financial resources to CALS, the UA and her community.

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Irene Fujiko Ogata

Irene Fujiko Ogata '77 '86 '09

Landscape and Architecture 

Passionate landscape professional whose expertise has shaped Tucson's physical environment and regulatory policy concerning healthy communities, outdoors, 
green infrastructure and water conservation. 

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Rufus Glasper

Rufus Glasper '95

College of Education

As president and CEO of League for Innovation and Chancellor Emeritus of the Maricopa Colleges, his work as an educator makes a difference for students and communities 
by improving student and organizational learning. 

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Robert Eckert

Robert Eckert '76

Eller College of Management

A consumer products industry veteran with great success in the food and toy industries. Devoted alumnus who is dedicated to improving the Eller experience. 

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Dylan Taylor

Dylan E. Taylor '93

College of Engineering

A leader and visionary in global business as well as a thought leader and vanguard for space exploration and technology. 

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Guy Moon

Guy Moon

College of Fine Arts 

A performing artist, producer and composer in the television and film industry. Endowed the Jeff Haskell recording studio at the UA Fred Fox School of Music. 

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Alexandria Lau

Alexandria Lau '06 '12

The Honors College

An accomplished toxicologist, holding key positions at leading consumer goods and food companies. Gives back to the science community through mentorship to students and young professionals. 

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M. Andre Goodfriend

M. Andre Goodfriend '79

College of Humanities

A senior-level career diplomat who has held challenging positions worldwide for the U.S. Department of State, ranging from safeguarding the welfare of U.S. citizens, preventing conflict and implementing new technologies to heading a U.S. Embassy. 

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Mary Mangotich Grier

Mary Mangotich Grier '77

James E. Rodgers College of Law

Champion of the James E. Rogers College of Law with lifelong impact and leadership in society to promote public interest. 

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Sarah Coles

Sarah Coles '07 '11

College of Medicine

Passionate physician and educator who is committed to medical education, patient advocacy and community medicine. 

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Kevin F. Moynahan

Kevin F. Moynahan '89 '93

College of Medicine - Tucson 

Dedicated alumnus, renowned internist and innovative educator with multiple leadership roles in the College of Medicine, including deputy dean of education. 

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Marla J. Weston

Marla J. Weston '06

College of Nursing

Transformational healthcare leader and nursing advocate with outstanding leadership accomplishments at national, state and local levels. 

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James W. Mayo

James W. Mayo lll '68

College of Optical Sciences

Dedicated scientist who helps advance global optics technology and is committed to providing opportunities for future optics scientists with the James Mayo Family Graduate Student Scholarship. 

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Richard Katz

Richard Katz '70

College of Pharmacy

A serial entrepreneur who co-created and developed five successful multi-service and specialty pharmaceutical businesses. 

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Traci Kodeck

Traci Lyn Kodeck '99

Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health

A public health professional with a long-standing passion for working with vulnerable and underserved populations to eliminate health disparities. 

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Dale Shellhorn

Dale G. Shellhorn '60

College of Science

Accomplished physicist with a remarkable career influencing space and aviation. A pioneer in mapping the moon. 

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David Yetman

David Yetman '64 '66 '72

College of Behavioral Sciences 

Academic expert on Sonora, Mexico, and the Sonoran Desert. An Emmy award­-winning media presenter on the world's deserts, geography and cultures of the Americas, and a research social scientist in UA's Southwest Center. 

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