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Let’s Continue the Momentum of a History-Making Year About 800 new College of Engineering alumni headed out into the world recently to help people lead better lives. In fact, May 2017 saw the largest graduating class in the College’s history, and the development and alumni relations team is looking forward to connecting with new graduates and established alumni alike. We are excited about putting on memorable events to honor your College days and creating opportunities for you to support future alumni. The team has grown strategically over the last two years to six professionals. We are better able to serve you and the College and ready to shake things up in the world a little ourselves. Thanks to support from the University Development Program, the team is set to

visit more alumni in more cities than ever before. Faceto-face meetings and small group gatherings will provide unprecedented opportunities for meaningful engagement.

You Spoke, We Listened More great news: A recent alumni survey showed that you like hearing from your alma mater and enjoy reading the College’s publications. Since many of you favor the Arizona Engineer magazine as a source of information, starting with this redesigned issue, we plan to include more of what you like best and continue sending it twice a year. The survey indicated you want more information through multiple channels and the ability to connect not only with the University and the

Margie Puerta Edson, CFRE Sr. Director of Development & Alumni Relations 520.626.0572

College, but also with your degree departments and other alumni. So we are planning more articles about how you make a difference in the world and for the College’s students, faculty, academic programs and research. Be sure to let us know what you think!

Unrestricted Funds You are a critical link in the College’s dedication to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Making unrestricted gifts to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence and the da Vinci Circle Fund are prime ways to support the College. Recent changes to these giving opportunities add even more value for alumni. Check out the details on the College’s website,

Michael J. McKelvey Sr. Director of Development 520.621.7685

The dean’s unrestricted funds give the College flexibility to strengthen and expand the most important programs and meet the greatest needs, at any given time. They support meaningful student experiences and help improve student recruitment and faculty retention, keeping the College competitive. Participation in the da Vinci Circle – through student scholarships and faculty fellowships – gives students and faculty the resources to meet their greatest potential.

Thank You! With your support, the College will continue to grow and improve. Now is the time to get to work making sure the next class of Wildcats is ready to Bear Down!

LaToya L. Singletary Associate Director of Development 520.621.3016


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Arizona Engineer | Spring 2017  
Arizona Engineer | Spring 2017