The Wildcat Way
Hundreds of University of Arizona students begin their fall semester already better prepared thanks to the New Start program, now in its 45th year.
Nearly 14,000 students have been involved in the six-week summer bridge program, now in its 45th year. The program is designed to help incoming freshmen succeed in the transition from high school to college, offering them academic classes, college success workshops, tutoring and peer mentoring.
When students attend the University of Arizona, they usually expect to get something out of their college experience: top-rated academics, a new social life, a sense of community and more.
What they don’t always anticipate is how much they will want to give back.
In Arizona Alumni Magazine's annual "10 by 10 feature," a group of 10 alumni who graduated 10 years ago speak about why they have decided to make financial gifts to the UA.
Video produced by Kirk Sibley
Those who have befriended, worked and studied under Jay Rees over his nearly 20 years at the University of Arizona describe him as a tenacious leader who, through fierce commitment, has worked to elevate music education and the Pride of Arizona marching band's image and stature.
University of Arizona partner Steve Seidl of Merle's Automotive Supply in Tucson was surprised with a a Ben’s Bell today in recognition of his longtime support of Cats in the Community, the UA's annual volunteer event.
"I should be a scientist or something!"
Those are the words 11-year-old Serinah Sanchez exclaimed during the third annual BlastOff! summer science camp at the University of Arizona, right after completing a puzzle. That "aha" moment came after she successfully translated an mRNA code into a message that said, "I'm ready for science." And as members of University of Arizona Biochemistry Club, these are the moments we are trying to create.
One of the sweetest moments during the UA's 150th Commencement on Saturday included the engagement of graduates Brian Lamhang and Shannon Lim, both Doctor of Pharmacy graduates. On bended knee, Lamhang prosed to Lim while preparing for the procession to start.
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix students submitted a video, "Your Love," to the annual "Memmys," or medical student Emmy awards. The video is inspired by the stories of medical students.
Fourth-year medical students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix starred in, directed and produced a music video in honor of those who helped them leading up to their graduation, including mothers.