Sept. 23, 2021
Wilbur and Wilma Grand Opening Celebration

Wilbur and Wilma celebrating in front of the Honors Village.

As part of the University of Arizona’s Homecoming 2021 – Together Again, Dean Terry Hunt will hold a special Dean’s Breakfast for Honors College alumni and friends to catch up, network and connect. The breakfast will celebrate Dr. Colien Hefferan, '71, the Honors College 2020-2021 Alumna of the Year! Dean Hunt will also share the latest in Honors College news.

After the breakfast, Honors student ambassadors will offer tours of Honors Village. There is no cost for attendees and advanced registration is required. 

Honors College Dean’s Breakfast
Saturday, November 6 
9:00 -10:00 am – Breakfast
10:00 -11:00 am Honors Village Tours
1101 E. Mabel Street
Hosted courtesy of The Honors College

To register, please visit: Honors Dean’s Breakfast

Colien Hefferan

Dr. Colien Hefferan '71.

About Dr. Colien Hefferan

Dr. Hefferan bestows honor on the UArizona Honors College and embodies the mission of the college through her long and illustrious career of serving others, striving to achieve at the highest levels, and a commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual engagement.”  Dean Terry L. Hunt

Dr. Colien Hefferan earned her B.S. from the University of Arizona and her M.S. and PhD from the University of Illinois. Before joining the USDA she worked in academia: as a research fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra, an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland, and as an assistant professor of behavioral economics at Pennsylvania State University. She joined the USDA in 1979 as an economist with the Family Economics Research Group, Agricultural Research Service. Thereafter she transferred to the Cooperative State Research Service in 1988, where she served as Deputy Administrator for Natural Resources, Food and Social Sciences. When the CSREES was established in 1994, Hefferan became Deputy Administrator for Competitive Research, Grants, and Award Management. She also served as Associate Administrator and Acting Administrator of CSREES. She became Administrator in 2000. In December 2010, Hefferan was appointed director of the U.S. National Arboretum. Colien is currently enjoying retirement in Northern Virginia. 

Honors Student Ambassadors

Franke Honors College Student Ambassadors look forward to giving you a tour of the Honors Village, the hub of our Honors Community.

Please note: All guests will be required to follow campus safety protocols, as well as adhere to any existing state and local guidelines. In addition, this event may be subject to change around safety protocols at any time. For related campus updates and information, please visit covid19.arizona.edu/updates
If you have questions, contact and email Candice Crossey.