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Upcoming Alumni Events

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Franke Honors Wildcat Wednesday Alumni Mixer

It’s that time again! 🎉 Recent alumni and 2024 Franke Honors graduates, we invite you to join us for our second mixer at Culinary Dropout in Tucson, where you can network and reconnect with your fellow Wildcats in a fun and casual setting. This event is free, but we ask that you RSVP by Wednesday, May 8.

Wednesday, May 15
5:00 - 7:00 PM 
Culinary Dropout

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Fuel Wonder: Innovation and Partnerships for Impact

We're headed to Washington DC this summer with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences! 📍 Join us for an informative conversation and reception that will showcase the power of how we Fuel Wonder through innovative programming and collaboration. This event is hosted by Dean John Pollard from the University of Arizona Franke Honors College and Dean Lori Poloni-Staudinger from the University of Arizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Wednesday, May 29
6:00 - 8:00 PM 
The University of Arizona Washington, D.C. Center for Outreach & Collaboration

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2023-24 Alumni of the Year

Mark and Mindy Zeitzer, Named Franke Honors College Alumni of the Year

Mark and Mindy Zeitzer both earned undergraduate degrees with Honors from the University of Arizona, and both have gone on to careers marked by impressive professional accomplishments in health care as well as profound commitments to the communities they serve. 

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Graduation with Honors is Only the First Step 

As you continue your journey beyond the Franke Honors College, always remember to seek, connect, create, evolve and celebrate! Together, we are Franke Honors Wildcats. No matter where your next steps take you, or how far along the path you are, you will always have a home here at the University of Arizona's Franke Honors College. 


Honors LINK is a mentoring program through the Wildcat Mentor Society that matches Franke Honors Alumni Mentors with Franke Honors Student Mentees. Mentors will help students through their academic journeys, Honors thesis, and career exploration and development. Applications will open again in April 2024. 

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Complete the Volunteer Interest Survey and tell us how you would like to be involved. Once completed, you will be added to a list of involved Franke Honors College graduates. When service opportunities arise that meet the interests you indicate, we will contact you.

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Big or small, your gift to the Franke Honors College will ensure our students have access to life-changing opportunities throughout their undergraduate experience. By investing in the Franke Honors College, you invest in students with the promise and potential to contribute toward solving some of society’s timely and timeless problems. 

Just graduated and looking for resources?

The University of Arizona has a whole department dedicated to connecting current students and recent graduates to opportunities aligned with their purpose and values. With resources such as resume proofing, interview prepping, network connecting and more—the Center for Student Engagement and Career Development has you covered.

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Other ways to stay involved

Share Your Story With Us

Tell us your story, in your own words! No matter where you are in life, there are students (as well as other alumni) who can benefit from your experience and advice. Let us know what you’re currently doing or share a quote so we can highlight you in our newsletter or on social media.

Join the Bear Down Network

The power of the Wildcat community is at your fingertips. Elevate your career and amplify your UA experience by joining the Bear Down Network, an online community, and resource exclusive to Wildcats. 

Nominate an Alumni

Franke Honors Alumni make a difference in our world and their success and accomplishments make us all proud! We encourage you to nominate yourself or someone you know for an alumni award by filling out the W.A. Franke Alumni Award Nomination Form.

For more information on how to stay connected to Franke Honors, contact:

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Candice Crossey

Assistant Director,
Donor and Alumni Relations