Alumni

Exhibition features farming, ranching legacy of Morrison Institute's namesake family

For most of eight decades, the Morrison family owned some of the largest tracts of real estate in Phoenix’s East Valley, totaling more than 3,000 acres.

The family’s farms within the boundaries of what is today the town of Gilbert yielded cotton, corn and alfalfa, and its ranch raised cattle and sheep. At one time, the family grazed cattle over more than 400 square miles of state and leased land stretching from Flagstaff to the Verde River.

ASU, Tia Foundation turn Mexican leaders' request into reality

During a meeting in October with Esteban Moctezuma Barragan, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., ASU President Michael M. Crow conveyed the university’s commitment to binational progress, particularly within the Arizona-Sonora region.

In that meeting and in others with university executives in late 2021, the ambassador and Sonora Gov. Alfonso Durazo identified collaboration areas of interest, including education, university resource diversification, entrepreneurship, economic development and support for Native nations.

Mastcam-Z team an inspiration to girls in STEM

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover landed on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. It is the most sophisticated rover NASA has ever sent to the red planet. Its science mission is to collect carefully selected and documented rock and sediment samples for future return to Earth, search for signs of ancient microbial life, characterize the planet’s geology and climate, and pave the way for human exploration beyond the moon.

ASU alumnus named 'Young Geospatial Pro to watch in 2022'

Dave Grafton, an ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning Master of Advanced Study in geographic information science alumnus, was named a “Young Geospatial Pro to watch in 2022” by xyHt geospatial magazine. 

The award, part of the trade magazine’s annual features, recognizes up-and-coming young professionals who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments to date and show great promise for the future.

Meet the 2022 ASU Founders' Day honorees

Each spring, the ASU Alumni Association hosts a Founders’ Day celebration honoring individuals who exemplify the spirit of the founders of the university’s predecessor, the Tempe Normal School. The award ceremony began in the 1960’s and is celebrated annually to commemorate the March 7, 1885 anniversary of when the institution received its charter from the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature.

ASU alumna to use national role to represent diverse voices in geosciences

Niccole Villa Cerveny, a PhD geography alumna in Arizona State University's School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and professor at Mesa Community College for more than 20 years, has been invited by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to serve as a member of the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geosciences.

Cerveny will become the first community college representative to serve on this prestigious national committee.

365 Community Union to screen 'King Richard' for February Movies on the Field

ASU 365 Community Union’s Movies on the Field program screens a movie on the Frank Kush Field in Sun Devil Stadium on the third Friday of each month this spring.

The next screening is “King Richard” on Feb. 18. Guests are invited to bring their blankets, family and friends to sit on the football field and enjoy the movie under the stars, on one of the biggest screens in Tempe. 

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