Alumni Association

Honoring all who serve: Salute to Service begins Nov. 1

Salute to Service returns to Arizona State University in-person from Nov. 1 to 11 to honor military veterans, those still serving, their families and civilians who have also served their communities.

With this year’s theme, “Service Above Self,” ASU will host various events across all Phoenix metro campuses to show its gratitude for all who serve — military and civilian alike.

ASU celebrates return of Homecoming festivities

A time-honored tradition at Arizona State University, Homecoming is back this fall after a pandemic pause, bringing together students, parents, alumni and the ASU community to celebrate their Sun Devil spirit.

The university will celebrate Homecoming this year with multiple events Oct. 24–30, culminating in a football game against Washington State at noon Oct. 30.

“During the seven days that mark Homecoming, students can expect a week full of celebrations on every campus,” said Sage Vu, student Homecoming director.

Sun Devil teacher packs inspire students

Four years ago, the Arizona State University Alumni Association began offering alumni educators complimentary Sun Devil teacher packs filled with resources for teachers, students and their classrooms to support educators in their work and to inspire students to go to college. This year, more than 3,900 Sun Devil educators around the world kicked off a new school year with ASU swag from their alma mater. 

Real estate developer's donated ranch aids university's mission

Iconic real estate developer Rusty Lyon Jr. wanted to help future generations pursue their educational and professional dreams. One way he did that is through what he knew best — real estate.

Lyon was a real estate visionary who started his career at his father's brokerage, Russ Lyon Realty, after serving as an Air Force pilot in the Korean War. He founded Westcor Companies in 1964 and developed more than 12 Valley malls in his career. Lyon branched into hospitality development and is credited with designing and building the Boulders Resort and Spa and others.