UA Hispanic Alumni (UAHA)

Group of Hispanic students

The University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni (UAHA) community is made up of accomplished Hispanic graduates and former students of UArizona who live throughout the world. UAHA was founded in 1982 to promote academic excellence among Hispanic students at the university, provide financial and mentoring support to qualified and deserving students, and develop links between alumni and supporters in the professional and business community. Since 1986, UAHA has awarded nearly 2,500 scholarships worth more than $5.3 million.


Ramon Gutierrez



Awarding scholarships with the charitable support of donors, friends, and the Arizona community is one of the most important things we do. Scholarships provide access to college for students who otherwise could not afford it and bring the best and brightest minds to the university.


UAHA relies on donations and community support to fund events and its scholarship fund. The community greatly appreciates donations of any size.

Board of Directors

The all-volunteer board of directors is the group entrusted to guide UAHA.

Executive Committee:

  • President — Ramon Gutierrez
  • Vice president — Priscilia Ruedas
  • Treasurer — Celina Urquidez
  • Secretary — Ray Haro
  • Communications — Alexei Moreno-Marquez

Committee Chairs:

  • Scholarship co-chair — Anamaria Ramirez-Navoa
  • Scholarship co-chair — Letty Molina-Gutierrez

Portraits of Excellence

Portraits of Excellence is UAHA's fundraiser that honors a prominent community member for their contributions to students, the Hispanic community and education.

Past honorees:

  • 2018: Helios Education Foundation

  • 2017: John M. Bernal and Lea Marquez Peterson

  • 2016: Henry Koffler, Kent Rollins, Anna Marie Chalk

  • 2014: Lupita Murillo

  • 2013: Richard Miranda

  • 2012: Andy Lopez

  • 2011: Ray and Carlotta Flores

  • 2010: Bob Baffert

  • 2009: Marty Cortez

  • 2008: Richard J. Gonzales