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