The College of Humanities invites you to celebrate the University of Arizona 105th Homecoming. Join alumni, faculty and friends at one event or stay for all of the days' festivities!




COLLEGE & CAMPUS CENTRAL (Student Union: Kiva Room)

10:00 AM  |  Transforming Lives: Empowering Philanthropy through Humanism

Featuring College of Humanities Alumnus of the Year, Dana Vandersip (B.A. in Russian, 1988)
Vice President of Development at Make-A-Wish, San Diego

What can a better tomorrow bring? Zayden, 7, heart condition, wished to go to Saturn and meet aliens. Avery, 3, cancer, wished to celebrate her caregivers. Leona, 5, cancer, wished to have a pirate ship in her backyard. Make-A-Wish granted all of those life-changing wishes, helping children with critical illnesses replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy and anxiety with hope. Using wishes as a backdrop, Dana Vandersip, Vice President of Development at Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego, will discuss the relationship of philanthropy to happiness, wholeness, connection, relevance and humanity, and how aligning resources with a community’s needs transforms the lives of everyone involved. For questions, contact Jenna Finfrock by email or phone, 520-621-0210.


HUMANITIES ALUMNI MIXER (Student Union: 4th Floor Terrace Rooftop)

6:00PM  |  All COH Alumni Reception

Mingle with fellow Humanities alumni at our twilight rooftop mixer and meet Humanities faculty, friends and the 2019 COH Alumnus of the Year, Dana Vandersip. Dana graduated with her B.A. in Russian in 1988 and currently serves as the Vice President of Development at Make-A-Wish, San Diego. We will have a hosted bar, heavy appetizers and a DJ – you won’t want to miss it! 

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COH YOUNG ALUMNI BRUNCH (Student Union: Kachina Room)

10:00 AM  |  Annual COH Young Alumni Brunch

Join us for our annual Young Alumni Brunch (with a mimosa bar!) while we enjoy remarks from our Alumnus of the Year, Dana Vandersip (B.A. in Russian, 1988), and our Young Professional Achievement Award recipient, Dr. Megan Lisbeth Strang (B.A. in German Studies, Political Science, 2007). Don’t miss the chance to network with your fellow Humanities alumni while meeting our current COH student ambassadors. Alumni from the classes of 2009 – 2019 are especially encouraged to attend! Tickets are $10/person.

Register for Young Alumni Brunch