CALS News and Announcements

  • This spring 2015 semester, several students and professors in the CALS School of Natural Resources and the Environment were recognized for their current research. Below is a list of students and professors and their respective awards and honors.

  • Sophia Leone, a junior majoring in veterinary science, was one of 10 University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences students selected to participate in the 2014 Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference. The event took place November 6-9, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo. Leone’s narrative about her experience at the conference follows:

  • At the Annual Meeting in Tucson on 15 January 2015, the recipients of the Section’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Scholarship and the Marcelle E. Schmutz Memorial Scholarship, and the S. Clark Martin Memorial Scholarship were announced.

  • Once a semester, a series of outstanding graduating seniors from each department in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement. The students are nominated by a professor or faculty member in their corresponding department and are awarded plaques at the dean’s luncheon prior to their fall or spring commencement. One student in particular, Christina Jefferies, a veterinary science major in The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, discusses the award and its importance to her.

  • Natalie Sanchez, a journalism senior with a minor in fashion, worked this past summer with Macy's Merchandising Group in New York City as a private brands marketing intern. 

  • The University of Arizona’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Achievement awardee, Dr.

  • Alyssa Hasslen, graduate from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, was recently nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Top 30. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in retailing and consumer sciences and family studies and human development.

  • Check out the latest issue:

    Your fall Compendium newsletter is packed with exciting news, including: 

    • a major renovation of the Forbes Building
    • our revolutionary plan for a Veterinary Program in Arizona
    • one donor helps students and trims his taxes, too
  • Commencement speaker Anna Maria Chávez and five other leaders in arts, humanities, business and public service received honorary degrees during the 2014 Commencement celebration at the University of Arizona. In addition, the UA Alumni Association presented its Alumni Achievement Award.

    Alumni Achievement Award

    The 2014 Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Turki Faisal Al Rasheed. This award is given to alumni who have attained prominence in their field of endeavor and demonstrated outstanding service to the UA.

  • Mitch McClaran, professor in the CALS School of Natural Resources and the Environment, was elected as a Fellow in the Society for Range Management on February 12, 2014 at the Society’s 67th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.