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 SBS Homecoming 2010

This past homecoming, in honor of the University of Arizona’s 125th anniversary, SBS partied like it was 1885! Homecoming was bigger and better than ever, and we had two days of learning and merriment.

On Friday, Oct. 22, SBS participated in the 2010 Collegiate and Campus Showcase presented by the University of Arizona Alumni Association. Presentations included “The Future of Libraries and Library Education” by the School of Information Resources and Library Science, “The Sonoran Desert and Beyond” by David Yetman, research social scientist for the Southwest Center, and “The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Message Shaped the 2008 Election” by Kate Kenski, associate professor in the Department of Communication.

On Saturday, SBS had its annual homecoming bash at our local watering hole, The Shanty. Our homecoming chair was Lisa Lovallo, SBS board member and Cox Communications’ vice president and system manager for Southern Arizona.

The Shanty also displayed a “history of homecoming” exhibit and video, prepared by the UA student chapter of the Society of American Archivists.



SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: Homecoming chair Lisa Lovallo (center) with her parents, Joe and Nancy Lovallo. All photos on this page: Christine Scheer.

“I was provided with a more balanced and complete view of Mexican American history by Dr. Juan Garcia,” says Jimenez. “Dr. Garcia’s Mexican American history class, and the man himself, had a huge impact on how I saw myself. For a young Mexican American who grew up in a very Mexican home, in a very Anglo part of town, “fitting in” and achieving in school was a challenge. I learned that I was not alone, and that I had every reason to be happy and proud of who I was and where my family had come from.

“I met some of the teachers in SJEP and discussed their philosophy and realized that what they were doing for their students was what Dr. Garcia had done for me. So I quickly agreed to help that effort by supporting the Social Justice Education Project,” said Jimenez.



 SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: Near Eastern studies major Danielle Broden was our student speaker.

SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: Bill Nugent, Meredith Hay, UA executive vice president and provost, and John Paul Jones III, dean of SBS.

SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: Jan Konstanty, SBS board member, Nancy Lynn and Steve Lynn, SBS board chair.

SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: John Paul Jones III, Peggy Johnson, executive director of the Loft Cinema, and Joe Tarver.

SBS Homecoming 2010

Above: LuisCarlos Romero-Davis, a Latin American studies alumnus, was named “40 under 40 Man of the Year” by the Arizona Daily Star in 2010.


For more information, contact Lori Harwood at 520-626-3846 • Editor