On Wednesday, April 15, 150 people joined us for the annual Magellan Circle dinner at the Arizona Inn, where we celebrated a successful year of fundraising and SBS programs.
At the event, two new awards were given out:
The Community Engagement Award was created to recognize faculty, staff, and students who make a positive change in our community. This award honors community partners and the crucial role they play in the success of specific projects.
This year, the Community Engagement Award was given to the Community and School Garden Program team: community fundraisers Joan Kaye Cauthorn and Cita Scott, and our academic team Sallie Marston, Professor in the School of Geography and Development, and Moses Thompson, SBS Community Outreach Coordinator.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was created to recognize a donor who has provided exemplary service to both the college and the community. This year, the award was given to The Honorable Judge Lillian Fisher. Lillian is a pioneer in the Tucson community, helping to establish organizations such as the Southern Arizona Hiking Club and Invisible Theater. She also started a child advocate program and has served as a part-time faculty member at the James E. Rogers College of Law. She is the first Patron to endow her Magellan Scholarship, which means a student will be given this scholarship in her name forever.