Magellan Circle Celebrates its History

June 7, 2022

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reception at Hacienda del Sol
At the Magellan Circle reception, guests enjoyed the patio at Hacienda del Sol.

This spring, the Magellan Circle hosted its annual reception at the beautiful Hacienda del Sol.

Dean John Paul Jones talked about the many contributions made by the Magellan Circle, which launched in 2003. Over the past 12 years, Magellan Circle Patrons have supported 861 Magellan Circle Scholars. Donations to the Dean’s Fund for Excellence has supported many projects, including the Downtown Lecture Series, the Op-Ed Project, the Community and School Garden Program, the Tucson Poverty Project, Magellan Circle Teaching Awards, Noam Chomsky events, and much more. The Magellan Circle has offered excursions all over the world, including the Galápagos Islands, Italy, Israel, Cuba, Vietnam, and Mexico City.

Steve Lynn, the SBS board chair for the past 10 years, and Amy Kimme Hea, associate dean of academic affairs and student success for SBS, also spoke about Dean JP Jones’ many contributions over his 12-year term.

Here are a few photos (taken by Leslie Epperson) from the celebration!

Rowene Aguirre-Medina and Roy Medina with their Scholar Zoey Rubinoff
Rowene Aguirre-Medina and Roy Medina with their Scholar Zoey Rubinoff
Barbara Starrett and Jo Ann Ellison with their Scholar Jasmin Meza
Barbara Starrett and Jo Ann Ellison with their Scholar Jasmin Meza
Luis and Cecy Parra
Luis and Cecy Parra
Gulshan and Neelam Sethi
Gulshan and Neelam Sethi