Alumnus/a of the Year

Every spring, the colleges of the University of Arizona have the opportunity to recognize an outstanding alumnus or alumna, who is then celebrated in the fall Homecoming festivities.

To date, we have honored the following OSC graduates:

2018 Alumnus of the Year: James W. Mayo, M.S. 1968

In recognition of his many contributions to the advancement of optics technology, the University of Arizona Alumni Association selected James W. Mayo III, Chief Optics Engineer, Tau Technologies LLC (M.S. in Optical Sciences, 1968), for the 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award for the College of Optical Sciences. This coveted award was presented at a special ceremony on October 26, 2018 as part of the University’s homecoming celebrations.



For questions about giving to the college, please contact Kaye Rowan, director of development, at or 520-626-8754.