Welcome Home


Alumni, Welcome Home!

CALES is family. Relationships matter. We’ve become a world-class academic institution by developing long-lasting relationships with our alumni and supporters. It’s through you that we can ensure student success from admission to graduation to job placement, which in turn will impact the fundamental economic, environmental and social issues of modern-day society.




Alumni council meeting

The Power of Working Together

The mission of the CALES Alumni Council is to engage all CALES alumni to support the college. The council provides opportunities and financial support for such alumni programs as the Bear Down Network for graduates and students currently involved in the college. Learn more about our work.

Alumni Council

Stories that Inspire

Making forests more resilient to drought, discovering new ways to treat Type 2 diabetes and solving food safety issues are just some of the stories of CALES students and alumni making a difference in the world. Read more on our content hub.

Stories & Impact

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CALS Awards Dinner

CALES Awards & Recognition

CALES Annual Awards Dinner celebrates some of our outstanding achievers and supporters recognizing their contributions to the university, the college and their community. The most prestigious award bestowed by the College is the Eugene G. Sander Lifetime Achievement Award. Other awards include the Arizona Bear Down Award, the Heritage Family Award, Friend of CALES, as well as multiple achievement awards.  

CALES and UA award descriptions are available below.  To nominate a person, complete the information in the form below.  The 2023 Awards Dinner is scheduled for May 6, 2023 in Tucson. The deadline for nomination is September 16, 2022.

CALES Award Winners

Your Story

The CALES network of alumni, friends and business partners is vast, extending around the world, and yet, CALES is family! We would love to hear from you.

Your Story

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The Most Valuable Gift of All

When you donate your time to CALES, you’re also sharing your experience, expertise and mentorship — all invaluable resources for student success. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities. Click to see how you can make an impact.

Ways to Volunteer