Ian Pepper Gives Back to Next Generation of Scientists

The Dr. Ian Pepper Scholarship supports two exemplary environmental science majors in financial need. Pepper is a highly respected Department of Environmental Science faculty and environmental microbiologist invested in supporting the next generation of scientists at the University of Arizona.

Sandra Aley

A Wonderful Legacy

Sandra Aley was once one of four girls who “ran up and down the alley laughing and walking to school and supporting each other through 12 years of Flowing Wells,” says her cousin, Debra Bergman.

Acting as Change Agents through Giving

Ed Wimberly ’65 and his wife Anne Wimberly have endowed a fund for African American Student Affairs. AASA provides opportunities for students to learn more about leadership, social justice and creating community. The Wimberlys also made a scholarship gift for students involved in leadership clubs for Black students.

Living Her Values at Work and Home

Edmund Optics maintains close ties with the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences as a donor and industrial affiliate, funding two scholarships and a study area. Mary Turner, principal engineer, says: "Working for an organization that puts so much emphasis on giving back really helps you see that you truly can help those around you."

Invested in a Sustainable Path

With the help of scholarship support, a biosystems engineering student is pursuing his career path and contributing to a project intended to greatly reduce meat waste.

A Hoops Great Gives Back

University of Arizona basketball fans may best know Bob Elliott ’77 ’84 as a star player who went on to play in the NBA and become a sportscaster for Arizona. In fact, Elliott is also an Eller School of Management graduate, an engaged university and Tucson community member, and a dedicated donor, together with his wife Beverely. Meet Danny Murego, who benefits from the Elliotts' support.