Alumni Profiles

Arizona State University is a community of action figures - passionate, intelligent people acting in their local, national and global communities to resolve some of the world's most challenging issues. Sun Devil alumni are also active in cultural, sports and arts endeavors, making an indelible impact wherever they go.

Currently, there are more than 360,000 Sun Devils living across the country and around the world. Here are brief biographical sketches of a few of ASU's best known alumni.

Kimberly Williams '96 B.A.(Editor's Note: Kimberly Williams was chosen in 2012 as one of two “Coolest Teachers in The World” by the U.S. Green Building Council's Center for Green Schools and participated in a two-week expedition to Antarctica later that year. She was...Read more

Steve Balthazor '91 B.S.Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? I was actively involved with my fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, while I was at ASU. I learned how to lead my peers...Read more

Joe Caldwell '97 B.A.E.(Editor’s Note: “Jumpin’” Joe Caldwell played for ASU’s men’s basketball in the early 1960s and was selected to play on the U. S. men’s basketball team in the 1964 Olympics. He returned to finish his degree in 1997, and is...Read more

Dr. Michelle May '84 B.S.Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? I was a member of the Chi Omega sorority and served as chapter president during my junior year. Besides learning to balance...Read more

Marco Canales '01 B.I.S.Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? I was involved in intramural sports, playing Ultimate Frisbee on Tuesday and Thursday nights. I saw their ad in the State Press,...Read more

Theresa Esparza '94 M.Tax.Editor’s Note: Esparza is the incoming chair of the ASU Alumni Association’s 2013-14 Board of Directors and National Alumni Council. How did your education at ASU prepare you for your current job or business? In my current role, I am...Read more

Mahilani Akiona '05 BAWhich groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? Among other things, I was involved in Barrett, the Honors College at ASU; SAA; Devils' Advocates; the Medallion of Merit Scholarship Program;...Read more

Bruno Sarda '90 B.S.Editor's Note: Bruno Sarda, the director of global sustainability operations at Dell, is featured in a profile in the May 2013 issue of ASU Magazine. Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain...Read more

Meghan Cox '07 B.A.Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? I was involved in the Associated Students of ASU (ASASU) in government relations, the ASU Student Foundation, Barrett, The Honors College at...Read more

Martin Quezada '01 B.S., '08 J.D.Editor’s Note: Martin Quezada is the lead attorney for the Law Office of Martín J. Quezada, PLLC and represents District 13 in the Arizona House of Representatives. Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did...Read more

Jason Haile '05 B.S.Which groups or activities were you most involved in at ASU? What did you gain from that involvement? The major groups that I was involved with at ASU were the Black and African Coalition along with F.A.C.E.S. (Fostering and Achieving...Read more

margaret woodward '82 B.S.E.Margaret Woodward is a major general in the United States Air Force. She develops, executes and evaluates all Air Force aviation, ground, weapons, space and system mishap prevention, and nuclear surety programs to preserve combat readiness. Woodward graduated from Arizona...Read more

darren woodson '92 B.S.Darren Woodson, a native of Phoenix, played in the NFL as a safety and later became a sports analyst for ESPN. Woodson graduated from Maryvale High School where he earned All-Metro Division AAA and All-City honors, before becoming a walk-on...Read more

danny white '95 B.S.A native of Mesa, Danny White is most well known for his time as a record-breaking quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and as a football coach in the Arena Football League. White graduated from Mesa’s Westwood High School and then...Read more

craig weatherup '67 b.s.As a native of Phoenix, Craig Weatherup graduated from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. After graduating, Weatherup took his first job in Kankakee, Ill., working at General Foods as a...Read more

don wakamatsuA native of Hood River, Ore., Don Wakamatsu is known for his time spent as a Major League Baseball player and manager. Wakamatsu was a three-sport star who came to Arizona State University to play as a baseball catcher for...Read more

pat tillman '97 b.s.Pat Tillman, a native of Freemont, Calif., graduated from high school after helping lead his football team to the Central Coast Division I Football Championship. Pat Tillman excelled both on and off the field at ASU. As a linebacker, he...Read more

brenda strong '82 B.Mus.Brenda Strong is an Emmy-nominated actress who has also gained notoriety as a yoga instructor and fertility expert. Strong was originally from a suburb of Portland, Ore., but came to Arizona to attend ASU. She graduated with a bachelor’s of...Read more

kate spade '85 b.a.Kate Spade is the co-founder and fashion designer of her own namesake line of handbags and merchandise. Spade transferred from the University of Kansas to attend the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU, where she graduated...Read more

Anthony Robles '11 B.I.S.Anthony Robles is well-known for winning the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling championship in the 125-pound weight class. Born with only one leg, he began wrestling in eighth grade had more than 125 wins as a wrestler at Mesa High School...Read more

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