Founders Day honorees with Sparky

Founders’ Day Awards honor best of ASU

By

Tracy Scott

In front of a sold-out crowd, the 2018 Founders’ Day Awards program honored members of the ASU community for the impact and excellence of their work March 21 in Tempe. The awards ceremony, hosted by the ASU Alumni Association, has been a signature event for the university for decades, and honors individuals who exemplify the spirit of the founders of the Territorial Normal School of Arizona, ASU’s predecessor institution. 

Video by Jordan Currier/ASU

Those receiving Founders’ Day awards — click here to read more about their achievements — were Robert Page Jr. (James W. Creasman Award of Excellence), Sambo ‘Bo’ Dul (Young Alumni Achievement Award), Missy M. Farr-Kaye (Alumni Achievement Award), Nancy Gonzales (Faculty Research Achievement Award), Gerald Heydt (Faculty Service Achievement Award) and Ariel D. Anbar (Faculty Teaching Achievement Award).

In addition, the Fulton family is being honored as the 2018 Founder’s Day Philanthropists of the Year for their vision, leadership and commitment to advance Arizona State University and the New American University. As catalysts for the acceleration of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College along with numerous investments throughout the university from athletics to performing arts, the Fulton family invests in ASU to inspire students, alumni, and friends across campus and around the world.

See photos from the awards ceremony below.

Top photo by Timon Harper Photography