“On behalf of our faculty, staff, and the entire U of A community, we offer you a big congratulations, Class of 2023 – you did it! You survived the late-night study sessions, the group projects, the times of uncertainty, and so much more.
You’ve grown in the face of these obstacles, you’ve adapted, and your resiliency has brought you to this moment. You’ve worked so hard for so long, and now you’ve reached the graduation milestone you’ve been striving for.
Please take a moment to reflect on just how momentous this is, on just how amazing
this accomplishment is, on all it took to get to this moment, and all the incredible
potential your future holds! Congratulations graduates!”
Kathy Sloan, interim dean
Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Honoring Our Graduates
Alex Alvarez is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies. She has a 4.0 cumulative GPA and was a Rhodes Trust Scholarship Finalist. During the summer of 2022 she attended the Public Policy and international Affairs Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and then received an Arkansas Department of Higher Education Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship later that same year. Alex is very passionate about her research projects which have been focused on LGTBQ rights in Latin America. She will expand on this research as she pursues graduate study in International Affairs. Alex worked for University Housing as a Resident Assistant for three years and was named “Returning RA of the Year” for the 2021-22 academic year. She was also very active in Associated Student Government serving most recently as Membership Development Coordinator. She was named “Cabinet Member of the Year for the 2020-21 academic year.