Message from Rick Hudson

Engineering Alumni Chapter Board

I am proud of the community of giving that our alumni chapter is building. Even now when we all either know somebody who has been affected by the economy or we ourselves have been affected, our alumni continue to support the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

  • Alumni hand out gifts and congratulations to new graduates at convocation.
  • Alumni support students starting from E2 Camp as freshmen through the Order of the Engineer ceremony as seniors, as well as providing scholarships and career opportunities.
  • Alumni mentor new graduates and stay in touch with each other at networking events held at the end of every semester.
  • Alumni stay connected to the faculty that taught their classes and meet new faculty at the Dean’s Lecture Series events.

Your time and donations support the initiatives that help the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering become a new model of student success and helps attract and retain the very best students in the nation. And for that, I thank you.

I can’t wait to see alumni at the Engineering tailgate parties, Homecoming, the Dean’s Lecture series and other upcoming events. You are always welcome to attend the board meetings.  If you can’t make it in person, I welcome your thoughts via email.

Investments to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering provide the backbone of support that enables our academic units to remain a guiding force in the engineering community. With your help, our faculty and students have even better opportunities to think big and set high goals. They can work on bold ideas and complex problems, collaborate with industry leaders and participate in real-world projects that strengthen our communities and the world we live in today. To learn more about how you can support our efforts please contact David Wahls with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Development Office at or 480-727-0827 or give online.

Please take a few minutes to read the latest news on Full Circle and visit the Get Connected page, and find an event or volunteer opportunity that fits your interest and schedule. Then let us know what you’re doing whether it’s a new baby, a career change or spending time at an event, we want to know about it!

Rick Hudson
Engineering Alumni Chapter President
B.S. Electrical Engineering ‘87
Principal Engineer, Line Maintenance
Salt River Project