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Portrait of Graham Rossini

Q&A: Rossini on the opportunities, challenges ahead as ASU's new athletic director

Graham Rossini's fascination with ASU began with a rookie card of Braves outfielder and ASU alum Mike Kelly when Rossini was 11. What he didn’t know then was how that path would lead to his becoming the Sun Devils’ new athletic director. Here, he talks about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of him.
Drone panoramic shot of ASU's football stadium

Graham Rossini, chief business officer of Sun Devil Athletics and a veteran of more than 20 years in sports business at the MLB and Power 5 level, is ASU’s new athletic director. 



Media portrait of ASU gymnast and outstanding CISA graduate student Hannah Scharf

ASU gymnastics standout Hannah Scharf, who completed the Master of Science in organizational leadership in the School of Applied Professional Studies during her final year of NCAA eligibility, is being recognized as the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts' Outstanding Graduate for spring 2024.



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ASU alum receives lifetime achievement award

Arizona State University alum Vada Manager, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1983, was honored for over 30 years in business and politics with the 2024 Executive Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Million Dollar Executive Dinner on Feb. 10 in Las Vegas.



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ASU football players embrace the teachings of MLK

Arizona State University football players were invited to hear from community, business, nonprofit and faith-based leaders at an event that commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.



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40 years on the job: ASU women's tennis coach Sheila McInerney

Sheila McInerney has been a mentor and a mother figure to the players on the women's tennis team for four decades. It's a monumental season for the coach, who also celebrates her 66th birthday in February. “I think what sets Sheila apart is that she really cares about her players,” former player Krista Walker says.



College of Health Solutions Assistant Professor Floris Wardenaar

ASU professor's webinar series helps boost sports nutrition knowledge

What began as a few Zoom sessions featuring nutrition experts doing one-hour presentations to 35 people now brings in nearly 300 people signing up for every presentation.



Portrait of Jeffrey Wilson

Jeffrey R. Wilson receives ASU's 2024 MLK Jr. Faculty Servant-Leadership Award

Jeffrey R. Wilson, Arizona State University professor of statistics and biostatistics, has been chosen to receive the 2024 ASU MLK Jr. Faculty Servant-Leadership Award. Wilson, an ASU faculty member since 1985, has an extensive history of leadership that proves his dedication to serving his community.



Charlotte Bowens is shown wearing the VestaPak while walking on a trail

ASU staffer's design for outdoor recreation gets national attention

During Charlotte Bowens decade-long journey to improve her health, she created a way to help more people like her become more fit. Bowens, a research administrator at Arizona State University, invented an ultralight hydration vest that’s designed for people with bigger bodies, so they can drink water easily while exercising or hitting the trails.



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