Management alumna Lina Garcia strives to help others when it’s needed most

W. P. Carey Alumni Council Member, annual supporter, and Maricopa County Public Defender-Deputy Director Lina Garcia (BS Management ’04, JD ’07) has always had a passion for community engagement and helping those who are struggling.

Economics alumnus Ryan Talamante enjoys giving back to the school that launched his career

Alumnus Ryan Talamante (BS Economics ’90) grew up in Tempe, and is a strong supporter of ASU and the Department of Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business.

W. P. Carey Cupids: A mutual interest in the German language led to love

Sometimes, students leave the W. P. Carey School with more than a top-rated education — they find a life partner, too. We call them W. P. Carey Cupids — couples who met at the W. P. Carey School of Business and are now making lives together.

Phil Calandra: A role model for giving time, talent, and treasure

Alum shares why he gives, crediting first-hand financial struggles, ASU President Michael Crow's vision for the future of higher education, and students' emergency needs.

33 Buckets: How alumni's passion for helping others became a thriving nonprofit

ASU alumni pour hard work and passion into a thriving nonprofit for sustainable access to clean water.

ASU alumna and founder of the Pauline Foundation shares her start-up success

Pauline Nalumasi's (BS Accountancy '18) nonprofit provides skills training and scholarships to exploited women and children in Uganda and supports rural farmers.

Alumna uses fruit to offer dependable income opportunities in Ghana

Private donations and corporate partnerships helped make it possible for Ghana-born Freda Sarfo (MS-GL '19) to start Tropical Almond, which gives mothers reliable income, saves trees, and donates high-protein snacks to hungry children.

Daring to lead in 2021 and beyond

The W. P. Carey Alumni Book Club loved reading Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead™, which encourages us to rumble with vulnerability, live into our values, brave trust, and learn to rise — all lessons relevant to the increasingly uncertain times we now navigate together.

Arizona entrepreneur lays the foundation for real estate ventures

For Jerry Coleman’s positive impact on the local economy through locally owned and operated businesses, the W. P. Carey School honored him with the 2020 Spirit of Enterprise Award.

When W. P. Carey Cupids eat fresh

Each February, it is our pleasure to celebrate and share the stories of W. P. Carey Cupids — couples who met and began their lives together at ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business.