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Stories of Friends Who Make Eller Greater

Whether you are the parent of a current student, member of the business community, or an alum who wants to give back to the community that helped shape your career, your investment in the Eller College makes business education at the UA even greater.

Follow this space as we tell the stories of the friends who have made Eller greater for future generations of business students:


Karl EllerKarl Eller, ‘52
Rarely has the nature of an academic institution so closely reflected the personal character and professional achievement of its greatest benefactor. Karl Eller’s enterprising spirit, his capacity for innovation, and his drive to distinguish his own life by contributing to the development of his community make him a true namesake.

Norman P. McClelland and sister Francis HellenNorman P. McClelland, ’49, and Francis Helen ’44
Since 1992, the Eller College has been housed in McClelland Hall, named for the McClelland family, which founded Shamrock Foods Corporation. Shamrock chairman Norman P. McClelland and his sister Francis Helen are both alumni of the College.

Joelle BensonJoelle Benson, ’95
As an undergraduate MIS student at the Eller College, Joelle Benson put the cutting-edge information systems theories she learned in the classroom into practice through her work with Regents’ Professor Jay Nunamaker and his Center for Management Information (CMI) lab.

Jeff Rein, '75 and '80, and Susan ReinJeff Rein, ’75 and ’80, and Susan Rein
“We agree with the vision set forth by the College’s leadership,” said Jeff Rein. “We decided to make our gift unrestricted so it could be put to use by the dean to have the maximum impact in furthering the College’s strategic plan.”

Eller PDCEller Classes of 2005-2013
Eller’s first social media giving campaign, Show Your Love for Eller Class Challenge, raised $12,354 to support the Professional Development Center (PDC) project.

$6M in commitmentsShamrock Foods, Karl and Stevie Eller, and Diamond Family
At the celebration of Arizona NOW: The Campaign for the University of Arizona, hosted by the Eller College and the UA Foundation National Leadership Council, the College announced three new gift commitments totaling $6 million.

CBRE and the Eller College deanCBRE
Eller honored CBRE, the global leader in real estate services and investment, in June 2014. The event celebrated CBRE’s support of the Dean’s Lininger Conference Room in McClelland Hall.

Humberto LopezHumberto Lopez, ’69
Humberto Lopez, Eller Accounting ’69, has been working for a long time, but he doesn’t think of it as work. “It’s just doing what I love,” he said.

Tommy Fusco, '83Tommy Fusco, ’83
Tommy Fusco graduated from the UA with degrees in economics and finance in 1983. He is now managing director, equity coverage sales, with Credit Suisse in New York.

Lydia Buchanan and studentLydia Buchanan, ‘78
When Lydia Buchanan graduated with her accounting degree from the UA, she scanned the program and found just a handful of other women in her class of about 60.