University of Arizona Department of Agricultural Education, Technology & Innovation
Wednesday, October 13, 2021,
an ASA Zoom Webinar*
For one hour, be a new Wildcat and join Jamie Deconcini’s orientation class on UA’s rich heritage and traditions. Even if you have attended UA, there is a good chance you know little about its early years and the preparatory classes most students had to take in order to qualify as a freshman in 1891. Learn which notable figures over the years have shaped the development and traditions of the university. If you are new to Tucson, find out where notable locations are on and near the university’s Tucson campus.
Jamie will describe early efforts to bring educational opportunity to Arizona and how, in 1885, Tucson ended up with the University instead of a prison, a mental institution, or the state Capital. She’ll also explain how Land-grant institutions like UA continue to carry out the original three-part mission—research, teaching, and extension services–today.
Jamie is an Instructor and Instructional Specialist in the Department of Agricultural Education Technology and Innovation at the University of Arizona. While in graduate school for a degree in Agricultural Education she was a Teaching Assistant for a course regarding the heritage and traditions of the University. After graduate school and upon being hired by the UA, she began developing an online version of the course, called “Wildcat Traditions of the University of Arizona.”
This course covers the founding of the University, influential figures, traditions, and notable locations around campus. “Wildcat Traditions” is currently offered to students on the main, distance, online, and global campuses and will be soon be offered to any interested alumni, faculty/staff, and community members through the University of Arizona’s Community Campus Program.
In her spare time, Jamie competes in horse shows in Dressage and cares for her potbelly pig.
Compiled by Rosemary Brown, Academy Village Volunteer
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