A little rain can't hold back Arizona State University's brightest.
The 32nd annual ASU Day at the Capitol, hosted by the ASU Office of Government and Community Engagement in collaboration with the ASU Alumni Association, invited elected officials to the Senate Lawn in downtown Phoenix on a rainy Feb. 14 afternoon for lunch with a side of Sun Devil pride.
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Lawmakers checked out exhibits featuring ASU's signature programs and initiatives.
Students and faculty were on hand to answer questions and highlight ASU’s impact on the local community and economy.
ASU President Michael M. Crow attended the event, speaking with students and mingling with lawmakers, including Arizona State alumniRep. César Chávez, Democrat representing District 29 in Phoenix; Rep. Tony Navarette, Democrat, District 30 in Glendale; Rep. Isela Blanc, Democrat, District 26 in Tempe; Rep. Michelle Udall, Republican, District 25 in Mesa; and Rep. Douglas Coleman, Republican, District 16 in Apache Junction. César Chávez, Tony Navarette, Isela Blanc, Michelle Udall and Douglas Coleman.
ASU student Henry Han (left) holds a rosie boa that was brought by the ASU School of Life Sciences to ASU Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Feb. 14.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Arizona State Sen. Juan Mendez, Democrat from District 26, speaks with ASU students at ASU Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Feb. 14.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
A display at the ASU Alumni Association booth during ASU Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Feb. 14.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
ASU President Michael Crow, third from left, speaks with members of the ASU student government at ASU Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Feb. 14.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
ASU Undergraduate Student Government Chief of Staff Ricardo Flores holds a puppy that is up for adoption at ASU Day at the Capitol in Phoenix on Feb. 14.Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now
Top photo: April Hobby talks to students about the ASU Alumni Association's upcoming events and initiatives at the ASU Day at the Capitol. ASU Day at the Capitol is a day where many departments at ASU set up booths outside of the Arizona Capitol to show off the great achievements that are made possible by state funding to higher education. Photo by Marcus Chormicle/ASU Now