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Founder's Day honors past, present, future

March 16, 2009

The ASU Alumni Association’s 2009 Founders’ Day signature event mixed a night of honoring the founders of ASU’s predecessor institution in 1885 with a dinner and awards ceremony to showcase Sun Devils involved in solving the challenges that will shape the world’s future.

The association’s annual Founders’ Day event was held March 3, at The Buttes, A Marriott Resort in Tempe. Founders’ Day, first celebrated in 1964, has traditionally honored the actions of those who founded the Territorial Normal School in Tempe in 1885, and recognized faculty, staff, and alums who acted in the spirit of those first supporters of higher education in the region.