List of University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez people

Colegiales are persons affiliated with University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Colegiales.

The university is unique in Puerto Rico for creating a strong bond between students and the institution itself.[citation needed] Alumni proudly declare themselves "colegiales" even decades after graduating from the institution. Being a "colegial" becomes part of a student's identity. Some students say that, given the shared challenges of academic life there, all alumni share a sense of belonging and trust.

Notable alumni of University of Puerto Rico at MayagüezEdit

Alumni Notability
Zayra Alvarez Singer-songwriter and guitarist[1]
Antonio Fas Alzamora Former President of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Jorge N. Amely Vélez Electrical engineer and inventor, holds various patents in the field of medical technology[2]
Ricardo Aponte Brigadier General of the United States Air Force; first Hispanic Director, J-7, of the United States Southern Command, in Miami, Florida
Luis Balbino Arroyo Attorney, youngest person ever to finish secondary education in Puerto Rico and to be admitted to a university in Puerto Rico.[3]
Ricardo Azziz Physician, scientist, executive, president of the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Georgia[4]
F. Javier Cevallos President of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Carlos Eugenio Chardón First Puerto Rican mycologist
Juan R. Correa-Pérez First doctoral-level clinical andrologist and embryologist established in Puerto Rico
Carlos Del Castillo Received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Award
Edwin Cornier Colón Aguadillan municipal legislator and youngest elected individual in Puerto Rico
Herminio Brau del Toro[5] Lawyer, engineer, professor, writer, president of P.R. Distillers
Orlando Figueroa Former Director of NASA's Mars Exploration Program
Enectalí Figueroa-Feliciano NASA astrophysicist and researcher; pioneered the development of position-sensitive detectors
Adolfo Figueroa-Viñas First Puerto Rican astrophysicist at NASA
Joxel García Physician; former four-star admiral in the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; thirteenth Assistant Secretary for Health; President of the Ponce School of Medicine
Olga D. González-Sanabria Scientist and inventor; highest-ranking Hispanic at NASA's Glenn Research Center; member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame
Jorge Haddock Acevedo Former Dean of the School of Business at the University of Richmond in Virginia and current president of the University of Puerto Rico.
Amri Hernandez-Pellerano Electronics engineer and scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Lissette Martinez Lead electrical engineer for the Space Experiment Module program at the Wallops Flight Facility, part of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Antonio Mignucci Biological oceanographer specializing in the biology, management and conservation of marine mammals
William A. Navas, Jr. First Puerto Rican to be named an Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Silverio Pérez Musician, comedian, entrepreneur, TV personality
Edryck Pol TV personality "Velcroman" on the once-popular show No Te Duermas
Mercedes Reaves Designed a viable full-scale solar sail at NASA's Langley Research Center
Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci F-111F pilot in the United States Air Force; killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon, the April 15, 1986 US air raid on Libya
Pedro N. Rivera Retired Brigadier General of United States Air Force; in 1994 became the first Hispanic medical commander in the Air Force
Juan A. Rivero Founder of the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo
Justo A. Méndez Rodriguez Former Senator in the Puerto Rico Legislature
Pedro Rodriguez Director of a test laboratory at NASA; inventor of a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from knee arthritis
Ángel Rosa Puerto Rico Senator at-large; Chair of Puerto Rico Senate Government Affairs and Economic Development Committee; Associate Professor of Political Science
Frank C. Stipes Westernbank President
Pedro Toledo Former Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police Department

Notable faculty of University of Puerto Rico at MayagüezEdit

Faculty Notability
Angel Gaud Gonzalez Professor, Department of Physics
Edwin Irizarry Mora Economist; Puerto Rican Independence Party candidate for governor of Puerto Rico in 2008; professor, Department of Economics
Juan A. Rivero Founder of the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo; Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
Luisa R. Seijo Maldonado Professor, Department of Social Sciences, activist and social worker

Deans, Vice Chancellor and ChancellorsEdit

Dean Years
1 Frank Lincoln Stevens 1911 -
2 Ralph Stillman Garwood
3 Charles E. Horne
Joseph Axtamayer -1943
Vice Chancellor Years
1 Luis Stefani[6] 1943–1965
Chancellor Years
1 José Enrique Arrarás 1966–1971
2 Fred Soltero Harrington [7]
3 Rafael Pietri Oms [8]
4 Salvador Alemañy [9]
5 José Luis Martínez Pico[10] 1985–1989
6 Alejandro Ruiz Acevedo[11] 1990–1993
7 Stuart J. Ramos
8 Antonio Santos Cabrera[12] 1997-98
9 Zulma Toro Ramos[13][14]
10 Jorge Iván Vélez Arocho [15] 2001–2009
11 Miguel Muñoz[16] 2010-2013

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Patents By Inventor Jorge N. Amely-Velez
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  4. ^ Millsaps, John. "Dr. Ricardo Azziz Named President of the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia's Health Sciences Univ". Retrieved 2011-07-25.
  5. ^ Aurelio, Martínez (2004). Cabo Rojo: historia y personalidad de un pueblo (in Spanish). Indiana University: Ediciones Chriscela. p. 189. ISBN 1596080396.
  6. ^ Anton, George F. (1963). Since the beginning of time: the history of the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, beginning with the originators of the idea and up to 1962. Office of Information, College of Agriculture and Mechanics Arts, University of Puerto Rico. p. 239.
  7. ^ "" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  8. ^ "El ex rector del RUM, Rafael Pietri Oms, liderará el movimiento político en el Oeste" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Dia. Associated Press. 13 May 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  9. ^ "" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-23.
  10. ^ Vargas Saavedra, Maelo (14 March 2005). "Muere ex rector del RUM" (in Spanish). PRIMERA HORA. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
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  12. ^ "" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-06-23.
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  16. ^ Vargas Saavedra (August 31, 2010). "Busca fumar pipa de la paz en el RUM". Primera Hora (in Spanish). Puerto Rico: Primera Hora. Retrieved 2013-10-23.