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. 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 Mayagüez

Alumni Notability
Jorge N. Amely Vélez Amely Vélez is an electrical engineer and inventor who holds various patents in the field of Medical Technology.[1]
Ricardo Azziz Azziz is a physician-scientist-executive, president of the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Ga [2]
William A. Navas, Jr. Navas is the first Puerto Rican to be named an Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Antonio Fas Alzamora Former President of the Senate of Puerto Rico
Herminio Brau del Toro[3] Lawyer, Engineer, Professor, writer, president of P.R. Distillers
Angel R. Rosa Associate Professor of Political Science; radio commentator "La ultima palabra" Radio Isla 1320
Fernando L. Ribas-Dominicci F-111F pilot in the United States Air Force, killed during Operation El Dorado Canyon, the April 15, 1986 U.S. air raid on Libya.
Sergio Gonzalez Former Secretary of Transportation and Public works of Puerto Rico
Silverio Pérez Musician, comedian, entrepreneur and TV personality
Pedro Toledo Former Superintendent of the Puerto Rico Police Department
F. Javier Cevallos President of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Jorge Haddock Dean of the School of Business at Richmond University in Virginia
Justo A. Méndez Rodriguez Former Senator in the Puerto Rico Legislature.
Orlando Figueroa Former Director of the Mars Exploration Program in NASA
Emilio Rivera Engineer, Senior Director and Plant Manager for Amgen in California
Frank C. Stipes Westernbank President
Edryck Pol Resident and only Velcroman at Banco Popular. Gathered fame as the TV personality "Velcroman" on the once popular show No Te Duermas. Can't parallel park.
Héctor Moreno Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Blue Cross of Puerto Rico
Carlos Del Castillo Received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers Award
Olga D. González-Sanabria Scientist and inventor. The highest ranking Hispanic at NASA's Glenn Research Center, and a member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame.
Gladys González Former Director of the Environmental Protection Agency, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Mercedes Reaves Reaves is responsible for the design of a viable full-scale solar sail at NASA's Langley Research Center
Amri Hernandez-Pellerano Electronics engineer and scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Carlos Ortiz Longo The Constellation Program Division System Manager for the Structural Engineering Division at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
Pedro Rodriguez The Director of a test laboratory at NASA and inventor of a portable, battery-operated lift seat for people suffering from knee arthritis.
Antonio Mignucci Mignucci is a biological oceanographer specializing in the biology, management and conservation of marine mammals.
Juan R. Correa-Pérez Correa-Pérez is a scientist credited with becoming the first (doctoral level) clinical Andrologist and Embryologist established in Puerto Rico.
Carlos Eugenio Chardón The first Puerto Rican mycologist
Juan A. Rivero Founder of the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo
Lissette Martinez Lead electrical engineer for the Space Experiment Module program at the Wallops Flight Facility which is part of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Adolfo Figueroa-Viñas Figueroa-Viñas is the first Puerto Rican astrophysicist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Joxel García Physician and former four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He served as the thirteenth Assistant Secretary for Health and currently serves as the President of the Ponce School of Medicine.
Enectalí Figueroa-Feliciano Figueroa-Feliciano is an astrophysicist and researcher with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who pioneered the development position-sensitive detectors.
Pedro N. Rivera Rivera is a retired Brigadier General of United States Air Force who in 1994 became the first Hispanic to be named medical commander in the Air Force.
Ricardo Aponte Aponte is a Brigadier General of United States Air Force and the first Hispanic Director, J-7, of the United States Southern Command, in Miami, Florida.

Notable faculty of University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

Faculty Notability
Juan A. Rivero Founder of the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo. Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology
Edwin Irizarry Mora Economist, Puerto Rican Independence Party candidate for governor of Puerto Rico in the 2008. Professor, Department of Economics
Angel Gaud Gonzalez Professor, Department of Physics

Deans, Vice Chancelor and Chancelors

Dean Years
1 Frank Lincoln Stevens 1911 -
2 Ralph Stillman Garwood
3 Charles E. Horne
Joseph Axtamayer -1943