UAA Amazing Stories: Ragu Bhargava
by Matt Jardin |
The UAA Alumni Association is pleased to welcome alumnus Ragu Bhargava, B.B.A. Accounting '88, to share his story of success through philanthropy as the keynote speaker for this year’s virtual Homecoming Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 9.
Bhargava is the CEO and co-founder of the Global PEO Services. An experienced, award-winning entrepreneur, financial executive and leader, Bhargava has helped clients successfully navigate some of the world’s trickiest business environments.
“What brings me back again and again to UAA is life cycle,” said Bhargava in a video profile about the importance of staying connected to the university and giving back to the community. “As you mature, your priorities change, and at this stage in my life I realize I need to contribute to the success of others. ... If they [students] need help with something that I have expertise in, I am more than willing to share.”
More than a fundraiser, Homecoming Breakfast is an opportunity to hear about the impact UAA alumni have on their communities and the lives of current UAA students.
The annual event also allows us to recognize the year’s Alumni of Distinction. For 2020, four extraordinary alumni will be honored for writing amazing stories in their communities and whose actions honor the legacy of excellence at UAA: Alumni Emerging Leader Dr. Reem Sheikh, B.S. Biological Sciences '07, podiatric surgeon and attending faculty at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine; Alumni Humanitarian Dr. Ghazal Ringler, B.S. Biological Sciences '01, chief dental officer at the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center; Alumni of Achievement Laurie Fagnani, B.A. Journalism and Public Communications '86, founder and president of MSI Communications; and Alumni of Achievement Leverette Hoover, B.S. Technology '97, national operations manager for Siemens.
A special networking opportunity will be available prior to the event. Reconnect with Seawolf Nation and promote lifelong connections between students, alumni, the community and the university.
Advanced registration required for attendance. Register for free here.