A Farewell Tribute for ARC’s Alexis Holladay

Alexis Holladay is moving to Division of Graduate Studies.

Aldair Pimentel, CASA Recruitment Coordinator, Contributed to this report

In a surprise party at Science II Rotunda, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and the Center for Access to Science for All (CASA) hosted a heartfelt farewell party for Alexis Holladay.

Holladay is leaving ARC and joining the Division of Graduate Students as a lead Student Support Services Professional (SSP IV).

The event titled “AlexisVision” was a nod to Holladay’s fondness for the Marvel Studios television series “WandaVision.” A unique theme that set the stage for an evening filled with nostalgia, joy, and celebration.

In a room decorated with balloons, flowers, and themed posters and mixed with her co-workers’ cheerful chatter and laughter, the guests were treated to a selection of finger foods and drinks carefully chosen to reflect her tastes and personality.

CASA Director Lilia De La Cerda said her center would miss working in the same office with Holladay but looked forward to working with her in her new position.

Biology professor Dr. Larry Riley noted that Holladay has left behind a strong legacy and estimated that she had served more than 10,000 students at ARC.

The College of Science and Mathematics Associate Dean, Dr. Jason Bush, expressed gratitude and acknowledged Holladay’s contributions to the College and university. He noted that Holladay’s winning an Outstanding Advisor Award was a testament to her service to the thousands of students she has helped.

AlexisVision Theme
Alexis Holladay’s party borrowed the Alexis Vision theme | Aldair Pimentel

Photography by Aldair Pimentel