by Bruce Erley, B73, USA
It all started with an auction bid at the 2014 reunion in Tucson this past summer. A group of alumni banded together to bid on a special private performance donated by the Steve, Paul and Ralph Colwell to raise funds for the UWPIAA’s Legacy Scholarship program for the children of alumni.Read More
by Pedro Pablo Cruz Echevarria, A13, Cuba
A dream come true. That is what the October 15 arrival in Cuba of Up with People Cast B2014 was for me. My castmate Lisbeth Ruiz Sánchez and I had waited for this moment since last year. It was expected that our cast, Cast A2013 would end its journey with a historical visit to the island but that did not happen. Now Cast B2014 was in Cuba and we had the honor of integrating the project.Read More
by John Gonzalez, C68, USA
All of us who traveled with Up with People are on a journey shaped by our experiences on the road and the memories of castmates and host families around the world. For the 62 fortunate alumni who accompanied Cast B2014 on Up with People’s first visit to Cuba, that journey now includes the realization of a seemingly impossible dream.Read More
Guests at the 2014 reunion in Tucson were treated to a special performance by Pat Murphy. He thrilled the audience with his new rendition of an old favorite UWP tune, Reunion.
Read about what inspired Pat to create this delightful song and then watch the video on the dedicated UWPIAA YouTube channel. When you've finished all of that, we hope you'll be inspired to register for Celebrate 50! Reunion 2015 and join the fun!