Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award

The Division of Graduate Studies held the inaugural Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni Award Luncheon on Saturday, April 29, 2017, of Alumni Weekend. The second annual award luncheon on Friday, April 27, 2018, also on Alumni Weekend, firmly established the award as a tradition. Each academic division selects its own honoree, a graduate student alumnus or alumna from any program, receiving either a master’s or doctoral degree from UC Santa Cruz, who has distinguished himself or herself in his or her post-graduate career.

The honorees receive engraved platinum- or gold-decorated platters with their names, the title of the award, the name of the awarding division and the Division of Graduate Studies, and the date. The award luncheon features the chancellor, the vice provost and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, introductions of the honorees by faculty or administrators from their academic divisions, and acceptance speeches by the honorees.

2018 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni

2017 Distinguished Graduate Student Alumni