Get SOCIAL about Commencement 2013.
This year's Commencement ceremonies will be live streaming on Friday, June 14, 2013 at www.ucsb.edu/2013
and we want you to use the offical #UCSB2013
hashtag in your tweets and posts. Post directly from the live stream webcast or use the hashtag whereever you enjoy being social.Read more.
2013 UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Awards.
Congratulations to recipients Kelsey DeSchryver and Alina Werth who were honored at the UCSB Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Luncheon on June 8, 2013. They received the Alumni Legacy Scholarship awarded to students who show a commitment to the excellence of UCSB and the community through academic achievements, leadership and involvement in campus clubs and organizations.
Susan Goodale, Program Director for the UCSB Alumni Association awarded the A. Russell Buchanan Award on June 4, 2013 at the History Department's Senior Awards Ceremony, to Jacob Owen. This award recognizes a graduating senior majoring in History or History of Public Policy for superior scholarship, undergraduate achievement, and potential for graduate research and continued success in the field.
Amgen Founder, Philanthropist Named Honorary Alumnus
Amgen founder William K. "Bill" Bowes has been named an honorary alumnus of UC Santa Barbara. He is honored for his philanthropy and for a decades-long devotion to improving health by advancing science. Their most recent pledge was for five-million for stem cell therapies for ocular disease. Read more.
Check out the latest edition of Coastlines
Read about the UCSB Research Biologist and Alum Milton Love who wrote a guide to rockfish, find out about UCSB’s materials program’s number two ranking in the 2014 U.S. News list of American Universities, learn more about UCSB research on chemotherapy drugs that could be a game changer in anti-cancer therapies. Read more.
Television Producer, Honorary Alumna Named Chair of UC Santa Barbara Foundation
Emmy-winning television producer Marcy Carsey was named chair of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. Read more.
The Campaign of UC Santa Barbara, a long-range fundraising program with a $1-billion goal now stands at $768 million. As the University of California continues to face reductions in state funding, more of UCSB's operating costs are being covered by private donations.
Alumni Founders Circle
We are pleased to announce the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Founders Circle. Honoring the University's past and assuring its future. For more info, click here.
Nearly $700,000 has been raised in gifts and pledges for the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Scholarship Fund,
with 57 students receiving scholarship support since 2009. To become part of Gauchos Giving Back to Gauchos,click here for more info.