In 1974, the UCSB Alumni Association established the Buchanan Award in honor of Dr. A. Russell Buchanan, who for 35 years dedicated his efforts and energy toward the growth and progress of UCSB and the education of its students.
During his tenure as a Professor of History, Dr. Buchanan also served as:
- Acting Dean of Men
- Acting Dean of the Liberal Arts Division
- Chair of the Social Science Department
- Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs
The Buchanan Award is presented to 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. For an application and information on deadlines for this $500 award, contact the History Department at 805-893-2992.