Friday, October 5, 2018
Corwin Pavilion, University Center
Thank you for joining us at the 2018 Annual Alumni Awards Dinner honoring the achievements of five outstanding alumni and friends of UCSB.
Honorary Alumni Award Recipients
Dorothy Largay & Wayne Rosing
Dorothy Largay, Ph.D., Ph.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Linked Foundation in Carpinteria, Ca. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the health of women in Latin America and the U.S. through market-based solutions. To date, the lives of hundreds of thousands of women and their families have been improved by Linked’s work. Ms. Largay was a management consultant in the U.S. and Europe specializing in leadership and organizational development. Her career includes 10 years at Apple Computer and 15 years of executive coaching to high-technology and bio-technology companies. She served on the Board of Directors at Direct Relief from 2004 to 2011 including serving two years as Chair, and she continues to be actively committed to its mission. Ms. Largay has been a Vice Chair of Cottage Health since 2016 and a Director since 2013. She was awarded the Rock Star: Life Achievement Award by the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation. In 2017, she was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She received her B.A. from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Oregon.
Wayne Rosing has excelled in a variety of scientific fields, from computer programming to physics and astronomy. He is a computer engineer by vocation and has been programming, doing computer electronics, optical design, and telescope engineering since high school. His career has spanned engineering leadership roles at Digital Equipment Corporation, Apple Computer, and Sun Microsystems. Wayne was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Google from 2000 through 2005. In May of 2005, he was appointed a senior fellow in mathematical and physical sciences at the University of California Davis and continued to serve as an advisor to Google.
In 1992, Wayne founded Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, Inc. (LCO) now located in Goleta, California. At LCO, he and his staff of engineers and scientists have developed a network of 1- and 0.4-meter optical telescopes that are placed at prime observing locations throughout the world. Data from the LCO telescope network are used by international teams of astronomers for scientific exploration and by educators working with students around the globe.
Dorothy and Wayne have been generous leadership supporters of UC Santa Barbara. Their areas of passion include UCSB Arts & Lectures, where they have helped to bring influential public intellectuals and performers to Santa Barbara and supported the expansion A&L’s valuable work of educational outreach in the community. Together, they have endowed a Chair in the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, where Wayne also serves as an advisor to the Director. The Department of Physics is a beneficiary of their generosity and maintains a strong partnership with Las Cumbres Observatory. Dorothy and Wayne also donated the Byrne Observatory, located at the UCSB Sedgwick Reserve, which houses the first telescope ever constructed by LCO.
Ms. Hopkinson is a Regent Emeritus, appointed to the University of California Board of Regents by Governor Gray Davis in 1999. She chaired the compensation, finance, investment, and grounds and buildings committees.
She was chief operating officer of Ameriquest Capital Corporation, a national financial services company with 4,000 employees and offices throughout the United States prior to her retirement in late 1999.
Ms. Hopkinson is past president and current member of the board of the Community Arts Music Association of Santa Barbara, a past board member of Cottage Health Systems, and a past board member of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Ensemble Theatre Company. She is a current member of the Human Rights Watch Santa Barbara Committee.
From 1982 through 1987, Ms. Hopkinson served on the California Transportation Commission as a member, vice chairman, and chairman. She was also a founding board member of the California Association for Local Economic Development, served on the California State Bar Client Security Fund, was a member of the Senate Housing Authority Task Force, and was a member and vice chair of the Los Angeles County Board of the Rail Construction Company.
Ms. Hopkinson is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she received her bachelor of architecture degree. Ms. Hopkinson resides in Santa Barbara and became a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 2000. She served as a member of the Trustee Advisory Committee on Isla Vista Strategies in 2014.
Graver Alumni Service Award
Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver ‘77
Linda La Kretz Duttenhaver is President of Crossroads Management Inc., a real estate development and property management firm based in Los Angeles. She manages a portfolio of family-owned industrial, commercial and residential properties throughout the L.A. area. Her offices are located in Hollywood’s Crossroads of the World, a historic landmark owned by the family since 1977. Prior to joining Crossroads Management, Linda spent 25 years in public relations at Los Angeles-based software companies and PR agencies.
Linda is an ardent supporter of the 6,000-acre UCSB Sedgwick Reserve, located in the Santa Ynez Valley. She first became involved at Sedgwick in 2008, when she funded the restoration of the Reserve’s 1908 hay barn. That barn is now used for Sedgwick’s educational outreach program, which brings visitors, school kids and neighbors to the Reserve to learn about and explore its natural resources. In 2017, Linda funded the restoration of the historic Ranch House, and, later, along with her father Morton La Kretz, created the La Kretz Research Center at Sedgwick Reserve.
Linda has also established the University of California’s “Duttenhaver Scholars” program for international study, providing significant financial assistance to students participating in the University’s Education Abroad Program. Since the inception of Linda’s program, over 700 students have studied around the world through these scholarships.
Linda holds a master’s degree in International Management from ASU, Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a bachelor’s degree in French from UC Santa Barbara. Linda currently resides in Hermosa Beach, CA. She was elected a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 2018.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Rachel (Frazin) Winter ‘93
Rachel Winter is the Academy Award nominated producer of the acclaimed film “Dallas Buyers Club.” Based on a true story, the powerful film earned six Academy Award nominations including best picture, winning three of them including lead actor for Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor for Jared Leto. The film also received accolades from the Producers Guild of America, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globe Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Awards.
Last month, Winter wrapped principal photography on her directorial debut, “The Space Between”, a feature film starring Kelsey Grammer, Jackson White and Paris Jackson, written by Will Aldis. Earlier this year she produced the feature film “Krystal”, directed by William H. Macy. The film stars Rosario Dawson, Macy, Kathy Bates, Felicity Huffman, and rapper T.I. and was released on April 13th. Winter also produced the indie drama “Stealing Cars,” inspired by true events associated with the juvenile justice system. The film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and earned the festival’s Zeitgeist Award and was released by Sony Worldwide.
Winter has several projects in development including the untitled LeBron James biopic for Universal, which she will produce with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and a feature based on the life of daredevil motorcycle icon Evel Knievel at Paramount, written by William Monahan (Academy Award winning writer of “The Departed”). She is also producing “The Chameleon” which is set up at Netflix with Christopher McQuarrie attached to direct a script by Terence Winter and Carl Capotorto. Her previous film credits include “Brooklyn Rules,” “Wayward Son”, “Bury Me in Kern County”, and “The Lather Effect’”. On the television side, Winter has projects set up at A & E Studios, FX and Disney.