2016 Founders Celebration

2016 Founders Celebration Dinner

    • Saturday, October 22, 2016
    • UC Santa Cruz Science and Engineering Library
    • Reception 6 p.m.
      Dinner 7 p.m.
    • Festive cocktail attire

    Please join us at Founders Celebration 2016 for a look into the library as a "collision space" where technology, information, and ideas collide to create new knowledge and support dynamic exploration. This is an exclusive opportunity to celebrate and mingle in a special campus location that symbolizes both the excitement of change and the tradition of learning.  Read more »

    The evening will include a reception, dinner, and program.

    Ticket options

    • Individual tickets: $195 each
    • Deluxe package: $1,000 (2 dinner tickets and a Ansel Adams commemorative print of the UC Santa Cruz Campus)
    • Purchase a table: $1,950 (10 seats)

    Online registration is now closed.

    If you would like to purchase a ticket, please call the Special Events Office at 831.459.5003 or email specialevents@ucsc.edu Thank you.

The awards presentation will include:

  • Alumni Achievement Award and Keynote Presentation

    Julie Snyder (Kresge '95, politics), contributing editor for This American Life and co-creator and executive producer of the award-winning podcast Serial, which broke records as the fastest podcast ever to reach 5 million iTunes downloads.  Read more »

  • Faculty Research Award

    Sandra Chung, professor of linguistics, who has been recognized for her contributions to teaching and research in linguistics; advancing syntax through insights from under-studied languages, notably Chamorro; and engaging minority communities in linguistic research. Read more »

  • Fiat Lux Award

    The Helen and Will Webster Foundation is dedicated to public education and well-being. Claudia and Alec Webster (Rachel Carson College '02, environmental studies) help steward the foundation established by Alec’s parents. The foundation’s generous support is having a dramatic impact on UC Santa Cruz—especially in the area of environment-focused programs, faculty research, and the student experience. The Websters' philanthropy has endowed and named Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight), established five endowed chairs, rebuilt the Cowell Ranch Hay Barn into a center for environmental programs and community events, strengthened programs in sustainable agriculture, linked the larger community to the UC Santa Cruz Farm & Garden, and enhanced many other initiatives across campus.  Read more »

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