Alumni Awards

Event Information

Registration Information

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Friday, February 2
Buehler Alumni Center and
Mondavi Center

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association each year recognizes alumni and friends of UC Davis that have brought distinction to their professions and through philanthropic efforts. At this black-tie event, we present seven awards celebrating alumni and one friend of the university for their outstanding achievements.

At this year's event, we will first host a reception highlighting the excellence of our alumni that provides an opportunity for guests to mingle with the honorees. Immediately following, recipients will be honored at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts with our signature dinner and program. 

This year's award recipients include:

Jerry W. Fiedler Award:  Patrick Sherwood ’86
Aggie Service Award:  Cynthia Murphy-Ortega ’91
Distinguished Friend of the University Award: Ernest Tschannen
Emil M. Mrak International Award:  Liliana Ferrer ’87
Outstanding Alumnus Award: Margaret Lapiz ’89
Distinguished Achievement Award: John Madigan ’70, MS ’72, DVM ‘75
Young Alumnus Award:  Jesse Rodriguez ’13

Read more about our winners.

Alumni Awards
February 2, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
UC Davis Campus - Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center (reception)
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts (dinner and program)

CAAA/Parent Association Members - $175
Nonmembers - $250

Please note the attire for this event is black tie and space is limited. Get your tickets today!

Should you not be able to attend Alumni Awards and would like to contribute and help us recognize outstanding achievements of our alumni and friends, visit our website and support our programming.

Should you need to cancel your registration, kindly do so by Friday, January 19 at 5 p.m. No refunds will be given after this time.

A courtesy room block has been held at the Hyatt Place hotel here in Davis. Visit their site for a special rate of $179/night. Please note this applies to the evening of Friday, February 2 only.  Limited rooms available.

Questions? Email CAAA Assistant Director of Programs Jennifer Thayer or call (530) 754-9098 or Associate Executive Director Carrie Wright

Call for Nominations

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association Alumni Awards Program celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and friends of UC Davis. Nominations are now closed. Nominations for our 2019 event will be available in late spring 2018.

This annual awards event recognizes alumni and friends of the university in seven different categories including, The Jerry W. Fielder Award, Outstanding Alumnus, Distinguished Achievement, Young Alumnus, Emil M. Mrak International Award, Aggie Service and Distinguished Friend of the University.

The program is open to all alumni and friends who have provided extraordinary service to UC Davis, their professions and communities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider sponsoring this event and take advantage of some unique recognition opportunities. Your generous support helps us continue to recognize our distinguished alumni and friends at our annual signature event.