Alumni News

Aggie leads public health pandemic response in Louisiana

In 2020, David Holcombe ’71 became the face of the pandemic response in central Louisiana, where he has been a leader of public health for over 15 years. Read more about how he led the region of over 350,000 people during difficult times.

From KDVS to Oscar: A Parallel Education

Joseph Patel’s walk from his seat onto the bright stage during the 94th Academy Awards ceremony took just moments. But his journey to Oscar fame, Patel ’94 says, began years earlier and miles away — in the windowless basement of UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall.

Already a music lover when he arrived as a first-year student from his hometown of Fremont, California, Patel (B.A., economics, ’94) quickly found his way to KDVS, the campus’s freeform radio station.

UC Davis Medals for 2 Alumni Couples

UC Davis Medals will be presented this spring to two alumni couples — Jacque ’64 and Wayne Bartholomew ’64, JD ’71, and Pam Rohrich MS ’74, DVM ’83 and Karl Gerdes MS ’73, PhD ’84 — each pair having met as students and committing not only to each other but their alma mater.

The UC Davis Medal recognizes “extraordinary contributions that embody the campus’ Vision of Excellence.” Winners inspire and support the success of students, faculty, staff and alumni, and foster a bold and innovative spirit in teaching, research and public service.

Alumni Awards: recognizing achievements of six UC Davis stars

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association of the University of California, Davis, today (March 8) announced the recipients of its 2022 Alumni Awards. 

The awards honor the accomplishments of six dedicated alumni and friends, including a doctor dedicated to improving diversity in health care, a former CEO who has devoted his life’s work to sustainability in the tech industry and a legendary winemaker of the Napa Valley. 

2022 Affinity Network and Aggie Parent and Family Association Scholarship Winners

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association recognizes the 2021-2022 Affinity Network and APFA Scholarship and Award recipients.

On behalf of the donors and volunteers with the African and African Alumni Association (5A), Cal Aggie Lambda Association (Lambda), Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, and the Aggie Parent and Family Association (APFA), congratulations to the 2021-2022 recipients with outstanding leadership and dedication to the UC Davis community.

A Long Walk to Freedom

Celebrating Black History Month is part of my daily practice of gratitude that honors the freedom fighters in history. That includes those within my family and their long walks to freedom that paved the way for my liberation. Their strength from extraordinary accomplishments empowers my work as a change agent, one that I cherish and preserve. My heritage has a profound legacy fighting for voting rights and calls me to continue working on critical issues today.