Alumni News

Aggie, Interrupted

April 30, 2021
When Keiso Eya (1922-2021) arrived at UC Davis as a first-year student in 1941, he could not have anticipated that it would be nearly 70 years before his graduation ceremony.

Translating education, building community

March 01, 2021
When Mariel Becerra Arellano ’19 was 12 years old, her family moved from Mexico to Colusa, California. When she transferred to UC Davis, she balanced her double major in English and Spanish alongside a full-time job for La Cooperativa Campesina de California, a nonprofit that supports farm workers throughout the state.

Alumni Awards: honoring 4 UC Davis stars

February 23, 2021
The recipients of the 48th annual Alumni Awards are: Prem Jain, a tech entrepreneur; Scot Marciel, a career Foreign Service officer; Kimberly A. Dodd, a federal veterinary official; and Caroline Flores Cabias, whose public service includes a career in state government and advocacy for disadvantaged students.

Black History Month 2021 is More Important Than Ever

February 02, 2021
Black History Month 2021 is More Important Than Ever Deborah Thompson Austin ‘87

Remembering our history and how it has impacted Black communities is one way we honor Black History Month. When I think about our past, I am immediately drawn to what a year 2020 was with the three major crises that invoked intense difficulties and trouble. We began 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic, then the national awareness of social injustice, and ended the year with a Presidential election that stressed dissonances across the country.

Never Have I Ever

January 05, 2021
After Richa Shukla Moorjani (B.A., communication, ’11) switched her major from theatre to communication, she accepted that she wouldn’t have a career as a performer. Then, in her senior year at UC Davis, she took an acting class that put her back on a path that led to a major role on a hit television series.

An Aggie Odyssey

June 11, 2020
On October 3, 2019, after traversing mountainous terrain and battling inclement weather, Soren Christian '13 achieved his longtime dream as he took the final steps on the Pacific Crest Trail.