Alumni News

Young Alumnus Award Winner Reaches for the Stars

November 19, 2018

By Theresa Steinberger

This year’s Young Alumnus Award winner Richard Addante Ph.D. ’11 – only seven years out from graduation – is already the only psychologist to participate in a NASA simulation mission to Mars. During the mission, his team helped develop NASA’s understanding of challenges that may arise for humans confined together in a long mission.  

Alumni Awards Honor Aggie Community in Action

November 06, 2018
This year’s UC Davis Alumni Awards honor three leaders in higher education, one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology, a neuroscientist who worked with NASA, a health professional using film to convey vital information and a dynamic duo of Aggie advocates.

What the Alumni Association Does for You

September 25, 2018

The Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) supports alumni through various programs and services. Our 19 employees and over 500 volunteers help Aggies reconnect with their alma mater through engagement, membership, benefits and more. Many of the CAAA staff members are UC Davis alumni who came back to enrich the lives of their fellow Aggies while promoting pride in their alma mater.

Building Your Career with the Support of an Alumni Network

August 29, 2018

Who you know can often be the difference between getting an interview or not, especially as an out-of-state or out-of-country candidate. That’s where fellow Aggies come in. Aggie alumni have built their careers in all 50 states, and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) makes it a priority to connect Aggies who can help each other make career connections and maintain a lifelong connection to UC Davis from anywhere in the world.

A Toast to Aggie Traditions

August 24, 2018

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association is celebrating two of the longstanding traditions of UC Davis, Picnic Day and Pajamarino, with the UC Davis Alumni Wine Program. The Wine Program partnered with Bucher Wines and brick & mortar wines to create Aggie Traditions, a perfect wine pairing to enjoy with friends, family and fellow Aggies.

How the Alumni Association Supports Military and Their Families

July 16, 2018

Megan Kennedy, ‘14, who graduated with degrees in philosophy and political science, lights up as she explains the vision for the Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) UC Davis Military Network, which she co-leads and co-founded in 2017 with Joseph Wetherbee ’16.

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Members

June 27, 2018

The University of California, Davis, Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) has elected Bill Cochran ’73, cred. ’74 as president of its board of directors and Charles Melton ‘08 as executive vice president and president-elect for 2018-2019. Both will assume the office effective July 1.

“CAAA is excited to see the direction Bill and Charles will take the organization this year,” said Rich Engel, UC Davis’ assistant vice chancellor for alumni relations and executive director of CAAA. “They both have bold, innovative ideas that will allow CAAA to better serve our alumni and members.”

Generations of Aggies

May 24, 2018
The Moreno family shares a lasting connection with UC Davis

Aggies in Action

April 18, 2018
Life can change in an instant. Natural disasters come without warning, as evidenced by the recent Napa Valley and Montecito fires and the subsequent Montecito mudslides. Amid these crises, brave Aggies have served as first responders in many capacities. Whether it be rescue, firefighters or medical staff, the UC Davis spirit of service rises to the occasion in many forms.

A Family Tradition

March 01, 2018

Picnic Day at the University of California, Davis, has been a staple in the Famula household since the moment Thomas and Michelle Famula set foot on campus over 35 years ago. Both have marched in the parade before with their departments and all three of their daughters Melissa ’05, Jessica and Randi ’10, M.S. ’17 have marched in the parade over the years with their respective girl scout troops. Every year they look forward to the animal science displays, the parade, the exhibits–and their personal favorite– the battle of the bands.

Award-Winning Alumnus Says Busy is Better

February 05, 2018
Volunteering comes as second nature to Patrick Sherwood ’86, especially when it comes to his alma mater, University of California, Davis.

UC Davis Graduate Student Finds His Niche at the Olive Center

January 29, 2018

The UC Davis Olive Center, established in 2008, has a mission of “doing for olives what UC Davis did for wine.” Its reports on supermarket olive oil quality in 2010 and 2011 raised millions of consumers’ awareness worldwide. The center works on a wide range of research projects, ranging from plant sciences, biology, animal sciences, chemistry, engineering, sensory, nutrition to consumer sciences, by applying modern scientific knowledge and technology to an ancient crop. Talented and qualified scholars, like Juan Polari Ph.D.