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Ice Ice Aggie

May 19, 2018

By Trevor Stewart

Nolan de Graaff ’05, a Cal Aggie Alumni Association member, always knew he had an entrepreneurial spirit. In high school, de Graaff operated an eBay business from his home. His dad handled the mailing, and when de Graaff got home from school, he would work on the business development aspects of his company.

“Building something and working for myself was in my blood,” de Graaff said. “I just like to keep building, adding value and creating new things. It’s fun, like I am playing in a sandbox every day.”

Victory Bells Rang for this Year's Alumni Award Recipients

April 20, 2018
This February, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s (CAAA) 45th Annual Alumni Awards Gala brought laughter, tears and Aggie Pride to the audience and awardees. This year’s theme “Celebrating Victorious Aggies” honored seven recipients who embody Aggie innovation and service.

Promoting Positive Nutrition

April 19, 2018
Anne Spalding ’84, Premier Nutrition Corporation, has enjoyed staying connected to UC Davis through CAAA.

Building Connections

April 19, 2018
Although Cynthia Murphy ’91 grew up without college-educated parents, she knew she would be the first in her family to attend a university.

A letter from Chancellor Gary S. May

April 19, 2018
This new UC Davis Leadership Job Shadow Program will enable interested students to learn more about our campus by spending a day with a campus leader

Recognizing Opportunity, Balancing Risk

April 19, 2018

By Gregory Watry

Risk is inherent in the world of entrepreneurship and innovation. For Deborah Neff ’76, chief executive officer of Evanostics and principal at DJN Consulting, risk is important, but not risk of a haphazard nature.

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.

Q&A with Women's Basketball Coach Jennifer Gross

April 15, 2018
Coach Jennifer Gross is in her seventh season serving as head coach of her alma mater UC Davis. This year she was named 2018 Big West Coach of the Year for the second year in a row, after an impressive 28-7 record. The team would finish with a 14-2 record in conference play, winning the Big West regular season title.

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.

Voices of the Change Generation

January 02, 2018
These UC Davis alumni are fearless in pursuit of societal changes and using technology to amplify their messages.