The UCLA Awards are bestowed by the UCLA Alumni Association to honor the best of UCLA. The awards pay tribute to alumni and friends who manifest outstanding achievement in their professional fields, in service to their communities, in public service, in academic pursuits and in service to the University.
The tradition began in 1946 when the Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year Award was first presented as UCLA's highest alumni tribute to M. Philip Davis '28. Since then, this achievement award has been bestowed to distinguished alumni who have rendered special and outstanding service to UCLA or have brought honor and distinction to the University. Additional prestigious awards have followed, recognizing specific areas of service and achievement.
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