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UCLA Awards

Since 1946, UCLA has paid tribute to its most distinguished luminaries who have lit the way for UCLA’s brightest stars to shine. From larger-than-life legends to community heroes, UCLA Awards are bestowed upon Bruins who have brought great honor to the university and whose contributions impact the world.
Join us on May 7 for an amazing evening outside Royce Hall as we celebrate the best of UCLA. Scroll down to see this year’s UCLA Awards recipients and the stories of previous honorees. For info contact events@alumni.ucla.edu.

Randall Park ’97

Randall Park is the 2016 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year. On TV, he plays a father working hard to give his family the American dream, but in real life, he is already living his American dream. As an actor and writer, Park is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces […]

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Linda Burnes Bolton, M.S.N. ’72, M.P.H. ’76, Dr.P.H. ’88

Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is the recipient of the 2016 Professional Achievement Award. Her exemplary career is a testament to a lifelong commitment to improve access to health care and advancing the nursing practice. Her contributions to nursing and community health have been influential in the areas of nursing and patient care outcomes, and cultural […]

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Kevin Gilligan ’90

Kevin Gilligan is the recipient of the 2016 Public Service Award. His 24 years with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney has been an exercise in dedication, innovation and commitment to public service. He has been essential in making many L.A. neighborhoods safer through expert legislation, and community programs and protection. Gilligan started […]

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Stewart Kwoh ’70, J.D. ’74

Stewart Kwoh is the recipient of the 2016 Community Service Award. He has been described as a visionary and a bridge-builder who has opened the door to justice for thousands. He is a nationally recognized leader and expert in race relations, Asian American studies, nonprofit organizations and philanthropies, civil rights, and legal services. He was […]

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Darryl Johnson ’70

Darryl Johnson is the recipient of the 2016 University Service Award. A role model and deeply committed alumnus, Johnson’s contributions through campaigns, volunteer engagement and service leadership to UCLA is worthy of the university’s gratitude. Johnson’s touch points in the university are diverse. He currently contributes as a member of the UCLA Centennial Campaign Cabinet, […]

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D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13

Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza is the recipient of the 2016 Recent Graduate Achievement Award. In a relatively short period of time, his academic and teaching accomplishments, and his exceptional service to the UC and the Los Angeles community can already be considered achievements of a lifetime. A native son of Inglewood Dr. Scorza graduated from Morningside […]

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Ed Lew, J.D. ’98

Edward Lew is recipient of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. He exemplifies all that it means to be a True Bruin, representing all the values that UCLA strives to instill in each student as they graduate and pursue their personal and professional goals in the world as leaders. He joined the board of […]

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Angel Fulgencio ’14

Angel Fulgencio is the recipient of the 2016 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award. His is the model of a committed volunteer at UCLA. Since responding to the need for alumni volunteers, Fulgencio has become a founding board member of the Alumni Association’s Channel Islands regional network and one of the group’s leading volunteers. […]

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Gold Shield Alumnae

The 2016 Alumni Network of the Year Award goes to Gold Shield Alumnae (represented by President Rosemary Plue ’57, M.B.A. ’82). Eighty years after its founding by twelve UCLA alumnae, Gold Shield remains as committed to furthering the interests of the university as it was in 1935. Thriving today with 140 members who are invited […]

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Angel Fulgencio ’14

2016 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award

Angel Fulgencio is the recipient of the 2016 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award. His is the model of a committed volunteer at UCLA. Since responding to the need for alumni volunteers, Fulgencio has become a founding board member of the Alumni Association’s Channel Islands regional network and one of the group’s leading volunteers. […]

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D’Artagnan Scorza ’07, Ph.D. ’13

2016 Recent Graduate Achievement Award

Dr. D’Artagnan Scorza is the recipient of the 2016 Recent Graduate Achievement Award. In a relatively short period of time, his academic and teaching accomplishments, and his exceptional service to the UC and the Los Angeles community can already be considered achievements of a lifetime. A native son of Inglewood Dr. Scorza graduated from Morningside […]

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Darryl Johnson ’70

2016 University Service Award

Darryl Johnson is the recipient of the 2016 University Service Award. A role model and deeply committed alumnus, Johnson’s contributions through campaigns, volunteer engagement and service leadership to UCLA is worthy of the university’s gratitude. Johnson’s touch points in the university are diverse. He currently contributes as a member of the UCLA Centennial Campaign Cabinet, […]

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Ed Lew, J.D. ’98

2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

Edward Lew is recipient of the 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award. He exemplifies all that it means to be a True Bruin, representing all the values that UCLA strives to instill in each student as they graduate and pursue their personal and professional goals in the world as leaders. He joined the board of […]

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Gold Shield Alumnae

2016 Alumni Network of the Year Award

The 2016 Alumni Network of the Year Award goes to Gold Shield Alumnae (represented by President Rosemary Plue ’57, M.B.A. ’82). Eighty years after its founding by twelve UCLA alumnae, Gold Shield remains as committed to furthering the interests of the university as it was in 1935. Thriving today with 140 members who are invited […]

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Kevin Gilligan ’90

2016 Public Service Award

Kevin Gilligan is the recipient of the 2016 Public Service Award. His 24 years with the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney has been an exercise in dedication, innovation and commitment to public service. He has been essential in making many L.A. neighborhoods safer through expert legislation, and community programs and protection. Gilligan started […]

Read More >

Linda Burnes Bolton, M.S.N. ’72, M.P.H. ’76, Dr.P.H. ’88

2016 Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton is the recipient of the 2016 Professional Achievement Award. Her exemplary career is a testament to a lifelong commitment to improve access to health care and advancing the nursing practice. Her contributions to nursing and community health have been influential in the areas of nursing and patient care outcomes, and cultural […]

Read More >

Randall Park ’97

2016 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year

Randall Park is the 2016 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year. On TV, he plays a father working hard to give his family the American dream, but in real life, he is already living his American dream. As an actor and writer, Park is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces […]

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