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UCLA Awards

From larger-than-life legends to community heroes, UCLA Awards are bestowed upon Bruins who have brought great pride and honor to the university. Scroll down to view the stories and legacies of previous recipients. The 2016 honorees are set to be announced mid-February. Save the date May 7 to attend the celebration in front of Royce Hall.

Al Aubin Ed.D. ’71

2015 University Service Award

For nearly half of UCLA’s existence, Albert E. Aubin has been a service provider and influential member of the campus community. He began working for UCLA in 1967 while working on his doctorate in education, and later joined what is now the Career Center in 1981. He quickly became a creative force in the Center’s […]

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Anita Ortega ’82

2015 Public Service Award

Captain Anita Ortega was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Department in March 1984, and is currently the commanding officer at Recruitment and Employment Division. She was also the first Afro-Puerto Rican to serve as a Area Commanding in the Los Angeles Police Department where she supervised over 300 employees at Hollenbeck Community Police Station, […]

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Ann Wang ’13

2015 Recent Graduate Achievement Award

Ann Wang is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of socially-conscious start-up Enrou, an online, driven marketplace that aims to create a positive social, financial and sustainable impact on global communities through the power of consumerism. In October 2014, Wang represented Enrou and was named winner of the “$400,000 Pressure Cooker” pitch competition held during the […]

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Henry Waxman ’61, J.D. ’64

2015 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year

U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman represented California’s 33rd Congressional district, which includes UCLA. He retired from Congress in January of 2015, bringing to a close his 40-year Congressional career. Throughout his legislative years in office, he led many initiatives in areas such as healthcare, the environment and food and drug safety, as well as chairing multiple […]

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Jessica Willison ’13

2015 Recent Graduate Achievement Award

Jessica Willison is co-founder and Chief Communications Officer of socially-conscious start-up Enrou, an online marketplace that empowers consumers to purchase from social good brands that advance global community development. In October 2014, she and her business partner Ann Wang ’13 represented Enrou and were named winners of the “$400,000 Pressure Cooker” pitch competition held during […]

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Kathleen Dracup M.N. ’74

2015 Professional Achievement Award

Kathleen Dracup is an educator, researcher and clinician with nearly 50 years of experience in cardiovascular nursing. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her investigation in the care of patients with heart disease and the effects of this disease on spouses and other family members. She has tested a variety of interventions designed to […]

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Nancy Halpern Ibrahim ’80, M.P.H. ’93

2015 Community Service Award

Nancy Halpern Ibrahim has led Esperanza Community Housing Corporation as the executive director since November 2006. Esperanza Community Housing Corporation is a nationally-recognized nonprofit founded in 1989 that empowers the hardworking, low-income families of South Central L.A. to build healthier lives for themselves. With a holistic approach that includes housing, health, education and employment, Esperanza […]

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Callista Roy M.S. ’66, M.A. ’75, Ph.D. ’77

2013 Professional Achievement Award

Sister Callista Roy is most well known for her development of the Roy Adaptation Model of Nursing, a theoretical approach to nursing widely used globally today in education, practice and research. The model provides a clear vision of what nurses can do to help people deal with health challenges. Published research projects based on Roy’s […]

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