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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. The 2017 UCLA Awards ceremony will be held the evening of June 3 at the Luskin Conference Center.

Michelle King ’84

Michelle King is the 2017 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year. She is the superintendent of schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation. A leader in education who has dedicated her 30-year career to the students of Los Angeles Unified, King is committed to ensuring that nearly […]

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Chau Le ’88

Chau Le is the recipient of the 2017 Community Service Award. Her civic leadership spans numerous philanthropic and community involvements. From chairing her company, Northwestern Mutual’s corporate philanthropy program, to serving on Boards and leadership positions of pediatric cancer and educational organizations (GameChanger Charity, Van Lang Academy, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation), […]

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Pam Cysner ’76

Pam Cysner is the recipient of the 2017 University Service Award. For two decades, she has advised student leaders and groups at UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE). Cysner advises approximately 200 groups and student leaders on program and leadership development, organizational management and volunteer training. She also serves as the coordinator of a […]

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Ann Meyers Drysdale ’79

Ann Meyers Drysdale is the recipient of the 2017 Professional Achievement Award. She is a major figure in the history of women’s basketball and sports journalism. A retired basketball player and sportscaster, Meyers Drysdale is a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and the first player in NCAA history to record a quadruple-double. She won […]

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Ernest Hiroshige ’67

A superior court judge since 1982, Judge Ernest Hiroshige is the recipient of the 2017 Public Service Award. This is his second UCLA Award, having received the Community Service Award in 1994. Judge Hiroshige was a founding officer and president emeritus of the Japanese American Bar Association of Los Angeles. He has served as president […]

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Alex Budak ’07

Alex Budak is the recipient of the 2017 Recent Graduate Achievement Award. He is a serial social entrepreneur, executive director of the UC Berkeley Center for Reinventing Leadership, and a firm believer that anyone can be a changemaker. He co-founded, and now advises, StartSomeGood.com which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise […]

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Steve Yu ’95, M.B.A. ’03

Steve Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. He serves as president of the largest UCLA regional alumni network, the UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network. As a visionary leader, he has reinvigorated the network with new programming, collaborations and leadership. Yu is an active mentor and presenter in the Bruin […]

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Soleil Delgadillo ’09

Soleil Delgadillo is the recipient of the 2017 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award. Her volunteer leadership focuses on underserved communities. While at UCLA, she worked with youth through a UCLA Community Service Commission organization, Project B.R.I.T.E., which helps incarcerated youth. Delgadillo is currently involved with United Friends of the Children, empowering current and […]

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UCLA Parents’ Council

Established in 2008, the UCLA Parents’ Council has been named the 2017 Network of the Year. It was inaugurated by passionate Bruin family members to provide support and engagement for UCLA’s diverse and global family of students. Council members have participated in more than 100 activities and events, including coffee socials, move-in weekend, Bruin Family […]

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UCLA Mixed Alumni Association

The UCLA Mixed Alumni Association is the recipient of the 2017 UCLA Impact Award, represented by the president Jenifer Logia ’15. Founded in 2015, this alumni network is the only alumni association in the country celebrating the diverse heritage of identity and has quickly established itself as a model for other networks to follow. The […]

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Alex Budak ’07

2017 Recent Graduate Achievement Award

Alex Budak is the recipient of the 2017 Recent Graduate Achievement Award. He is a serial social entrepreneur, executive director of the UC Berkeley Center for Reinventing Leadership, and a firm believer that anyone can be a changemaker. He co-founded, and now advises, StartSomeGood.com which has helped 700+ social impact organizations in 50+ countries raise […]

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Ann Meyers Drysdale ’79

2017 Professional Achievement Award

Ann Meyers Drysdale is the recipient of the 2017 Professional Achievement Award. She is a major figure in the history of women’s basketball and sports journalism. A retired basketball player and sportscaster, Meyers Drysdale is a UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame inductee and the first player in NCAA history to record a quadruple-double. She won […]

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Chau Le ’88

2017 Community Service Award

Chau Le is the recipient of the 2017 Community Service Award. Her civic leadership spans numerous philanthropic and community involvements. From chairing her company, Northwestern Mutual’s corporate philanthropy program, to serving on Boards and leadership positions of pediatric cancer and educational organizations (GameChanger Charity, Van Lang Academy, Starlight Children’s Foundation, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation), […]

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Ernest Hiroshige ’67

2017 Public Service Award

A superior court judge since 1982, Judge Ernest Hiroshige is the recipient of the 2017 Public Service Award. This is his second UCLA Award, having received the Community Service Award in 1994. Judge Hiroshige was a founding officer and president emeritus of the Japanese American Bar Association of Los Angeles. He has served as president […]

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Michelle King ’84

2017 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year

Michelle King is the 2017 Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year. She is the superintendent of schools for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation. A leader in education who has dedicated her 30-year career to the students of Los Angeles Unified, King is committed to ensuring that nearly […]

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Pam Cysner ’76

2017 University Service Award

Pam Cysner is the recipient of the 2017 University Service Award. For two decades, she has advised student leaders and groups at UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE). Cysner advises approximately 200 groups and student leaders on program and leadership development, organizational management and volunteer training. She also serves as the coordinator of a […]

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Soleil Delgadillo ’09

2017 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award

Soleil Delgadillo is the recipient of the 2017 Young Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award. Her volunteer leadership focuses on underserved communities. While at UCLA, she worked with youth through a UCLA Community Service Commission organization, Project B.R.I.T.E., which helps incarcerated youth. Delgadillo is currently involved with United Friends of the Children, empowering current and […]

Read More >

Steve Yu ’95, M.B.A. ’03

2017 Volunteer of the Year Award

Steve Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award. He serves as president of the largest UCLA regional alumni network, the UCLA Los Angeles Westside Network. As a visionary leader, he has reinvigorated the network with new programming, collaborations and leadership. Yu is an active mentor and presenter in the Bruin […]

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