Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community

The Chancellor's Achievement Awards for Diversity and Community were established to honor achievements that contribute in substantial ways to the development and well-being of our diverse and evolving community.  UC Davis faculty, staff, and students, and local community members are eligible for an award in any of the following categories:

  • Exemplary service that embodies the Principles of Community through outstanding leadership in areas of social and/or cultural understanding, local or regional community involvement, and/or collaborations leading to increased knowledge or expertise in areas of special interest to the campus;
  •  Outstanding efforts toward achieving and/or advancing a diverse and principled academic community, including exemplary service in the areas of student, staff, and faculty recruitment and development;
  •  Exemplary scholarship having a major impact on community and diversity;
  •  Exemplary contributions to the success of campus-based outreach efforts;
  •  Exemplary service to the campus and/or community through active leadership, involvement in pre-college partnership initiatives, etc.

2013-2014 AWARDEES

Academic Senate

  • Barbara Horwitz, Neurology, PHysiology and Behavior

Academic Federation

  • Suzanne Eidson-Ton, M.D., M.S., Family and Community Medicine

Graduate Student

  • Cristian Heredia, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergraduate Student

  • Kriti Garg, Letters and Science Dean's Office

 Staff

  • Tanya Whitlow, Engineering Dean's Office

Community Member                   

  • Georgia West, Underground Books, Sacramento

2012-2013 AWARDEES

Academic Senate

  • Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UCDHS

Academic Federation

  • Darin Latimore, School of Medicine, Internal Medicine, UCDHS

Graduate Student

  • Lauren Berger, Department of Psychology

Undergraduate Student

  • Madevi  Sun-Suon, Department of Economics/Design

 Staff

  • Donna  Billick, Department of Entomology
  • Felicia  Miller, School of Medicine, Office of Student & Resident Diversity

Community Member                   

  • Pleshette  Robertson, CEO and Founder of Sacculturalhub.com

Past Awardees

2011-2012

Academic Senate

  • Suad Joseph, Anthropology, and Women and Gender Studies

Academic Federation

  • Jann Murray-Garcia, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

Graduate Student

  • James Angus Chandler, Evolution and Ecology

Undergraduate Student

  • Amanda Gonzalez, STEM field - Chemistry

 Staff

  • John Ortiz-Hutson, African/African American Studies

Community Member                   

  • Mohammad Mohanna, M.H. Mohanna Development, Inc.

Special Recognition Citation for SACNAS Team

  • Lynne Arcangel, UC LEADS
  • Ana Corbacho, Undergraduate Research Center
  • Raynell Hamilton, Undergraduate Research Center
  • Tammy Hoyer, Undergraduate Research Center
  • Renee Maldonado, Undergraduate Research Center
  • Siria Martinez, McNair Scholars, Undergraduate Research Center

2010-2011 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Professor Adela de la Torre, Chicana/Chicano Studies

Academic Federation

  • Professor Nancy Erbstein, Human and Community Development

Graduate Student

  • Lisceth Cruz, School of Education

Undergraduate Student

  • Galit Erez, Human and Community Development

 Staff

  • Sheri Atkinson, Director LGBTI Resource Center

Community Member                   

  • Janet Boulware-Davis Bridge Program

2009-2010 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Ting Guo, Chemistry
  • Wendy Silk, Land, Air and Water Resources

Academic Federation

  • Ana M. Corbacho, NSF Center for Biophotonics

Graduate Student

  • Sumer Seiki, School of Education

Undergraduate Student

  • Maria Ly, Biomedical Engineering

 Staff

  • Irene Day, Human Resources

Community Member                   

  • Kristin Stoneking, CA House

2008-2009 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Bill Ong Hing, School of Law

Academic Federation

  • Jose Morfin, M.D., School of Medicine

Graduate Student

  • Brooke Colley, College of Letters and Science

Undergraduate Student

  • Maria Ly, Biomedical Engineering

 Staff

  • Steven Baissa, Cross Cultural Center

Community Member                   

  • Dr. William Lee, The Sacramento Observer

2007-2008 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Dianne Ullman, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Academic Federation

  • Andreea Seritan, Psychiatry Department

Graduate Student

  • Brandy Wiegers, Mathematics Department

Undergraduate Student

  • Bonner Leaders, Internship and Career Center

 Staff

  • Renee Maldonado, College of Engineering

Community Member                   

  • Romain Nelson, Osher Foundation

2006-2007 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Cruz Reynoso, School of Law

Academic Federation

  • Joann Galli-Banducci, School of Education

Graduate Student

  • Patricia Molina, UCDHS: Pediatrics

 Staff

  • Leslie Young, Shields Library

Community Member                   

  • Derrell and  Tina Robertson, the Robertson Family Development Center

2005-2006 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Louise Kellogg, Department of Geology

Academic Federation

  • Alan Koike, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Student

  • Yvonne Lai, Department of Mathematics

Undergraduate Student

  • Brian McInnis, Economics

 Staff

  • Connie Melendy, Academic Personnel

Community Member                   

  • Hamza El-Nakhal, Davis Islamic Community Center

2004-2005 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Ines Hernandez-Avila, Native American Studies

Academic Federation

  • Hendry Ton, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Student

  • Erica Alfaro, School of Law

Undergraduate Student

  • LaVale Simpson, Political Science; African And African American Studies

 Staff

  • Joaquin Galvan, Learning Skills Center

Community Member                   

  • Kevin Johnson, The St. Hope Academy

2003-2004 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Richard J.D. Pan, M.D., M.P.H., UCDHS: Pediatrics

Academic Federation

  • Russell Lim, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Graduate Student

  • Momar Dieng, Mathematics

Undergraduate Student

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 Staff

  • Griselda Castro, Cross Cultural Center

2002-2003 Awardees

Academic Senate

  • Wendy Ho, Asian American Studies; Women and Gender Studies

Academic Federation

  • Calvin Lymos, Department of Music

Graduate Student

  • Avantika Rao, School of Law

Undergraduate Student

  • Tesia Poponyak, Disabled Student Union

 Staff

  • Virginia Martucci, Learning Skills Center