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Lauds & Laurels

The UCI Alumni Association announced that Julian Feldman, professor emeritus of information & computer sciences, will receive the Extraordinarius award at its 40th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony May 13.

March 11, 2010

The UCI Alumni Association has announced that Julian Feldman, professor emeritus of information & computer sciences, will receive the Extraordinarius award at its 40th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony May 13 at the Fairmont Newport Beach.

Seventeen other distinguished individuals also will be feted for their commitment to UC Irvine. Awardees were selected by a committee of alumni, faculty, students and volunteers. A complete list follows.

Since 1971, the association has recognized more than 600 people, with proceeds from the event benefitting UCIAA scholarship programs. The Extraordinarius award, Lauds & Laurels’ highest honor, is presented to those who have prominently contributed to the advancement of UCI and its fundamental missions of teaching, research and public service.

“Lauds & Laurels is more than an awards program for us,” said Jorge E. Ancona, assistant vice chancellor of alumni relations and UCIAA executive director. “It’s an opportunity to showcase the tremendous impact the people of UC Irvine make on our community at large. This year’s ceremony spotlights truly outstanding Anteater leaders spanning the fields of healthcare, technology and international business, to name just a few.”

Feldman joined UCI in 1964 as part of the original cohort of 25 faculty members, leaving his tenured post at UC Berkeley to help build a new campus and what has become the UC system’s only school dedicated to information & computer sciences. He not only wrote the proposal to establish the ICS program at UCI but twice was department chair and for more than four decades has served the university in numerous leadership roles.

Individual tickets to the awards ceremony are $250, with 10-person tables available by calling the association at 949-824-2586. A complete list of past Lauds & Laurels (pdf) recipients is available.

Lauds & Laurels 2010 recipients:

EXTRAORDINARIUS
Julian Feldman, Ph.D. (ICS)

OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT
Megan Braun (Humanities)

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT
Chris Stout (Social Sciences)

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ATHLETE
Lauren Collins (Social Sciences)
Women’s track & field

FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT
Roger McWilliams, Ph.D. ’75 (Physical Sciences)

STAFF ACHIEVEMENT
Cindy Sasso (Social Sciences)

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dulcie and Larry Kugelman
Community leaders, UCI’s Center for Citizen Peacebuilding

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Maria Minon ’72, M.D. ’76
Vice president & chief medical officer, Children’s Hospital of Orange County

THE PAUL MERAGE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
George Kessinger, M.B.A. ’87
Retired CEO/president, Goodwill Industries International

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Sheila Schuller Coleman, Ed.D. ’07
Director of ministry & mission, Crystal Cathedral

THE HENRY SAMUELI SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Atsushi Horiba ’75, M.S. ’77
Chairman, president & CEO, Horiba Ltd.

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Dennis Nguyen ’94
Chairman, New Asia Partners Ltd.

DONALD BREN SCHOOL OF INFORMATION & COMPUTER SCIENCES
Rebecca Grinter, M.S. ’94, Ph.D. ’96
Associate professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Sheldon S. Zinberg, M.D. ’62
Physician, founder of Nifty After Fifty fitness centers

SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Robert Burk, Ph.D. ’86
Senior research investigator, Allergan Inc.

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL ECOLOGY
Manuel Gomez, M.A. ’78, Ph.D.
Vice chancellor for student affairs, UC Irvine

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Jenny Doh ’91
Founder, Crescendoh

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