UC Davis Staff Assembly closed out the 2016-17 academic year with the organization’s annual awards ceremony, presenting Citations of Excellence and Staff and Staff Dependent scholarships worth $29,000 in a ceremony on the Moss Patio behind the Buehler Alumni Center.
Ken Burtis gave remarks and offered congratulations in his capacity as interim provost and executive vice chancellor; he has since moved back to his post as faculty advisor to the chancellor and provost.
The Citations of Excellence program is for all UC Davis staff members on the Davis and Sacramento campuses and beyond, and, likewise, all staff (and their dependents) are eligible for Staff and Staff Dependent scholarships. More information is available online.
Staff Assembly acknowledged generous support from the Office of the Chancellor in the presentation of $15,000 to 12 individual staff members and four teams in the Citations of Excellence program.
Eli Richmond, lead programmer for UC Davis Graduate Studies, was among the individuals recognized at this year's awards ceremony. Richmond received a Citation of Excellence for Innovation for his leadership in the development of graduate student information systems such as Graduate Admission Review and Decision (GARD) and GradHub, a web-based portal for UC Davis faculty and staff to access and enter data related to graduate students.
About Graduate Studies at UC Davis
Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes 99 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options – bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.
UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields – researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community. For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.