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UC Davis Honors Students for Scholarship and Service

By Julia Ann Easley on June 8, 2000 in University

Marissa Galvin of Oakland will be presented with the highest academic honor at the University of California, Davis, as the campus recognizes outstanding scholarship and community service at its commencements through June 18.

Galvin will receive the University Medal and a $500 honorarium during the College of Letters and Science's commencement at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in Recreation Hall. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology.

At the Graduate Studies commencement Thursday, June 15, six individuals will be recognized for the quality of their dissertations: Yuriko Adkins of Sunnyvale, nutrition science; Mark Brill, music; Ian Dobbins, psychology; Stefanie Oppenheim, physiology; Luanna Putney of Roseville, physiology; and Laxman Sahasrabuddhe, computer science. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Recreation Hall.

The College of Engineering will present Harold Ho of Antioch with the $1,000 M.S. Ghausi Medal for academic excellence during its ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, in Recreation Hall. Ho is a candidate for a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering.

Jeannie Darby, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and this year's recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research, also will be recognized at the engineering ceremony.

The Graduate School of Management will present the following awards to candidates for a Master of Business Administration degree during its ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, in Freeborn Hall.

* The $500 Richard C. Dorf Award for Academic Excellence in the full-time program will be presented to Ted Woolley of St. Louis, Mo. The Dorf award for the Working Professionals program will be presented to Vincent Von Bokern of Rescue.

* The $500 James F. Sullivan Award will be presented to Nicole Levine of San Francisco for outstanding service to the school from among candidates in the full-time program. The Sullivan award for the Working Professionals program will be presented to Paula Allison of San Francisco.

The following four award winners will be honored at the College of Letters and Science commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in Recreation Hall:

* At the morning ceremony, Benjamin Garcia of Buena Park will be presented with the Chancellor's Award and Simonton Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. The award, which includes $500 cash, recognizes students who have distinguished themselves through their excellence in and contribution to undergraduate research. Garcia will graduate with a B.S. in chemistry.

* At the afternoon ceremony, Kao Vang of Sacramento will be presented with the Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Memorial Award as the university's most outstanding graduating woman. The award, which includes a $500 stipend, recognizes service and leadership in university and community activities as well as scholarship. Vang is a candidate for a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and English.

* Also in the afternoon, Noah Cuttler of Oakland will be presented with the $500 V. Glenn Winslow Jr. Award as the university's most outstanding graduating man. The award recognizes service, leadership and scholarship. Cuttler will graduate with a B.A. in political science with a minor in history.

* Jennifer Chong of Cupertino will be presented with the college's $500 Herbert A. Young Award for academic achievement and service to the university. She will graduate with a bachelor's degree in psychology at the afternoon ceremony.

The following two award recipients will be recognized at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences commencements at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, in Recreation Hall:

* Anacristina Lola of Daly City is the female recipient of the $1,000 Charles Hess Community Service Award, presented by the college to recognize outstanding community and campus service. Lola will graduate with a B.S. in nutrition with a minor in human development.

* Susan Palmer of Fair Oaks will be presented with the $500 Mary Regan Meyer Prize, given to a student who demonstrates exceptional motivation. She will graduate with a B.S. in ecology and culture.

Two students will be specially recognized at the commencement ceremony of the Division of Biological Sciences at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 18, in Recreation Hall.

* Sara Williams of Santa Cruz will be presented with the college's medal for scholarship and extracurricular activities along with its $500 prize. Williams will graduate with a B.S. in biological sciences.

* Dominic Dawson of McKinleyville will receive the $500 Leon Mayhew Award, presented by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for academic achievement and service to the university. She will graduate with a B.S. in neurobiology, physiology and behavior.

The School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine will announce award winners at ceremonies at 6 p.m. Friday, June 9, on the Health Sciences Quadrangle, and at noon on Friday, June 16, in Recreation Hall, respectively.

David Eggerton of Richardson, Texas, who attained the highest academic standing among Juris Doctor candidates, was presented with the School of Law Medal at a commencement ceremony in May.

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Julia Ann Easley, General news (emphasis: business, K-12 outreach, education, law, government and student affairs), 530-752-8248, mobile 530-219-4545, jaeasley@ucdavis.edu

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