UC Davis Outstanding Student Awards 2016 Recipients

University Medal

Lucydalila Cedillo

Lucydalila Cedillo

The University Medal is given in recognition of a graduating senior for excellence in undergraduate studies, outstanding community service and the promies of future scholarship and contributions to society. The University Medal is the highest university award given to a student completing undergraduate work. The University Medal is awarded at the student's commencement ceremony.

Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award

Brandi Lohr receives the 2016 Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award.

Brandi Lohr receives the 2016 Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award.

The Mary Jeanne Gilhooly Award honors the graduating woman believed to be the most outstanding in the areas of leadership, scholarship, integrity and service in the campus community. The award was established in 1942 to memorialize the achievements of Mary Jeanne Gilhooly, recognized as an “unofficial goodwill ambassador to every prospective Aggie,” who died while a student at UC Davis.

Veloyce Glenn Winslow, Jr. Award

David Belcher receiving the 2016 Veloyce Glenn Winslow Award.

David Belcher receiving the 2016 Veloyce Glenn Winslow Award.

The Veloyce Glenn Winslow, Jr. Award honors the graduating man believed to be the most outstanding in the areas of leadership, scholarship, integrity and service in the campus community. This award was established in 1966 to memorialize the achievements of Glenn Winslow, Jr., who died while serving as vice president of the student body at UC Davis.

Social Justice and Inclusion Award

Monique Merritt is the recipient of the 2016 Social Justice and Inclusion Award

Monique Merritt is the recipient of the 2016 Social Justice and Inclusion Award.

The Social Justice and Inclusion Award honors the graduating student of any gender who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to social justice in the areas of leadership, scholarship, and service. This award honors a student who has served as a change agent and made a tangible impact on campus community promoting equity and inclusion.

Margarita Robinson Student Leadership Award

Georgia Savage received the 2016 Margarita Robinson award.

Georgia Savage received the 2016 Margarita Robinson award.

The Margarita Robinson Student Leadership Award for outstanding junior honors students for their outstanding service and leadership through involvement in recognized student groups and activities. Established in 1982, this award serves as a memorial to Margarita Robinson, who was house mother at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity for 30 years and a founder of the Prytanean Honor Society at UC Davis.

Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award

Sam Alavi received the 2016 Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award

Sam Alavi received the 2016 Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award.

The Student Promoting Advocacy and Redefining Community Award (SPARC) recognizes a rising student activist who has displayed a passion for advocacy and engagement across multiple communities.