All Gaucho Reunion Preview  Spring 2012

Taste of UCSB

Savor Delectable Flavors Crafted by Fellow Alums

taste The Taste of UCSB, presented by Village Properties and Montecito Bank & Trust, is back by popular demand! Last year’s inaugural event sold out, and the excitement is rolling over to this year’s event. Live music and performers will accompany tastings from alumni vintners, brewers, chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs. An exciting addition to this cocktail of fun is Blush offering tastings of their spirits and unique concoctions. A silent auction is also in the mix with proceeds benefitting the UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Participating restaurants include Enterprise Fish Company, Country Catering Company, and Beachwood BBQ & Brewery. Notable vintners include Alma Rosa Winery, Au Bon Climat, and Sanford Winery. Featured brewers include Hollister Brewing Company, Figueroa Mountain Brewery, and Ventura’s Surf Brewery. So come sip, munch, and groove in the Santa Barbara sunshine from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, April 28 at the Rec Center’s Pavilion. You must be at least 21 years old to attend.

Tickets: Alumni Association members and current UCSB students: $20, nonmembers: $25. Pre-registration is encouraged as the event sold out last year. Go to www.ucsbalum.com/taste to register today.

Athletics Hall of Fame

Gaucho Athletes and Coaches Honored for Their Time on the Court and Field

hall of fame On Saturday, April 28, at 6 p.m., the UCSB Athletics Hall of Fame will induct the women’s tennis doubles team of Amelia White, ’97, and Kelly Spencer, ’96, men’s volleyball star Mike Gorman, ’83, standout wide receiver Amahl Thomas, ’92, former women’s basketball coach Mark French, ’73, and former baseball coach Al Ferrer. Also, UCSB Athletics is initiating a biennial award to accompany the Hall of Fame inductions, the Distinguished Gaucho Award, which will be given to former tennis player Wayne Bryan, ’69. The award honors a former Gaucho athlete who has achieved great success in his/her post-UCSB athletic career. Come congratulate the inductees while enjoying the ceremony and dinner at the UCSB Thunderdome Events Center. Tickets are $95/$35 under age 15. For information and to register, contact christina.baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu

Alumni Awards

Alumni Association Awards Banquet Honors Distinguished Gauchos


The UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association will honor four outstanding members of the Gaucho community at the Alumni Awards Banquet on April 27. Honorees include Peter Bouckaert, ’93, Walter Mead, Richard Sanford and Yolanda Garcia, ’70, M.Ed. ’72, Ph.D. ’98, for their impacts on the world and the university.

Bouckaert will be recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus for his internationally recognized work as Human Rights Watch’s emergencies director. An expert in the laws of war, Belgian-born Bouckaert is a veteran of fact-finding missions to many war zones, including Lebanon, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Indonesia. His assertive methods led to the creation of an emergency research team at Human Rights Watch.

Richard Sanford will be honored as an Honorary Alumnus for his contributions in the winemaking industry, including playing a key role in establishing the area now known as the Santa Rita Hills American Viticultural Area. He has founded several vineyards and wineries, including Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards, as well as serving as one of the founding members of the American Institute of Wine and Food.

Professor Emeritus Mead will be inducted into the ranks of alumni for his philanthropic support of UC Santa Barbara and his service to the UCSB Department of Economics. He and his wife, Thelma, established an endowed chair and a graduate student fellowship in the Department of Economics. Mead is also on the board of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project.

Garcia will receive the Graver Alumni Service Award for her work with student programs at UCSB. Garcia started as a counselor and then became director of the Educational Opportunity Program, which she had benefitted from as an undergraduate at UCSB. After 38 years of serving student programs at UCSB, she retired from the position of assistant vice chancellor for student academic support services.

The 2012 Alumni Association Awards Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m., Friday, April 27, at Corwin Pavilion, University Center. A no-host reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $90. Blue table reservations are $800. Gold table reservations are $1,000. Each table seats eight. To make reservations, register at www.ucsbalum.com/agr or contact Mary MacRae at (805) 893-2957 or e-mail mary.macrae@ia.ucsb.edu.

Paul Lee, longtime director of Recreational Sports, will be awarded the Alumni Association’s Honorary Alumni Award for his service to UC Santa Barbara during the Recreational Sports Hall of Fame, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Corwin Pavilion. His dedication has inspired thousands of Gauchos during his tenure at UC Santa Barbara.

Golden Gaucho Reunion

Class of ’62 to be Honored During Reunion Weekend

golden gauchos The classes of 1955-1965 are warmly invited to participate in one or more of the events of the Golden Gaucho Reunion. Celebrate your college years during what promises to be a fun-filled weekend.

Following Friday’s festivities will be Saturday’s 11 a.m. Golden Gaucho Reunion Luncheon at the Faculty Club. A short program at the luncheon will honor the class of ’62 for their 50th graduation anniversary. Tickets: $35 Alumni Association members/$40 nonmembers.

Also taking place on Saturday evening, 6-7:30 p.m., is the ROTC Alumni Barbecue. Alumni veterans are invited to join in on the evening of camaraderie and are encouraged to bring photographs of their personal ROTC experience.

The Golden Gaucho Reunion will kick off at 5-7 p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the TGIF event at El Paseo Restaurant in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara. Come share a glass of wine as well as your college nostalgia with your fellow Gauchos. This is meant to be a low-key event and opportunity to catch up with your longtime friends.

The reunion weekend wraps up at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29 at the Faculty Club with the Greek and Friends Brunch, which is geared toward fraternity and sorority members looking to reconnect. This is a great opportunity to reminisce about a great Gaucho weekend. Tickets: $10.

To register for the various Golden Gaucho Reunion events, please visit www.ucsbalum.com/agr.

Gaucho Gallop

Exercise Your Body and Mind With the Gaucho Challenge

gaucho gallop The fifth annual Gaucho Gallop, presented by GEICO, invites you to join in the running fun on Saturday, April 28. Bring your family and even your dog for the various race options including: Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center 5K, Santa Barbara Running Company 10K, and the Dioji Dog Dash. Races begin at 8:15 a.m. We are also proud to announce a new addition to the Gaucho Gallop, the all-new Gaucho Challenge presented by Santa Barbara Airbus. This challenge is more exciting than your average road race. Inspired by the hit TV show, “The Amazing Race,” teams of two will face physical and mental challenges. Don’t miss out on the competitive fun. Register online at www.ucsbruns.com. Proceeds of the race go to the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.


TEDx Comes to UCSB With a Passion Theme

tedx ucsb UC Santa Barbara will be holding a TEDx conference to explore the theme of passion. TED conferences originally focused on technology, entertainment and design, but now cover a multitude of topics in the spirit of TED’s mission, “Ideas worth spreading.”

The TEDx UCSB event, organized by UCSB Regent Scholars, will feature prominent UCSB professors and researchers and their intriguing presentations of “intellectual passion.” UCSB’s reputation as a prominent research university is a product of the enthusiastic passion that professors put into their diverse research. This is a collaboration of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates communicating their ideas as they bring fresh innovations into the UCSB labs and classrooms.

In fostering learning, inspiration and wonder, UCSB’s TEDx event will incorporate traditional TEDx features, such as short presentations, video content, and bias-free programming. The mission is simply to provoke ideas worth spreading in the UCSB community.

This event will be Friday, April 27, from 4-8:30 p.m. Seating is sold out. However, alumni are invited to join in the live online streaming and a real-time Twitter feed from their computer or at Alumni Hall in Mosher Alumni House. For more information, go to www.ted.com/tedx/events/3225.

KCSB 50th Anniversary

KCSB Devotes Five Decades to People Powered Radio

kcsb Come join in the fun as KCSB celebrates its 50th anniversary as UCSB’s official radio station. There will be tasty food and, of course, music for all ages. It is all happening at Storke Plaza on Saturday, April 28.

Founded during the 1961-62 school year at UC Santa Barbara, student-led KCSB is a standout in the world of non-commercial, free-form radio. KCSB has seen some of its alumni, including Jim Rome and Sean Hannity, go on to broadcasting careers.

The radio station proves to be educational for both programmers and listeners. Its listeners have enjoyed 50 years of programming that is stimulating, informative and generally unavailable from other local media. KCSB’s programming covers a wide spectrum of expression from traditional to outside-the-box arts and music, which reflects the diverse community of listeners.

KCSB has held a series of programs and events throughout the school year, honoring the station’s history and impact. These included archival re-airings, other special broadcasts, and events both on campus and in the station’s larger broadcast area. The programmer reunion and celebration on Saturday, April 28, during the All Gaucho Reunion will be the finale of the 50th anniversary. Information: info@kcsb.org


KCSB Alumni Meet-Up: 4-9 p.m., KCSB studios.

Alumni DJs Live On-Air: noon-4 p.m., KCSB studios.

Current DJ interviews With KCSB Alumni: noon-4 p.m., KCSB studios.

KCSB Reunion Dinner: 5-8 p.m., Storke Plaza.

KCSB Alumni Breakfast: 9 a.m.-noon, KCSB studios.

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