Scene and Heard at the 2016
All Gaucho Reunion
housands returned to UC Santa Barbara to celebrate milestones, friendships and community at the 10th All Gaucho Reunion Weekend. From the opening Thursday Kick Off Bash to Sunday’s Farewell Brunch, Gauchos reconnected with old friends and discovered new ways to be proud of our dynamic UC Santa Barbara family in 2016.
We shared inspiration and insights at our UCSB Champions of Public Service panel, and fostered community and camaraderie at the alumni diversity receptions. Across generations, we celebrated milestones at the Golden Gaucho and 50th Year Reunion, and reinforced lifelong bonds at Greekfest. We raced through campus at the Gallop, toasted to our friendships at Taste of UCSB, and honored student and alumni leaders in philanthropy at the Farewell Brunch.
In this special eCoastlines 10th All Gaucho Reunion Roundup, relive the memories through images and words captured at this year’s reunion weekend -- and keep that Gaucho spirit and pride burning bright for next year’s reunion celebration.
THE KICK OFF BASH
Gauchos kicked off the 2016 All Gaucho Reunion Weekend at the historic El Paseo Restaurant in downtown Santa Barbara. Local business and community leaders joined UCSB alums to celebrate the first decade of the reunion weekend event series.
THE GOLDEN GAUCHO REUNION
Alumni who graduated between 1955 and 1965 met for an evening of drinks and conversation at this year’s Golden Gaucho Reunion Pre-Party at Harry’s Plaza Café in Santa Barbara.
With forty chapters at UC Santa Barbara, Gaucho Greeks are a big part of UCSB life. This year, Greek alumni and students celebrated their lifelong commitment to their chapters and to UC Santa Barbara with the Greek Happy Hour, Chapter Open Houses and a weekend-long Greek Giving Competition.
UCSB CHAMPIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
Gaucho diplomats who made their mark on the international arena shared career experiences at the UCSB Champions of Public Service panel discussion at the Corwin Pavilion. Hundreds of alumni, students, staff and faculty attended the talk featuring distinguished alumni. Pictured below left to right: Giandomenico Picco '71, Joseph C. Wilson `71, Barbara Bodine `70, Marc Grossman `73 and moderator Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer. Photo: Sam McCrae.
COFFEE, TEA & SHE
Celebrating Women Champions of Diversity at UC Santa Barbara
Organized by the UCSB Alumni Association's Diversity Committee, this diversity-driven power breakfast honored women leaders in the UCSB community. This year, the UCSB Alumni Association honored Kimberly Equinoa, Anna Everett and Meridith Merchant for their significant contributions to building diversity and awareness at UC Santa Barbara.