Alumni Association honorees, Dream Luncheon, who are our freshman class
SEPTEMBER 2015 | @UCSB ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
2015 UC SANTA BARBARA ALUMNI AWARDS LUNCHEON Ceremony honors community service and leadership This year’s UC Santa Barbara Alumni Awards Luncheon will honor Gauchos dedicated to philanthropy, ethics, environmental preservation, and community leadership at the Corwin Pavilion on Saturday, Oct 3. Chancellor Henry Yang, Assistant Vice Chancellor George Thurlow and the UC Santa Barbara Association will celebrate the achievements of notable alumni Cliff Lambert (’73), Steven Hilton (’74), Judy Stapelmann (’63, M.A. ’65), and Steve Mendell (’63). To register, click here.
THE CLASS OF 2019 Incoming freshmen bring high scores, diversity
Over 4,450 new freshmen will kick off their college careers at UCSB this fall 2015. Our newest Gauchos as a group graduated with an average 4.02 high school GPA and 1873 on their SATs. Forty-five percent of our incoming freshmen are also the first in their family to attend a four-year college. Director of admissions Lisa Pzrekop credited outreach from UCSB student organizations and targeted recruitment of high schools and community colleges for this influx of first generation Gauchos. “Many of the schools we visit are selected because we know they have many first generation students who have great academic potential,” she said. Most of our new students are not from Santa Barbara, but 86 percent are from our home state California, with a majority of 24 percent from Los Angeles. This multicultural group is 27 percent Latino/Chicano, 26 percent Asian and 30 percent Caucasian; with 38 percent of our new Latino students reporting full bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish. Photo: Sonia Fernandez.
THE DREAM LUNCHEON Astronaut Jose Hernandez (’86) to receive Distinguished Alumni Award
Astronaut Jose Hernandez (’86) made history by sending mankind’s first bilingual Twitter post from space aboard the shuttle Discovery in 2009. Growing up in a migrant family, he spent most of his childhood traveling between Mexico and California, and did not learn English until he was twelve years old. Today, he is a role model for those who dream of reaching for the stars in their own way. Hernandez will be the keynote speaker and awardee at the Dream Luncheon at UCSB's Corwin Pavilion on Saturday, October 24. The Luncheon is in honor of the Dream Scholarship serving undocumented students and recognition of UCSB as a Hispanic-Serving Institute by the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. To register for this premier event, click here.
A new online program powered by Evisors and LinkedIn allows current students and recent graduates to connect with alumni mentors in their chosen field. The UCSB Alumni Advisor Network builds on the Gaucho link – a much-needed bridge for applicants in today’s competitive job market. “It’s a great way to set up informational interviews to get those background stories and tips,” said Emily White, associate director at UCSB Career Services. “You’ll be talking to someone who understands the UCSB experience.” The service also provides career coaching through webinars, resume reviews, and mock job interviews. To sign up for an Alumni Advisor or to find out how to be a mentor, click here.
► April 28-May 1, 2016 | Save the Date for the 10th Annual All Gaucho Reunion
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UCSB has partnered with Gaucho vintners to provide an exclusive wine collection to allow people across the country to enjoy a taste of California.
The selection of wines were chosen by a panel led by alumna Kathleen Inman '84, owner/winemaker of Inman Family Wines, and Nick Goldschmidt, international consulting winemaker and owner/winemaker for Goldschmidt Vineyards.
UCSB Alumni enjoy paid shipping on the “Mixed Case." For more information, click here.
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