Alumni Awards

Since 1960 UC Santa Barbara Alumni has presented awards of achievement and recognition to hundreds of outstanding alumni and friends of UCSB.  Award categories include Distinguished, Graver Alumni Service, Honorary and the Lifetime Achievement. View previous winners.

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Exceptional Women, Exceptional Gauchos

UC Santa Barbara Alumni celebrates its women alumnae of distinction each year through the Exceptional Women Exceptional Gauchos awards luncheon. In 2017, UCSB Alumni recognized women alumnae of distinction in politics by honoring Rep. Lois Capps M.A. ‘90 for Lifetime Achievement and Fox Newscaster Harris Faulkner ’87 as a Distinguished Alumni.

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Alumni Awards Celebration

Held annually in the Fall, the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Awards Celebration honors multiple alumni and friends for their achievements and service to the university.  Information for the 2018 event will be available shortly.