2019 Lauds & Laurels Recipients

2019 Lauds & Laurels Recipients

A selection committee, comprised of association volunteers and members of the university community, determines the honorees from a pool of nominations received from the campus and community.

2019 Lauds & Laurels Award Recipients

Extraordinarius — Michael Arias '11


Distinguished Alumni Awards — These awards recognize UCI alumni whose personal or professional achievements bring honor and distinction to a particular school or discipline, UCI and/or the UCI Alumni Association.

  • Toni Alexander ’69 – Claire Trevor School of the Arts
  • Devansu Tewari ’93, M.D. ’97, MBA ’14 – School of Biological Sciences
  • Reza Sabahi, MBA ’09 – The Paul Merage School of Business
  • Kimberly Brower – Division of Continuing Education
  • Jessica Tunney, Ph.D. ’16 – School of Education
  • Cynthia Guidry ’92 – The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
  • Mona Baset ’93 – School of Humanities
  • James Hobbs ’73 – Donald Bren School of Information & Computer Sciences
  • Brooke Weitzman, J.D. ’14 – School of Law
  • Bruce Burke, M.D. ’68 – School of Medicine
  • Omeid Heidari ’13 – Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
  • Roger McWilliams ’75 – School of Physical Sciences
  • Shari McMahan ’84, Ph.D. ’92 – School of Social Ecology
  • Paula Tomei ’79 – School of Social Sciences


Additional awards:

  • Outstanding Alumni Athlete — Shannon Eusey '92
  • Distinguished Young Alumna — Sitara Nayudu '12
  • Outstanding Faculty Achievement — Thomas Ahlering
  • Outstanding Staff Achievement — Iain Grainger
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award — Gracie Wong
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award — Kelton Mock and Alex Marlow

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