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Awards and Recognition   

Celebrating UCR's Outstanding Students

The AVC/Dean of Students annually coordinates the selection and recognition of outstanding seniors for the Graduating Senior Awards and the Student Affairs Awards ceremony, which provide an opportunity to recognize the extraordinary contributions of students to the division of Student Affairs throughout their time at UCR.

Graduating Senior Awards

Each year the office of the AVC/Dean of Students coordinates the selection and recognition of outstanding seniors for three special Graduating Senior Awards. These awards, the Thomas Broadbent Outstanding Senior Man Award, Loda Mae Davis Outstanding Senior Woman Award and Marguelus Weiman Outstanding Humanitarian, recognize extraordinary accomplishments and contributions by students both in and out of the classroom.

  • The Dean Thomas L. Broadbent Commencement Award recognizes a graduating male student for his outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement. The award is given in memory of UCR's first Dean of Students, established in 1965 by the Associated Men Students.
    Deadline: March 10, 2017
  • The Dean Loda Mae Davis Commencement Award recognizes a graduating woman for her outstanding participation in extracurricular campus activities, leadership in campus organizations and academic achievement. Award given in memory of UCR's first Dean of Women, established in 1964 by the Prytanean Women's Honor Society.
    Deadline: March 10, 2017
  • The Marguleas/Weiman Humanitarian of the Year Commencement Award recognizes a UCR undergraduate student who serves as a role model and inspiration to others. Award established in 1990 by Anthony Marguleas in honor of his grandparents, Joe and Belle Marguleas and Louis and Jessie Weiman, who dedicated their lives to the betterment of their community.
    Deadline: March 10, 2017
  • The UCR Alumni Association Commencement Award was established in 1965 and is presented to a distinguished student leader who has volunteered significant time and effort in community service projects and programs. Graduating seniors with a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA at the time of application are eligible for the award.  A lifetime membership in the UCR Alumni Association and a $500 gift will be presented at the Honors Convocation Ceremony on May 23.
    Deadline: March 27, 2017

Student Affairs Awards

The office of the AVC/Dean of Students additionally coordinates the Annual Student Affairs Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the contributions by UCR students to the University, the division of Student Affairs and our students. A total of 130 students were recognized at this year's event for their work in Student Affairs departments and associated student organizations from financial aid to housing to career services to our ethnic and gender programs. Each year three extra special awards are bestowed on students at the Student Affairs Awards Ceremony - the Bayless Individual and Organization Leadership Awards and the Vincent DelPizzo Distinguished Student Leadership and Service Award.

  • The Bayless Group Leadership Award is presented to organizations in recognition of leadership qualities that foster continued leadership and enhance the group's membership and campus life.
    Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • The Bayless Individual Student Leadership Award is presented to individuals in recognition of leadership qualities.
    that foster continued leadership and enhance the development of self and campus life.
    Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Student Affairs Awards give departments the opportunity to recognize their students. Departments determine their own criteria for nominating their students. Each department can recognize up to five students.
    Deadline: April 21, 2017.
  • Each year the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs presents a Distinguished Student Leadership and Service Award . The award was renamed for Vincent Del Pizzo who served as an Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs over the span of three decades, promoting student leadership and development and enriching the lives of students and the campus. This year's recipient exemplifies the qualities of leadership excellence that this award represents.


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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

The AVC & Dean of Students
381 Highlander Union Building

Tel: (951) 827-6095
Fax: (951) 827-4701
E-mail: deanofstudents@ucr.edu

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