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Five Alumni Honored for Distinction

Five Alumni Honored for Distinction

Awards, Basketball, Play, Concert All Part of UC Riverside’s Homecoming Events

(January 20, 2005)

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Derick W. Brinkerhoff

The UC Riverside Alumni Association will honor five distinguished alumni for their professional and personal contributions to the campus and the community during the 19th Annual Alumni Awards of Distinction Banquet, at 6 p.m., Jan. 28, 2005 in the University Commons Dining Room.

The banquet is being held in conjunction with the Alumni Association’s Homecoming celebration Jan. 27-29, which will include a concert, a play, alumni gatherings, and of course, basketball. Themed “50 Years of Highlander Pride,” this year’s event marks the 50th anniversary of the Association, which represents the interests of more than 57,000 UCR alumni living in every state in the nation and in dozens of countries internationally.

The five alumni honorees are:

Derick W. Brinkerhoff (’69, ’75 M.Admin.) is the recipient of the Association’s most prestigious honor, the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Recipients are chosen based on national and international distinction in their field and significant contributions to society. He is a senior fellow in international public management with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and an associate faculty member at George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

David C. Willmon (’85) has been chosen for the Alumni University Service Award, which recognizes a sustained pattern of volunteer service, contribution and support for the benefit of UCR. He is a regional representative for the League of California Cities who has been an active supporter in the efforts to bring an Alumni and Visitors Center to UC Riverside.

Stanley L. Sniff (’80) is the recipient of the Alumni Public Service Award, which is presented for service to the public sector or contributions to the arts that represent UCR and the campus community. He is an assistant sheriff who has served in Riverside County law enforcement for three decades.

Tracy L. Kahn (’87 Ph.D.) is the recipient of the Alumni Community Service Award. The award is presented for active and superior service as a community volunteer. She is the curator of UCR’s Citrus Variety Collection and a lead organizer for UCR’s citrus-tasting booth at Riverside’s annual Orange Blossom Festival.

Lloyd E. Levine (’92) is the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. The award is given to young alumni who demonstrate significant achievements and promise in their fields. He is an assemblyman representing the 40th District of the California State Assembly.

Cost for the banquet, which is open to the interested members of the public, is $40 for Alumni Association members, $50 for non-members.

Other homecoming-related events include:

Orange Grove, a play written by alumna Kate Anger (’87, ’04 MFA), 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. To save her family’s orange grove from Southern California’s exploding development, Clementine Hale must fight the bank, her heart and ghosts from the past. Additional performances will be held on Jan 28 and 29.
UCR Orchestra Family Concert: A Musical Menagerie: Animals and Other Creatures, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, A family concert featuring creature-music, the performance will include “Peter and the Wolf,” “Pink Panther,” “Firebird,” music from “E.T.,” the world premiere of “Howl and Hunt,” and more.
UCR Men’s Basketball Games. UCR vs. UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27 and UCR vs. Cal Poly SLO, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29.

For information about costs, locations, how to purchase tickets and a complete listing of homecoming-related events, please visit the Homecoming Schedule of Events.
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David C. Willmon

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Stanley L. Sniff

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Tracy L. Kahn

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Lloyd E. Levine



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