College Celebration

CC 2018

On Friday, October 4, 2019 the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at its 31st annual College Celebration. The event is held each year at harvest time to celebrate the advancement and accomplishments of our college and its impact on agriculture and the environment.

The Award of Distinction is the highest recognition presented by the college to individuals whose contributions and achievements enrich the image and reputation of the college and enhance its ability to provide public service.

Treat yourself to a delightful outing with delicious hors d'oeuvres and excellent wines. The evening culminates with a farmers market where attendees dismantle the "welcome display" and take home a bag packed full of California's freshest produce and grains.

2019 Award of Distinction Recipients

Alumni: Carol L. Folt
Alumni: Vicki Kretsinger Grabert
Alumni: Jennifer Fitchhorn-Walker
Young Alumni: Briana Perry Stoops
Friend: Harold McClarty
Emeriti: David E. Ramos
Faculty: Richard Sexton
Staff: Carol Hillhouse

Past Recipients

Click here for a look at the past Award of Distinction recipients.


Click here to register online using a credit card.


Click here to print the RSVP card and mail in. Please make checks payable to UC Regents. Mail your card and payment to:

College Celebration
CA&ES Dean’s Office, 159 Mrak
University of California
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Student Registration

Current students with proper UC Davis Student I.D. can register for a $5.00 ticket by using coupon code TUPCGSWPPN.


5:30pm - Award of Distinction Ceremony

6:30-8:00pm - Reception and farmers market


ARC Pavilion, UC Davis

Attendee Information

Welcome to Davis!
Airport information: Sacramento Area Airports.
Shuttle Options from Sacramento International airport to UC Davis: The Davis Airporter.

Where to stay:
Hyatt Place at UC Davis
173 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-9500
Online reservations

What to do:
Find restaurants and entertainment in Davis and Yolo County
Take a look around Davis, CA with this helpful city map
Check the weather in Davis  

Where is the event, and where should I park?
A campus map of UC Davis ARC Pavilion
Visitor Parking lot 25
Pavilion Parking Structure

Parking fee is now $10.00
Machines accept credit cards and cash


(530) 752-2120