CA&ES Alumni

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has nearly 75,000 living alumni that we look forward to engaging each year through events, programs, scholarship and various outreach activities.  We invite you to follow us on social media, join us at an event, volunteer or simply share your story with us. We look forward to staying connected.


Signature Events

Award of Distinction

Every year the college presents the Award of Distinction to honor individuals whose contributions and achievements have positively impacted our communities, advanced science and education or enhanced the college’s ability to serve California and the world.

Nominations are now open for Award of Distinction 2024. This event recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding alumni, young alumni, friends, faculty, emeriti faculty and staff. 

Please save the date for our event which will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2024. Registration for the event will be available in August 2024.

Please review our categories and list of past recipients.

Nomination Deadline: June 28, 2024

Recipients Announced: August

Submit an online nomination form here

Questions about Award of Distinction, please contact Phil Schwartz


College Celebration

For more than 30 years, CA&ES has enjoyed celebrating the advancement and accomplishments of our college and its impact on agriculture, the environment and social and human needs. College Celebration celebrates all the things that make CA&ES great that includes our programs, staff, faculty, students and the donors that make many of these programs possible.

College Celebration will not take place this year as we are looking to re-envision it for the future.  


Student Scholarship and Fellowship Celebration

We host this event each year to recognize the power that philanthropic gifts have for our students and to recognize the donors that make our scholarships and fellowships possible. During the event, students have the opportunity to meet and network with donors to the college, other student recipients, as well as faculty and staff.


Regional Events

CA&ES will be going on the road throughout 2024 to highlight faculty, as dates and locations are confirmed, they will be listed below:

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