College Celebration

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On Friday, October 12, 2018 the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will bestow the Awards of Distinction at its 30th 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.

Award of Distinction Recipients

Alumni: Ernest Farley
Alumni: Payam Zamani
Young Alumni: Kimberly Stackhouse-Lawson
Friend: Paul R. Bonderson Jr.
Friend: Leland H. “Lee” Ruth
Faculty: Charles Bamforth
Emeriti Faculty: James Seiber
Staff: Kimberly Mahoney

Past Recipients

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


Online registration is now closed. You may still register onsite. Please stop by the box office at the Pavilion starting at 4:30pm. Only cash and check (made payable to UC Regents) will be accepted.

Student Registration

Online registration is open.
Current students with proper UC Davis Student I.D. can register for a discounted ticket for $5.00 by using this coupon code: DXANUUBLVE.


5:30pm - Award of Distinction Ceremony

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


ARC Pavilion, UC Davis

Attendee Information

Information on hotels, shuttles, airports, etc.


Carrie Cloud
(530) 752-2120