From John Wooden and Ralph Bunche ’27 to Jackie Robinson and Carol Burnett, UCLA Awards recipients exemplify the very best of UCLA. Established in 1946 by the UCLA Alumni Association, UCLA Awards pay tribute to alumni and friends who manifest outstanding achievement in their professional fields and in service to their communities, the public and the university.
Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year
Vinton Cerf M.S. ’70, Ph.D. ’72
Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, Inc.
UCLA Award in Community Service
Madelyn Alfano ’80
Owner and President, Maria’s Italian Kitchen
UCLA Award in Professional Achievement
Art Spander ’60
UCLA Award in Public Service
Stephen Arditti ’64, J.D. ’67
Assistant Vice President and Director Emeritus, State Governmental Relations, University of California Office of the President
UCLA Award in University Service
Rita Rothman ’70
Real Estate Developer, HDR Investment Company
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