College Celebration

Aug 09, 2013 admin

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 Bonderson
Friend: Leland 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.


Register here

Tickets are $20.00 each.
Credit cards are accepted online.
If you want to pay be check, please register online and mail us your check.
Onsite only cash and check 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
[email protected]

Student News

Helping hands

Apr 16, 2018 Student volunteers serve the community in Monterey County

Student News - More Student News…
Research News

UC Davis Receives Unique, $1.5 Million Gift from Aggie Couple

Jul 07, 2016 Michael and Joelle Hurlston have pledged $1.5 million to endow a first-of-its-kind chair position.

Research News - More Research News…
Outreach News

Summer Internships

Jul 28, 2015 CA&ES students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground.

Outreach News - More Outreach News…
CASE award


Past recipients

Carrie Cloud
(530) 204-7500 (cell)
[email protected]

Web Editors

Content in this section is managed by Carrie Cloud. If you have any suggestions or need something changed, please contact her at

Give now

Philanthropic investments amplify the impact the university can make through research, teaching, and outreach. Thank you for considering a gift to the College — it says that you believe in us and the opportunities we provide.