UC San Diego partnered with the Urban League of San Diego County for the 26th annual Golden Pyramid Awards to recognize high-achieving high school seniors from underrepresented communities in San Diego. The awards ceremony was held on campus on Saturday. All of the nearly 40 students received medals from the Urban League and a few students received scholarships from the Urban League and the USS Midway Museum. At the event, Chancellor Khosla congratulated the students on their hard work and encouraged them to consider UC San Diego as their university of choice.
Several UC San Diego departments participated in an informational fair after the event so students and families could learn more about what UC San Diego has to offer—from financial aid to campus community centers.
Academic Connections Director Ed Abeyta, AVC Diane Forbes Berthoud, President & CEO USS Midway Museum John McLaughlin, Chancellor Khosla, Senior Diversity Officer Glynda Davis, Cal-SOAP Director Linda Doughty, Urban League Chief Operating Officer Al Abdallah
Chancellor Khosla with Urban League of San Diego County members Charles Anderson, Al Abdallah, Tiffany Harrison and Roosevelt Williams III
Scholars processed into the room for the awards ceremony.
Campus members organized an informational fair for scholars and their family members.
Chancellor Khosla is creating a new program—The Chancellor’s Guild—to offer students the unique chance to represent UC San Diego at campus events, including those held at Audrey Geisel University House. Applications for next year are being accepted now through Friday, June 23. Students will be selected based on academic standing (3.0 minimum GPA), ability to communicate their knowledge of and pride in UC San Diego, proven leadership skills, and willingness to work together to advance our campus. Chancellor’s Guild ambassadors will have opportunities to network with current and prospective students, alumni and donors, while also broadening their UC San Diego experience. Students passionate about representing UC San Diego are invited to apply today.
Vice Chancellor David Brenner (left) and Chancellor Khosla (right) with Spark Gala Chairs Iris and Matthew Strauss
The 36th annual Spark Gala was held over the weekend to benefit patient care and research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, one of the top 25 centers in the country. Chancellor Khosla talked about the progress we’ve made in the fight against cancer and attributed it to our talented faculty and care teams, as well as the generous support of our community. At this year’s event, the inaugural Champion of Hope award was presented to the daughters of Pauline Foster in honor of their mother’s dedicated philanthropy to UC San Diego.
The inaugural Champion of Hope Award was presented to the daughters of Pauline Foster. From left: Marcia Hazan, David Granet, Lisa Foster, Patty Maysent, Karen Silberman, David Brenner
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