Hundreds of campus members, founding faculty and community guests celebrated UC San Diego’s 55th anniversary today. As part of the Founders Day program, the Chancellor awarded the Revelle Medal to three faculty emeriti – Cecil Lytle, Hugh “Bud” Mehan and Susan Shirk. Recipients of the medal are illustrative of UC San Diego founder Roger Revelle’s vision to attract distinctive and innovative faculty leaders. The medal is the highest award given by the Chancellor to a current or former faculty member, and it recognizes sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus. Attendees at the afternoon Founders Festival enjoyed free food, student entertainment, games and activities.