Medalist Recognition

UCI Medal

Our pioneering university was built on the bold visions of our Medalists.

Exceptional men and women from all walks of life dared to think big and imagine the impossible, passing on an enduring spirit of creativity and innovation.

Join us as we pay tribute to those extraordinary individuals who helped create our Bright Past. Brilliant Future.


2014

Barack H. Obama

2013

Charles D. Martin
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Cheryll and Richard Ruszat

2012

Sue and Bill Gross
Elizabeth Loftus
Betty Tu and David Tsoong

2011

Barbara Davidson
Manuel Gómez
Michael Mussallem
Larry Overman

2010

Susan V. Bryant
Hazem and Salma Chehabi
David Pyott
Scott Samuelsen

2009

Anthony James
Fariborz Maseeh
William Parker
Laurel Wilkening

2008

Carol and Ralph Cicerone
James Mazzo 
Stanley van den Noort

2007

Gavin S. Herbert 
Edward H. Newland
William L. Pereira
Audrey M. Schneiderman

2006

Julie Boyle
Douglas Freeman
Edward and Helen Shanbrom
Raymond Watson

2005

Thomas and Mary Cesario
Walter Fitch
Paul Merage
Janice Smith

2004

Carl W. Cotman
Kingsley and John V. Croul
Robert and Winifred Smith

2003

Marian Bergeson
Philip Di Saia
Elizabeth and John Stahr

2002

Jill Beck
Dwight W. Decker
J. Hillis Miller
Ted Smith

2001

Joan F. & Donald R. Beall
George E. Hewitt
Meredith J. Khachigian
R. Duncan Luce
William F. Podlich III

2000

William J. Lillyman
Donald McKayle
Ricardo Miledi
Henry Samueli
Susan Samueli

1999

Albert L. Nichols
Patricia W. Nichols
Norman Rostoker
Margaret L. Sprague
Robert R. Sprague

1998

The Chao Family
Spencer C. Olin
Michael P. Ramirez '84
Richard G. Sim

1996

Peggy Goldwater Clay
David R. Dukes
William J. Gillespie
Louis A. Gottschalk
Yusef Komunyakaa '80

1995

Francisco J. Ayala
Thomas M. Keneally
Thomas H. Nielsen
Safi U. Qureshey
Marjorie T. Rawlins

1994

Michael W. Berns
Arlene Cheng
Eric L. Nelson
Dorothy M. Strauss '67

1993

Louise Turner Arnold
Robert S. Cohen
Martha A. Newkirk '81
Jack W. Peltason
Suzanne Peltason

1992

James L. McGaugh

1990

Roger W. Johnson
Murray Krieger
Mary W. Roosevelt
Elizabeth C. Tierney
Thomas T. Tierney
Thomas C.K. Yuen '74


Founders Award  Recipients

Jean H. Aldrich
Edmund G. Brown
Edward W. Carter
Clark Kerr
Joan Irvine Smith

1989

Donald L. Bren
Richard P. Hausman
F. Sherwood Rowland (1995 Nobel Laureate)
Howard A. Schneiderman

1988

Meryl Bonney
Robert B. Bonney
Walter B. Gerken
Abraham I. Melden

1987

Arnold O. Beckman
Athalie R. Clarke
Marianne McDonald '71
Frederick Reines (1995 Nobel Laureate)

1984

Daniel G. Aldrich Jr.