Graduation 2020

Distinguished Graduates

Dean’s award and other prizes recognize scholastic achievement in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and fine arts
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 17:30
Santa Barbara, CA

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Distinguished Graduates

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Matt Perko

A group of accomplished undergraduate in the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara have been selected to receive awards for outstanding academic achievement.

Kellie Stahlhuth, who is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics, will receive the Deans’ Outstanding Senior Award in recognition of her outstanding scholarship and contributions to the campus community. The award is given on behalf of the deans of the College of Letters and Science.

Dalia van Zyll, who has completed a bachelor of arts degree in communication, will receive the Luis Leal Social Sciences Undergraduate Award for outstanding interdisciplinary achievement in the social sciences. The award was established in honor of the late Don Luis Leal, a distinguished visiting professor of Chicana and Chicano Studies, whose presence and scholarship greatly enriched the Santa Barbara campus.

Farbod Moghadam, who is graduating with a bachelor of sciences degree in chemistry, will receive the Francis Colville and Terry Dearborn Memorial Award for outstanding academic achievement as an honors student majoring in the sciences. The award was established in memory of Francis M. Colville and Terry H. Dearborn, associate professors of physical education at UC Santa Barbara.

Aria Hejazi, who has completed a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, will receive the William R. Reardon Undergraduate Award for outstanding academic achievement in an arts or humanities discipline. The award is named for William R. Reardon, a professor emeritus of dramatic art and former associate dean in the College of Letters and Science.

Contact Info: 

Andrea Estrada
(805) 893-4620
andrea.estrada@ucsb.edu

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