UC Davis Magazine



From rescuing disaster victims to helping countries develop agriculture crops, Aggies around the world make a difference. This Homecoming Weekend, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association will pay tribute to four distinguished alumni award recipients and acknowledge Citation for Excellence recipients at its annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony. All alumni and faculty are invited to join us on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Alumni and Visitors Center as we celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni. A reception featuring entertainment by Capitol Strings begins at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program follow at 7 p.m.

Wayne A. Bartholomew '64, J.D. '71, will receive the Jerry W. Fielder Memorial Award, given in recognition of service to the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, UC Davis Foundation and the university. Bartholomew, a health and business consultant, has demonstrated tireless and dedicated commitment to UC Davis, the foundation and the alumni association spanning three decades. Bartholomew was honored at National Philanthropy Day in 1991; he and his wife, Jacque '64, served as grand marshals for the 1992 Picnic Day parade.

The Distinguished Achievement Award is presented to alumni of UC Davis who have distinguished themselves professionally, in the community or in public service. This award recognizes an individual whose entire lifetime reflects exemplary and outstanding performance and achievements. This year's recipient is Robert B. Bushnell '53, D.V.M. '56, Cooperative Extension specialist (Extension veterinarian) emeritus, who is a recognized leader in research on bovine mastitis, milk quality and dairy food safety. Under his direction, a laboratory for investigation of mastitis/food-safety problems was established at the School of Veterinary Medicine, where procedures were developed for controlling mastitis in the field. Bushnell was instrumental in establishing new dairy industry standards for sanitation and modern milking and pasteurization equipment; he now plays a key role in planning and implementing a World Bank project to promote mass immunizations of diseases in many Middle-Eastern countries.

The Emil M. Mrak International Award, given to UC Davis alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers or service outside the United States, will be presented to Jerome F. Harrington '44, president and chairman of the board, International Research Institute (IRI). For 45 years, Harrington has directed IRI's work in more than 20 countries, from the tropics of the Amazon to the desert regions of the Sultanate of Oman. He has implemented projects that improve production of coffee, tea, cotton, rice and wheat, bolster animal nutrition, and make more effective use of pastures, soils and irrigation. Harrington has led IRI in implementing agro-enterprise activities in the privatization efforts of such organizations as USAID, the World Bank and the InterAmerican Development Bank.

This year's recipient of the Young Alumnus(na) of the Year Award, given to UC Davis alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their profession, community or the university and are no older than age 35 or who received their first degree within the past 10 years, is Mark S.
'87. Ghilarducci is deputy chief of the Fire and Rescue Division of the State Office of Emergency Services. After graduating from UC Davis, Ghilarducci was employed by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services and quickly became an acknowledged expert in seismology and earthquakes. With his network of fellow experts, he began to lay the foundation of a new program, the Urban Search and Rescue Response System. The system he created in the aftermath of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake has become the standard now used throughout the state, and the basis for the National Urban Search and Rescue Program. Ghilarducci's team has gone on to use this system in response to numerous disasters across the nation.

The Citation for Excellence recognizes alumni and friends of the university who bring distinction to UC Davis through their professional accomplishments, volunteer leadership to the university and/or community, or by a special achievement. This year, citations were awarded to alumni and other campus supporters who are being honored by their school or college, and to Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Donald L. Bath '56, M.S. '60, Ph.D. '63
Mark Borba '74
Dean DeCarli '28
W. Harry Lange
Ken Lindauer '58
Alex McCalla
Harold P. Olmo
Jack J. Pandol Jr. '76
Carl Pearlstein '38
Peter Stent '63
Paul K. Stumpf

College of Engineering
Ross R. Allen '69, M.S. '71, Ph.D. '75

School of Law
D. Steven Blake, J.D. '71
Angela E. Oh, J.D. '86
Nancy Wieben Stock, J.D. '76
Arthur A. Torres, J.D. '71

School of Medicine
Herbert Bauer, M.D., UCDMC '75
Gabriel Smilkstein, M.D. (posthumous)
David H. Wisner '77, M.D. '81, UCDMC '87

School of Veterinary Medicine
Douglas J. Herthel '69, D.V.M. '71
Bennie I. Osburn, Ph.D. '65
Stephen W. Russel '60, D.V.M. '66, Ph.D. '72

Cal Aggies Athletic Hall of Fame
James W. Anderson '50
Donald Paul Briggs '77
Therese Cardinet '82
Bobbie Estes
Glenn D. Fricker
Vernard B. Hickey (posthumous)
Will Lotter
Steven W. Thompson '92
Donald Zeman '89

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