Alumni Celebration

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On Friday, October 26, 2018 the College of Engineering celebrated its 2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal recipients. This annual event celebrates the achievements of our alumni, while displaying our innovative current students through interactive demonstrations.

The Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medal is the highest recognition presented by the college to alumni whose professional and personal achievements bring special honor to the College of Engineering and university. Medalists have a record of achievement in academia, business and/or public service, as well as distinguished service to the college, profession and/or community.

Friends, family and classmates celebrated our college’s alumni and their profound achievements. The evening included dinner and cocktails, as well as opportunity to reconnect with faculty and alumni.

2018 Event Photos

Click here to browse photos of this year’s event.

2018 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medalists

JoeBen Bevirt
Founder, Joby Aviation
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’95

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega
Manager, University Partnerships and Association Relations, Chevron Corporation
B.S. Chemical Engineering, ’91

Ken Ouimet
CEO and Founder, Engage3
B.S. Chemical Engineering, ’90

Registration and Accommodations

Click here to register by October 19, 2018.

Regular: $40
Recent Alumni (’08 or later): $25

Click here for discounted group rate at the Hyatt Place UC Davis.


6 – 7 p.m.
Social hour with interactive student demonstrations
UC Davis Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

7 – 9 p.m.
Dinner and alumni awards
UC Davis Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Featured Demonstrations

Past Recipients

Click here for a look at the past Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medalists.