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UCSD Emeriti Association Awards

The Dickson Award

Over a span of fifty years, a trust provided by UC Regent Edward Dickson has grown from $207,381 to $2.14 million. Dickson stipulated that the earnings from this endowment would both stimulate and recognize emeriti for their continuing service, teaching, and research. In 2003, UCOP split the fund 10 ways so that each campus could offer a $10,000 award each year.

The UCSD Emeriti Association Awards Committee invites nomination(s) each year based on service to students, to faculty development, to the emeriti, to the community. Please do not hesitate to nominate yourself; you know best how you have apportioned your time since retirement. The amount of the award is $10,000 to be used to support the continued service of the awardee on behalf of the UCSD campus and/or community outreach. Service is defined broadly and includes contributions to student or faculty development, to community outreach, or to projects established by the retirement /emeriti association.

Submissions are open January 1st of each year, with a submission deadline of March 15th.

Submit one or more names, with an explanatory letter, to the Emeriti Association Awards Committee c/o Suzan Cioffi, Director, UCSD Retirement Resource Center, 9500 Gilman Dr., Dept. 0020, La Jolla, CA 92093-0020. Submissions are to be received by the UCSD Emeriti Association office by March 15, for consideration for that year.

Prior Dickson Award recipients

2017  David Bailey, Ann Craig and David Miller

2016  Ruth Covell and Charles Kennel

2015  Jack C. Fisher and Wayne Cornelius

2014  Richard Somerville

2013  Mel Green

2012: Marjorie Caserio and Lea Rudee

2011: Jerry Schneider

2009: Peter Farrell and Robert Hamburger

2008: Sandy Lakoff and Kurt Benirschke

Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award

This award honors emeritus professors in the University of California system.

Created by a bequest from Professor Panunzio of UCLA, the award honors outstanding scholarly work and/or educational service (e.g. service in professional, University, Academic Senate, emeriti, departmental, or editorial posts or committees) performed by a University of California emeritus or emerita in the humanities or social sciences since retirement. Each campus may set up its own procedures for nomination and selection. Candidates may self-nominate, and initial nominations may be made solely on the basis of a candidate's curriculum vitae.

Appropriate Deans on each campus, as well as the Provost or comparable officer, are asked to solicit nominations for this award from their constituent departments. It is suggested that these be submitted to the President of the campus's Emeriti Association by mid-November of each year, as the Association will review and submit a nomination to the Provost by mid-December.

The Provost's review should be completed and materials returned by mid-January, giving the Association President time to compile a full supporting dossier of the ultimate nominee for the Award's selection committee by the March 1st deadline.

The full supporting dossier should include a cover letter outlining the nominee's distinctive scholarly work and/or educational service since retirement, a copy of his or her curriculum vitae, and supporting letters from leaders in the field commenting specifically on the nominee's achievements since retirement. Furthermore, the campus's Provost, Deans, and pertinent Department Chairs should be informed of the nominee's identity.

Carefully observing the March 1st deadline, it is the responsibility of the Emeriti Association President, finally, to forward the campus's nomination to:

Selection Committee
Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award
UCLA Graduate Division
1237 Murphy Hall
Box 951419
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1419

The selection committee will announce the awardee(s) in mid-April. The award, consisting of a cash prize and a certificate, will be presented on the campus of the recipient(s) at a program arranged by that campus.

A list of recipients of the Constantine Panunzio Distinguished Emeriti Award is on the CUCEA website.