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Alumni Grants Program

29th Annual Alumni Grants Program

Nearly $975,000 has been distributed through this program since its founding in 1991!

The Alumni Grants Program was created to enhance our academic departments and non-academic programs, enrich the student experience and have a lasting impact to the university.  The recipients are selected by committees composed of alumni.



 A grand total of nearly $50,000 was awarded to 10 programs.


We appreciate the continuing generous sponsorship of SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union toward this program.


  • School of Art and University Library: Getty Pacific Standard Time LA/LA Exhibition Catalog Collection. Catha Paquette and Leslie Andersen. $4,000.
  • Associated Students, Inc.: ASI Beach Pantry commercial freezer. Christina Limon. $2,287.
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry: 24 heating mantles for organic laboratory. Chris Brazier and Ken Nakayama. $4,322.
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry: Tensiometer for materials and analytical chemistry. Fangyuan Tian. $7,500.
  • Disabled Students Services: SmartPen Loaner Program for disabled students. Tina Sutera. $3,712.
  • Linguistics: Smart Viewsonic white board and rolling cart. Alexandra Jaffe. $4,882.
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Laser PIV System for visualizing Thermal Flows. Navdeep Singh Dhillon. $6,765.
  • School of Nursing: Computerized tetherless pediatric simulator. Lucy Van Otterloo. $7,500.
  • Speech-Language Pathology: Assessment tools for autism spectrum disorder. Belinda Daughrity. $3,320.
  • University Art Museum: Portable classroom equipment – MacBook, monitor, carts. Brian Trimble. $3,548.