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Alumni Grants Reception 2018

Published April 9, 2018

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



The 2018 Alumni Grants recipients were selected by the Alumni Association board of directors.  A grand total of $47,836 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.