Founders’ Celebration offers an opportunity for us to thank the dedicated donors, faculty and friends who have helped make UC San Diego what it is today: one of the world’s top research universities.
Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla will honor several Triton visionaries with the Chancellor’s Medal and the newly revived Roger Revelle Medal. We are truly grateful to these remarkable individuals who have made an impact with their time, talent and treasure.
2012 Chancellor's Medal Recipients
- Bob and Betty Beyster
- Arthur Brody
- Julia Brown
- Peter and Peggy Preuss
2003 Roger Revelle Medal Recipient
- Robert C. Dynes
The Chancellor’s Medal is bestowed upon inspiring individuals whose long-standing contributions and involvement with UC San Diego have helped the campus and local communities grow and prosper.
Providing the most significant gift in the history of UC San Diego’s music program, Conrad Prebys gave $6 million to build the Conrad Prebys Music Center, which houses a world-class concert hall designed by Cyril Harris, one of the most distinguished acousticians in the world. Without Prebys’s support, the project would not have become a reality. He went on to establish an endowment for the center and graduate student fellowships in music.
Molli and Arthur Wagner
Molli and Arthur Wagner have greatly enhanced the arts at UC San Diego. Arthur’s leadership as founding chair of the campus’s Department of Theatre and Dance helped position the program among the top three in the nation. Together, the Wagners have supported campus theaters, created fellowships, provided the lead gift to the Student Production Fund Endowment and established an endowed chair in acting—the only one of its kind in the country.
Roger Revelle Medal
The Roger Revelle Medal recognizes current and former faculty members for their sustained, distinguished and extraordinary service to the campus. The award is named in honor of UC San Diego's founder Roger Revelle.
Referred to as the “greatest living oceanographer,” Walter Munk is widely recognized for his groundbreaking investigations of wave propagation, tides, currents, circulation and other aspects of the ocean and Earth. The 95-year-old scientist and alumnus is still active at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. His accomplishments have been recognized by prestigious organizations around the world, from the Kyoto Prize to the Crafoord Prize.