2008 UC Davis Centennial Fall Convocation

A century of doing what matters

UC Davis’ 100-year anniversary sparked the theme for the 2008 Fall Convocation Sept. 24 in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall.

Marking Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef’s last year at the campus helm, the event featured the chancellor and five community members who reflected on the theme “A century of doing what matters.” (Vanderhoef transitioned to chancelllor emeritus in August 2009.)

You can watch the entire convocation or the individual convocation addresses below.

Full video of the 2008 Centennial Fall Convocation

Duration: 1:10 hour

Photo: Enrique LaverniaEnrique Lavernia, dean of the College of Engineering and provost-designate

Welcome and introductions

Duration: 8:39 minutes

Prepared text of Dean Lavernia’s remarks

Photo: Chancellor Larry VanderhoefChancellor Larry Vanderhoef

Opening remarks

Duration: 16:17 minutes

Prepared text of Chancellor Vanderhoef’s remarks

Photo: Gabriella WongGabriella Wong, senior sociology/law and society major

Duration: 6:11 minutes

Prepared text of Gabriella Wong’s remarks

Photo: Marshall McKayMarshall McKay, tribal council chair of the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians and UC Davis Foundation Board trustee

Duration: 9:40 minutes

Prepared text of Marshall McKay’s remarks

Photo: Julia Ann EasleyJulia Ann Easley, senior public information representative, UC Davis News Service, and American Red Cross disaster volunteer

Duration: 7:19 minutes

Prepared text of Julia Ann Easley’s remarks

Photo: John MadiganJohn Madigan, professor of veterinary medicine and head of the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team

Duration: 6:44 minutes

Prepared text of John Madigan’s remarks

Photo: Condessa CurleyCondessa Curley, UC Davis School of Medicine alumna and founder of Project Africa Global

Duration: 6:48 minutes

Prepared text of Condessa Curley’s remarks