Convocation Reference Sheet, 1993-2008

UC Davis Chancellor Larry N. Vanderhoef

Date: September 24, 2008
Title: “A Century of Doing What Matters”
MC: Enrique Lavernia, Provost-Designate and Dean of the College of Engineering  
KS: Gabriella Wong, Senior Sociology/Law and Society Major and 2008-09 Strauss Scholar
Marshall McKay, Tribal Council Chair of the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians and UC Davis Foundation Board Trustee
Julia Ann Easley, Senior Public Information Representative, UC Davis News Service and American Red Cross disaster volunteer
Dr. John Madigan, Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Head of the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team
Dr. Condessa Curley, School of Medicine alumna and Founder of Project Africa Global
Date: September 26, 2007
Title: “Finding―and Being―the Inspiration”
MC: Odessa Johnson, University of California Regent
KS: Alfredo Arredondo, Senior Anthropology Major
Mertie Shelby, Sacramento Educator and Former Principal of Father Keith B. Kenny College Prep Elementary School
Isao Fujimoto, Senior Lecturer Emeritus of Asian American Studies
Craig McNamara, UC Davis Alumnus, Founder of the Center for Land-Based Learning and President/Owner of Sierra Orchards
Debra Cleveland, Student Affairs Web Content Coordinator
Date: September 27, 2006
Title: “Our Personal and Collective Calling:  To Make a Difference”
MC: Jessie Ann Owens, Dean, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, L&S
KS: Jeffrey Mount, Professor of Geology
Eisha Zaid, Senior Genetics Major
Lin King, Staff Assembly Chair
Marya Welch, Emerita Faculty Member
Francisco Rodriguez, President, Cosumnes River College and UC Davis alumnus
Date: September 28, 2005
Title: “Stretching the Boundaries of Thought and Experience”
MC: Rahim Reed, Associate Executive Vice Chancellor, Campus Community Relations
KS: "My Personal Compass" essay writers:
Keltie Jones, Coordinator, Student Disability Center
Arthur Shapiro, Professor, Evolution & Ecology
Paula Lorenzo, Chairwoman of the Rumsey Band of Wintum Indians and CEO of Cache Creek Casino and Resort
Eric Zamora, Senior Sociology Major
Naomi Janowitz, Director and Professor of Religious Studies
Date: September 29, 2004
Title: “Crossing Boundaries Imagined and Real”
MC: Judy Sakaki, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
KS: Mohammad Mohanna, UC Davis Foundation Board Trustee and member of the 2004 UC Davis delegation to Iran
KS: Kalen Ridenour, Spanish and Sociology major and Education Abroad student
Date: September 24, 2003
Title: “A Century Ago Anything Was Possible.  It Still Is.  An Optimist's View of Troubling Times"
MC: Robert Chason, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, UC Davis Medical Center
KS: Phyllis Wise, Dean, Division of Biological Sciences
Date: October 2, 2002
Title: “Celebrating the Arts”
MC: Elizabeth Langland, Dean, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, L&S
KS: Special Mondavi Center Opening Performances
Date: September 26, 2001
Title: “Smart Growth: Building for Excellence”
MC: Virginia Hinshaw, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
KS: Stanley Sue, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Director of Asian American Studies
Date: September 27, 2000
Title: "Growth: Meeting the Challenge in the Next Decade"
MC: Elizabeth Langland, Dean, Division of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, L&S
KS: Charlie Soderquist, Vice Chair, UC Davis Foundation, President of Technology Development Center, and UC Davis alumnus
Date: September 29, 1999
Title: "The Myths and Realities of the 'University Culture'"
MC: Patricia Turner, Director of African American and African Studies
KS: Alexandra Navrotsky, Professor of Ceramics, Earth and Environmental Materials
Chemistry:  "Interdisciplinary Education:  A Neat Opportunity"
Date: September 29,1998
Title: “The Year: 2008, The Place: UC Davis”
MC: Carol Wall, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs
KS: John Stewart, Professor of African American and African Studies:  "Academic Leadership and the Issue of Race"
Date: September 24, 1997
Title: “UC Davis:  Renovating Our Niche”
MC: Barbara Schneeman, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
KS: Janelle Reinelt, Chair and Professor of Dramatic Art and Dance
Date: September 25, 1996
Title: “Natural Selection in Traumatic Times: The Agony and Ecstasy of a Campus Comeback”
MC: Maureen Stanton, Professor of Evolution and Ecology
KS: Alan Taylor, Professor of History
Date: September 27, 1995
Title: “The Interactive Dream Machine”
MC: Barbara Metcalf, Professor of History and Acting Dean, Division of Social Sciences, L&S
KS: Sandra McPherson, Professor of English
Date: September 28, 1994 - Inauguration/Convocation
Title: “The Changing Ethos of Higher Education”
MC: Karl M. Romstad, Chair, Davis Division of the Academic Senate
KS: John B. Slaughter, President, Occidental College: “Searching for Community”
Singer: Lenore Turner-Heinson
Date: September 29, 1993
Title: “Moving Forward”
MC: JoAnn Cannon, Professor of Italian and Director, Humanities Institute
KS: Gary Snyder, Professor of English and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet: “Our Mind in Place and Time”
MC = Master of Ceremonies
KS = Keynote Speaker(s)