This award honors a UC Davis graduate who, during the previous year, demonstrated exemplary Aggie pride and dedication to UC Davis through personal commitment of time and energy, volunteerism, and leadership, which had the purpose or effect of furthering the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and the University of California, Davis. Specific criteria for this award include 1) commitment of personal time and energy, 2) personal leadership and 3) service to UC Davis and the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.
The 2015 Outstanding Alumnus Award recipient is Alfred Chuang MS '86.
|Alfred Chuang MS ’86 (College of Engineering) is the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award for displaying outstanding achievement, promoting innovative change and making professional contributions to the community and to UC Davis. One of the most well-known and respected innovators in Silicon Valley, Chuang’s work on platforms for e-commerce applications have greatly influenced the way in which web services for e-business are built. Chuang graduated with a MS in Computer Science in 1986. He is a co-founder and former CEO of BEA Systems, Inc., one of the world’s leading e-business infrastructure software companies. Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz called Chuang “the greatest CEO of my time.” Chuang recently founded Magnet Systems, which offers companies cloud-based enterprise applications, where he currently serves as chairman and Chief Executive Officer. An active employer of UC Davis engineering alumni at BEA and now Magnet, Chuang regularly visits campus as a Distinguished Lecturer and serves on the College of Engineering Dean’s Executive Committee.
2014 Sandi Redenbach '72, Cred. '73
2013 Ann Pitzer '58
2012 William Hollingshead '60
2011 Brian Micek '99
2010 Michael Child '76
2009 Bobby Woods '76
2008 Cheryl Harrison '79
2007 Douglas J. Muhleman '77, M.S. '79
2005 Joaquín Galván '81, M.Ed. '93
2004 Carol J. Sconyers '52
2003 Gavin Di Mundo '97
2002 Reza Mahdavi, M.A. '83, Ph.D. '88
2001 Michael Levy '88