Student Prizes

Three students affiliated with UCI Community Resilience received school and campus awards in spring 2019.

 Emanuel Preciado, School of Social Ecology, Dean’s Award for Community Engagement. The School of Social Ecology encourages students to contribute their talents and become active members of the community while they are pursuing their academic studies. Each year, the dean recognizes at least four students with financial support from alumni who contributed to the award. Students must demonstrate both scholarly achievement and off-campus community service participation. View Manny’s Community Resilience profile here. View Manny’s Community Resilience student blog posts here and here.




Karen Valladares, Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention in Program of Public Health, Outstanding Contribution to Public Health, Community and UCI Service. This award is given to an undergraduate who has made a significant contribution to the Public Health community, including the intellectual growth of others. This award signifies any work/research done by a student that benefits the campus community or the community-at-large. View Karen’s Community Resilience profile here. View Karen’s Community Resilience student blog post here.




Gracie Wong, UCI alumni association, Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award, 2019 Lauds and Laurels Award Ceremony. Lauds & Laurels is the university’s oldest awards ceremony, a tradition that has recognized more than 800 members of the UCI community for their service to the university, the community or their profession. View Gracie’s Sustainability Resource Center profile here.