UCDRA Career Enhancement Award
The UC Davis Retirees’ Association (UCDRA) grants a career enhancement award to UC Davis employees who are furthering their education. Applications for this award are made through Staff Assembly. The UCDRA partners with Staff Assembly to choose the recipients and process the awards.
2015 Career Enhancement Award: Juanita Braxton, Surgery
|2014-2015||Finlay Terhune, Shields Library||pursuing a master's degree in counseling psychology from the University of San Francisco|
|2013-2014||Kawami Evans, Student Housing||pursuing a PhD in educational Leadership and management from Drexel University|
|2011-2012||Joyce Nochez, Acute Care||pursuing a degree to advance from registered nurse to nurse practioner|
|2010-2011||Wendy Stoltz, UC Davis Extention; George Robertson, Graduate School of Management; and Donna Van Dolah, Seed Biotechnology Center|
|"25 for 25" Campaign Continues|
The UC Davis Retirees’ Association (UCDRA) “25 for 25” career enhancementendowment campaign was launched at the fall retiree meeting on October 30, 2014. The first 25 in the name stands for the UCDRA 25th anniversary and the second 25 stands for the minimum of $25,000 that is required to establish an endowment. The endowment will fund an annual grant to be awarded to a career staff person who is pursuing his/her education while working at UC Davis. The UCDRA has been funding a UC Davis staff career enchancement award from member dues since 1999. The endowment will allow dues revenue to be used for other projects.
The initial goal of $25,000 needed to establish the endowment was just the beginning. The UCDRA will continue fundraising so that the endowment can be used to fund a larger grant and/or multiple annual awards.