Outstanding Retiree

The UCDRA honors members with outstanding service to the association, additional community service, contributions to UC Davis during employment, and "innovative problem-solving and advocacy activity of benefit to UC Davis retirees."

2019: Phyllis McCalla named as UCDRA's Service Honoree

Phyllis McCalla is the UC Davis Retiree’s Association 2019 Picnic Day Honoree. Phyllis’s 33 years of service to UC Davis did not end with her retirement in 2004. Since then, she’s been a member of and president of the UC Davis Retiree’s Association board, chair of the Retiree’s Association Scholarship Committee, and since 2016, Phyllis has served on the board of I-House, now serving as that organization’s board president and chair. Phyllis and her husband Alex McCalla live in Dixon. Alex was a UC Davis Agricultural Economics Professor from the 60’ through the 1980’s.

In recognition of her 2019 Outstanding Service Retiree honor, Phyllis and her husband, Alex, rode in a horse-drawn carriage in the Picnic Day Parade on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Congratulations, Phyllis, and thank you for your service.

Past Recipients

  • Year
  • Winner
  • 2014
  • Ted Hillyer
  • 2013
  • Deanna Falge Pritchard and Bill Pritchard and Sandy Filby
  • 2012
  • Bob Halferty and Barbara Nichols
  • 2011
  • Ed and Aggie Costantini and Norma Rice
  • 2010
  • Hal and Rosie Cushing
  • 2009
  • Lorena Herrig