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Triton Powerhouse
First Chancellor
Homecoming: A New Tradition
Learning from Tijuana
Final Frontier
Maven of Marquetry
Making Waves
Seahorse Nursery
Puck for the Peckfish
Finding Genghis
Head Concho
A Life on the Ocean Waves
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Giving Update May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

Supporting Our Graduate Students

Key to University Success and Discovery
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the 7th best public university in the ­nation, UC San Diego is renowned for its impressive accomplishments in science, medicine, arts and the ­humanities. UC San Diego’s outstanding graduate students are essential to retaining this ­preeminence.

Jan Tuttleman, M.B.A. ’06, Ph.D.


UC San Diego Athletics is moving into an exciting new era of advancement and expansion

It was recently listed as the nation’s top NCAA Division II program in the National Collegiate Scouting Association’s “Collegiate Power Rankings” based on student-athlete graduation rates, ­academic strength and athletic prowess. Each year, more than 500 ­student-athletes who embody the Triton spirit strive for academic and athletic excellence. Boasting 29 national championships, Triton ­student-athletes still earn a higher average GPA than the general student population.

“Our program is a laboratory for personal growth and development,” says Earl Edwards, ­director of UC San Diego Athletics. “Winning and losing, bonding with teammates and working ­toward a joint goal—these are life-changing ­experiences. This is the epitome of what college athletics was intended to be.”

The success of the program is bolstered by alumni, parents, fans and community leaders  who help ensure that UCSD’s dedicated student-athletes have access to resources commensurate with their own remarkable accomplishments. Areas of support include:

• Upgrading Facilities and Equipment is a top priority. All gifts will help ­update sports facilities, such as the baseball and softball fields, which need improvements to host championships and community events.

• Triton Athletic Fund, fueled by gifts of any amount, boosts UC San Diego Athletics by helping with the greatest needs of the entire program and specific Triton teams.

• Endowments generate funding in perpetuity to support teams, recruit and retain the best coaches, and enhance the sports medicine ­program.

• UC San Diego Athletic Board offers an ­opportunity for alumni and friends to
support and advocate for the Tritons.

Visit givetoathletics.ucsd.edu to learn more or make a secure online gift. For more information, call (858) 534-3540 or email dphilippi@ucsd.edu.

Q&A Jan Tuttleman, M.B.A. ’06, Ph.D.

The Campaign for UCSD: Imagine What's Next

Recent Gifts

A $100,000 bequest from the estate of Robert Anthony Buzzelli will fund The Robert Buzzelli Endowed Fellowship to support first-year graduate students in any area of study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Buzzelli was the great-grandson of E.W. Scripps, the founder of the Institution.

The recently established Robert F. Engle Endowed Chair in Econometrics, which honors the groundbreaking work of UC San Diego Nobel Laureate Robert Engle, will help to ­recruit and retain key faculty in the Department of Economics. The list of ­supporters for the $500,000 chair included a number of alumni—several of whom
were first-time donors to the University.

UC San Diego students have two million reasons to thank alumni, faculty, staff, friends—and even their fellow students. The recent Chancellor’s Challenge 5K Run/
Walk for Scholars surpassed the $2 ­million fundraising mark for the event’s lifetime. It’s not too late to help; visit www.ucsd.edu/5k to ­support ­undergraduate scholarships online.

Arthur Wagner, founder and emeritus ­faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance, was honored recently with the dedication of the Arthur Wagner Theatre on campus. Wagner’s longtime service and support of the arts includes a recent $500,000 gift to support graduate ­fellowships in acting.

Learn More
For more information on giving to UCSD, please visit www.giving.ucsd.edu, email giving@ucsd.edu or call the Office of Development at 858-534-1610.