@UCSD: An Alumni Publication

An Alumni Publication   Archive vol1no3 Contact
 
Up Front: Letters to and from the editor
Shelf Life: Books
Cliff Notes: Student life and sports
Class Notes: Alumni profiles
Giving
Looking Back: Thoughts on UCSD
Credits: Staff and Contributors
Features
The Changing Face of Health Care
The Doctors
Community Medicine
Future Physicians
Campus Currents
Tracing a Tech Trajectory
Baja Hot Spot
River in the Sky
Japanese Radiation
Reengineering Engineers
The NatGeo Connection
Kinect with Archaeology
White House Honor
New 24-Hour Study Space
Are Black Holes Galactic Killers?
More
Archive
 

Giving Update May 2007: Volume 4, Number 2

HEADLINE

Alumni Impact
Increasing Critical Support for New Scientists and Students
MORE

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

By The Numbers

Nearly $100 thousand raised as part of the Krinsk Research Advancement Initiative

4 Research vessels and a floating instrument platform (FLIP) for worldwide ocean exploration, plus a new vessel to commence operations in 2016

1903 Scripps Institution of Oceanography was founded

Recent Gifts

The campus community rallied together recently to raise $200,000 for under­graduate scholarships at the 16th annual Chancellor's Challenge Run/Walk for Scholars. To learn more, visit 5k.ucsd.edu.

Alumni, faculty, staff, patients and community members came together for the 18th Annual Luau and Longboard Invitational, raising more than $400,000 for cancer research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center.

UC San Diego students were focused on more than just classes last fall. During Welcome Week, the UC San Diego Student Foundation, working with UCSD Alumni, gained 505 new student donors through their "Give. Invest. Gain." initiative, raising more than $12,000 for student scholarships.

For more information on giving to UC San Diego, please visit giving.ucsd.edu.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A



Wilson '83 and Judy Woo '84
For UC San Diego alumni and parents, Wilson, Marshall '83, and Judy, Marshall '84, Woo, life is not just about what they can earn and what they can take—it's about giving back to others less fortunate. With their two children attending UC San Diego, Kristie, Marshall '13, and Jonathan, Marshall '11, now a graduate student, the couple recently made a big move to do just that.

Wilson and Judy relocated from the comforts of Silicon Valley and thriving careers in biotechnology and telecommunications, respectively, to a developing region in Western China. There, they plan to help empower local residents to build sustainable lives through commerce and to train young people to become professionals and community leaders.

They are also giving back locally by providing an educational opportunity of a lifetime—a UC San Diego education. The family recently established the Woo Family Scholarship to support undergraduate students at UC San Diego who are the first in their family to attend a university.

UC San Diego is a "legacy school" for your family. How did this influence your decision to give back to the University?
We are a UC San Diego family. It makes sense for us to establish a legacy that will continue to give back to the University that has given so much to our family.

What compelled you to establish a scholarship?
When we were students at UC San Diego, public education was quite affordable. Fast forward to today's world. The cost of a UC education has skyrocketed. We are afraid high-quality public education is out of reach for potential leaders.

Why did you choose to support first-generation college students?
First-generation university students have greater needs than students whose parents attended university. A high-quality education should not just be available to the elite. We hope our gift will serve both as an encouragement and financial assistance to hard-working students.

What would you tell your fellow alumni about supporting UC San Diego?
The environment at UC San Diego enriched your lives, stretched your mind, stimulated your thinking and provided a solid foundation for your career. We benefited from others who invested in UC San Diego, and we can continue this wonderful legacy by investing in future students.