Lauds & Laurels 2016


Lauds and Laurels

Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m., [AV] Irvine

The 2016 Lauds & Laurels gala was held on Thursday, May 12, with 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner at [AV] Irvine.

Join us on March 30, 2017 for our 47th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony. Learn more here.

Honoring the best of UC Irvine

This year’s 2016 Lauds & Laurels reveled in the glamour of Hollywood, tipping our hat to vANTity Fair with alumnus and well known actor, Bob Gunton as our host. The theme celebrated all 18 honorees in a fitting nod with glamorous Vanity Fair post-Oscar party style. The soiree was held at the exciting, new state of the art [AV] Irvine venue in the Irvine Spectrum area.

Lauds & Laurels Recipients 2016:

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Since 1971, the UCI Alumni Association and its board of directors has presented Lauds & Laurels, the association's highest honor, at a formal ceremony each spring. Lauds & Laurels is the university's oldest awards ceremony, a tradition that has recognized more than 750 members of the UCI community for their service to the university, the community or their profession.


In addition to honoring UC Irvine's best, the generous participation of alumni and friends in the Lauds & Laurels program allows the UCIAA to award more than $100,000 annually in scholarships to meritorious undergraduate and graduate students so they may pursue their educational goals at UC Irvine. Learn about UCIAA scholarships >>

Contact Information

UCI Alumni


[AV] Irvine