1st Alumni Day of Service


On Saturday, February 24th, alumni from around the world united for one common cause: Giving back. From South Africa to Norway and back to California, Gauchos from 3 different continents served at numerous non-profit organizations to help make our communities a better place. We totaled 2,078 hours of community service and are so thankful for our dedicated alumni who showed their UCSB pride. If you’d like to help plan next year’s event, please email samantha.putnam@ucsb.edu. For more inspiring images of Gauchos participating, check out our Instagram, and facebook sites.

Legacy Scholarship Recipients Selected

The UCSB Alumni Association Awards Committee has selected next year’s Legacy Scholarship recipients from an applicant pool of nearly 100 students. The UCSB Alumni Legacy Scholarship provides $2,000 awards for legacy students that are demonstrating a commitment to the excellence of UCSB and the community through academic achievements, leadership and involvement in campus clubs and organizations. The 2018-19 Legacy Scholarship recipients are Carina Motta (Ecology & Evolution), Carly Pawell (Chemical Engineering), Connor Guttman (Chemistry), Kendall Post (Environmental Studies) and Naomi Stoodley (Cello Performance).

Olé SD Launches in San Diego

More than 60 alumni gathered in San Diego on January 27th for the launch of the newest Olé group, Olé SD. Led by Carrie Herbert '10, Olé SD is the organized group of Gauchos in San Diego that are working to create a strong community of Gauchos. San Diego joins San Francisco and Los Angeles as active Olé groups. For more information and to get involved, contact UCSB Alumni Programs Director, Samantha Putnam at samantha.putnam@ucsb.edu.