College of Engineering Alumni Celebration
Friday, January 19, 2018


  • 6 - 7:00 p.m. – Cocktail reception showcasing interactive desplays
  • 7 - 9:00 p.m. -  Dinner and awards ceremony

Recipients of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Medals are UC Davis engineering graduates who have 15 or more years of professional experience, have a record of outstanding professional or technical achievement, have rendered distinguished service to the College of Engineering, the engineering profession or the community, and have contributed in a significant way to enhancing the reputation of UC Davis.

We are proud to award the following recipients:

Margie Evashenk, Engineering Management Consultant,, Vonzos Venture Partners, Open-Silicon (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’89)
Katherine Ferrara, Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, ’89)
Brian Horsfield, Retired Research and Development Engineer, Weyerhaeuser Company (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’66, M.S. Engineering, ’68, D.Engr., ’71)
Francis Lee, Board Chairman, Synaptics (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’74)
Adam Steltzner, Chief Engineer: Mars 2020 Project, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’90)

Chicken Florentine - breast filled with spinach, fresh herbs and parmesan cheese
Parmesan Crusted Atlantic Salmon - served with citrus caper Beurre Blanc
Vegetable Manicotti - served with Spinach and Cheese with Tomato Cream Sauce

$40 per person
$25 recent alumni rate (graduates 2007 or later)
Cocktail Attire
Registration deadline: January 12, 2018

The event will take place at the UC Davis Mondavi Center lobby. Complimentary parking is available in the Gateway Parking Structure, visit for directions.

The Amtrak Capitol Corridor provides service to cities between Auburn and San Jose including weekend and weekday stops in downtown Davis. The local Amtrak station is located at 840 Second Street in Davis and is accessible by Unitrans Line A.

The Hyatt Place Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to the UC Davis Mondavi Center.