UCSD honors alumni

UCSD’s annual Alumni Awards for Excellence this year became part of the university’s inaugural Alumni Weekend.

Alumni Weekend 2009 attracted 1,300 attendees, including alumni, as well as their families and friends who enjoyed a variety of activities from the awards gala to a Birch Aquarium event teeming with alumni and their children and a brunch-time concert in the Conrad Prebys Music Center.

The gala raised $55,000 for the Alumni Association’s endowed scholarship program.

The alumni group is already making plans for homecoming on Oct. 16-18, Young Alumni Reunion in February and Alumni Weekend in June 2010. Information is available at