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Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome Program

For information on our Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome, contact Co-Chairs:

Sharon Jahn (

Carol von Kaenel (

Thursday, October 7, 2021
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lois Wolk Awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership Award

President’s Welcome

Susan Rodgers
UC Davis Welcome

Chancellor Gary May
Honorary Lifetime Membership Award:
Lois Wolk

Molly Hillis
Scholarship Introductions
Janet Collins

Valeria Blanco Castaneda
Julinna Cheung
Cayla Hanson
Janet Kuzmenko
Diana Garcia Perez
Valerie Nyasimi
Natalie Laurie
Jimena Calderon
Maya Vargas


Closing Remarks

Susan Rodgers

Past UFC president Lois Wolk will receive an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award in recognition of her service renegotiating UFC’s relationship to UC Davis.

UFC was first designated an official University support group in 1983. By 2020 the original oral agreement had become outdated. Changes to both University leadership and regulatory requirements for educational support groups led to divergent views about support groups.

In 2020-2021, Lois worked with the UFC Board to renegotiate the terms of its scholarship program and support group status. She invested many hours in discussions to clarify the terms of the original agreement and to identify the changes necessary to comply with recent regulatory requirements while preserving the intent of the parties. Supported by the UFC Scholarship Review Committee, Lois led the discussions with UC Davis staff to a successful meeting of the minds.

Lois will present a summary of these discussions and their results at a public forum in November. She will discuss documents signed by representatives of both parties and how they preserve and strengthen the cooperative relationship between University Farm Circle and UC Davis. The documents are stored on the UFC website, ensuring that the results of her work will benefit students for many years in the future.

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