Awards and Honors

William Lacy

William.B. Lacy

Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Rutenber Award

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) presented Vice Provost William Lacy with its annual Timothy J. Rutenber Award. The award honors AIEA members who have rendered long-term and outstanding service to the Association.

Dr. Darla Deardorff, Executive Director of AIEA, stated that “Dr. Bill Lacy is most deserving of the Rutenber Award, given his leadership within AIEA and his extraordinary commitment of service to the organization and to colleagues.” Dr. Lacy has provided leadership to AIEA through his position as elected- President of the association, as well as in numerous other leadership positions including chair of the Presidential Fellows and nominations commitees. He has mentored numerous colleagues in the field and has made thoughtful contributions to the Association and international education field through his writing, speaking, contributions to national associations, and personal support of colleagues. He is widely traveled, deeply knowledgeable of the entire global context, and inspiring to those he serves: students, faculty, administrators, and senior policy makers.

Wesley Young

Wesley Young

Institute for International Education (IIE) Award

The Institute of International Education presented an award for outstanding service to Wesley Young for his extraordinary contributions to international student exchange. Young was commended for his commitment, his support of IIE’s mission, and his contributions to the Fulbright Program and the field of international education. IIE recognized Young, who has served as Director of Services for International Student and Scholars for more than a decade, for his invaluable role in furthering the partnership between IIE and UC Davis in support of the international students the university hosts. When these students complete their studies they return to their home countries and serve as important links to the United States, California, and the university in business, government, education, and industry.

Daniel Evens

Daniel Evens

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Mrak International Award

Daniel Evans M.S. ‘84, Ph.D. 88, who began his career as a volunteer for the Peace Corps while earning a master’s degree in international agricultural development and Ph.D. in ecology, was honored with the Emil M. Mrak International Award for his distinguished career and service outside the United States.

For more than 30 years, Evans has worked in the field of ecology, conservation and international development in some of the poorest countries in the world. He strives to protect biodiversity and improve natural resource management while struggling with challenges to alleviate poverty. He has previously worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development, Executive Director of the Point Reyes Observatory, and the Director of the Charles Darwin Research Station.

He is currently the Peace Corps Mexico Director of 85 volunteers working in technology transfer and natural resource management.