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UCSB First Recognition Dinner
updated: May 17, 2012, 2:12 PM
On May 3, 2012, the Alumni Association hosted the UCSB First Recognition Dinner
to engage student leaders on campus and to recognize their philanthropic
endeavors for the 2011-2012 academic year. The event consisted of a
complimentary dinner and yielded the maximum capacity of attendees: about 80
students total within 45 student groups.
Each organization in attendance was presented with a Certificate of Recognition
for their philanthropic efforts. In addition, the top four student
philanthropies that were unique in terms of their current and planned efforts
were each granted a cash award of $250 to put toward their respective causes.
The UCSB First Committee engaged in an extensive selection process for the
recipients of the cash awards based on the following criteria:
1. The mission of the organization's philanthropy.
2. The current activity and events and subsequent results.
3. The planned activity and set goals for the organization and the means
by which they will satisfy their goals.
The organizations that demonstrated a clear philanthropic mission and were
outstanding in the four above categories proved worthy of the cash rewards. The
first award went to the Power Through Knowledge Scholarship Foundation for their
tremendous efforts to provide college scholarships to underrepresented high
The second cash prize was given to Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority Inc - Lambda Chapter
for their work to provide the underprivileged Latino youth in the local
community with a safe and comfortable environment at the IV teen center.
The third award was granted to the M.U.S.I.C. Club, who have created a
mentorship program to provide children at both Isla Vista Elementary and El
Camino with instruments, music lessons and academic tutoring and support.
The final award was given to the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc-Delta
Theta Chapter for their immense efforts in creating safe spaces and
entertainment for the children of Isla Vista during Halloween. Lambda Theta
Alpha has also partnered with St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital to raise
awareness about childhood cancer.
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