The UC Davis Medal is described as the highest honor the campus accords to individuals for their contributions to the university or the broader community of learning. The first two were given out in May of 2002 by Chancellor Larry Vanderhoef.
List of Recipients
- Roy Brophy — former UC Regent, May 20th, 2002 — story
- Alice Gonzales — former UC Regent, May 20th, 2002 — story
- Charles Soderquist — Innovator — story
- Bill Clinton — Former President of the United States
- Robert and Margrit Mondavi — 35 Million Dollars, June 15th — story
- Stephen Robinson — UC Davis Alum, NASA Astronaut, December 4th, 2005 — story
- Cruz Reynoso — Former Associate Justice, California Supreme Court and King Hall law professor, September 15th, 2007 — story
- Michelle Bachelet — President of Chile
- Barbara Jackson — Philanthropist and Mondavi Center benefactor.
- Gary Snyder — Professor of English
- Wayne Thiebaud — Professor Emeritus of Art
- Larry Vanderhoef — Chancellor, 1994-2009