Alumni award winners

2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards Highlights

Alumni award winnersOn Sunday, October 22, 2017 the Antioch University Los Angeles Alumni Association proudly honored three alumni at the 4th Annual AULA Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon and Reunion. The honorees were chosen because they have distinguished themselves in some special way—professionally, in their communities, or through service to Antioch University.

gayle Brandeis speaking from podium after receiving alumni awardAcclaimed author and award-winning poet, MFA Alumna Gayle Brandeis received the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is given annually to a graduate who has published or presented works of influence or whose work has attained recognition and appreciation by the general public.

“As soon as I heard that Antioch had a social justice mission, I knew the school was the right fit for me, and this turned out to be the case,” said Gayle Brandeis. “At Antioch, I found a passionate, committed community of creative people who wanted to change the world with their words, and I found myself more dedicated than ever to making each of my words count.”

Alumni award winner speaking to audience from podiumEducator and MA in Urban Sustainability Alumnus Daryl Bilandzija was awarded the 2017 AULA Alumni Association Award for Exemplary Community Service and Activism. This award is presented to a graduate who has exhibited a continuing commitment to the University’s mission of social justice through social activism, volunteer service, or community leadership, resulting in a significant impact upon their community and/or environment.

Roger, another award winner speaking into microphoneMA in Psychology alumnus Roger Ford, who established Clinical Psychology’s programs foundation class “Society and the Individual,” was honored with the 2017 AULA Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Service to the University. This award is given to a graduate whose service to the University or its students has had exceptional and positive impact upon the institution and those it serves.

The sold-out 2017 AULA Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon and Reunion was held at the Marina City Club in Marina del Rey, CA.

Alumni awards group picture

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winners and members of the Antioch University Los Angeles Alumni Association.

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Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton

Karen Hamilton ’17 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA) is Antioch's Director of Marketing for Content and Communications. She has used her storytelling and copywriting skills for more than twenty years, crafting articles and creating publications. She believes that communication is a powerful driver for social change.
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