SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Six longtime UC San Diego supporters will receive the school's prestigious Chancellor's Medal this fall, the university announced Wednesday.
Bob Breyster, who founded Science Applications International Corp., will be among those given medals Nov. 17 at the UCSD's annual Founders' Dinner. He and wife Betty have given to UCSD for 35 years, according to the school.
"I am delighted to announce that these generous university friends have been selected to receive the Chancellor's Medal," UCSD Chancellor Marye Anne Fox said. "From supporting our promising students to fueling innovative research that will benefit people around the globe, the impact of these visionaries cannot be overstated. Their legacy of support will be felt for generations."
Breyster is chairman emeritus of the UC San Diego Foundation Board of Trustees and has served on many campus boards. His wife is a member of the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Board and the Medical Center Board of Advisors.
They also helped establish the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management.
Also to be honored are:
-- Peter Preuss, a 1967 UCSD graduate, and his wife Peggy, who provided the financial backing that led to the Preuss School at UCSD, which educates low-income students whose parents did not graduate from college. Earlier this week, it was named the best charter school in California by USC, and it annually ranks among the top high schools in national ratings. Preuss also is a former UC regent.
-- Arthur Brody, who developed the clear film book jackets used by libraries; and
-- Julia Brown, a biotech and pharmaceutical executive and philanthropist.
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