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By Philanthropy: Celebrating the Power of Giving

There are many ways philanthropy has inspired, transformed, energized, led and advanced UC Davis. During the month of May, UC Davis celebrates “By Philanthropy,” a special initiative to demonstrate how philanthropic gifts have touched thousands of people and aspects of life at UC Davis and helped the university solve some of the greatest challenges of our time.

On this page, we share some of the ways the generosity of our alumni and friends have strengthened the College of Letters and Science's goal to m

The L&S Student Experience

Students majoring in one of the 53 majors offered by the College of Letters and Science have so many opportunities to pursue their passions and prepare for a future of endless possibilities. Here we share just a few stories about the incredible students who are determined to make a better world, and the faculty and staff who help them succeed. Returning Student Finds Her Community

April 2019 — “I'll be honest, I was terrified to come back to school as an older student, but that quickly dissipated,” said returning student Annie Chao (B.A., communication, ’18).

Meet the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS)

The members of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) are exceptional students who represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. Meet our Ambassadors for 2018-19:   Ellen Chu Junior
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The College Ambassador Program Application

The Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program welcomes applications from enthusiastic and committed students. The process to become a member of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program is competitive, and includes an application and interview.

Letters and Science College Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) is a group of exceptional students that represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. The ALAS program provides leadership opportunities for student participants; enhances the outreach of the College through the student voice; and builds community via student-led initiatives.  

ALAS Ambassadors are enthusiastic about sharing their experiences with others, and will represent the College at various recruitment, yield and outreach events.

Science and Language Come Together for Scholarship Winner

January 17, 2019 - Learning a second language provides a new perspective on the world and the people who live in it. For global disease biology major Hana Minsky, Spanish classes in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science opened her eyes to the music and culture of Latin America.

“It’s music I wouldn’t have found on my own, but I’ve discovered new genres and songs I really enjoy,” she said.

An L&S Education Extends Outside the Classroom

January 17, 2019 - Whether it’s internships, student clubs, study abroad or research, experiences outside the classroom provide lessons that prepare students for success after college.

Shreya Kumar, an undergraduate in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, is laying the groundwork for a medical career through her extracurricular activities. “That’s what I love about UC Davis,” she said. “There are so many opportunities to get involved.”