Stephen Bruce named Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award winner

The UC Santa Cruz Social Sciences Division has named Stephen Bruce, a 1979 economics graduate of Cowell College, as winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15.

The Board of Councilors makes the selection from nominations from alumni. Past winners include two judges, a nuclear weapons policy expert, an educator and social justice advocate, a community organizer, fundraiser and philanthropist, a land conservationist, and an NPR correspondent. The award was presented Friday, April 24 in a ceremony at the La Feliz Room, Seymour Center.

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Right to left: Sheldon Kamieniecki (Dean of Social Sciences), Stephen Bruce (winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15) and George Bluementhal, (Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz).

Stephen Bruce (winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15) and George Bluementhal, (Chancellor of UC Santa Cruz).

Winner of the Distinguished Social Sciences Alumni Award for 2014-15, Stephen Bruce, pictured here with Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Alison Galloway.

Alison and Stephen

Chancellor Blumenthal, Dean Kamieniecki and Bruce's family at the reception