Huynh Award Recipients

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Thong H. Huynh Memorial Awards Honorees

Some award categories have been modified over the years.
Some award categories may not be recognized during a particular year.
Limited information is available on awards presented prior to 1995.

Year Category Recipient

1986

 

Isao Fujimoto

1987

 

Peg Waring
International House

1993

 

 

Davis Community Meals
Charles Holmes
Dusty McAuley
Desmond Jolley
Rick Gonzales
John Pamperin

1994

 

Homeless Shelter of Davis
International House

1995

 

Humanitarian

Ellie Glassburner

Lifetime Achievement

Dick Nishi

Civil Rights Advocacy

Mary Ellen Dolcini

Community Education and Awareness

Rachel Hoover

Excellence in Community Involvement

Grace Kim

1996

 

Humanitarian

Margaret Milligan

Lifetime Achievement

Terry Turner

Civil Rights Advocacy

Francisco Rodriguez

Community Education and Awareness

Chief Calvin Handy - UC Davis Police Dept.

Excellence in Community Involvement

DARE (Davis Asians for Racial Equality)

1997

 

Humanitarian

Shirley Kressman

Lifetime Achievement

Will &Jane Lotter

Civil Rights Advocacy

Rev. Maggier McNight

Community Education and Awareness

Davis High School Human Relations Committee

Excellence in Community Involvement

Families First

1998

 

Humanitarian

Jean Becket

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. James Saum

Civil Rights Advocacy

Richard “Dick” Holdstock

Community Education and Awareness

Pattie Fong

Excellence in Community Involvement

Mary Philip

1999

 

Humanitarian

Jean Jordan

Lifetime Achievement

Dorothy Laben

Civil Rights Advocacy

Joy Fergoda

Community Education and Awareness

Sandy Holman

Excellence in Community Involvement

- - -

2000

 

 

Humanitarian

Phil Walker

Lifetime Achievement

- - -

Civil Rights Advocacy

- - -

Community Education and Awareness

Richard Estes
Ron Glick

Excellence in Community Involvement

CASA

Peace Officer

Lt. Don R. Hopkins

2001

 

 

Humanitarian

Beverly Ballard

Lifetime Achievement

Rev. John and Barbara Moore

Civil Rights Advocacy

David Risling

Community Education and Awareness

Jeff Ruda

Excellence in Community Involvement

Carl and Aladrian Mack

Peace Officer

Sgt. Dusty McAuley

2002

 

 

Humanitarian

Pat and Bill Williams

Lifetime Achievement

Richard (Dick) Livingston

Civil Rights Advocacy

Rev. Tim Malone

Community Education and Awareness

Elias A. Rashmawi
Alan Brownstein

Excellence in Community Involvement

DavisCommunity Television

Peace Officer

Chris King

2003

 

 

Humanitarian

Corky Brown

Lifetime Achievement

William Kopper

Civil Rights Advocacy

Natalie Wormeli

Community Education and Awareness

Marc Hicks

Excellence in Community Involvement

UCD Women’s Research and Resource Center

Peace Officer

Paul Doroshov

2004

 

 

Humanitarian

Drs. Herbert and Hanna Bauer

Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Jerry Kaneko

Civil Rights Advocacy

Gay Powers

Community Education and Awareness

Karen Roth

Excellence in Community Involvement

Kinko’s of Davis

Peace Officer

Deputy Dave Heller

2005

 

 

Humanitarian

Hannah & Ernie Biberstein

Lifetime Achievement

Tansey Thomas

Civil Rights Advocacy

Jann Murray Garcia

Community Education and Awareness

Cindy Litman

Excellence in Community Involvement

Concilio of Yolo County

Peace Officer

Capt. Steve Pierce
Kerith Briesenick

2006

 

 

Humanitarian

Arun and Mimi Sen

Lifetime Achievement

Yvonne Marsh
Shelly Bailes
Ellen Pontac

Civil Rights Advocacy

Carlos Matos

Community Education and Awareness

Jasmine Jane Cho
Ingrid Hogle
Rev. Sarah Motley
Youth in Focus/Catalyst for Social Justice

Excellence in Community Involvement

International Parent-Child Learning Center
KDRT Radio 101.5 FM
All Things Right and Relevant

Peace Officer

Officer John Gomez

2007

 

 

Humanitarian

Mariko Yamada
Michelle Reardon

Young Humanitarian

Youth for Hope

Lifetime Achievement

Mel Trujillo

Civil Rights Advocacy

Freddie Oakley

Community Education and Awareness

Hamza el Nakhal

Excellence in Community Involvement

DavisWiki

2008

Humanitarian

Will and Jane Lotter

Young Humanitarian

Amanda Lopez-Lara

Lifetime Achievement

Lois Grau

Civil Rights Advocacy

Cindy Burger

Community Education and Awareness

Lisa Mowry and Jeanne Reeve

Excellence in Community Involvement

Meals Volunteers for Davis Community Meals

Peace Officer

Trease Petersen

2009

Humanitarian

Verena Borton

Young Humanitarian

- - -

Lifetime Achievement

Dorothy Foytik

Civil Rights Advocacy

Rev. Kristen Stoneking

Community Education and Awareness

David Greenwald

Excellence in Community Involvement

Episcopal Church of St. Martin

Peace Officer

Capt. Darren Pytel

2010

Humanitarian

Clara Robison

Young Humanitarian

Moriah Malot
Elizabeth Fung

Lifetime Achievement

Joaquin Galvan

Civil Rights Advocacy

Emily Henderson

Community Education and Awareness

Cathy Speck

Excellence in Community Involvement

Nu Alpha Kappa

Peace Officer

Dan Lafond

2011

Humanitarian

Lea Rosenberg

Young Humanitarian

Desiré Campusano

Lifetime Achievement

Jack Forbes

Civil Rights Advocacy

Amagda Pérez

Community Education and Awareness

DHS Race & Social Justice Class

Excellence in Community Involvement

Davis Bridge Educational Foundation

Peace Officer

John Neves and
Pete Faeth

2012

 

Civil Rights Advocacy

Cruz Reynoso

Young Humanitarian

Anna Sturla
Henry Anker

Lifetime Achievement

Martha Beetley

Excellence in Community Involvement

Davis Food Co-op

Public Servant

Tim Taylor

2013

 

Civil Rights Advocacy

Diane Evans

Young Humanitarian

Antonio DeLoera Brust
Daniel Tutt

Lifetime Achievement

Gay Powers

Excellence in Community Involvement

DSOMA/Chang Family Trust
Davis Oddfellows

Public Servant

Tracie Olson

View the City Council staff report (PDF) with information about the 2013 award recipients.

2014

Civil Rights Advocacy

Bill Calhoun

Young Humanitarian

- - -

Lifetime Achievement

Cathy Speck

Excellence in Community Involvement

Bill Habicht/Davis Community Church

Public Servant

Landy Black

View the City Council staff report (PDF) with information about the 2014 award recipients.

2015

Civil Rights Advocacy

Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald
Manuel Medeiros

Young Humanitarian

Emily Masiel
Ryan Nishikawa

Lifetime Achievement

Alison Pease

Excellence in Community Involvement

Sexual Assault Awareness Campaign
Team Davis

Public Servant

Judith MacBrine

View the City Council staff report (PDF) with information about the 2015 award recipients.

2016

Civil Rights Advocacy

Sean Raycraft

Young Humanitarian

Gay Straight Alliance at Davis Senior High School

Lifetime Achievement

Jennifer Terra

Excellence in Community Involvement

Mariachi Puente
The Rotary Club of Davis Charities / Henry & Judy Wolf

Public Servant

- - -

View the City Council staff report (PDF) with information about the 2016 award recipients.

2017

Civil Rights Advocacy

Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network

Young Humanitarian

Jesse Zablotsky and Alyse Lodigiani

Lifetime Achievement

Al Rojas

Excellence in Community Involvement

ACME Theatre Company
Intercambio

Public Servant

Jamie Elliot

View the City Council staff report (PDF) with information about the 2017 award recipients.