On Thursday, November 13, UCLA was recognized as the educational honoree at the Los Angeles Country Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) Eddy Awards. Chancellor Gene Block accepted an award for Outstanding Leadership in Economic Development on behalf of UCLA. The award recognized the many ways UCLA has become an economic engine for the Los Angeles region. The event highlighted UCLA’s impact as one of the largest public employers in the country, as well as how UCLA’s entrepreneurial spirit is positively impacting the nation.
The Eddy Awards is a cocktail, dinner, and awards gala that supports the fulfillment of the LAEDC mission to attract, retain, and grow businesses and jobs for the regions of Los Angeles County. The Awards were introduced by the LAEDC in 1996 to celebrate individuals, organizations, and cities that demonstrate exceptional contributions to positive economic development in the region. Continue reading
On Thursday, October 30, the UCLA State Government Relations unit hosted Assemblymember Sebastian Ridley-Thomas from the 54th Assembly District as part of the “Legislator to Campus” program. UCLA happens to be a part of Assemblymember Ridley-Thomas’ district. His day-long campus visit included meetings regarding enrollment, campus budget and finance, development, residential life, and campus architecture.
Enrou, a start-up formed by a group of UCLA students who formerly worked for the UCLA Volunteer Center, won the $400,000 prize at the inaugural Forbes Pressure Cooker on October 21, 2014. Ann Wang represented Enrou in the Pressure Cooker pitch contest. Wang, a UCLA alum, worked in the UCLA Government & Community Relations’ Volunteer Center during all four of her undergraduate years at UCLA. From 2010 to 2013, Wang created and executed a variety of service events. She also contributed to the Social Media & Marketing Internship Program where undergraduate students combine their passions for technology and community service.