Scholarship Benefit Dinner on February 6

To: UCSC Community

From: Chancellor Blumenthal

Please join us for UCSC's seventh annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner. The dinner will be held on February 6, 2010, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Tech Museum in San Jose. Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships and fellowships to help our students achieve their highest aspirations.

This year's event features keynote speakers Dan Roam (Merrill '88) and Ezequiel Olvera Jr. (Oakes '07).

Roam is author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. He is the founder of Digital Roam, a consulting firm that helps major companies solve complex problems through the art of visual thinking. Roam received an Irwin art scholarship while attending UCSC.

Olvera is a young entrepreneur who creatively financed his college education through a gumball and vending machine business he started as a teenager. He founded the Latino Business Student Association at UCSC.

Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream, will serve as master of ceremonies for the dinner. Archambeau was named one of the 50 Most Important African Americans in Technology for 2009 by eAccess Corp, and one of the Top Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal in 2008.

Scholarships for UCSC students are more important than ever before. Your gifts and support ensure that talented students with financial need will have the education necessary to become our next generation of innovators.

Faculty, staff and community members are invited to attend. The cost of the dinner is $200 per ticket ($100 is directed to scholarship support). Donor match opportunity is available.

Please visit the Scholarship Benefit Dinner web page for more information or to make your reservation:, or contact the Special Events Office (831) 459-5003,