University of California, San Diego

April 25, 1995
SUBJECT: Alumni Association Award Recipients for 1995
I am pleased to announce the recipients of the 1995 Alumni Association Awards for Excellence. Selected to receive the Outstanding Alumnus Award is Wolfgang Berger, Ph.D. 68 (SIO). Considered by many as the world's most distinguished paleoceanographer, he was awarded the Balzan Prize in 1993 for his pioneering work in deciphering the geological history of the oceans and its climatic implications.
The Professional Achievement Award will be presented to Edwin Hutchins, B.A. 71, M.A.'73, Ph.D.'78. While working for the Naval Personnel Research and Development Center, he developed artificial intelligence tutoring systems cited internationally as among the best in the field. A founding member of the Department of Cognitive Science at UCSD, he developed the concept of distributed
cognition, a widely accepted term in the cognitive science community.
John Wixted, B.A.'81, Associate Professor of Psychology, will be honored for Distinguished Teaching. A universally respected member of the Psychology Department, he receives rave reviews for his teaching of large undergraduate courses, major graduate seminars and team-taught graduate seminars each year.
Clair W. Burgener will receive the distinction of Honorary Alumnus in recognition of his twenty-four years in public service. His distinguished record includes membership on the San Diego City Council, the California State Assembly, the State Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and The Regents of the University of California.
UC Alumni Regent, Peter Preuss, M.A. 67, will receive the Distinguished Service
to the University Award for his contributions to the Alumni Association, UCSD CONNECT, and the UCSD Cancer Center Foundation. Completing his second year as a
Regent, Preuss has been actively involved in committee work involving hospital governance, the national labs and the rotation schedule for Alumni Regents.
The recipients will be honored on June 17 at the Awards for Excellence Banquet held at the Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines. We would welcome participation by faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact the Alumni Office at
Bernie Farrow
Executive Director