Monday, October 15, 2012

Olympian and Jacobs School Alumna on Campus for UC Awareness Day

Jacobs School alumna and Olympian Christine Sonali Merrill was at UC San Diego today to sign autographs. Merrill, who earned a bacherlor's degree from the Jacobs School, represented her mother's native country, Sri Lanka, in the 400-meters hurdles at this year's London Olympics.Today, she graciously signed autographs and posed for pictures.

Her appearance was part of the Onward California Mobile Tour, a statewide roadshow hosted by the University of California to build awareness of the impact the university has on our everyday lives. The tour celebrates noteworthy UC individuals and innovations and encourages passionate supporters to share why they believe in UC.

Naia Bar Gelato, which has its roots at UC, served complimentary gelato with 10 flavors to choose from—one for each campus. UC San Diego’s flavor is green tea, in recognition of the campus' sustainability efforts. The interactive tour experience included a photo booth with UC props, an “I BELIEVE IN UC” art wall and a postcard station where guests can share their UC story.

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