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Emily Griswold receives Chancellor’s Star Award

Linda Katehi and Emily Griswold holding award

This year, Chancellor Linda Katehi created a new STAR Award to recognize staff members who have made significant contributions to UC Davis in areas such as fostering a bold and innovative spirit, partnering in economic development, and promoting community. We are thrilled that Emily Griswold, our Director of GATEways Horticulture and Teaching Gardens, was one of 11 people to receive this first-ever recognition for her tireless work to grow and care for the Arboretum’s collections and develop new gardens in collaboration with academic and community partners. Emily helped raise over $1.5 million to build the new California Native Plant GATEway Garden and restore the Putah Creek Parkway with native plants. According to Chancellor Katehi, “The inaugural winners epitomize the excellence of our staff and their commitment to this institution.” Congratulations, Emily!