Ph.D. student Boyd receives 2017 Tonge Endowed Graduate Award

July 17, 2017

Informatics Ph.D. student LouAnne Boyd has received the 2017 Fred M. Tonge Endowed Graduate Award for the 2016-2017 academic year. The award, named in honor of founding ICS and UCI faculty member Fred M. Tonge, gives recipients $1,000 toward their education.

Boyd is a third-year Ph.D. student in informatics under Professor Gillian Hayes and was previously an autism coordinator for the Northeast Orange County SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) in the Placentia-Yorba Linda and Brea Olinda Unified School Districts.

The award fund was made possible with a generous donation from ICS alumna Marsha Drapkin Hopwood, Ph.D. 1974. “The ICS experience opened a world of opportunity for me,” says Hopwood. “I believe it is important to contribute to providing similar opportunities for current and future students.”To help support the Fred M. Tonge Award or other graduate fellowships, please visit the UCI giving page.