Inauguration/Groundbreaking in Pictures


David Ashley, Exedutive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Peter Berck, Chair of UC Merced Academic Task Force, lead the inaugural procession.
Chancellor Carol Tomlinson-Keasey and Governor Gray Davis

Chancellor Tomlinson-Keasey and UC President Richard C. Atkinson
Governor Davis delivers keynote address at inauguration
Nobel Laureate Robert B. Laughlin gives keynote academic address
The Merced College Concert Band performs during the inauguration
Children reflecting the diverse cultural groups of the San Joaquin Valley stand in preparation for UC Merced's official groundbreaking
Official Groundbreaking at UC Merced (From L to R) Ramesh Thondapu, Chancellor Tomlinson-Keasey, Governor Davis, President Atkinson, Regent Moores, Chair Garamendi
Local middle school students welcome UC Merced
Governor Gray Davis with two Merced students
Welcome sign at the post-inauguration community luncheon
Governor Davis stands with Encarnacion Ruiz, Director of Admissions at UC Merced, and members of his staff

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