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Matthew Allen, a PhD candidate in Computer Science Department, will be
recognized with two awards in the commencement ceremony this year. Matthew
will receive the University Award of Distinction which is presented to
students who have made an outstanding contribution to a particular area of
UCSB student life. This award recognizes in-depth or focused involvement
and significant achievement in campus or community activities.

Matthew will also receive the Dixon-Levy Graduate Service Award from the
UCSB Graduate Students Association. The Graduate Students Association
Executive Committee grants this award to members of the campus community
who unselfishly have devoted themselves to improvement of graduate student

These awards recognize Matthew Allen’s outstanding contributions to the
student life at the UCSB campus as an officer and president of the
Graduate Student Association.