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2017 BEARLS Academe Awards for the Principles of Community

Every year Warren College honors individuals or groups who exemplify the UC San Diego Principles of Community.  The BEARLS, an Oscars-equivalent recognition program, honors five members of the Warren College community for excellence in the following five categories:

  • Rejecting Acts of Discrimination
  • Championing Freedom of Expression
  • Celebrating All cultures
  • Resolving Conflict Constructively
  • Promoting Individuality 

Featured Speakers

Paula Abdul

Highlights of the evening include distinguished alumna and recipient of the 2017 Warren College Alumni Award, Dr. Tess Mauricio (“America’s Favorite Dermatologist”), who will also be presenting The Earl Warren College Humanitarian Award to celebrity Paula Abdul. The world knows Emmy-, Grammy- and American Music Award-winner Paula Abdul as an entertainer/entrepreneur who sings, acts, dances and designs. America knows that she has one of the kindest hearts in all of Hollywood from her time judging American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

2017 Award Recipients

Rejecting Acts of Discrimination

Sidney Yerger

Championing Freedom of Expression

Keith McCleary

Celebrating All Cultures 

Zahabiya Nuruddin

Resolving Conflict Constructively

Anthony P. Jakubisin

Promoting Individuality


2017 Photos

Photos from the 2017 Bearls can be viewed here:

2017 Video

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