John Ichiro Yasuda Scholarship Fund
Help us raise $10,000 on behalf of the John Ichiro Yasuda Endowed Student Award Fund and honor John’s memory of impacting students’ lives!
John Ichiro Yasuda, beloved by many, passed away on October 15, 2006. Established through the efforts of John's family members, friends, co-workers and former students, the John Ichiro Yasuda Endowed Student Award Fund annually awards a student scholarship of $2500 for a UCI student with financial need and in good academic standing who also works on campus part-time in a computer programming or computer-related area. We hope to raise the endowment fund and ultimately increase the annual award amount from $2,500 to a full scholarship of $15,500.
John graduated from UCI in 1983, with a degree in Psychology and shortly afterward began working for the University at UCI Medical Center. In 1988, John joined the Office of the Registrar / Student Academic Information Systems. Over the next few years, John demonstrated his keen analytical skills by improving high-volume processes and suggesting new technological applications. From 1996 until 2006, John coordinated the Applied New Technology group or ANT group, a team of student programmers. John was a mentor to many of these students, not only guiding them in the development of computer applications for UCOP, Student Affairs, the Dean of Students Office, and Registrar's Office systems but he also took an interest in their personal lives and overall success during their time studying here. Under John's unique combination of interpersonal skill and technological vision, they collaborated with users and developed applications that streamlined services for faculty, students, and administrative staff across the campus. Many colleagues at UCI will recall his love for telling stories that interconnected his family and friends at home with his family at UCI.
On behalf of John's many colleagues, family, and friends, we hope you will join us in celebrating his life by contributing to the John Ichiro Yasuda Endowed Student Award Fund.