UC Davis Emeriti in action

Who we are

Established in 1989, the UC Davis Emeriti Association (UCDEA) was formed to provide retired academics of UC Davis/UCDHS or other UC campuses living in the Davis/Sacramento area with opportunities for continuing interest in and support for the excellence of the University of California, Davis. See About the UCDEA.

What we do

The UCDEA represents UC Davis emeriti/ae and provides the following services and programs for its members:

  • Monitors and advocates for emeriti rights and privileges
  • Provides a way for emeriti/ae to communicate with campus leaders and further particiapte in campus life
  • Sponsors and plans activities
  • Provides an historical perspective of the Davis campus through the Video Records Program
  • Recognizes emeriti/ae with annual awards
  • Supports the UC Davis Retiree Center

In Memoriam

We note the recent passing of John F. Fetzer, professor emeritus in the German Department. He died December 13, 2018; he was 87. Professor Fetzer did his graduate work at Columbia University. He joined the Davis faculty in 1965 and retired in 1993. Professor emeritus Fetzer was active in the Emeriti Association with service on its executive board, the Video Records Committee, and the UC Davis Emeriti Centennial Project committee for Letters and Sciences.  His scholarly activities focused in part on Germanicist writers and poets, such as Clemens Brentano and Thomas Mann. A Festschrift in his honor was published in 1996: "Romanticism and Beyond: A Festschrift for John F. Fetzer" (California Studies in German and European Romanticism in the Age of Goethe). As a lasting legacy of John Fetzer’s career at UC Davis, his talents and perspectives are noted in an interview with his colleague and friend, professor emeritus Winder McConnell, found as a part of the UCDEA’s video records collections.

These videos leave a lasting legacy. Please consider what being able to view this video meant to you, and if you have not already been interviewed for the UC Davis Emeriti Association's Video Records project, click here to contact our schedulers.