Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Nielsen awarded 2018 UCI Lauds & Laurels Award 

Tiffany Nielsen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

On May 31, the UCI Alumni Association will celebrate the 48th annual Lauds & Laurels event, UCI’s oldest awards tradition recognizing outstanding individuals for their service to the community, professional excellence and campus involvement. Among this year’s Distinguished Alumni, is UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Nielsen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (MS 2013). Nielsen is the nursing school’s first UCI Lauds and Laurels Award recipient.

“We are so proud of Tiffany for serving as part of our powerhouse faculty team, for caring for patients through our thriving faculty practice and taking time to lead our alumni engagement efforts as Faculty Sponsor of our alumni association,” said nursing school Dean Adey Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN.

The Lauds and Laurels event will take place Thursday, May 31, at the Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, beginning with a 6 p.m. reception. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available now. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Paul Phootrakul, UCIAA director of business development, at or 949-824-4575.

In addition to recognizing exceptional Anteaters, Lauds & Laurels supports the role of both the university and the UCIAA in inspiring and supporting the next generation of alumni – an “Anteaters for Anteaters” movement. Net proceeds from the awards ceremony benefit the UCI Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund.

About the UCI Alumni Association: Fifty years ago, in 1968, the UCI Alumni Association was founded to enrich the lives of alumni and engage them in lifelong advancement of UCI. It fosters the success of the university’s more than 188,000 alumni by connecting them to one another and providing a wide range of campus resources. With UCI’s ambition of being a globally preeminent university, the UCI Alumni Association strives to empower and support its alumni community through its chapters, career recruitment opportunities, social gatherings, membership program, and alumni engagement programs and events. For more information about the UCI Alumni Association, visit