At the UC San Diego Annual Service Awards Ceremony on October 29, 2012, Mario E. Aguilar and Thomas X Gilkison were each recognized for 25 years of service to UC San Diego, specifically to the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP). EAOP’s academic enrichment efforts help low-income, first-generation youth in San Diego and Imperial Counties prepare for college (

Their fifty combined years of academic preparation experience have supported legions of youth toward college and continue to inform and inspire colleagues inside CREATE. Congratulations to Mario and Thomas!Imagee