In 1998, the GSA established the Travis Dixon GSA Service Award to recognize graduate student Travis Dixon’s many years of service to the GSA. In 2002, the GSA renamed the Dixon-Levy GSA Service Award to recognize graduate student Alan Levy’s many years of service to the GSA. The dual name of the award acknowledges that service to graduate students at UC Santa Barbara comes in many forms, not only through serving as an elected GSA Officer but also through the advocacy of graduate student interests in various ways.
Travis Dixon received his Ph.D. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara in 1998. Since receiving his degree, Dr. Dixon has worked as a professor at the University of Michigan and UC Los Angeles. He is currently a faculty member in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Alan Levy received his Ph.D. in Physics at UC Santa Barbara in early 2006. Since receiving his degree, Dr. Levy has worked as a Systems Engineer.