As the new school year kicked off last week, UC San Diego welcomed the largest and most diverse class of Chancellor’s Associates Scholars at a special welcome reception hosted by Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. The number of incoming Chancellor’s Associates scholars nearly doubled this year with 184 new scholarship recipients, bringing the campus total to 356 scholars.
It’s no surprise that Vivienne Ming, Muir, ’00, was selected to address thousands of UC San Diego students at this year’s Convocation. The alumna, who served as keynote speaker for the ceremony that marks the official entrance of new students to the campus community, is a story of success. With a bachelor’s from UC San Diego, a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, a loving family and a successful career in Silicon Valley with several esteemed technology and software companies, Ming knows what it takes to prosper and achieve goals that may seem unreachable. Her secret? Failure.