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Stacey Nicholas Gifts $5M to UCI STEM Program

Supports diversity in engineering

University of California, Irvine Foundation trustee Stacey Nicholas has gifted $5 million to a diversity program in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. 

The donation will rename the school’s Office of Access and Inclusion to the Stacey Nicholas Office of Outreach, Access and Inclusion. Nicholas’ donation will also create the Women in Engineering Program, which will support women pursuing the field with leadership training and professional development mentorship. 

“I firmly believe that investing in scholarships and programs for students dedicated to advancing diversity in engineering is not just an act of philanthropy, it’s an investment in our shared future,” Nicholas, the ex-wife of Broadcom co-founder Henry Nicholas said in a statement. “It is critical to open pathways for all interested students, ensuring that engineering remains an accessible and promising field for everyone.” 

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