National Medal of Arts recipient and nine-time Grammy winner Herb Alpert will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the campus’s highest honor, on June 16 at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s inaugural commencement ceremony.

“Herb Alpert has dedicated his life and career to the arts and to our greater good,” said UCLA Chancellor Block, who will present the award. “His transformative leadership in the arts and arts education embodies and amplifies UCLA’s highest ideals.”

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