Covell & Brinley Awards

A Davis Tradition Since 1944

Dair Rausch - 1977 (Covell)

Rausch:  A teacher by profession, 

—Has volunteered in the schools for the past six years, teaching mini-courses in creative writing, math and the aging process

—Was on first committee that wrote the Master Plan for Early Childhood Education for the Davis School District

—Visited every state, county agency connected with nursing homes

—Received Mental Health Bell Award for initiating and carrying through as Program Director of “Citizens Who Care”

—Helped write guidelines for first Advisory Committee at WDE

—Wonderful resource person, always willing to share her knowledge and materials

—Testified for the State Assembly Health Committee in support of a nurse’s aide training bill

—Instrumental in convincing the Davis Adult Education School to sponsor a nurse’s aide training course

—Planned a workshop to train volunteers to work with convalescent hospital patients and the elderly

—Had weekly unpaid column in Democrat to educate public regarding problems of the aged, giving solutions

—Contacted all local churches to encourage their involvement in convalescent hospitals


Hoyt presented the awards at the Chamber Dinner Saturday, January 14, 1978, at the UCD Faculty Club