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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Harriette F. Williams ’52, Ed.D. ’73

Harriette F. Williams ’52, Ed.D. ’73, educator, member of the pioneer Flowers family of Los Angeles and the first African American president of UCLA’s Gold Shield Alumnae, passed away at her home on July 28. She was 88. The eldest daughter of Virginia Carter Flowers and Orlando Flowers, Harriette was born on July 18, 1930, […]

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Norman E. Friedmann ’50, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’57

Visionary engineer and executive Norman E. Friedmann ’50, M.S. ’52, Ph.D. ’57, passed away July 24 at age 89. A lifelong UCLA supporter, Friedmann was a UCLA Foundation Trustee (1987-2006), endowed the Norman E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Sciences (1987), was the School of Engineering Alumnus of the Year (1973) and received the UCLA Distinguished […]

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Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, M.A. ’00. Ph.D. ’02

Kelly Lytle-Hernandez, M.A. ’00. Ph.D. ’02, director of the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, has won an American Book Award. Read the UCLA Newsroom article and the American Book Awards press release.

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Melinda Sanes, M.Arch. ’07

Melinda Sanes, M.Arch. ’07, has joined the architectural team at the Raleigh, NC, office of CPL, a full-service design firm that has served public and private-sector clients for more than 40 years. Sanes joins CPL with more than 11 years of architectural experience and most recently served as project architect with Flad Architects. In her […]

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Mary Lois (Walker) Peters ’34

Mary Lois (Walker) Peters ’34, a member of one of the first graduating classes at UCLA’s Westwood campus, passed away Nov. 1 at age 106 (and 1/2). A lifelong Angeleno, Peters was born in Los Angeles on May 31, 1912 (the month after the Titanic sank, and the same month the Beverly Hills Hotel opened). […]

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Kelly Sabicer, D.D.S. ’82

Kelly Dean Sabicer, D.D.S. ’82, passed away on Oct. 14 at the age of 63, after a long struggle with cancer and a serious heart condition. He spent his final days in the home that he poured his heart and talents into, surrounded by his wife, his children, his brothers, and extended family and close […]

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Helaina Chinn ’08

Helaina Chinn ’08 has become an associate with Portland law firm Bodyfelt Mount LLP. Chinn practices general civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury and employment matters. Prior to joining Bodyfelt Mount, Chinn acquired a broad base of experience working in government, both small and large law firms, and nonprofits. In California, she practiced […]

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Joe Yogerst ’79

Joe Yogerst ’79 has published his first novel, a murder-mystery called “Nemesis” set in 1880’s San Diego when it was a Wild West boomtown. Yogerst worked on the Daily Bruin for four years as a sports writer and sport editor while earning a bachelor’s degree in geography and interning at the L.A. Times. He later […]

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Jun Oh, J.D. ’00

Jun Oh, J.D. ’00, has been named Head of Theatrical and Interactive Business and Legal Affairs at media company Skydance. Oh joins Skydance most recently from Global Road Entertainment, where he served as president of business and legal affairs. Prior to Global Road, Oh had an extensive career at Warner Bros. Entertainment, where he rose […]

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Alex Scutchfield ’93

Alex L. Scutchfield ’93 has joined the Lexington, Kentucky, office of Reminger Co., LPA. Scutchfield has practiced law in Lexington for the past 21 years. Prior to moving his practice to Reminger, he worked at two large regional firms and was also a founding member of his own firm. Scutchfield has represented insurance, equine, real […]

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Guy M. Rodgers ’11, J.D. ’14

Intellectual property attorney Guy M. Rodgers has joined the Los Angeles office of Lathrop Gage as an Associate. He comes to Lathrop Gage from the Intellectual Property department of Glaser Weil LLP. Rodgers earned his bachelor of science degree in cognitive science and worked in the IT industry as a programmer and network administrator, among […]

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