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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Darryl F. Johnson ’70

2016 University Service Award recipient Darryl F. Johnson ’70 passed away unexpectedly March 3 in Carson, at age 69. Johnson attended UCLA on full ROTC scholarship, serving as Bruin Brigade Commander while majoring in psychology. Following his active duty in the army, in which he rose to the rank of colonel, Johnson worked at Hughes […]

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Amy Adrion, M.F.A. ’09

Amy Adrion, M.F.A. ’09, brought her feature documentary “Half the Picture” to the SXSW Film Festival March 9-18 in Austin, Texas, following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film features interviews with high profile women directors including Bruins Catherine Hardwicke, Ava DuVernay, Penelope Spheeris ’69, M.A. ’73, Gina Prince-Bythewood ’91 […]

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Iris Derke ’92

Iris Derke ’92 (Life Member) performed in the world premiere of Dinos Constantinides’ Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra at Lincoln Center on March 17, part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) Premiere Project. Derke was featured as the flute soloist for the piece, which was written by the composer in honor of […]

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Lewis Leeburg ’54, MBA ’64, Ph.D. ’71

Lewis “Lew” Leeburg ’54, MBA ’64, Ph.D. ’71, passed away peacefully on April 14 at age 85. Born in Kansas, Leeburg came to Los Angeles with his parents as a child and later relocated to Laguna Niguel with his family. He held three degrees from his beloved UCLA, where he served as ASUCLA Student Body […]

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Alexandra Roje ’95, J.D. ’00

Alexandra Roje ’95, J.D. ’00, has joined the Los Angeles office of Lathrop Gage as partner in the insurance recovery and counseling practice. She comes to Lathrop Gage from Latham & Watkins. Roje’s trial experience includes insurance recovery, commercial and healthcare litigation matters. Her achievements include arbitrations for the Los Angeles Dodgers, a multi-year trial […]

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Nick Adams, M.F.A. ’17

Nick Adams, M.F.A. ’17, has exceeded his Kickstarter campaign goal to fund a short film, “Jamie,” he is writing and producing. “Jamie” is the culmination of a four-year process, which started with the award-winning web series “Us,” which Adams wrote. The “Us” team came back together for a second season, which launched with the short […]

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Mike Madokoro ’85

Mike Madokoro ’85 (Life member) is a nominee in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign (MWOY). This is a ten-week philanthropic competition that takes place from March 26 – June 8. Nominees compete by raising money for the cause; Madokoro’s team, “Living the Dream – Aim for a […]

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James Hsu ’91, J.D. ’94

James Hsu ’91, J.D. ’94, has been appointed new office managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Los Angeles office. Hsu, who currently leads the Los Angeles Corporate Practice Group, represents clients in a broad range of corporate finance and securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, joint ventures, public finance transactions, […]

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Dan Butler, J.D. ’92

Dan Butler, J.D. ’92, was named 2018 Music Counsel of the Year by the Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel in Los Angeles. Butler is currently the head of Business Affairs & Legal – Music for Paramount Pictures.

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David Dolan, M.A. ’86, M.P.H. ’86

David Dolan, M.A. ’86, M.P.H. ’86, was honored at the 114th Explorers Club Annual Dinner in March, receiving the Sweeney Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the welfare and objectives of the club. Other honorees at the black-tie dinner, which was attended by over 1,000 people, included Capt. James Lovell, commander of Apollo […]

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Nicholas Todd ’85, M.A. ’87

Nicholas Todd ’85, M.A. ’87, and wife, Kate, welcomed their daughter, Katherine Chamnion (“Kacy”) Todd on Jan. 26. She was born near Bangkok, Thailand, weighed 3270 grams and was 50 cm. long. Early indications are that Kacy (class of ’40?) plans to focus on digestive processes and sleep studies.

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