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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Christine Simmons ’98

Christine Simmons ’98 (Gold member) has been hired as chief operating officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The immediate past president of the UCLA Alumni Association Board, a UC Regent-designate and currently president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, Simmons will assume her new role in January and report directly […]

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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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Michelle King ’84

Michelle King, the first black woman to be superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation, passed away Feb. 2. She was 57. King, who worked for the district for over thirty years as a teacher and administrator, was selected in 2010 by Superintendent Ramón Cortines to serve as […]

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Andrew Ouvrier ’98

Andrew Ouvrier ’98 has joined Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, a full-service law firm focused on real estate in the United States, as a real estate leasing partner. Ouvrier brings more than 15 years of experience in the negotiation and documentation of all types of retail, office and industrial leases to the firm’s Retail Group, […]

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Hailyn J. Chen, J.D. ’03

Hailyn J. Chen, J.D. ’03, has been elected as co-managing partner of California-based law firm Munger, Tolles & Olson. Chen’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation and high-profile government and internal investigations. She has represented companies from a broad array of sectors, including Airbnb, Tokyo Electric Power Company, LG Display and the University of California. […]

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Carol Zeavin ’71

Carol Zeavin ’71 will be presenting the first three toddler books in her “Terrific Toddlers” series on Saturday, March 16 at Books of Wonder in New York City. Click here for more information.

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Amy Steinfeld ’00

Amy Steinfeld ’00 was named office managing partner of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Santa Barbara office, effective Jan. 1. “Amy embodies our firm’s values and has long been a key contributor to the success of our Santa Barbara office. She has strong relationships both internally throughout the firm as well as externally in the Santa […]

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Michelle King ’84

Michelle King, the first black woman to be superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest district in the nation, passed away Feb. 2. She was 57. King, who worked for the district for over thirty years as a teacher and administrator, was selected in 2010 by Superintendent Ramón Cortines to serve as […]

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Sigi Schmid ’76

Sigi Schmid ’76, the winningest coach in both UCLA Men’s Soccer and Major League Soccer history, passed away on Dec. 25 at the age of 65. Read the L.A. Times obituary here. Read the UCLABruins.com story here.

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Benjamin Lev ’04

A public middle school founded by Benjamin Lev ’04 has been named by Teach for America as a 2018-2019 “School To Learn From,” a distinction garnered by just 3 other schools in the United States. After earning his B.A. in English, Lev moved to New York, NY (missing his graduation ceremony, as he had to […]

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Patrick McKinney ’94

Patrick McKinney II ’94 has been appointed to a judgeship in the Alameda County Superior Court. He had served as general counsel at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2015. Prior to that, McKinney served at the California Office of the Attorney General from 2011 to 2015 and was an attorney at Farella, […]

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