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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Vito Costanzo ’84

Holland & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Litigation Partner Vito Costanzo ’84 has been named a 2017 “Client Service All-Star MVP” by the BTI Consulting Group Inc. This is the second consecutive year, and third time overall, that Costanzo has been recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star. The 2017 list features 319 […]

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Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Ph.D. ’00

The Spencer Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Ph.D. ‘00 to be the next president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago, Illinois. Nasir’s appointment follows a broad national search for an educational leader and scholar to head Spencer. Nasir currently serves as vice chancellor of Equity […]

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Lila Lee ’58

Lila H. Lee ’58 of Costa Mesa, California, lost her struggle with cancer on Jan. 8, 2017. She was 80 years old. Born in Los Angeles, she enjoyed most of her life in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa area. Through her varied career Lee worked as a bookkeeper, corporate executive, performing artist manager, commercial […]

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Janet Daniel ’45

Janet Daniel ’45, a proud and engaged Bruin, passed away on January 16, 2017 in Roseville, California. Daniel was born May 27, 1923 in Culver City, California and grew up in the Westwood Village area of Los Angeles. She graduated from University High School and attended one year at Chapman College before matriculating to UCLA. […]

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Joan Covert Doupé ’42

The UCLA Alumni Association is sad to inform the Bruin community of the passing of alumna Joan Covert Doupé. Doupé graduated from UCLA in 1942 with a Bachelor’s Degree in French. Half of a Bruin household, she was married to alumnus Robert “Bob” Laverne Doupé ’41 who graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in […]

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Walter E. Williams, M.A. ’66, Ph.D. ’72

Bruin Walter E. Williams, distinguished professor of economics at George Mason University, is one of four recipients of the 2017 Bradley Prize. The honor recognizes individuals of extraordinary talent and dedication who have made contributions in areas consistent with the mission of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation. Williams is also a well-known commentator and […]

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Barbara Tobolowsky, M.A. ’98, Ph.D. ’01

Bruin Barbara Tobolowsky co-edited and contributed to a recent publication from Palgrave MacMillan entitled, “Anti-Intellectual Representations of American Colleges and Universities: Fictional Higher Education.” The book “explores popular media depictions of higher education from an American perspective. Each chapter in this book investigates the portrait of higher education in an exciting array of media–including novels, […]

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Brandy Phillips ’99

Bruin Brandy Phillips was promoted to executive director of publicity and communications for DC Entertainment Group at Warner Bros. Phillips graduated from UCLA in 1999 with a degree in sociology. She has worked in communications for Disney Interactive Media Group as well as the Hallmark Channel.

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Frederick P. Aguirre, J.D. ’71

Judicate West, one of California’s leading providers of private dispute resolution services, welcomes retired Orange County Superior Court Judge and Bruin Frederick P. Aguirre to its roster of exclusive neutrals. Appointed to the Orange County Superior Court bench in 2002 by Governor Gray Davis, Judge Aguirre has presided over family law matters, civil and criminal […]

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Diane Donoghue ’54

Sister Diane Donoghue sadly passed away on Feb. 26, 2017 at the age of 86. For 50 years Donoghue was an effective and relentless advocate for systemic change. She was a key player in formulating public policy with respect to housing, economic development and living wage issues. She devoted her life to assisting the poor […]

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Vito Costanzo ’84

Holland & Knight LLP is pleased to announce that Litigation Partner Vito Costanzo ’84 has been named a 2017 “Client Service All-Star MVP” by the BTI Consulting Group Inc. This is the second consecutive year, and third time overall, that Costanzo has been recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star. The 2017 list features 319 […]

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