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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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Willie Naulls ’78

Willie Naulls ’78, a 6’6″ forward and integration pioneer who earned All-American honors in 1956 and went on to a stellar NBA career, passed away on Nov. 22 at his home in Laguna Niguel. He was 84. Naulls is one of the seminal figures in UCLA basketball history, establishing school records for rebounds in a […]

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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 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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Terrence A. Everett ’75

Terrence A. Everett ’75 has joined the Los Angeles office of Blank Rome LLP as partner in the firm’s Corporate, M&A, and Securities group. Everett focuses his practice on a range of corporate and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and securities, and real estate dealings. He joins Blank Rome from Carlsmith Ball LLP. […]

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Peter K. Rosen ’75

Peter K. Rosen ’75 (Life member) has joined to the Los Angeles panel of JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator, special master and neutral evaluator in a variety of practice areas, including business/commercial, construction, cybersecurity and privacy, entertainment and sports, insurance, international, natural/mass […]

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Warren Farrell, M.A. ’66

The latest book by Warren Farrell, M.A. ’66, “The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It,” was published in 2018. Farrell fondly recalls his time as a Bruin. “I treasure my experience at UCLA, where I did my M.A. in political science in 1965-66.” He went on to […]

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Todd Spitzer ’82

Todd Spitzer ’82 was inaugurated as Orange County District Attorney on Jan. 7. Spitzer has spent the past 30 years in public service, focusing on keeping Californians safe from crime and giving victims a voice in the judicial process. He has served four terms on the Orange County Board of Supervisors and three terms as […]

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Carlos Dominguez ’01

Carlos Dominguez ’01, a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, received the California Attorney General award for his significant contributions to the community. He also was honored as “Volunteer of the Year” by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for his pro bono work with the Domestic Violence Project at the […]

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