Class Notes

Breaking news of those breaking new ground. This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements and life changes of fellow Bruins. Here you can stay in touch, keep up and announce your own Class Note by submitting your story.

Bill Walton '74

Bill Walton '74, a three-time NCAA basketball player of the year and an NBA Hall of Famer, passed away May 27 following a battle with cancer. He was 71. Tributes poured in from friends and fans within and beyond the world of sports, for whom Walton's on-court prowess was just one facet of his appeal. […]

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Carolyn Webb de Macias '69, M.A. '72

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass announced last week that Carolyn Webb de Macias '69, M.A. '72, who, in the fall of 1968, was elected UCLA's first African American homecoming queen, will serve as her chief of staff and senior advisor. "In this role," the press release said, "Webb de Macias will help Mayor Bass deliver […]

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Charles E. Young, M.A. '57, Ph.D. '60

Charles E. Young, M.A. '57, Ph.D. '60, who became UCLA chancellor in 1968 at age 36 and is, in the words of Chancellor Gene Block, "Perhaps more than any other individual, the one responsible for UCLA’s remarkable ascent over the course of the last half-century," died of natural causes on Sunday, Oct. 22, at his […]

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Reed Markham, M.A. '89, Ph.D.

Reed Markham, M.A. '89, Ph.D., associate professor, School of Communication, Daytona State College and USA Ambassador and Global Advisory Board, World Speech Day, received a national award from Pearson Publishers. He has been named a national, top 20 “Pearson Excellence in Higher Education” professor and is a recipient of the 2024 “Championing Student Success” Award. […]

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Christopher King ’79, J.D. ’82

Christopher King ’79, J.D. ’82, has left his position as general counsel and vice president of Hunter Douglas NV in Luzern, Switzerland, and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in connection with the sale to private equity for an enterprise value of approx. $7 billion, representing an exceptionally high premium over 60-day volume-weighted average price of over 100%. […]

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Carlos Collard '03, Cert. '03

Former UCLA Alumni Association Board member Carlos Collard '03, Cert. '03, is now overseeing Santa Monica's zero waste efforts, some sustainability events and segments of the city's waste management operation. "Sustainability was always an area I embraced in my personal life and some of the volunteer projects in which I participated, so I wanted to […]

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Mike Anderson '97, Cert. '11

Mike Anderson '97, Cert. '11, executive vice president of The L. Warner Companies, a top-ranked registered investment advisor (RIA), has been named to the board of directors of Exceptional Children’s Foundation. Anderson is a nationally recognized investment company executive and licensed fiduciary. In a career spanning more than 35 years, he has managed over $3 […]

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Tsehsien Kelly (Lee) Vaughn '91, M.Ed. '94, Ph.D.

Tsehsien Kelly (Lee) Vaughn '91, M.Ed. '94, Ph.D., was appointed interim dean for the School of Education at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, effective May 16. Vaughn earned a bachelor of arts in Chinese (East Asian languages/cultures) and a master of education at UCLA, then received a master of arts in Asian […]

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Judith L. Powers '72, M.A. '75, Ph.D. '81

Judith "Judy" L. Powers, historian, educator and beloved mother of two, died on May 17 at the age of 73. Born in Sylmar, California, on July 7, 1950, Powers was an honors student and athlete at Bishop Alemany High School. The first of her family to attend college, she was awarded a B.A., M.A. and […]

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David Hochman '87

David Hochman has joined Glaser Weil as a partner in the firm’s Century City office. From the press release: Hochman’s extensive experience in transactional matters, coupled with his personalized approach to client service, makes him a valuable asset to our firm. His practice focuses on intellectual property issues, entertainment licensing and general corporate matters, where […]

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Bill Walton '74

Bill Walton '74, a three-time NCAA basketball player of the year and an NBA Hall of Famer, passed away May 27 following a battle with cancer. He was 71. Tributes poured in from friends and fans within and beyond the world of sports, for whom Walton's on-court prowess was just one facet of his appeal. […]

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