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Class Notes

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This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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June Bacon-Bercey ’54

June Bacon-Bercey ’54, the first African American to receive a degree in meteorology and America’s first female TV meteorologist, passed away in Burlingame, Calif., on July 3, 2019, the family announced recently. She was 90. Her final wish was to relaunch the 1978-1990 June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship for Women pursuing STEM studies, which took several months […]

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Gil Ramirez ’05 and Suz Park Ramirez ’10

Gil Ramirez ’05 and Suz Park Ramirez ’10 were engaged in June 2016. Having bonded over their passion for travel, they have visited 14 countries together. After years of attempting to save for a wedding (and using their money on travels) they decided to combine their love for travel and each other by eloping in […]

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Christine A. MacLaughlin ’83

UCLA Alumni Association board member Christine A. MacLaughlin ’83 has been promoted to chief marketing officer for IBM’s Partner Ecosystem, working with the company’s 100,000 business partners. In her 20+ years at IBM, MacLaughlin has held a number of marketing leadership positions in IBM Cloud Services, Global Business Partners, Global Markets and Corporate Marketing. Read […]

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Angelica Chéri ’09

A production of the play “Guns & Powder” by Angelica Chéri (née Nutt) ’09 will premier Jan. 28 at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. The show, which was honored in 2018 by the Academy of Arts and Letters with the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award, will run through Feb. 23. Inspired by the true story […]

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Heather R. Parker ’90, M.A. ’93, Ph.D. ’96

Alumna and historian Heather R. Parker ’90, M.A. ’93, Ph.D. ’96, was appointed dean of The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University in January 2020. She had filled the post on an interim basis since November 2018. Parker joined the teaching faculty of the university as an assistant professor in August 2006 […]

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Jenny Banh ’98, Ph.D.

A book co-edited by Jenny Banh ’98, Ph.D. “American Chinese Restaurant: Society, Culture and Consumption” (Routledge 2019), has been published. The book provides ethnographic insights on small family businesses, struggling immigrant parents, and kids working, living, and growing up in an American Chinese restaurant. Banh majored in anthropology at UCLA, earned an M.A. in cultural […]

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June Bacon-Bercey ’54

June Bacon-Bercey ’54, the first African American to receive a degree in meteorology and America’s first female TV meteorologist, passed away in Burlingame, Calif., on July 3, 2019, the family announced recently. She was 90. Her final wish was to relaunch the 1978-1990 June Bacon-Bercey Scholarship for Women pursuing STEM studies, which took several months […]

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Thomas Umberg ’77

California State Senator Thomas Umberg ’77 was recently selected by Best Lawyers in America© as a “Best Lawyer” in commercial litigation. Umberg is a founding partner of Umberg/Zipser LLP along with fellow Bruin Dean Zipser ’77. He is a retired US Army Colonel who was elected to the California State Senate in 2018. Senator Umberg […]

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Alissa Hecht Gardenswartz ’92

Alissa Gardenswartz ’92, a shareholder in law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Denver office, has been appointed to the board of directors of Roundup River Ranch, an organization that enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses and their families by offering free, medically-supported camp programs at its property in Gypsum, Colo. “This incredible organization […]

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Theresa Fay-Bustillos, J.D. ’80

Benetech, the leading software for social good nonprofit, announced the appointment of Theresa Fay-Bustillos, J.D. ’80, to its Board of Directors. The company expects Fay-Bustillos’s appointment to provide insight, support and guidance for their work in education, poverty alleviation, and human rights. The Benetech Board leverages collective expertise and leadership from a broad spectrum of sectors including technology, business, capital markets, and law. Read the full press release here.

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Leila Bruderer ’00

Leila (Orr) Bruderer ’00 was among the Downey Brand attorneys recognized by the Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) for the firm’s pro bono support involving the residents of Butte County following the devastating 2018 Camp Fire. Downey Brand attorneys joined LSNC and other pro bono attorneys and law students at the Chico Disaster Recovery […]

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