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Class Notes

Breaking news of those breaking new ground

This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
Here you can stay in touch, keep up and announce your own Class Note by submitting your story.

Sheila Rose ’69

Sheila Rose ’69 of Beverly Hills passed away Aug. 9 at the age of 71. Born to George and Syde Leventhal in Los Angeles, Rose attended Hamilton High School and earned her B.A. degree at UCLA in sociology. She had a successful career in real estate that spanned over four decades, serving clients throughout Los […]

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Brandi Woo ’14 and Gregory Golden ’14

Brandi Woo ’14 and Gregory Golden ’14 (Life members) announced their engagement, the wedding to take place in May 2020. Woo, who is pursuing her M.D. at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (expected graduation 2020), received her bachelor of science degree in molecular, cell and developmental biology with a minor in public health. Golden, who […]

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James J. Agazzi ’63, M.A. ’67

James J. Agazzi ’63, M.A. ’67, an Emmy-winning art director as well as a writer and director, passed away Sept. 15 at age 78. Born in Joliet, Ill., on October 23, 1940, Agazzi earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Theater Arts at UCLA, where he was set designer and assistant director for a productions such […]

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Loren Sokolow ’73

Loren Sokolow ’73 has received the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2019 CFO Lifetime Achievement Award. Read about the award here.

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Robert Roizen ’13

Robert Roizen ’13 cofounded Feedonomics with his brother Brian Roizen ’10, M.S. ’11. His company was recently selected in the top 100 fastest growing companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List, where over 30% of the employees are UCLA alumni. As the Chief Technology Officer, Robert specializes in the design of lightning-fast database schemas and […]

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Brian Roizen ’10, M.S. ’11

Brian Roizen ’10, M.S. ’11, joined forces with his brother Robert Roizen ’13 to create Feedonomics, an eCommerce technology company that has recently grown to a team of 140. Feedonomics is in the top 100 fastest growing companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List. Brian oversees all of Feedonomics’ Automation Processes. He loves taking the […]

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Donald E. Sobelman ’91

Environmental law attorney Donald E. Sobelman ’91 has joined San Francisco office of Northern California legal firm Farella Braun + Martel as a partner. “For over two decades, Don has had his finger on the pulse of California’s evolving environmental laws and regulations, helping his clients successfully navigate these complexities and – in many cases […]

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Joan Michelson ’81

Joan Michelson ’81 produced and moderated “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage,” an event which took place in June at the Newseum in Washington, DC, featuring an all-star panel including top female political journalists. Michelson, host of the Green Connections Radio podcast, is an award-winning journalist, business leader, coach and advocate for women. She […]

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Donald M. Small, M.D. ’60

Donald M. Small, M.D. ’60, recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Alumni of UCLA Medical School, passed away on Jan. 25, 2019, at his California home. He was 87. Small served a long and distinguished 57-year career at Boston University School of Medicine. He was a former BUSM Professor and Chair, Department of […]

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Jonathan (Jay) Pettit ’82

Jonathan L. (Jay) Pettit ’82 has recently joined as a Shareholder at Weintraub Tobin in the firm’s intellectual property group. He will be based in the firm’s San Diego office. Weintraub Tobin is a leading California full-service law firm. Pettit earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, an […]

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Kriste Michelini ’88

Kriste Michelini Interiors has been named the winner of the 2019 Luxe RED Reader’s Choice Award for Classic Interior Design. The Luxe Residential Excellence in Design Awards recognize and honor excellence, innovation and the best residential interior design, architecture and landscape architecture projects across the country. Kriste Michelini ’88 is a San Francisco Bay Area […]

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