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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.

Rafer Johnson ’59

Rafer Johnson ’59, called by former Athletic Director Dan Guerrero, “the greatest Bruin of all time,” and by John Wooden the best athlete he ever coached, passed away Dec. 2 at his home in Sherman Oaks. He was 86. Tributes immediately poured in from all over the world from the sports world and beyond for […]

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May Hong HaDuong, M.A. ’06

May Hong HaDuong, M.A. ’06, has has been appointed director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the world’s largest university-held collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming. She becomes the first woman and person of color to lead the archive, which is a division of UCLA Library and the second-largest repository of moving images […]

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Marion Wilson ’50

Philanthropist, UCLA Medal recipient and beloved member of the Bruin community Marion Wilson ’50 passed away Dec. 12, 2020, at age 92. During her many years of service to UCLA, Marion Wilson was president of UCLA Women & Philanthropy and served on boards for the UCLA Foundation, the Alumni Association, the Graduate School of Education […]

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Dennis Lyday ’68, M.A. ’72, M.A. ’75

Dennis Lyday ’68, M.A. ’72, M.A. ’75, is a UCLA retiree who was a member of the Student Affairs organization for 30 years, including the last 15 years as Special Assistant to the Associate Vice Chancellor, Student & Campus Life. He also spent many an evening creating works of fiction with, he says, “the hope […]

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Vinay Bhupathy ’09

Vinay Bhupathy ’09 has been promoted to partner by Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, a full-service Global 100 firm with more than 950 attorneys in 15 offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia. Bhupathy is a member of the firm’s corporate practice group and healthcare team and is based in the Century […]

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Diana P. Lytel ’02

Diana P. Lytel ’02, a civil litigator and criminal defense lawyer with the firm Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman, based in both Oxnard and Santa Barbara, has been named president of the region’s foremost association for civil defense attorneys. Lytel assumed leadership of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC) on Feb. 5, […]

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Ashish Pradhan, MBA ’06

Cornerstone Research, a leading provider of economic and financial consulting and expert testimony, has promoted Los Angeles-based Ashish Pradhan, MBA ’06, to vice president. Pradhan has more than a decade of experience addressing complex consumer fraud and product liability, consumer finance and intellectual property matters. He has worked on multiple class actions, at both the […]

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Clifford H. Covington Jr. ’57

Clifford H. Covington Jr., whose mathematics degree led to a long career at Rockwell International, where he worked on the space program and classified defense initiatives, passed away Jan. 31 at age 87. Covington was born July 25, 1933, in Cleveland, Ohio, to parents Clifford H. Covington Sr. and Alma E. Allen. The family eventually […]

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Jeremy M. Evans ’05

Jeremy M. Evans ’05 has been named a member of the board of advisors of the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation and his podcast, “Bleav in Sports Law,” has also been named best sports law podcast by Feedspot. Evans will also be appearing at a California Lawyers Foundation Signature Speaker Series roundtable, “Leadership in Sports,” on […]

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Kerop Janoyan ’93, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’01

The University of La Verne has selected Kerop Janoyan ’93, M.S. ’95, Ph.D. ’01, as its next provost and vice president for academic affairs. He will join the leadership team headed by President Devorah Lieberman this spring. Currently, Janoyan is dean of the graduate school at Clarkson University in New York. He is also a […]

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Marion Wilson ’50

Philanthropist, UCLA Medal recipient and beloved member of the Bruin community Marion Wilson ’50 passed away Dec. 12, 2020, at age 92. During her many years of service to UCLA, Marion Wilson was president of UCLA Women & Philanthropy and served on boards for the UCLA Foundation, the Alumni Association, the Graduate School of Education […]

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