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.

Christina Christie, Ph.D. ’01

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emily A. Carter announced the appointment of Christina (Tina) Christie, Ph.D. ’01, as Wasserman Dean of the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies (Ed&IS), effective April 1. A UCLA Ed&IS alumna and faculty member, Dr. Christie is professor of education and has served as interim dean of the school […]

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William S. King, M.S. ’61, Ph.D. ’67

William Stanley (Bill) King, M.S. ’61, Ph.D. ’67, passed away April 19 at age 85. Born in Monroe, La., on June 16, 1935, to John R. King and Jessie Lee Wilson, he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley, before earning his graduate degrees in engineering at UCLA. A nationally recognized expert in […]

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Joanna Wheaton ’13

A group bike ride meant to build community and promote bicycle safety ended in tragedy in Flagstaff, Ariz., on May 28, as a tow truck collided with the group, injuring five and killing Joanna Wheaton ’13. “It would be tragic no matter what, but it’s hitting us even harder because this was one of the […]

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Rey Jarrell ’19

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced that Rey Jarrell ’19 has joined the theater’s board of advisors. Jarrell is one of five new advisors to join the board during the 2020/21 season. Jarrell, who uses the pronouns “they” and “them,” is a self-taught software artist and interactive media developer. They received their B.A. […]

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Mark E. Ellinghouse ’06

Mark E. Ellinghouse ’06 of Weintraub Tobin has been named to the 2021 Northern California Rising Stars list, which consists of those who are either 40 years of age or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less. Ellinghouse was also named to the Rising Stars list in 2020; see his previous class […]

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Anna Lisa (Biason) Lukes ’95

The Lukes Network (TLN), LLC, an Orange County-based full-service marketing and sustainability agency founded and owned by Anna Lisa (Biason) Lukes ’95, proudly sponsored a Habitat for Humanity of Orange County team build at a new development in Stanton, Calif. on July 23. TLN believes in HabitatOC’s mission of providing decent shelter and affordable housing […]

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Paul Viviano, M.P.H. ’76

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles President and CEO Paul Viviano was honored by the Partners in Care Foundation with its prestigious “Vision & Excellence in Healthcare Leadership” award.. He was the 21st recipient of this annual award, presented at the Foundation’s Annual tribute dinner, June 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. According […]

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Alexandra K. LaFountain ’11

Alexandra LaFountain ’11 was honored as a 2021 Top Lawyer by Sacramento Magazine in Appellate and Employment & Labor and recognized as 2021 Northern California Rising Star in Employment Litigation: Defense. Read LaFountain’s previous class notes: July 2020 August 2018

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Jeffrey S. Galvin, J.D. ’93

Downey Brand partner Jeffrey S. Galvin, J.D. ’93, has been selected to join the Executive Committee of the Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court. The Anthony M. Kennedy American Inn of Court, based at McGeorge School of Law, was created in 1988 to promote excellence in the legal profession through education, mentorship and community […]

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Perrie Weiner ’82

Perrie Weiner ’82, partner in charge of global law firm Baker McKenzie’s L.A. office, chairs the North America Securities Litigation Group for Baker McKenzie. Perrie was ranked in the 2021 Chambers USA edition for Litigation: Securities – California. Additionally, the practice was newly ranked in the 2021 Legal 500 U.S. Under Perrie’s leadership the practice […]

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Tony Medley ’61

Tony Medley ’61, a life member of MENSA, was recently admitted to membership in The Thousand®, The International Society for Philosophical Enquiry (ISPE), which is restricted to the top 0.1% performers on an accepted IQ test. ISPE is the oldest 99.9% Society in the world and the third oldest high IQ society in the world […]

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