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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.
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Hanna Garth, M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’14

Hanna Garth, M.A. ’09, Ph.D. ’14, has published her first book, “Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal.” The book follows Cuban families as they struggle to maintain a decent quality of life in Cuba’s post-Soviet welfare state by specifically looking at the social and emotional dimensions of shifts in access to food. […]

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Beatriz Solis ’86, M.P.H. ’96, Ph.D. ’07

It is with a heavy heart that we share with our Bruin community the passing of Dr. Beatriz Solis on March 20. A passionate advocate, a change-maker, and a True Bruin, Dr. Beatriz Solis received her undergraduate degree from the College of Letters and Science and both her master’s and doctorate degrees from the Fielding […]

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Robert Faturechi ’08

Former Daily Bruin editor Robert Faturechi ’08 has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Faturechi won the award with two fellow ProPublica reporters for their coverage of two accidents that occurred in the Navy’s 7th fleet in 2017. Faturechi wrote for the Bruin from 2004 to 2008 and was honored with a Sunshine Award […]

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Rosemarie Yongvanich ’93 and Michael Nguyen, Cert. ’94

Rosemarie Yongvanich ’93 and Michael Nguyen, Cert. ’94, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and announced the graduation of their daughter, Mia Lilo, a member of the class of 2020 at Kealakehe High School, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Yongvanich earned her bachelor’s degree in psychobiology and Nguyen completed his University Extension certificate in artificial intelligence.

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Robert Faturechi ’08

Former Daily Bruin editor Robert Faturechi ’08 has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Faturechi won the award with two fellow ProPublica reporters for their coverage of two accidents that occurred in the Navy’s 7th fleet in 2017. Faturechi wrote for the Bruin from 2004 to 2008 and was honored with a Sunshine Award […]

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Josh Escovedo, J.D. ’12

For the second year in a row, Josh Escovedo, J.D. ’12, has been named a top Trademarks author in the JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards. The Readers’ Choice Awards recognize top authors read by C-suite executives, in-house counsel, media and other professionals across the JD Supra platform during 2019. More than 50,000 authors contributed articles […]

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Jeremy Evans ’05

Jeremy Evans ’05 was featured in cover story in Los Angeles Lawyer magazine, in which he discusses the new Fair Pay to Play act involving college athletes. Evans is founder and managing attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media and sports clientele. Prior to opening California Sports Lawyer®, Evans worked as a graduate law […]

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Adam Rosenthal ’01

Adam Rosenthal ’01 is one of the co-authors of a nearly 500-page online book, “Employer’s Guide to COVID-19 and Emerging Workplace Issues,” which provides employers with a comprehensive resource for managing employment issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic during – and after – the crisis. Described as a “one-stop, go-to ‘desk reference’ that provides businesses […]

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Kendall A. VanConas ’88

For the third year in a row, Ventura County attorney Kendall A. VanConas ’88 has been named a Super Lawyer for Southern California, placing her among the top five percent of the region’s attorneys. A recognized expert in conservatorship law, VanConas is managing partner at Arnold LaRochelle Mathews VanConas & Zirbel LLP (A to Z […]

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John W. Ambrecht ’66, MBA ’68

Attorney John W. Ambrecht ’66, MBA ’68, an expert in estate planning and estate tax law, has been named a Super Lawyer for 2020 in a newly published listing of top attorneys throughout Southern California. The designation is earned by five percent or fewer of Southern California-based lawyers annually. This is the 14th time Ambrecht […]

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Kelly Guzman, M.N. ’94

A new book co-written by Kelly Guzman, M.S.N. ’94, “Simplifying the Complex: A Guide to Transition and Activation Planning for Healthcare Construction Projects,” will be published April 28. Guzman is a transition and activation planning consultant for healthcare facilities. She started her career in transition at UCLA where she was transition planning director for the […]

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