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.

Winny Dong '94, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '00

Winny Dong '94, M.S. '98, Ph.D. '00, has received the highest U.S. award for excellence in science, mathematics and engineering mentoring from the White House, one of the 117 teachers, mentors and mentoring organizations named by President Joe Biden on Feb. 8 as recipients of the 2022 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science […]

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Phil '73 and Mimi '75 Frengs

Racing to End Alzheimer’s Foundation, formed by Phil Frengs '73, is expanding this year, presenting "18 to Remember", an LPGA Pro-Am golf tournament on Monday, April 25, preceding the LPGA’s JTBC Championship at Palos Verdes Golf Club.  A limited field will play with LPGA professionals who are UCLA Alumni. All proceeds from the LPGA Pro-Am […]

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Donna Tetreault '92

A new parenting book by Donna Tetreault '92, "The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method: Building a Family Foundation on Compassion, Acceptance, Security, Trust, Love, Expectations plus Education," with a foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw, will be released on June 21. Tetreault is a national parenting journalist, an award-winning children's book author, a speaker, an educator and a nonprofit […]

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Hayward Harris Jr. '74

This May's celebration of National Barbecue Month was even sweeter than usual for Hayward Harris Jr. '74, president of The Rib Doctor, Inc., as his company won six honors at the 2022 National Barbecue and Grilling Association (NBBQA) Conference. As part of its annual event, the NBBQA presents the Awards of Excellence, which recognize excellence in […]

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William Eben Johnston '54

Former California Deputy Attorney General and Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney William Eben Johnston '54 of Malibu, California, died in the early morning of Sept. 21, 2021, one week before his 89th birthday. Johnston was born on Sept. 28, 1932, in West Los Angeles. He graduated from University High School and UCLA, where he majored […]

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Lindsay D. Puckett '01

Stoel Rives, an Am Law 200 law firm, announced that Lindsay D. Puckett has joined its Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources practice group in San Diego as of counsel. She brings more than 15 years’ experience as an environmental attorney in California. Puckett represents public and private clients in transactional and litigation matters involving […]

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Donni Zheng, M.S. '20

Donni Zheng, M.S. '20, is featured on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam for leading the "Healthy Fashion Movement" that empowers women to be confident and achieve their full potential. "The Healthy Fashion Movement was first started in 2017 when I was still at school," Zheng says. "And UCLA professors helped a lot in building […]

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Andrea Tkaczyk, M.N. '93

Andrea Tkaczyk, M.N. '93, passed away Jan. 30 at the age of 57. Her husband, Jeff Paikin, provided a remembrance of his wife of 31 years. For those who did not know her, the last line in that tribute surely gives us a telling glimpse into this alumna's character: "As per Andrea’s wishes, in lieu […]

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Charles Corbató '54, Ph.D. '60

Charles Corbató '54, Ph.D. '60, of Dublin (and previously Upper Arlington), Ohio, passed away July 28, 2021, at the age of 89. An L.A. native, Corbató was the son of an early UCLA faculty member in the Spanish & Portuguese Dept., Hermenegildo Corbató, and attended nearby University High School. As an undergraduate, he competed in […]

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Chris Schaefer '85

Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, a nationally recognized owner and management company and division of The Marcus Corporation announced the appointment of Chris Schaefer '85 as vice president of food and beverage. In his new role, Schaefer will oversee catering, banquets, and more than 40 signature restaurants, bars and lounges across Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ 17 properties. […]

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Donna Tetreault '92

A new parenting book by Donna Tetreault '92, "The C.A.S.T.L.E. Method: Building a Family Foundation on Compassion, Acceptance, Security, Trust, Love, Expectations plus Education," with a foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw, will be released on June 21. Tetreault is a national parenting journalist, an award-winning children's book author, a speaker, an educator and a nonprofit […]

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