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Class Notes

Breaking news of those breaking new ground

This is where we celebrate noteworthy achievements from fellow Bruins.
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Jim Stavis ’77

Triple organ transplant survivor and succussful businessman Jim Stavis ’77 has written his first book, “When Hope is Your Only Option,” in which he shares a collection of personal stories and describes how hope and perseverance helped get him through many low points and near-death experiences. Stavis was diagnosed with juvenile type 1 diabetes at […]

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Lewis Leeburg ’54, MBA ’64, Ph.D. ’71

Lewis “Lew” Leeburg ’54, MBA ’64, Ph.D. ’71, passed away peacefully on April 14 at age 85. Born in Kansas, Leeburg came to Los Angeles with his parents as a child and later relocated to Laguna Niguel with his family. He held three degrees from his beloved UCLA, where he served as ASUCLA Student Body […]

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Nicholas Todd ’85, M.A. ’87

Nicholas Todd ’85, M.A. ’87, and wife, Kate, welcomed their daughter, Katherine Chamnion (“Kacy”) Todd on Jan. 26. She was born near Bangkok, Thailand, weighed 3270 grams and was 50 cm. long. Her parents hope Kacy will be another in a long line of Bruins dating back to her grandfather (Gordon Todd ’60), great-uncle (William […]

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Terry Tumey ’88, MBA ’93

Terry Tumey ’88, MBA ’93 (Gold Member), a three-time All-Pac-10 defensive lineman at UCLA, has been hired as athletic director by Fresno State University. Tumey had been athletic director at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps since 2016 and previously was athletic director at Dominican University of California and UC Davis. A political science major as an undergraduate, Tumey was […]

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Lisa Manning Pratt ’92

Lisa Manning Pratt ’92, a driving in force in growing the Rose Bowl Bruins Alumni Network, has passed away at age 50. A double major in history and political science, Pratt was an alumna of UCLA’s Professional Development Program and was formerly director of Events and marketing at the UCLA School Management Program, a nonprofit […]

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Shoshana Shoubin Cardin ’46

Shoshana Cardin ’46, an internationally known philanthropist and leader of Jewish organizations, passed away in Maryland on May 18. She was 91. Born Shoshana Shoubin in Tel Aviv, in what was then Palestine, on October 10, 1926, her family moved to Baltimore the following year. She planned to become an attorney and attended Johns Hopkins […]

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Mark Economeu ’76

Mark Economeu ’76 passed away on May 16. He was an avid Dodger fan who could quote baseball statistics at will; an enthusiastic supporter of UCLA sports, especially football; and a music lover with eclectic tastes and an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of recorded sound, spanning the genres from rock to folk. He had […]

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Devon Carbado ’91

UCLA School of Law professor Devon Carbado ’91 has been named the 2018–19 William H. Neukom Fellows Research Chair in Diversity and Law at the American Bar Foundation. The appointment is among the highest positions dedicated to the promotion of diversity and equality in the legal profession. Carbado earned his B.A. in history, received his […]

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Sean E. Wang ’01, M.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’13

Sean E. Wang ’01, M.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’13 – described by many who knew him as being unsurpassed in his love for UCLA athletics, to the extent that he rarely missed a game – passed away suddenly on May 23. Wang earned his bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics; his master’s degree in mathematics; and his […]

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Jane Rosenberg LaForge ’83

The first novel by Jane Rosenberg LaForge ’83, “The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War,” will be released June 5 by Amberjack Publishing. The author has previously published two full-length collections of poetry, four chapbooks of poetry, and a memoir. “The Hawkman” is based on the Grimm Brothers fairy tale “The Bearskin,” in […]

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Linda Oubré ’80

Linda Oubré ’80, Ed.D. (Life Member), has been appointed Whittier College’s 15th president and will take office on July 1, 2018. She will be the first person of color to lead the institution, which was founded in 1887. A native of Los Angeles, Oubré has served as the Dean of the College of Business at […]

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