Class Notes chronicles important events in the lives of UCLA alumni – from changes in employment to accolades for achievement to the passing of our valued UCLA family members. We’ve assembled the highlights from this past year.
Christine Simmons ’98 (Gold member) has been hired as chief operating officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The immediate past president of the UCLA Alumni Association Board, a UC Regent-designate and currently president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, Simmons will assume her new role in January.
Jonathan Gold ’82, the first food critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism, passed away July 21 of pancreatic cancer. He was 57. A beloved figure in his native Los Angeles, Gold was a music major at UCLA and a music critic for LA Weekly before starting a food column for the paper, often infusing his restaurant reviews with wide-ranging pop culture references.
These Bruins are a small subset of the many whose accomplishments and memories we honored in 2018. If you would like your story, or that of a fellow Bruin, celebrated in a Class Note, please visit our website or email us at email@example.com. Please indicate your name and include the subject’s name and class year(s).