Inter(net) Connected

Thank you to everyone who attended the Virtual Bruin Engineers Centennial Reunion on Saturday, May 30th.  You may view a recording of the event including the keynote address from Vint Cerf MS ’70, PhD ’72 HERE

2020 Reunion Committee
This year committee members helped alumni from classes ending in 0’s and 5’s reconnect with the school on the occasion of the milestone anniversary of their graduation

Reunion Committee Members


Len Bonilla ’70, Raytheon (Retired), Executive Chair
Audrey Pool O’neal MS ’99, PhD 14, UCLA, CEED Chair
Capella Kerst MS ’14, Stanford University, Bay Area Chair

Henry Samueli ’75, MS ’76, PhD ’80, Broadcom
Honorary Executive Chair

Reunion Ambassadors

Bart Sokolow ’70, MS ’73, D.Env ’77, Environmental Advisors, Inc.
Bill Goodin MS ’71, PhD ’75, ME ’82, UCLA (Retired)
Mel Cutler MS ’73, PhD ’80, The Aerospace Corporation
Roxann Marumoto ’85, MS ’87, Raytheon
Eric Deyerl ’90, MS 92, Dial Engineering
Leticia Solis ’90, Frontier Communications
Doug Walters ’90, City of Los Angeles, Sanitation & Environment
Jeff Huang MS ’95, Qualcomm
Dung Kong PhD ’95, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Sharat Batra ’05, LADWP
Patrick Ho ’05, MS ’06, Psomas
Eliza Sheppard MS ’05, MBA ’10, Northrop Grumman
Benjamin Baker ’10, Walsh Group
Paul Lee ’15, LADWP
Otto Chang MS ’19, O BOTTLE Inc
Krystal Cunningham PhD ’19, Raytheon
Zhixiang Yuan MS ’19, Saiful Bouquet Structural Engineers

Honorary Members

Jim Harger ’80, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, CMO (Retired)
Craig Russell ’80, Disney, Chief Design & Project Delivery Executive
Tim Frei ’85, MS ’87, Northrop Grumman, Sector Vice President
Leslie Momoda ’85, MS ’87, PhD ’90, HRL Labs, Vice President
Stacey Nicholas ’85, MS ’87, Opus Foundation, Founder
Mark Berman MS ’93, PhD ’95, Broadcom, Assoc. Technical Director
Venu Kotamraju ’95, MBA ’99, Ram Food Products, President
Alex Capecelatro ’10,, CEO 

We’ll see you on campus soon

We look forward to resuming an in-person event for Bruin Engineers Reunion 2021 to celebrate the classes ending in 1’s and 6’s and 0’s and 5’s, but in the meanwhile check out some photos from Bruin Engineers Reunion 2017, 2018, and 2019

And see the official Bruin Engineers Reunion Video HERE


Light the Way Forward

In times of need, Bruin Engineers always rise to the occasion.  We have been so impressed with the response of our community to take action and find ways to of be service. We are extremely grateful for the support of alumni and friends who have stepped up to help ensure our students have access to the resources they need for continued academic success in the new remote learning environment.  For those that are able, we ask that you consider making a contribution of any amount to the UCLA Samueli COVID-19 Community Support Fund to support Dean Murthy’s efforts to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of the students through this crisis.

Thank you to our alumni donors

We would like to acknowledge the reunion classes’ progress towards their giving participation goals this year

  • 1970 96% 96%
  • 1975 71% 71%
  • 1980 81% 81%
  • 1985 71% 71%
  • 1990 67% 67%
  • 1995 77% 77%
  • 2000 96% 96%
  • 2005 79% 79%
  • 2010 42% 42%
  • 2015 51% 51%
  • 2019 30% 30%