The 2011 UCLA Engineering Senior Class Campaign was a success, raising $20,000 toward furniture for the SEAS Café, which is currently under renovation.
Each year, a group of engineering students join together to launch a campaign that unites the graduating class by raising money for a physical gift to donate to the school. The gift provides an opportunity for seniors to leave their mark on UCLA Engineering and share their legacy with future engineering students.
“Students next year will have a convenient location to hang out and relax between classes because of this year’s Senior Class Campaign,” said campaign co-chair Marie Elise Gonzalez, a chemical engineering senior.
This year, 290 engineering seniors donated to the campaign. Their donations were matched by William R. Goodin MS ’71, PhD ’75, ME ’82, Director of the Short Course Program at UCLA Extension. Goodin, an alumnus who is long-time active supporter of the school, serves as an alumni advisor to several engineering student groups and is an active member of the Engineering Alumni Association Board.
“This year we exceeded our campaign goal of $11,000 and raised a total of $20,000,” Gonzalez said. “Dr. Goodin made a huge donation to our campaign and we are all so thankful to him! He’s been so supportive and generous, and, without him, we would not have had such a successful campaign.”
The 2011 Senior Class Campaign Committee:
Isaac Abayahoudaeian, Co-Chair
Marie Gonzalez, Co-Chair
Brandon Buccowich, Director of Sponsorship
Eric Kim, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
James Shieh, Director of Events
Attic Weng, Campaign Ambassador
Austin Chen, Campaign Ambassador
Kevin Qi, Campaign Ambassador
Main Image: (Pictured from left) Rakib Haque (HSSEAS Staff/Campaign Advisor), Brandon Buccowich, Marie Gonzalez, Isaac Abayahoudaeian, Bill Goodin, Attic Weng, James Shieh.