Reunion Class of 2002 – 15th Reunion
Dear Fellow Class of 2002 Bruins,
It is an honor to welcome you back to campus for the Bruin Engineers’ Reunion Weekend 2017 on Friday, June 9th through Sunday, June 11th, 2017.
Believe it or not, it’s been 15 years since we graduated! Do you remember the wide selection of microwave noodles in SEAS café or the long lines at Maloneys on Thursday nights? And who could forget the generous donation from Dr. Samueli and his wife and the renaming of the school in his name? With all the changes throughout the years, we should take pride in a few things that have continued to remain the same, like the UCLA 8-clap, our top-notch Engineering academics, and groundbreaking faculty and student research.
Unfortunately, plummeting state support is making it increasingly difficult to cover the critical needs of each student and fund the resources needed to sustain our outstanding academic programs and ensure a bright future for generations of Bruin Engineers to come.
As we reflect on the support we received while we were students, from UCLA and its facility and staff, and look toward the future of our School’s continued success, our School needs our support now more than ever. That is why the UCLA School of Engineering and I invite you to show your reunion spirit by making a gift to commemorate our graduation milestone and give back to the school that helped us create our Engineering path.
Bill Goodin, longtime advisor and mentor to our UCLA Engineering student groups, whom many of us know, has even stepped in to show his support for the Young Alumni classes. Bill Goodin is offering to help our class reach our Reunion Class Giving Goal of $12,000 by challenging all young alumni to step up with a gift of any size to UCLA Engineering by May 31st. Since we surpassed our Reunion Class Gift Count Goal of 42 gifts, Bill will commit an additional $6,000 to be applied to our Reunion Class Giving Goal. Since Bill has graciously brought us 50% closer to our dollar goal, I’m calling on us all to band together to donate the additional funds to get us the rest of the way there. $12,000 is within our reach!
Join me in this friendly competition amongst the young alumni classes by making a gift of any size today to help meet and even surpass the Class of 2002’s reunion giving goal!
For the latest information about the Bruin Engineers’ Reunion Weekend 2017 and the progress of our reunion giving goal, be sure to check back often. Also, connect to your Class of 2002 Facebook Group for more ways to interact with your fellow class alumni such as viewing photo memories, who is attending, and much more!
Remember to invite all your friends for Bruin Engineers’ Reunion 2017 this upcoming June. I look forward to seeing you there.
Brad Hirasuna ’02, MS ’04
15th Reunion Committee Representative
Class of 2002 Staff Liaison
Will Courtney | | 310-794-5130