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June 30, 2016
Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement

Mitch Kupchak ’87 at Anderson CommencementOn June 10, we welcomed our newest group of graduates to the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network from the Fully Employed MBA, Full-Time MBA and Ph.D. programs. Dean Judy Olian encouraged the Class of 2016 to share their good fortune moving forward and reminded them that UCLA Anderson will always be their home. Mitch Kupchak '87, General Manager of the Los Angeles Lakers, delivered a heartfelt keynote touching on how his MBA from UCLA's Graduate School of Management enabled him to move from the court as a player into the Lakers' front office. Quoting one of his mentors Hall of Famer Jerry West, Kupchak said "If you are afraid to be wrong then you will always end up in the middle of the pack." Read more...

» Watch Mitch Kupchak's commencement keynote address

UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Welcomes the Class of 2016!

Class of 2016As we welcome the 700+ members of the Class of 2016 to the alumni family, we want to share a couple of the words of wisdoms collected from the UCLA Anderson community.

"Nurture your Anderson friendships.
After graduation, I organized monthly Friday happy hours. I would regularly have drinks with my three closest Anderson girlfriends. During the first glass of wine, we discussed work and during the second, we covered our personal lives. Eight years later, we are still incredibly close."

— Emily Taylor '08,
Director, MBA Career Education

"Everything is relative: You'll have incredible highs and some lows. When in a low, ask: compared to what? The school will never turn you away if/when you come back. Even more, your former professors will never turn you away if/when you come back. Take advantage of the implicit lifetime warranty that this statement entails."

— Romain Wacziarg,
Professor of Economics

» Read more tributes and words of wisdom

Faculty Insights | Mike Hanssens on Pioneering Big Data

Mike HanssensProfessor Mike Hanssens’ entire illustrious academic career has been spent at UCLA Anderson. When asked what prompted him to choose Anderson and what kept him here, he noted "Ours is not a "paradigm" school where there is one paradigm that everyone believes in and practices. This is a much more diverse group of faculty with diverse interests, which I have always appreciated."

Along the way, Hanssens also co-founded leading analytics company MarketShare. He officially retired from teaching in the fall of 2015 but remains the director of the Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics and continues his work with Ph.D students and research focused on answering the question "How well does marketing work?" Find out when he found his passion for marketing analytics and his perspective on key advancements in the field from customer relationship management to the power of mobile marketing data. Read more...

Every Alum, Every Year, Every Gift Counts!

Every Gift Counts!Please make your gift today. If you celebrated your reunion this past year, TODAY, June 30, is the last day for your gift to count toward your class reunion totals.

If you have made your gift already, THANK YOU!

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Learning, Reunions & Family Fun at FEMBAPALOOZA

FEMBApaloozaSunday, July 24, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
UCLA Dickson Plaza
Complimentary Event

Register Now

Bring your family to meet your Anderson family at FEMBAPALOOZA. New this year will be a designated alumni tent for you to meet up with classmates or network with other fellow alumni. No matter which UCLA Anderson program you completed, all are invited to spend a beautiful afternoon on UCLA’s campus.

FEMBAPALOOZA highlights include:

  • Learning on the Lawn lectures
  • Kids Zone
  • Beer and Wine Garden
  • Anderson Opportunity Zone

» Watch last year’s highlights

Stay Connected to Your Global Network. Update Your Alumni Profile!
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When is the last time you updated your contact and employment information in the Alumni Directory? Did you make a recent move in life or career? Perhaps you have an updated old email address or phone number.

Exclusive access and a global network are two of the most valuable benefits you enjoy as a member of the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network. This unique membership comes with continuing career, learning and networking opportunities but also lifelong friendships. Stay connected by regularly updating your profile!

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June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson

December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain