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Class of ’76 Alumni Celebrate 40th Reunion, Raise Money for Medical Scholarships

  UCLA Class of ’76 Alumni

Alumni from the Class of 1976 gathered at the LUXE Hotel to celebrate their 40th class reunion.
Photo: Chelsea Bollea

On October 22, 2016, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Class of 1976 celebrated its 40th reunion with a weekend of activities, including a private tour of UCLA’s new medical-education building, Geffen Hall, a meet-and-greet with current medical students and a lecture by Dr. Kenneth Kizer, distinguished professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and director of the Institute for Population Health Improvement at UC Davis Health System. Alumni gathered for dinner at the LUXE Hotel and took a tour of the J. Paul Getty Museum.

In the months leading up to the reunion, classmates raised more than $55,000 for the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) Class of 1976 Scholarship — established in recognition of the class’s efforts that have raised more than $226,000 for student support since graduation. At the reunion, class leader Dr. Steven Jobst spoke about the shared commitment among their classmates to support the next generation of UCLA medical students. “Thank you to the many classmates who have contributed,” Dr. Jobst said. “We hope year by year to significantly raise the level of the Class of 1976 Scholarship Fund.”

Class leader Dr. Vena Ricketts also spoke, saying, “To whom much is given, much will be required. UCLA has left an indelible footprint on our lives, and I believe it is imperative that the Class of 1976 demonstrate, through our actions, the importance of giving back and making a difference in the lives of future generations of medical students attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.”

For more information, contact Chelsea Bollea at: (310) 825-5328


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