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Aoki, Guy (Class of 1984) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Guy Aoki is Oxy class of 1984, although he spent some time between his Oxy years at University of Hawaii, Manoa. Originally from Hilo, Hawaii, Aoki majored in Psychology and now lives in Glendale, California as a self-proclaimed “unemployed writer”. Building a long, successful radio career, Aoki has worked under Casey Kasem and Dick Clark. Later, he founded the Media Action Network for Asian Americans, a watchdog network for representation of Asian Americans in film and television.

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Aoki, Guy
 

Arenas, Magdalena (Arias) (Class of 1992) June 19, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 57 minutes

Scope and Contents

Magdalena Arenas graduated from Occidental in 1992 with a major in Biology and a minor in Classical Studies. Originally from La Puente, California, Arenas lives in Southern California and works as a pulmonary critical care doctor.

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Arenas, Magdalena
 

Berkus, Dave (Class of 1962) June 11, 1012

Language of Material: English
Length: 39 minutes

Scope and Contents

Dave Berkus, an alumnus from the class of 1962, graduated Occidental with a major in Economics and a minor in Psychology. A current Occidental trustee, Berkus is originally from Pasadena, but now resides in Arcadia, California and works as a venture capitalist.

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Berkus, Dave
 

Adler, Kevin (Class of 2007) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 39 minutes

Scope and Contents

Kevin Adler graduated in 2007, majoring in Politics and minoring in Diplomacy and World Affairs. He is from Livermore, California and now lives in San Francisco. He works for the non-profit Starting Bloc.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Adler, Kevin
 

Airey, Regina (Class of 1987) June 18th, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Regina Airey graduated in 1987 as a Psychology major. She is from Walnut, California and currently resides in Santa Monica. She has her own firm that specializes in leadership development and strategic planning for large and diverse companies or institutions.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Airey, Regina
 

Ajose, Lande (Class of 1987) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 42 minutes

Scope and Contents

Lande Ajose graduated in 1987 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs and a minor in Theater. Originally from Berkeley, California, Lande has worked in the education sector as a policy analyst and education advocate.

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Ajose, Lande
 

Alcorn,George (Class of 1962) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 35 Minutes

Scpope and Contents

Born in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, George Alcorn graduated from Oxy in 1962 with a degree in Physics. He’s a well-known physicist credited with pioneering the x-ray spectrometer, and is a fellow of the African Scientific Institute.

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Alcorn, George
 

Alireza, Patricia (Class of 1994) June 21, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length : 21 minutes

Scope and Contents

Patricia Alireza graduated in 1994 with a degree in physics. She is from Mexico City, but now lives between London and Pasadena, working as a physicist. Her experience in unique, as she came to Oxy in her thirties.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Alireza, Patricia
 

Bellamy, William (Mark) (Class of 1972) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 36 minutes

Scope and Content

Mark Bellamy graduated in 1972 with a history degree. He is from and La Jolla, California, and now resides in Washington, D.C., working as a foreign service officer to many African nations, and deals with matters of security.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bellamy, William (Mark)
 

Bernal, Peggy (Park) (Class of 1961) June 6, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 39 minutes

Scope and Content

Peggy (Park) Bernal graduated in 1961 with a degree in English Literature. She is from Minnesota, and now lives in Pasadena, working for the Huntington Library.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bernal, Peggy (Park)
 

Berumen, Esau (Class of 1997) June 18, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 20 minutes

Scope and Content

Esau Berumen graduated in 1997 with a degree in Mathematics. He is from South Los Angeles, and still lives in LA, working as a principal at the Hawthorne Math and Science Academy high school.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Berumen, Esau
 

Blatt, Shira (Class of 2007) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 20 minutes

Scope and Content

Shira Blatt graduated in 2007 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. She is from Owings Mills, Maryland and currently lived in Los Angeles working as a recruiter for Teach for America.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Blatt, Shira
 

Carwile, Lois G. (Class of 1945) June 13, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 39 minutes

Scope and Content

Lois Carwile graduated in 1945 with a degree in Art History. She is an Eagle Rock native and continues to reside close to the campus, she is a retired teacher.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Carwile, Lois G.
 

Cervantes, Angel (Class of 1994) June 21, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Angel Cervantes graduated from Occidental in 1994 with a major in US History with a minor in Political Science. Originally from San Fernando, California, Cervantes still lives in the area and has had a long career an as educator.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Cervantes, Angel
 

Chase, Linda (Class of 1972) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 29 minutes

Scope and Contents

Linda Chase graduated in 1972 with a degree in Economics. She is from Las Vegas, and now lives in Calabasas, California working as the Editorial Director at Morris Visitor Publications and Publishing Consultant.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Chase, Linda
 

Czar, Catherine (Cleland) (Class of 1962) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 23 minutes

Scope and Contents

Catherine (Cleland) Czar graduated in 1962 as an English major. She is from Pasadena, and now resides between Pebble Beach, CA and Portland, OR. She is an attorney.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Czar, Catherine (Cleland)
 

Davis, Kenturah (Class of 2002) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 24 minutes

Scope and Contents

Kenturah Davis graduated in 2002 with a degree in Art History and Visual Arts. She is from Altadena, and currently lives in Highland Park, working as an artist and director at a gallery.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Davis, Kenturah
 

de la Torre, Hector (Class of 1989) June 21, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 38 minutes

Scope and Contents

Hector de la Torre graduated in 1989 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs, and a minor in English. He is from South Gate, California and still resides there, working as an executive at a telecommunications company.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

de la Torre, Hector
 

El-Amine, Sara (Class of 2007) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 33 minutes

Scope and Contents

Sara El-Amine graduated in 2007 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. She is from Duxbury, Massachusetts and now lives in Chicago working as the National Training Director for the Obama campaign.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

El-Amine, Sara
 

Fleming, Margaret (Maggie) (Class of 2002) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 24 minutes

Scope and Contents

Maggie Fleming graduated in 2002 with a degree in Urban and Environmental policy. She went to high school in Carmel, and now lives in Oakland, working as an executive director of a non-profit.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fleming, Margaret (Maggie)
 

Freeman, Alan (Class of 1966) June 28, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 56 minutes

Scope and Contents

Alan Freeman graduated from Occidental in 1966 with a degree in Speech and Drama (now Theater). Originally from San Marino, California, Freeman lives in Pasadena. After working as a an actor and director for a few years, Freeman returned to Occidental and is now Professor Emeritus in the Theater Department.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Freeman, Alan
 

Graves, Doris Linsley (Class of 1955) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 28 minutes

Scope and Contents

Doris Linsley Graves graduated in 1955, majoring in pre-med. She is a pediatrician based in Alhambra, California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Graves, Doris Linsley
 

Grigsby, Gene (Class of 1966) June 19, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 45 minutes

Scope and Contents

Gene Grigsby graduated from Occidental in 1966 with a degree in sociology and psychology. Originally from Phoenix Arizona, Grigsby currently resides in Los Angeles and is the CEO of the National Health Foundation.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Grigsby, Gene
 

Harper, Ed (Class of 1951) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 36 minutes

Scope and Contents

Ed Harper graduated in 1951 with a degree in Physical Education, and minors in Speech and Biology. He is from Eagle Rock, and now lives in San Clemente, and has been involved in educating high schoolers, as a coach, counselor and finally a principal.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harper, Ed
 

Kawa, Steve (Class of 1967) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 31 minutes

Scope and Contents

Steve Kawa graduated in 1967 with a major in Political Science. He is from Montebello, California and now lives in Mission Viejo, working as a community college administrator.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kawa, Steve
 

Kidd, Lynne Rosenberg (Class of 1985) June 20, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 34 minutes

Scope and Content

Lynn Rosenberg Kidd graduated in 1985, double majoring in English and Political Science. She grew up in Palos Verdes, and now lives in Hermosa Beach. She owns an insurance agency.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kidd, Lynne (Rosenberg)
 

Lau, Jenny (Class of 2001) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 46 minutes

Scope and Contents

Jenny Lau graduated in 2001 with a degree in English. She is from Los Angeles and still resides there. She is a graduate student of English at Claremont and is a part time substitute teacher in LAUSD.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Lau, Jenny
 

Linneman, Eric (Class of 1984) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 28 minutes

Scope and Contents

Eric Linneman graduated in 1984 with a degree in Physics. He is from the suburbs of San Diego and now lives in Littleton, Colorado. He works for Microsoft in the state and local government and education areas of the company.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Linneman, Eric
 

Moffit, Frances Krantz (Class of 1944) June 12, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 45 minutes

Scope and Contents

Frances Krantz Moffit graduated in 1944 with a degree in Biology. She was a full time wife and mother, as well we the head of her church’s school.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Moffit, Frances Krantz
 

Morrison, Patt (Class of 1975) June 29, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 21 minutes

Scope and Contents

Patt Morrison graduated cum laude from Occidental in 1974 with a major in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Originally from Ohio and Arizona, she currently resides in the Los Angeles area and is a renowned journalist who hosts her own KPCC radio program and contributes to the Los Angeles Times. Morrison was named Occidental's "Alumnus of the Year" in 1995 and was elected to the board of Trustees in 1998.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Morrison, Patt
 

Najarian, Ara (Class of 1982) June 11, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 44 minutes

Scope and Contents

Ara Najarian graduated in 1982 with a degree in Economics, after transferring from Bucknell. He currently lives in Glendale, has been the mayor of Glendale, and works as an attorney.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Najarian, Ara
 

Newhall, Eric (Class of 1967) June 13, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 46 minutes

Scope and Contents

Eric Newhall graduated in 1967 with a degree in English. He is from Washington state, and resides very close to campus, as he has been a professor of American literature at the college.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Newhall, Eric
 

Ng, Alice (Class of 1994) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 20 minutes

Scope and Contents

Alice Ng graduated in 1994 with a degree in Politics. She is from Portland, and now lives in Los Angeles, working as a 401(K) plan administrator.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ng, Alice
 

Rademan, Bryce (Class of 2005) June 11, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 34 minutes

Scope and Contents

Bryce Rademan graduated in 2005 with a major in Diplomacy and World Affairs. He is a restaurateur and owner of Spitz, living in Hollywood.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rademan, Bryce
 

Reece, Valerie (Class of 1973) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Valerie Reece graduated in 1973, and although undeclared during her time at Oxy, she took mostly math classes. She is from El Segundo, and now lives on Manhattan Beach, working as a senior software engineer.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Reece, Valerie
 

Robsinson, Peggy (Class of 1972) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 42 minutes

Scope and Contents

Peggy Robinson graduated in 1972 and majored in Diplomacy and World Affairs. She is originally from a suburb of Houston, and now lives in Austin, Texas, working as the outreach director for the Aceh Relief Fund.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Robsinson, Peggy
 

Rodriguez, Jaclyn (Class of 1977) June 21, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 57 minutes

Scope and Contents

Jaclyn Rodriguez graduated in 1977 as a Psychology major. She is originally from East Los Angeles and currently resides in Eagle Rock as a faculty member of Oxy in the Psychology department. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Intergroup Dialogue Program.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Rodriguez, Jaclyn
 

Salas, Angelica (Class of 1993) June 19, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 35 minutes

Scope and Contents

Angelica Salas graduated from Occidental in 1993 with a double major in Sociology and History. Originally from Pasadena, California, Salas has worked with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles for over 17 years.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Salas, Angelica
 

Ramos-Sanavio, Ana (Class of 1993) June 20, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 62 minutes

Scope and Contents

Ana Ramos-Sanavio graduated in 1993, double majoring in History and Art. She is from East La, and now lives in Alhambra working as a clinical social worker.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Ramos-Sanavio, Ana
 

Sanchez, Hubert (Class of 1962) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 33 minutes

Scope and Contents

Hubert Sanchez graduated from Occidental College in 1962 with a degree in Psychology. Originally from East LA, Sanchez lives in the area and works as a dentist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sanchez, Hubert
 

Schifani, Allison (Class of 2003) June 19, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 36 minutes

Scope and Contents

Allison Schifani graduated from Occidental in 2003 with a degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Schifani currently lives in Los Angeles and is working toward her PhD at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Schifani, Allison
 

Selleck, Catherine (Young) (Class of 1955) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Catherine “Cathy” Young Selleck graduated from Oxy in 1955 with a degree in Economics. From Washington, D.C. Selleck now lives in Menlo Park, California. Before her retirement Cathy worked in the business sector, becoming a CEO and later a business consultant. The Young family has been deeply involved in the College since its founding.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Selleck, Catherine (Young)
 

Shemer, Jack (Class of 1962) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 35 minutes

Scope and Contents

Jack Shemer graduated from Oxy in 1962 as a Mathematics major with a Physics minor. Shemer is originally from Phoenix, Arizona, and splits time between Scottsdale, Arizona and his Montana ranch. For most of his life, he's worked in the engineering business designing computers.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Shemer, Jack
 

Simpson, George (Class of 2007) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 38 minutes

Scope and Contents

George Simpson graduated in 2007 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Simpson works in Brooklyn, New York as the communications manager at Empire State Private Agenda, an advocacy group for the LGBT community.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Simpson, George
 

Smith, Donald (Class of 1972) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 34 minutes

Scope and Contents

Donald Smith graduated from Occidental in 1972 with a degree in Diplomacy and World Affairs. Originally from Culver City, California, he currently resides in Los Angeles as a presbyterian clergyman who specializes in ministries of service, peacemaking and social justice, with in-depth experience in asylum and immigration issues.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Smith, Donald
 

Snow, Rosemary Mixon (Class of 1952) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 36 minutes

Scope and Contents

Rosemary (Mixon) Snow graduated in 1952 with a degree in Speech and Drama. She is from and currently resides in Chicago.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Snow, Rosemary (Mixon)
 

Steinkellner, Cheri Eichen (Class of 1977) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 24 minutes

Scope and Contents

Cheri Eichen Steinkellner graduated in 1977 with a degree in English. She is from Fullerton, CA but now lives in Santa Monica and works as a television writer.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Steinkellner, Cheri (Eichen)
 

Sulzer, Ken (Class of 1982) June 16, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 30 minutes

Scope and Contents

Ken Sulzer graduated in 1982 with a Political Science degree, he is an attorney living on the west side of Los Angeles.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Sulzer, Ken
 

Tierney, Andrew (Class of 1956) June 15, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 35 minutes

Scope and Contents

Andrew Tierney graduated in 1956 with an degree in English and Comparative Literature. He is from Pasadena, and now lives in Laguna Beach. He is the President of a tech company that makes entertainment systems for airlines.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tierney, Andrew
 

Trevino, Jesus (Class of 1968) June 26, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 47 minutes

Scope and Contents

A native of East Los Angeles, Jesus Trevino graduated from Occidental in 1968 with a degree in Philosophy. After a successful career as a film and television director, Trevino retired and currently resides in Eagle Rock.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Trevino, Jesus
 

Vela, William (Billy) (Class of 1995) June 28, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 47 minutes

Scope and Contents

Billy Vela graduated from Occidental in 1995 with a degree in Psychology. Originally from Highland Park area near Oxy, Vela now lives in Koreatown and works as a university administrator at the University of Southern California.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Vela, William (Billy)
 

Warren, Eric (Class of 1969) June 7, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 56 minutes

Scope and Contents

Eric Warren graduated in 1969 with a degree in Drama. He has always lived in Eagle Rock. He worked as a film and television designer, and now is the local historian of Eagle Rock.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Warren, Eric
 

Watson, Kenjus (Class of 2007) June 20, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 46 minutes

Scope and Contents

Kenjus Watson graduated in 2007 with a degree in Psychology. He is from Reno Valley and now lives in Claremont. He is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Occidental, working closely with the Dialogue Program.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Watson, Kenjus
 

Wilderman, Claudia Inman (Class of 1997) June 21, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 26 minutes

Scope and Contents

Claudia (Inman) Wilderman graduated in 1997, double majoring in Math and Economics. She is from Los Angeles, and currently lives in Seal Beach, working as a project manager at a large consulting firm.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Wilderman, Claudia (Inman)
 

Williams, Betsy Helter (Class of 1946) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 40 minutes

Scope and Contents

Betsy Helter Williams graduated from Occidental in 1946 with a degree in Psychology. After college, she worked for the LA Times in the personnel department. She is originally from South Pasadena and currently resides in Walnut Creek, California with her husband, Bob Williams, a fellow Oxy grad.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Williams, Betsy Helter
 

Williams, Robert (Class of 1947) June 14, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 43 minutes

Scope and Contents

Robert Williams graduated from Occidental in 1947 with a degree in Philosophy with a Sociology minor. Originally from the Wilshire District of Los Angeles, Williams served for the United States Navy during WWII and later went on to follow in his father’s footsteps and became a Presbyterian pastor.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Williams, Robert
 

Yen, Raymond (Class of 1982) June 19, 2012

Length: 36 minutes

Scope and Contents

Raymond Yen graduated in 1982 with a degree in Economics. He is from Millbrae, CA and now lives in Pasadena, working as a cardiologist.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Yen, Raymond
 

Yeomans, Patricia Henry (Class of 1938) June 11, 2012

Language of Material: English
Length: 48 minutes

Scope and Contents

Patricia Henry-Yeomans graduated in 1938 with a major in History and Government. She was a professional tennis player and now volunteers at Legal Aid.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Yeomans, Patricia Henry