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Alumni & Post-Grads

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Alumni Office
UCSD Alumni Association
202 University Center, 9500 Gilman Dr., MC0083, La Jolla
Alumni Services
  • Affinity cards
  • Alumni directory
  • Career advising
  • Graduate school advising
  • Job fairs
  • Job listings
  • Locator services
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Networking programs
Alumni Publications
  • Alumni Online Community connects former UCSD students all over the country. There are chat rooms and postings available on many different topics.
  • UCSD Alumni Newspaper is published quarterly and updates UCSD alumni on current events at UCSD and upcoming alumni gatherings.
Major Alumni Events
  • Homecoming revolves around a basketball game, and there are various concerts and booths open to students and alumni.
  • Open House is annually held in April, when UCSD shows off its best students, faculty, facilities, and alumni. There are concerts, speakers, and events all day long.
  • Summer family picnic is an all afternoon BBQ and picnic for faculty, staff, current students, and alumni, which is held annually.
Famous Alumni
  • Walter Munk (Class of '47) - oceanographer
  • Greg Benford (Class of '67) - author
  • Wolfgang Berger (Class of '68) - top paleoceanographer
  • Susumu Tonegawa (Class of '68) - Nobel Prize winner in medicine
  • Zachary Fisk (Class of '69) - condensed matter physicist, award winner
  • John Shoven (Class of '69) - dean of Stanford University's School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Laurel Wilkening (Class of '70) - chancellor of UC Irvine
  • John Slaughter (Class of '71) - president emeritus, Occidental College
  • Vernor Vinge (Class of '71) - author
  • David Goeddel (Class of '72) - pharmaceutical scientist
  • David Shaw (Class of '72) - founder of Juno Online Services
  • Craig Venter (Class of '72) - president of Celera Genomics, first firm to decode the human genome
  • Bill Atkinson (Class of '74) - co-developer for Macintosh
  • Kim Stanley Robinson (Class of '74) - author
  • Guy "Bud" Tribble (Class of '75) - principal architect of original Macintosh computer
  • James Avery (Class of '76) - actor, Uncle Phil on the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
  • Nancy Holder (Class of '76) - author
  • Steve Peace (Class of '76) - California state senator in the 40th Senate District and producer of the cult film "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes"
  • Al Zollar (Class of '76) - President and CEO, Lotus Technologies
  • Sandra Dijkstra (Class of '77) - literary agent for Amy Tan, Susan Faludi, and Le Ly Hayslip
  • Brian Druker (Class of '77) - oncologist, developed new drug for leukemia
  • Captain Eleanor "Connie" Mariano (Class of '77) - first woman to be physician to the U.S. president
  • Raymon Feist (Class of '77) - author
  • Nathan East (Class of '78) - bassist in the Eric Clapton Band, performed/wrote songs
  • Abby Leibman (Class of '78) - co-founder and CEO, California Women's Law Center
  • Greg Papadopoulos (Class of '79) - vice president, Sun Microsystems
  • Tim Roemer (Class of '79) - five-term Democratic congressman, 3rd Congressional District, Indiana
  • Mark Allen (Class of '80) - six-time Ironman, Triathlon World Champion
  • Bencio Del Toro (Class of '80) - actor
  • David Brin (Class of '81) - author
  • George DeVries (Class of '84) - president and CEO, American Specialty Health Plans
  • Carol Becker (Class of '85) - dean of faculty, School of Art Institute of Chicago
  • Michael Greif (Class of '85) - director of "Rent"
  • Mike Judge (Class of '85) - writer/director/producer of TV and motion pictures including "Beavis and Butthead" and "King of the Hill"
  • Paul Bender (Class of '88) - vice president, Qualcomm; inventor who helped reduce the cost of cell phones
  • Michael Robertson (Class of '90) - founder of
  • John Dobak (Class of '92) - inventor, holds 12 patents for medical devices
  • Dylan Voeller (Class of '03) - musician
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