I sign many emails and letters with the headline above,
yet the sentiment is never diminished every time I write
those heartfelt words. Each time, I am reminded of the
privilege it is to share in the mutual pride of UC San Diego
alumni. We have 170,000 alumni making an impact in our
communities and around the globe.
However, I know we can all “pump up the volume” as Tritons,
and be more vocal as UC San Diego alumni. We can start
by sharing our collective successes with others. Consider
Milana Vayntrub, Marshall ’08, on the next page. There is
certainly a friend or colleague of yours who may be surprised
to learn that the current “face of AT&T” attended UC San
Diego. But there is much more to her story. Tell them she is
a humanitarian who is passionate about helping refugees,
and she started a movement to inspire others to take action
on issues that are important to them. If you do so, the next
time they see Milana on television, they’ll not only remember
that she went to UC San Diego, but they’ll remember what we
do as Tritons, and the positive impact we have on the world.
Our Triton bond is strong, and it only gets stronger the more
we champion each other and our university. Wear your pride
on your sleeve and share the accomplishments of fellow
Tritons with your professional and social networks. By doing
so, you will elevate and benefit our campus, current
students, and fellow alumni in infinite ways.
With Triton Pride,
Jerrilyn Malana, Marshall ’86
President, UCSD Alumni Board of Directors
WITH TRITON PRIDE
Speakers at our D.C. event were (L to R) James Brewer, M.D., Ph.D.; Chancellor
Pradeep K. Khosla; Kim Prather, Ph.D.; and John Ahlquist, Ph.D., who talked
about human memory, climate change and the political economy at the historic
Whittlemore House near Dupont Circle.
San Jose’s City Hall Rotunda was the perfect backdrop for Silicon Valley
alumni to connect with distinguished UC San Diego faculty.
Alumni met in Santa Monica to network with peers and campus thought-leaders. (L to R) Annie Heller, ERC ‘05; Danielle Prager, M.A. ’06; Kathy Sun,
Revelle ‘06; Clinton Quan, Warren ’97; and Brandon Takata, Warren ’05.
Charles Zhou, ERC ’05, Charlene Ding and Los Angeles alumni were treated
to a deconstructed MiP robot, the hallmark product combining UC San Diego
research and entrepreneurial spirit.
UC SAN DIEGO & YOU: The Ultimate Road Show