UCLA Advocate In Action: Dynamic Duo Share Passion For Higher Education

Bonnie Faherty and Edward Feldman have been UCLA advocates since the inception of the program. (photo by Jonathan Van Dyke)

Bonnie Faherty and Edward Feldman were a match made in advocacy heaven well before they embarked on a marriage of 30 years.

They have given all they can back to the people, places and institutions that have shaped them —for many years prioritizing UCLA.

So at a political dinner in East Los Angeles during the late 1970s, there was a serendipitous moment that would put two civically passionate people together, and little did they know, for the rest of their lives.

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UCLA gives Dodgers manager Dave Roberts a warm homecoming

The UCLA community celebrated new Los Angeles Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts, who is an alumnus, on April 11. (photo by Reed Hutchinson)

The greater UCLA community celebrated Monday a man who became famous for playing a game. But more than just achieving fame for a game, baseball’s Dave Roberts said he’s determined to embody the university’s legacy by continuing to give back.

The newly minted Los Angeles Dodgers manager and alumnus returned to his home campus to a warm welcome by a capacity crowd at Covel Commons to honor a fellow Bruin for his numerous achievements and the strong character he showed on and off the UCLA baseball field.

“I’ve never met someone with this much passion and love for the game,” said former UCLA baseball coach Gary Adams, who became choked up with emotion while trying to talk about his former player.

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Homeland Security Helps Unveil NESSI To Address School Violence

Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary James Dinneen visited UCLA for the official unveiling of NESSI. (photo by Jonathan Van Dyke)

Although there hasn’t been a recorded death from a school fire in approximately 50 years, schools continue to be more prepared for that scenario than almost any other, and especially more so than how do deal with the recent uptick in school violence — there were at least 35 mass school shootings between Sandy Hook and the end of 2014.

The new part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, National Education Safety and Security Institute (NESSI), will be one of the first of its kind in the country, attempting to directly address those issues.

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Board of Supervisors Partnership Lauded For Volunteer Day

Staff members of the UCLA Volunteer Center went before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on April 5 to thank them for supporting the 2015 Volunteer Day, which stretched to sites across the entirety of Los Angeles County.

The Board of Supervisors applauded the continued effort of the Volunteer Center and presented UCLA representatives with two certificates of appreciation. 

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