The Engineering Class of 1959
University of California, Los Angeles


The UCLA Engineering Class of 1959 held its 50 year reunion
on Friday, May 8, 2009,
at the Faculty Center on the campus of UCLA

The invitation to the reunion was extended to all graduates of the "Boelter Generation." (Those who knew Dean Boelter and Old Friends of Engineering.)


Garden reception with snacks, Dinner and Presentations at the Sequoia Room, Faculty Club, May 8, 4:30 to 10:00.

Welcome by Dean Richard Wesel, with insightful comments on the renaming of SEAS and progress made since the Boelter Generation.

Comments by UCLA Professor Ivan Catton, from the Boelter Generation, with essays on the changes that have occurred as he lived through them.

Short lecture and demonstration about wireless health by Dr. Kaiser.

Reunion Committee:
Larry Tannas, Chair
Charles Herget
Jim Romine

2009 Reunion Pictures

Click here   to view pictures from reunion.

Follow up: Informal Gathering of Classmates

There were several members of our class who wanted to come to the reunion held on campus at UCLA but were unable to attend for a number of reasons. Jan Olson organized an informal gathering on Sunday, October 18, 2009. We met on his boat, the Phantom, at the Santa Monica Windjammers' Yacht Club in the afternoon and then went to dinner at the California Yacht Club later in the evening.

Click here   to view pictures from the informal gathering.

Update on Larry Tannas

Through generous grants to the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Carol and Larry Tannas have created two endowed chairs in Engineering, the Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Endowed Chairs in Engineering.   Click here   to read more about the the first grant. Larry was awarded the 2017 Lifetime Contribution Award by the College of Engineering. The award is described as follows. “The Lifetime Contribution Award honors individuals who have brought distinction to the profession and the school. Nominees need not be UCLA Engineering alumni. The school seeks candidates who have led exceptional careers in their chosen field and made significant contributions to enhance the school.”

Previous Reunions

1999 Reunion

1994 Reunion


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Web site maintained by: Charles Herget
Class of W'1959
Last updated: May 5, 2017