Wednesday, April 25, 2018

April 26 is Brown Pay it Forward Day!

Please consider a gift of any size to Brown on April 26. 

The more we alumni give, the more voice we have to demand continued progress toward social justice, inclusion and diversity at Brown. 

The more widespread our giving, the more leverage we have to ensure alumni needs are addressed.

Your gift on Pay It Forward Day helps ensure our voices are heard.

For the Board,
Scott Westerfield
President, Brown Club OC

Monday, April 9, 2018

Brown Club celebrates local admittees to the Class of '22!

Brown Club helped organize the Orange County Admitted students reception April 8th at the beautiful Nellie Gail home of Stacey Nicholas P'21.

Congratulations to our admittees, thanks to those who attended and special thanks to our host, Stacey Nicholas; organizer, Marc MacReynolds '79; OC interview Chair, Andrew Young '95 and Regional Development Director, Amy Jacobson.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Brown Club OC

Celebrate the Lunar New Year over dinner on Saturday, February 24th
at Tan Cang Newport Seafood in Santa Ana, near Little Saigon.  

Join fellow Brown alumni for an evening of great food and company, as we usher out The Year of the Rooster and welcome 2018 - The Year of the Dog.

Registration is free.  
Please register or RSVP to the event organizer 
by February 21 at Registration RSVP link

Visit for menu and pricing.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Happy New Year from Brown Club Orange County!

Happy New Year to all Orange County alumni and friends of Brown Club OC!

2017 has been a year of challenge and change at Brown, in the U.S. and in the world. In this context, Brown Club OC has hosted a record number of what we trust were exciting, relevant, fun and informative events for our members and supporters.
We owe our success to you!
Here is what your club was up to in 2017:

2017 in Review

  • Good-Bye to Obamacare? Presented by Professor Eric Patashnik at Sage Hill School on Jan. 10th.
  • Lunar New Year Dinner at J. Zhou Oriental Cuisine in Tustin on Jan. 27th

  • Brown Alumni Interview days on February 5th at Sage Hill School and on February 11th at the Tiger Woods Learning Center

April –
  • Admitted Students Party at the home of Warner Griswold ’95, P ‘21 in Santa Ana on April 23rd.
  • Career Panel: Choosing the Right Curriculum at CDM High School in Corona del Mar on April 27th. Featuring Shane Criqui '00, Geof Garth '75, Karen Shapiro '80, Jamie Temko '15 & Suzanne Waggoner '84

  • Day of Service –Back Bay Kayak Cleanup held May 6th. Special thanks to Marc McReynolds ’79.
  • Jabberwocks Concert at the Blue Beet bar in Newport Beach. May 31st.  Special thanks to Victoria Wu ’15.

  • Jabberwocks Family Concert-at the Albakri residence in Newport Beach on June 3rd.  Special thanks to Hassan Albakri ’00.
  • Talking About Science in the Age of Trump-Featuring NY Times Science Editor Cornelia Dean at the University Hills Community Center in Irvine June 7th. Special thanks to Judy Kaufman ’69.
  • An Evening with Christina Paxson- at the Newport Coast Community Center on June 21st.

  • Taming of the Shrew at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine August 13th. Special thanks to Judy Kaufman ’69.

  • OC Ivy Plus Top Colleges Mixer at the AC Hotel in Irvine on Oct. 11th. Special thanks to Victoria Wu ’15.

  • David Sedaris at the UC Irvine Barclay Theater on Nov. 15th. Special thanks to Chiyo Rowe ’82.

  • Brown Club elections and calendar planning for 2017 held December 12th.

Your BCOC board members for 2018 are Angela Gupta (VP/Arts & Culture co-chair), Judy Kaufman (Member-at-large), Marc McReynolds (Member-at-large and interview program liaison), Ed Miskevich (Secretary), Chiyo Rowe (Membership chair & Arts & Culture co-chair), Carl Schulkin (Treasurer), Hassan Albakri  (Outdoor and Athletic events co-chair), Victoria Wu ’15 (Young Alumni chair, Outdoor and Athletic Events co-chair), Karen Shapiro ’80 (Member-at-large) and Scott Westerfield (President).
 My heartfelt thanks for their support and tireless efforts go to all my fellow board members.

  • Our first event for 2018 will be in two weeks on Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m. at the OASIS Sr. Center at 801 Narcissus Ave. in Corona del Mar.
    Brown Political Science Professor and Department Chair Wendy Schiller will be speaking about the state of our American Democracy in a provocative discussion you won’t want to miss!
  • Reserve your seat now by clicking this link Click here for tickets and information for tickets
  • Space is limited, so if you have questions, please contact Scott at 949-636-1975 or   for more details.
  • Renew your BCOC membership now and save $5 off the price of admission Click Here to renew your membership

Happy New Year ! See you in 2018!
-Scott Westerfield
President, BCOC

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wendy Schiller and The State of American Democracy - January 16th in Newport Beach

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Brown Club Orange County proudly invites you to join
Professor Wendy Schiller for a discussion of 
how the U.S. presidency, the courts, Congress and the media 
are challenging American democracy today.

Wendy Schiller, Chair of the Brown Political Science department, has made studying the American political process her life’s work. 
She is a well-known media commentator, author and lecturer on the topic.

The 2016 presidential election highlighted growing cracks in the consensus on which U.S. democracy relies. We will explore such questions as: 
  • “Can the U.S. efficiently adjust to rapid economic and social change,” 
  • “Are we as free as we were 30 years ago,” and 
  • “What does freedom mean in the America of 2018.”

Come join us for refreshments 
and a riveting and relevant discussion.

Ticket prices:
  • Students, Young Alumni (Class of 2013 forward) &
    Emeritus Alumni (80 yrs young) - FREE
  • Individual "College Green" BCOC members - ticket is $10 if you renew now for 2018*
  • Family "College Hill" BCOC members - ticket is $10 if you renew now for 2018**
  • General Admission - $15
*Standard, annual “College Green” individual club membership is $25. 
You receive a $5 discount off the ticket price if you renew your annual membership dues with purchase.
** New, annual family “College Hill” memberships covering all family members are $40. 
You receive a $5 discount off each ticket price for any member of your family attending the event.
To renew membership and buy tickets, 

Event date: Tuesday, January 16th 
     Location: OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.,
Corona del Mar 92625
     Map: click here
Reception 6:30 p.m.Presentation 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Questions? Contact or Scott at 949-636-1975

Friday, December 15, 2017

Wendy Schiller speaks on NPR about Social Media and Propaganda

Wendy Schiller Speaks on NPR's Marketplace about how social media brought political propaganda into the 21st century click here: Wendy Schiller on Social Media and Propaganda in the 21st Century

Wendy is coming to Orange County Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m.

Hold the Date!

Details to follow...

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wendy Schiller is Coming to Orange County Tuesday, Jan. 16th. Hold The Date!

Wendy Schiller, Chair of the Brown Political Science department, has made studying the American political process her life’s work. Wendy is a well-known media commentator, author and lecturer on the topic appearing on MSNBC, NPR,, and Bloomberg News.

Brown Club Orange County is honored to host Professor Schiller for our 2018 Kick-Off event on Tuesday, January 16th at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion of how the U.S. presidency, the courts, Congress and the media  are causing both division and unity in the American democracy of today. 

Hold the date! You won't want to miss this riveting and timely discussion! More details to follow...