Monday, January 7, 2019

The Alumni Interview Program Needs Your Help!

Calling all OC area Brown alum! Greetings from your Brown Alumni Interviewing Program local area chair. The Office of Admissions and the Alumni Interviewing Program need your help! 

Would you like to meet today's Brown applicants and provide input to the admission process? Brown needs interviewers like YOU to share your love of Brown by interviewing applicants.

We have 2 Orange County Brown Interview Days coming up. They will be held on the following dates and locations:

January 12, 2019 (Saturday) @ Tiger Woods Learning Center, Anaheim, CA.
February 2, 2019 (Saturday) @ Sage Hill School, Newport Coast, CA. 
If you are available to participate, please contact me at

Thank you!

Andrew Young

Brown Class of 1995, MD 2001
Area Chair for Orange County, CA (Areas CA-24, 25, 26, and 28)

Friday, December 28, 2018

Brown Club OC 2018 in Review

2018 has been another year of growth and change for your club including such events as our first family picnic in June and our first holiday party in November.

We were also honored to host some spectacular presentations including an election year discussion on American Democracy presented by Brown Political Science Chair Wendy Schiller (and attended by Brown Master’s Degree holder and Congressman-elect from the 39th District – Gil Cisneros!).

Here is a re-cap of the exciting, relevant and informative events we held in 2018.
With your support, we hope to do even better in 2019.
We welcome your ideas, enthusiasm and participation. Let us know what you think!
Happy New Year!
-Scott Westerfield/President

American Democracy v.2018 presented by Professor Wendy Schiller on January 16th at the Oasis Center in Newport Beach.

Lunar New Year Dinner at Tan Cang Newport Seafood in Santa Ana on February 21st.

Brown Alumni Interview days
on January 13th at Sage Hill School and February 3rd at the Tiger Woods Learning Center

College Admissions Expert Dave Marcus presented The Seven Secrets to Getting In at Corona del Mar High School on March 5th.

Admitted Students Party held at the home of Stacey Nicholas on April 18th

Family Picnic at the Laguna Niguel Regional Park was held on June 24th

BCOC attended A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine August 26th. Special thanks to Judy Kaufman ’69.

Brown participated in the annual OC Ivy Plus Top Colleges Mixer at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine in Irvine on October 10th

On October 12th the club hosted Brown Religious Studies Professor Andre Willis at Sage Hill School in a lively discussion on religion in contemporary American culture

BCOC and Yale Club OC co-hosted our 1st annual Holiday party at the Pelican Hill Resort on November 20th

Brown Club elections were held December 11th.
Your BCOC board members for 2019 are Secretary/Historian, Ed Miskevich; Treasurer, Carl Schulkin; Vice President, Gina Martinez; and President, Scott Westerfield. Calendar planning for 2019 is underway, starting with our first event in three weeks The Brown Derbies concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th in Newport Beach at the home of Chiyo and Stan Rowe.

Reserve your tickets now by clicking HERE FOR TICKETS

If you have questions, contact BCOC Vice President, Gina Martinez at or 949-750-9442
Happy New Year ! See you in 2019!
***Special Membership Offer: Club memberships now run July 1 through June 30.
Renew now and receive six months free membership. Offer good through January 17, 2019.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Brown Derbies to perform in Orange County One Night Only-January 17th!

Since 1982, The Brown Derbies have performed and earned renown from Baton Rouge to Beijing, from San Francisco to Switzerland, and from Wayland Arch to the White House!

Over the years the Derbies have changed their repertoire and style, but three things remain true. All Derbies wear the obligatory vest and bowler derby, can sing up a storm and riff you off your feet, and they do it all with a sense of humor and a smile.

Recently touring in London and Switzerland and releasing a single this past fall, The Brown Derbies are back in California to sing, dance, and take refuge from a frigid northeast winter! 

Join BCOC for this once-in-four-years opportunity to see the Derbies perform here in Orange County!
Admission: $10 for Adults, Kids and Students are FREE!
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.
Address: 3 Shoreridge, Newport Coast, CA 92657

Questions: Call Gina at 949-750-9442 or 


Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Pre-Holiday Mixer at The Resort at Pelican Hill

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Pelican Hill Resort
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA


  • General Admission - free
Brown Club of Orange County
Yale Club Orange County


Tuesday, November 20th

5:30 – 7:30 PM
Pelican Hill Resort
22701 Pelican Hill Road South
Newport Coast, CA 92657
Join your fellow Brown Alumni, Family & Friends for an after work Pre-Holiday Mixer. 
 The Great Room Social Lounge @ Pelican Hill offers entertainment, imaginative handcrafted cocktails with Happy Hour selection of wines, and a delicious menu of gourmet shareable bites. First round of tray-passed small bites is on us.

 Complimentary valet.

Questions? Please contact Scott D. Westerfield at

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Andre Willis on Race, Religion and Politics

Andre C. Willis has traveled from the Yale Divinity School to an appointment as assistant professor of religious studies at Brown. The terrain is wide open. This fall, he is teaching a sophomore seminar on Christianity and economic inequality, examining the beliefs — not necessarily religious beliefs — behind the drive toward consumption and wealth, and listening to a variety of voices, not strictly economics. “That’s the can I want to open.”
Brown Club Orange County is proud to host Professor Willis for an insightful discussion about the politics of religious freedom. Come hear him speak at the Sage Hill School Library on Friday, October 12th.
Admission: complimentary and pre-registration is required
Reception starts at 6:30 p.m.
Professor Willis presentation will be from 7-8:00
Sage Hill School Directions: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Top College Mixer 2018

Brown Club Orange County
& OC Ivy +
Wednesday, October 10th from 6-8:00 p.m.

Join your fellow Brown alumni along with alumni from the Top 20 schools from
US News & World Report’s National University Rankings
for this year's Top Colleges Mixer! 

Since 2009, the Orange County alumni groups from these schools have cooperated on an annual event designed to bring the best and brightest from Orange County
together for one night.
Don't miss out!

No cover. Cash bar with Happy Hour specials.
Guests are encouraged to self-park in the parking structure.
Self-parking will be validated.
Andrei's Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails, 2607 Main Street, Irvine

Space is limited, so if you would like to attend, please RSVP HERE by Sunday, October 7th.
Questions? contact Gina Martinez at .

A special thank you to Andrei's for hosting this event and providing special accommodations.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Brown Men's Soccer Takes on UC Irvine Sunday, September 16th at 1:00

Brown Men’s Soccer Takes on UC Irvine Sunday, 9-16-18

Come cheer on the Brown Bears as they take on the Anteaters!  
Game time is 1:00 pm and
Brunonians will be cheering in the
Visitors Section at Anteater Stadium

  • Address: Anteater Stadium/UC Irvine, 903 West Peltason, Irvine  Link to Map
  • Tickets available through UCI website. Adults $8, Youth 6-17 yrs $6
    For tickets please go here
  • To RSVP for post-game, hosted tailgate, please contact Scott Westerfield at or 949-636-1975