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

Monday, July 30, 2018

A Midsummer Night's Dream Tickets now SOLD OUT

Brown Club OC tickets to the Sunday, August 26th Swan Shakespeare Festival production of A Midsummer Night's Dream are now SOLD OUT.

For additional information about attending please contact event organizer Judy Kaufman at or visit

Saturday, July 21, 2018

While they last - get your tickets to Brown Club OC's annual Shakespeare Under the Stars/ A Midsummer Night's Dream

BCOC’s 5th Annual Shakespeare Under the Stars
at the Swan Shakespeare Festival presentation of:
A Midsumer Night’s Dream

Sunday, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s perennial favorite: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • 7:00 p.m. talk by Professor Eli Simon, Festival Artistic Director 
  • 8:00 p.m. performance light refreshments available for purchase. 
  • The New Swan Theater is located outside, at Gateway Commons, next to Aldrich Park and Langson Library, at the University of California, Irvine. 
  • Parking is at the Barclay/Student Center Parking lot.  Follow pedestrian signs from there to the theater. 
  • If you haven’t been to the New Swan Theater, you have to see it, to believe it! It is a 16-ton “portable” theater disassembled each fall and reassembled each spring. Here’s how:
  • Only a few tickets remain. To get yours now, CLICK HERE

Sunday, July 1, 2018

BCOC's 5th Annual Shakespeare under the Stars at the Swan Shakespeare Festival presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sunday, August 26, 2018 7 p.m.
Join Brown Club Orange County for our Fifth Annual Evening of Shakespeare 
at the New Swan Shakespeare Festival at UC Irvine.

This year’s perennial favorite: A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

7:00 p.m. talk by Professor Eli Simon, Artistic Director and UCI Chancellors' Professor of Acting
·         8:00 p.m. performance

·         light refreshments available for purchase
The New Swan Theater is located outside, at Gateway Commons, next to Aldrich Park and Langson Library, at the University of California, Irvine. 
·         Parking is at the Barclay/Student Center Parking lot.  Follow pedestrian signs from there to the theater. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Fun-for-All at the First Annual Brown Club Family Picnic

Brown alumni, families and friends enjoyed beautiful weather, food, fun and frolicking at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Tug of war, face-painting and a bounce house competed with pizza, sandwiches, cookies and lemonade (and salads, natch) for the attention of revelers.
For more photos, visit the Past Events tab on this website.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brown Club OC wants YOU!

Brown Club Orange County Wants YOU!!

The Brown Club of Orange County is looking for volunteers to serve on our Board and help provide our local Brown community with social, cultural, career, educational, community service and other events throughout the year.

Becoming an alumni club leader will give you the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and be the new voice that keeps Brown Club OC strong!

Learn valuable management, presentation, and event-planning skills as a board member and have FUN! Build your resume, invigorate your social life and develop relationships within the Brown network in Orange County, Southern California, nationwide and beyond!

The Brown Alumni Association provides Brown Club OC with financial support and other important resources, and you can help us decide how best to use these tools to build and maintain a successful alumni organization.

If you are interested in getting involved with Brown Club Orange County, please contact us at

Ever True,
Scott Westerfield ‘79
President, Brown Club Orange County


Monday, June 4, 2018

Brown Club OC Toasts the Class of 2018

BCOC was fortunate to be represented by its Vice President, Angela Gupta, at the recent Toast to New Graduates event at Brown Commencement '18. 

Angela met with new graduates planning to come to the OC as well as outgoing VP Alumni Affairs, Todd Andrews, and BAA President Galen V. Henderson. Thanks for representing the OC in Providence, Angela!

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