Monday, November 25, 2019

Brown Club Needs You!

BCOC is holding its annual election meeting to pick board members and officers for 2020 and discuss the event calendar for next year.

If you would like to meet the members of the board, suggest activities or learn about volunteer opportunities, come and join us for sandwiches, a glass (or two) of wine and a fun time!

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: 12 Sunset Cove, Newport Coast 92657

RSVP or Questions to: Scott Westerfield, , 949-636-1975

Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday, November 8, 2019

Meet a Congressman Who Turned OC "Blue" - BROWN GRAD Gil Cisneros

An Evening with Gil Cisneros
(Brown A.M. '15) &
OC Democratic Congressman 

Monday, November 11, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hampton Inn Buena Park
7307 Artesia Blvd.
Buena Park, CA
Get a firsthand, insider's look at the
Impeachment Process in Congress.
A Navy veteran, Gil will discuss
veterans' issues and national security.
After studying Urban Education at Brown,
Cisneros has a unique perspective on
Student Loan Debt and education in diverse communities.

Admission is free, space is limited and
pre-registration is required.
Register Here
Questions? Email Gina Martinez at
or call
Scott Westerfield at 949-636-1975

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Join BCOC for an Evening with Brown Alum and Congressman for the 39th CD - Gil Cisneros

Join Brown Club OC November 11th for a candid discussion of Gil Cisneros' (A.M. '15) first term as the new Congressman for Orange County's 39th CD. 

The Congressman will share his thoughts about his first two years in office; his political priorities; important issues such as student loan debt, immigration reform, national security and veterans' affairs; and the road ahead leading into the 2020 national elections.

Location: Hampton Inn & Suites
7307 Artesia Blvd.
Buena Park 90621
Time: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Admission is free, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Top Colleges Mixer 2019

Brown Club Orange County
& OC Ivy +

Monday, October 21,2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Equinox Sports Club Orange County

1980 Main Street Irvine, CA 62614

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. Parking validate with stamp from the front desk upon entrance.

For question please contact to Gina Martinez at

Space is limited. REGISTER here.
RSVP open until Saturday, October 19th at noon.

A special thank you to Exquinox for hosting this event and providing special accommodations.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Brown Club OC/BULAC-LA Family Day at MOLAA a Big Success!

Big thanks to BCOC Board members Gina Martinez and Hassan Albakri and BULAC member Marisa Hernandez-Stern for organizing this 1st collaborative event involving both organizations. Also thanks to Álvaro Daniel Márquez, ‘03, for leading a fantastic tour of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)’s Gráfica América for the Brown University Latino Alumni Council-Los Angeles and the Brown Club of Orange County! Attendees had a fabulous time learning and taking in the exhibit!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Family Day at the Museum of Latin American Art

Family Day at the Museum of Latin American Art

11:00 AM 
Museum of Latin American Art
628 Alamitos Avenue
Long Beach, CA
In collaboration with BULAC-LA, Brown Club of Orange County invites you to join us for Family Day at the Museum of Latin American Art.

LA-based visual artist, CSU-LA Chicana/o Latina/o studies professor and Brown ’03 alum  Álvaro Daniel Márquez  will give an exclusive tour and discussion of the MOLAA print-making exhibit and the process of print making.
The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) was founded in 1996 in Long Beach and is the only museum in the United States dedicated to modern and contemporary Latin American art.

MOLAA expands knowledge and appreciation of modern and contemporary Latin American art through its Collection, ground-breaking Exhibitions, stimulating Educational Programs, and engaging Cultural Events.

Sign up now and the $10 standard admission fee will be waived for the first 30 tickets reserved. Don't miss your free admission!

Questions? Please contact Hassan Albakri at or Georgina Martinez at

Monday, April 29, 2019

What is Brown's Annenberg Institute Doing to Fix Public Education? Plenty!

Wednesday May 8Time: 6:30 to 8:00 PM
Susanna Loeb, the new Director of Brown’s Annenberg Institute, led Getting Down to Facts projects to provide California citizens with key information about our state’s school finances and governance.
Formerly a member of the National Board for Education Sciences and the National Bureau of Economic Research, Loeb was also the founding director of the Center for Education Policy at Stanford and the co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education.
Annenberg is researching how to help STEM teachers improve their effectiveness and how to help all teachers increase graduation rates of at-risk students. This builds on Loeb’s extensive research in other areas such as the correlation of teacher pay to academic performance, why the benefits of the Head Start program tend to fade over time and what the impact is of experienced school principals on school and student success.
Please join us at the beautiful, Emerald Bay home of Tamara and Dr. Jeffrey Deckey, M.D. ’88, P’22, for catered refreshments and a stimulating, timely discussion about Brown’s role in the ongoing debate about public education in America.

Take advantage of Brown Club OC’s special membership drive discount of $3 off your admission if you renew your paid membership now.

·         General Admission: $10 ($7 with renewal of your individual College Hill or family Ever True annual membership)
·         Emeritus members (80+ years young): $5
·         Students, Young Alumni (Brown Bear) (Class of ’16 and later): FREE
For more information and tickets, click HERE.
Venue is a gated community and prior RSVP BY MONDAY, May 6th is required! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


A New Event for Ivy League/Seven Sister graduates in Greater Palm Springs 

DATE: February 28, 2019

TIME: 5pm

TOPIC: Increasing Violence and Suicide Rates in the United States 

SPEAKER:  Daniel Koenigsberg. MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale Medical School

LOCATION; Rancho Mirage, CA

contact Paula Sinclair 
phone: 7603336461

This is a new organization planning a series of events targeting the graduates of Ivy League (Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Princeton, Penn, Brown, Dartmouth and Cornell) and Seven Sisters (Radcliffe, Pembroke, Smith, Wellesley, Vassar, Mount Holyoke, and Bryn Mawr) colleges who are living in or visiting the Palm Springs.

We are organizing an “All Ivy” Ivy League/Seven Sister alumni group.  Our first event will be a discussion on February 28thon “Increasing Violence and Suicide Rates in the United States” by Daniel Koenigsberg, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University and a graduate of Yale University and Cornell Medical School.  We hope to plan more events, lectures, and social events across a broad range of interests in the years to come.

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)