By Paul Feinberg
On April 12, UCLA Anderson hosted its fellowship reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. The event was co-hosted by Peter and Merle Mullin, whose collection of classic Bugatti automobiles is among those on display in The Art of Bugatti, and Anderson Dean Judy Olian.
About 100 guests of Anderson — fellowship donors and recipients as well as other friends of the school — were in attendance. Dean Olian spoke of the importance of giving fellowships, noting that the total estimated cost for UCLA Anderson full-time students is $90,000, and more for non-California residents. For the current academic year, Anderson has awarded 83 donor fellowships to MBA students, with some valued as high as $25,000. Included in that total are five new named fellowships:
- The Crowell Family Fellowship from long-time Board of Advisors member Richard Crowell (’80);
- The Charles E. Davidson Institute for Investment Management Fund, from long-time Fink Center board member Chuck Davidson (’77);
- The Anderson Fund FEMBA fellowship;
- The Shelby Notkin Fellowship Fund, from long-time BOA member Shelby Notkin;
- The Patrick Welsh Education Support Fund from the Class of 1969.
Los Angeles entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Mullin expressed how much UCLA Anderson means to him, even though he did not attend the school. As a businessman, he appreciates the quality of students who graduate from the school. Mullin also spoke of his close friendship with John E. Anderson (’40), the school’s namesake. Current student Jennifer Yoohanna (’18), holder of the Mary Ellen and Chris M. Kanoff Fellowship, and alumnus Kit Swain (’15), who held the Steve O’Leary Fellowship as a student, told the attendees how their fellowships greatly enhanced their Anderson experience.