This past summer, the medical school classes of 1961 and 1966 returned to UCLA to celebrate their 55th and 50th reunions, respectively. Among the many activities planned for alumni from both classes were sneak previews of the new medical-education building, Geffen Hall, which will welcome its first students in 2017. Medical-student scholarship recipients also joined the tours to share their school experiences, excitement for the new facility and their thanks for all of the support provided by alumni over the years.
In the 1990s, the UCLA Medical Alumni Association (MAA) launched a scholarship campaign through which alumni provide essential support to the next generation of medical students. Since then, alumni and friends have contributed nearly $2 million to the MAA Scholarships, which now provide annual support for numerous medical students. In recognition of the extraordinary efforts of the classes of 1955, 1961, 1962, 1975, 1976, 1979 and 1981 that have each raised $100,000 or more, UCLA named scholarship funds in honor of these classes.
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