Black Excellence Celebration and Networking Event

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Location: 
DeNeve Plaza Rooms
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

We are excited to have a guest speaker, Christine Simmons, the President & COO of the Los Angeles Sparks and we will be honoring Catrice Monson, the VP of Diversity & Inclusion for CBS. In addition, we will have over 40 alumni and  with graduate degrees in various industries like business, entertainment, higher education, public policy, health, and law.

Here are some featured alumni:

Miles Goodloe, M.S. Ed.

Program Manager, Content Developer with LeadersUp Master of Science, Education from University of Pennsylvania Bachelors of Arts, Political Science from UCLA

Amber Haywood, J.D.
Commercial Legal Affairs Senior Director at Tivo
J.D. from New York University
Bachelors of Arts, Political Science and Communications from UCLA

Kenjus Watson, M.Ed

Assistant Adjunct Prof. at Occidental College Research Assistant at UCLA Black Male Institute Doctoral Candidate in Education at UCLA

Master of Education in Higher Education/Higher Education Admin- Penn State University BA in Psychology from Occidental College


Melissa Estelle, MPH, CHES

Program Specialist at MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)

Lead Health Communications Specialist for iDREAM for Racial Health Equity Master of Public Health, Health Communication from USC

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)

B.A. Spanish, Community, and Culture from UCLA


Christian D. Green, M.A.

Youth and Adult Pastor at Living Faith Cathedral; Entrepreneur

MA African American Studies from UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies BA Sociology from UCLA


Winston Boyce, M.S.

Engineering Technician at American Technical Services, Inc. MS Civil Engineering from UCLA (2018)

BS Civil Engineering from UCLA



Jjiibwa Nagenda

Teachers on Reserve

Master’s of Education

Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences, UCLA



Ricky Ivie, J.D.

President  & Founder of Ivie, McNeill & Wyatt

J.D., University of California Los Angeles

B.A. University of California Los Angeles


Holly Parker, J.D.

Attorney with Bergman Dacey Goldsmith

J.D. Loyola Law School

BA Political Science