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2016 All Gaucho Reunion Logo10th Annual All Gaucho Reunion
Celebrating Champions
April 28 to May 1, 2016


THIS REUNION IS DEDICATED TO A CHAMPION FOR OTHERS
Jim Barber '67 A DEDICATED ATHLETE, A CHAMPION FOR OTHERS.

Jim Barber '67 in football uniform
JIM BARBER `67
Attorney, Veteran and Athlete
Member of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association
Board of Directors

Jim Barber ’67 passed away on January 10 at his home in Walnut Creek, California, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous 9-year battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The student athlete’s study hall in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building honor’s Barber’s legacy as the Jim and Cheryl Barber Academic Support Wing. In 2008, Jim received the Graver Service Award from the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association, where he served on the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2011. While on the Board of Directors, Barber helped establish the All Gaucho Reunion in 2007.

Jim was a member of the UC Santa Barbara football team and lettered as an offensive linebacker. He went on to serve in the military in the Vietnam War. He graduated from Hastings Law School in 1973 and was a successful attorney for many years. He started the UCSB Letterman’s Society and organized reunions of football players from the sixties and seventies.

THIS REUNION IS FOR JIM BARBER, THE FOUNDER OF THE ALL GAUCHO REUNION.

A Message from Travis Wilson ’02

Travis Wilson '02 headshot

To our dear fellow Gauchos and community friends,

We look forward to your return to campus as we celebrate the 10th Annual All Gaucho Reunion this April 28 to May 1, at the beautiful UC Santa Barbara campus. We are proud to have built a decade of great memories for our Gaucho family.

This year, we celebrate Gaucho champions from all walks of life. Our University’s strong academic reputation and diversity fosters champion thinkers, artists, leaders, athletes and entrepreneurs. Ranked among the top ten public universities in the country, UC Santa Barbara is home to Nobel laureates, world-class faculty and a dynamic student population. Join us as we honor Gauchos who harness their education, energy, expertise and experience to create a better world for others.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to this year’s Reunion Weekend, as we gather where it all started, to connect
with old friends and discover all the wonderful reasons to celebrate the Gaucho spirit.

Sincerely,
Travis Wilson `02
UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board President

UCSB CHAMPIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE
The Gaucho Path to International Service
Friday, April 29, 7 p.m. | Corwin Pavilion

Presented by the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association, in cooperation with The Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life. Delve into the past, present and future of US foreign policy with the Gaucho diplomats who made their mark on the international arena.

UCSB Champions of Public Service presents a panel discussion featuring distinguished alumni Marc Grossman `73, Barbara Bodine`70, Giandomenico Picco MA `71 and Joseph C. Wilson `71.

Find out how these UC Santa Barbara graduates built their careers in the diplomatic corps to become major policymakers during pivotal moments in our global history.

OUR ALUMNI CHAMPIONS OF PUBLIC SERVICE FEATURED PANELISTS:

Marc Grossman headshot Marc Grossman ’73
• Trustee, UC Santa Barbara Foundation
• Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group
• Member of the German Marshall Fund Board of Trustees
• Recipient of the US Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award
• Former US Ambassador to Turkey, Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Barbara Bodine headshot Barbara Bodine ’70
• Director of the Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI)
• Featured Lecturer at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
• Recipient of the US Secretary of State Award for Valor
• Former US Ambassador to Yemen and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kuwait

Giandomenico Picco headshot Giandomenico Picco MA ’71
• Senior Executive Advisor to US Equity Partners Holdings, LLC
• Recipient of the US President’s Special Award for Exceptional Service
• Former Under Secretary General of the United Nations

Joseph Wilson headshot Joseph C. Wilson ’71
• CEO and Founder of JC Wilson International Ventures
• Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC
• Former US Ambassador to Gabon and São Tomé and Príncipe, Political
Advisor to the Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces and National
Security Council Senior Director for African Affairs

10th ALL GAUCHO REUNION CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Kick Off Bash
Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust | Thursday, April 28, 5:30 p.m.
Head out to an evening celebrating lifelong friendships in the heart of historic downtown Santa Barbara, at the KICKOFF BASH, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the El Paseo Restaurant on 813 Anacapa Street. Enjoy delicious drinks and food as friends and family gather to toast to the beginning of the best weekend in Santa Barbara.

Greek Happy Hour.
A Greekfest 2016 Event | Friday, April 29, 4 p.m
Mingle with fellow Gaucho Greeks with drinks and music at the GREEK HAPPY HOUR, 4 p.m., at the Santa Barbara Brewing Company Lounge in downtown Santa Barbara. Fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, this is the time to get your House in order and rally your Chapter to get together at the 10th Annual All Gaucho Reunion Weekend’s Greekfest 2016 calendar of events. All proceeds from this year’s Greek Happy Hour will be donated to the Alumni Scholarship Fund and will count toward the weekend-long Greek Giving Competition.

The Gaucho Gallop.
Presented by Elite Performance & Rehabilitation Center | Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m
Get set, ready and go at the 9th Annual Gaucho Gallop at the Harder Stadium at UC Santa Barbara. This wonderful family fitness event features a 5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Mile and the Gaucho Challenge obstacle course. Fun awaits at the end of the race, with food and music at the Finish Line Festival, held inside of Harder Stadium.

Taste of UCSB.

Presented by Montecito Bank & Trust | Saturday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Savor a showcase of gourmet dishes, craft brews and Central Coast vintages at the TASTE OF UCSB, 3 p.m., at
the UCSB Science Green. Enjoy live music and great conversations with UCSB department representatives at this
delicious benefit for the UCSB Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. This event is limited to ages 21 and over.

Coffee, Tea & She.

Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.
Honor the ladies who led the charge in the name of diversity at the Coffee, Tea & She continental breakfast at the UC Santa Barbara campus.
This event is free and open to the public. Please do RSVP as space is limited at the venue.

For more events, please visit allgauchoreunion.com.


THE ALL GAUCHO REUNION VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE

Our alumni volunteers plan and coordinate collaboration between community members and the University. Their leadership helps create an agenda for diversity and meaningful outreach during the All Gaucho Reunion Weekend.

AGR Committee Co-Chairs
Cuca Acosta ’02 and Gina Fischer ’07

Marketing/PR Co-Chairs
Mike McElhaney ’02, Jacob Tell ’02 and Mike Wald ’05

GreekFest Chair

Leslie (Solomon) Klonoff ’80

SB Locals
Julie Capritto ’81
Chris Morales ’87
Summer (Wahlberg) Knight ’99
Cortney Hebert ’09
Paulina Tran ’12
Jenna Raimist ’15

Diversity Chair

Kristen Nesbit ’02
Riviera Co-Chairs
Sally (Hebert) Katich ’48 and Elsie (Tatum) Whitaker ’47

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Reunion Co-Chairs

Ken Khachigian ’66, Teri (Ito) Abbott ’66,
Reece Duca ’66 and Ron Rubenstein ’66