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.
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.
Travis Wilson `02
UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board President
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
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.
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.
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
Mike McElhaney ’02, Jacob Tell ’02 and Mike Wald ’05
Leslie (Solomon) Klonoff ’80
Julie Capritto ’81
Chris Morales ’87
Summer (Wahlberg) Knight ’99
Cortney Hebert ’09
Paulina Tran ’12
Jenna Raimist ’15
Kristen Nesbit ’02
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