Calendar of Events

University Club programs are open to the public and are held Tuesdays at noon in the Padua Room of the Hughes Community Center, 1700 Danbury Road, Claremont, California. A full buffet lunch, beginning at 11:45 AM, is available for $12.00. For those who wish to come only for coffee and dessert, the fee is $5.00. Membership applications are available at each meeting. Map to Hughes Community Center

September program chair: Opanyi Nasiali

September 4 – “Higher Education Multi-Institution Collaboration – A Growing Trend”

Bob WaltonSpeaker – Bob Walton, CEO, Claremont University Consortium
As the costs of higher education continue to escalate, an increasing interest in collaboration to gain scale and efficiency is on the rise.  Using the Claremont Colleges as one of several examples, this talk will explore the advantages of collaboration, the mechanics of what makes it work well, the areas of concern, and the realities of this approach to higher education governance and programming. Bob Walton earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. After serving as Vice President for Finance and Business at the College of Wooster, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Claremont University Consortium. He serves on several boards.
Introduction: Art Parker
Fellowship: Bob Swan
Greeters: Doug MacKenzie, Beverly Carpenter

September 11 – “A Comparison of European and U.S Vocational Education”

Fred BaumannSpeaker – Fred Baumann, President, HiRel Connectors Inc.
Fred Baumann will compare European Vocational Education versus the Vocational Education available in the U.S in 1998 and today. He was born in Germany and is a journeyman tool and die maker. He founded Baumann Engineering in 1961 to supply components to the connector industry. In 1967, he founded HiRel Connectors Inc. to produce hermetic connectors. Over the years, the company has expanded into producing environmental connectors to Mil-Specs to serve the defense and commercial industries. With more than 350 employees, the company is the third largest employer in the City of Claremont.
Introduction: Opanyi Nasiali
Fellowship: Vera Chaparian
Greeters: Pat Kelley, Art Parker

September 18 - "My Artist’s Experience and Encounters in Claremont since 1962”


Barbara BeretichSpeaker – Barbara Beretich, Artist
Artist Barbara Beretich will reminiscence on her encounters with Claremont artists, prominent world figures who have visited her home gallery, and the contributions to the community in and outside of Claremont. Originally from Chicago, Barbara Beritich was always interested in art. When she completed her BA in art from the University of Illinois in 1962, her mother asked her if she was going to get a job or go to Graduate School. She opted for Grad School. This brought her to Claremont, where she attended Claremont Graduate University. She earned her MFA in sculpture in 1965. She also studied in Paris, France, for a year and in Italy. Ms. Beretich has produced bronzes of most of the cats that have lived with her, and some of these are in the homes of such notables as Kathy Bates, Karl Malden and Jonas Salk. Perhaps the most impressive piece to be seen in her home studio is her sculpture of a life size, 7-foot high horse. The horse was once displayed – for many months - as a public art piece in Claremont at the corner of Indian Hill Blvd. and Harrison.
Introduction: Bob Smith
Fellowship: Jon Suchocki
Greeters: Nancy Magnusson, Mike Pichler

September 25 – "Running the Seven Continents"

Ken CorhanSpeaker – Ken Corhan, Vice President and General Counsel of Lewis Operating Corporation
Ken Corhan will present his personal experiences preparing for and running a marathon on each continent. He was born in Brooklyn while the Dodgers were still playing at Ebbets Field and has been a die-hard Dodger fan ever since. He graduated from Yale College and Columbia Law School.  He enjoys his work as a real estate attorney for the Lewis Group of Companies - a well-known developer with headquarters in Upland. 
Introduction: Opanyi Nasiali
Fellowship: Nancy Magnusson
Greeters: Ed Gaylord, Brian Bowcock
Birthdays: Celeste Palmer


Bulletin Committee Members: David Sonner, Opanyi Nasiali, and Roya Ardelan

Archived Calendars: 2010-2011  - Jan 2012 - Feb 2012 - March 2012 - April 2012 - May 2012 - June 2012 - July 2012

Ideas for good program? Contact Bob Smith, Program Committee Chair  909 625-4344