Russell Stong IV Engineering Scholarship Launch Party

Wed 7/31/2024 • 6PM PDT

James West Alumni Center

Russell Stong IV ’23, the UCLA Alumni Association, the San Fernando Valley Alumni Network and the Samueli School of Engineering are proud to invite you to the launch party of the The Russell Stong IV Engineering Scholarship.

Rooted in the deep-seated belief that talent knows no socioeconomic boundaries, this scholarship aims to bridge the gap for deserving individuals who embody the Bruin spirit and academic prowess but may not have the financial means to chase their dreams.

The program will include speakers from UCLA Athletics, the Samueli School of Engineering and other special guests. A silent auction featuring an authentic UCLA Basketball team jersey and tickets to a 2024-25 UCLA home Men’s Basketball game will also take place.

Featured Speakers:


Jaime Jaquez Jr. '23 (JJJ) is a Mexican-American professional basketball player who played college basketball at UCLA and is now a member of the NBA’s Miami Heat. Jaquez was named a consensus second-team All-American and voted the Pac-12 Player of the Year as a senior in 2023. He earned three All-Pac-12 selections, including first-team honors twice. Jaquez was also a two-time member of the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. He was selected by the Heat in the first round of the 2023 NBA draft with the 18th overall pick. In his rookie season for the Heat, Jaquez was named to the All-Rookie First Team and was selected to the 2024 NBA All-Star Weekend's Rising Stars Challenge and the Slam Dunk Contest.








David Singleton '23 played in 164 games through five seasons as a member of the UCLA men’s basketball team, starting 40 games. He set UCLA’s all-time games played record of 164 games and concluded his career in the No. 5 spot on UCLA’s career 3-point percentage list (43.4%) and No. 9 on the Pac-12 Conference’s career 3-point percentage list. David also ranks No. 3 on UCLA’s career list for most 3-pointers made (219). In the 2023-24 season, David was a member of College Park Skyhawks, the NBA G-League team for the Atlanta Hawks.










Jamal Madni, M.S. ’08, M.S. ’12, obtained his master of science in electrical engineering from UCLA Samueli in 2008 as well as his master of science in biomedical engineering in 2012. He is the recipient of the 2021 UCLA Samueli Rising Professional Achievement Award, co-founder and CEO of Ingage, an organization intersecting artificial intelligence and human connection. Madni is also a member of the UCLA Foundation Board of Directors, as well as co-owner and chief strategy officer of The Los Angeles Football Network.









Ah-Hyung “Alissa” Park is the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, with nearly 200 faculty members and more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Prior to beginning her role at UCLA Sept. 1, 2023, Park had been a faculty member at Columbia University in New York since 2007 where she served as the Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Climate Change and the director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy. She was also the chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and an executive committee member of The Earth Institute and Columbia Climate School.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and the daughter of an architectural engineer and an artist who loves chemistry, Park received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical and biological engineering from the University of British Columbia in Canada. She also earned a doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the Ohio State University, from which she later received a distinguished alumni award for academic excellence in 2021.






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