Retired Disney Executive Recalls Long ‘Odyssey of Learning’ at Extension Graduation

Before a capacity crowd at the 2016 UCLA Extension certificate graduation ceremony on Friday at Royce Hall, keynote speaker and perennial Extension student Peggie Fariss recalled a time in the early ’80s when her career with the Walt Disney Company was at a crossroads.

She had come a long way from her first job as a hostess at Disneyland’s Storybook Land in 1965; she then was promoted to job as a meeting planner at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida before being recruited by Walt Disney Imagineering to work on Epcot, where she ultimately led the historical research that went into the development of the Spaceship Earth attraction. – UCLA Newsroom, June 27, 2016

Read More

Image Source: UCLA Newsroom