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Peter Phung Phu Nghiem M.S. ’87, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17 was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering after completing his thesis, “Towards Efficient Resource Provisioning in Hadoop” under the supervision of Silvia M. Figueira.
John Leupp ’87 and his wife, Kara, just welcomed their first baby, John (Jack) Leon Leupp on Sept. 27, 2017. They couldn't be happier!
Dana Curtis J.D. ’87 was the keynote speaker at the 2017 San Francisco Peacemaker Awards for Community Boards of San Francisco. She is Santa Clara Law’s new director of conflict resolution programming.
Avis Bishop-Thompson J.D. ’87 is a partner with DeCotiis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Giblin, representing private and public clients in education, labor, and employment law. She has been nominated for the Superior Court in New Jersey by Gov. Chris Christie.
The University of Rhode Island (URI) has named R. Anthony Rolle ’88 its inaugural dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies. He writes, “Upon my arrival, I met Fernando Guzman ’80, URI’s director of diverse faculty and staff recruitment and retention. After chatting, we found that we both are from San Jose’s East Side (Dr. Guzman went to Overfelt HS and I attended Yerba Buena)—literally separated by the 101. We were just marveling about how two poor kids from the East Side attended SCU and now are at the URI. SCU truly is life changing.”
Rolle began his new position on July 1. “Dr. Rolle is an accomplished leader and scholar of education finance and economic policy, with expertise in the organizational and sociopolitical environments that influence the accuracy of economic productivity, policy efficacy, and equity measurements utilized for public education systems,” said Donald H. DeHayes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Additionally, he has extensive administrative and leadership experiences in program and budget development, faculty development, and curriculum improvements related to higher education, professional leadership, and special populations programs. “Working with students, staff, and faculty in The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies will provide a number of great opportunities,” Rolle said. “My hope is that our re-visioning efforts will create avenues for academic and professional successes that enrich the Rhode Island community.” Rolle’s research has been published in more than 50 books, journals, and monographs. While at Texas A&M, University of South Florida, and University of Houston, he conducted and managed nationally and internationally recognized K–12 education finance and policy research projects for various governmental and higher education policy centers. Rolle is the 2017 President of the National Education Finance Academy, an organization providing national leadership focused on integrating educational research and policy in a dynamic way to address critical issues in education today. He also holds an appointment as a Distinguished Research Fellow at Shanghai Academy of Education Sciences that supports the development of comparative and internationally focused K–20 educational leadership and policy initiatives.
Fernando Guzman has a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Sacramento, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. He was the executive director of Multicultural Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines. For eight years, he was the assistant provost for multicultural faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Denver. For six years, he was an adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. For ten years, he worked in mental health. Guzman has a long history of creating extremely creative and groundbreaking strategies to recruit board and staff members of color.
Sean Murphy ’88 writes, “Looking forward to connecting with Class of ’88 next year for our 30th reunion! Having fun here in Marin as the new Marin alumni chapter president, creating local events that bring Broncos from multiple generations together. Our next event will be a watch party for a Bronco’s hoop game in the winter!”
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After more than a decade of board service, Brian Linnane, S.J., MDV ’86, STL ’88 has been named chair of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Board of Directors. The AJCU board is comprised of the presidents of all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and includes an executive committee of seven presidents. Since 2005, Fr. Linnane has been serving as president of Loyola University Maryland. Previously, he served as assistant dean and associate professor of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross.
Linda B. Johnson M.A. ’88 retired from the University of New Hampshire as librarian in 2016. She is emeritus associate professor at the University of New Hampshire.
Michelle (Dooling) Box ’88 is alive and well in Menlo Park with her husband, three kids, (two at home and one in college at Claremont McKenna) and two large dogs. She is looking forward to seeing people at the Class of ’88 30th reunion.
Thomas Watson J.D. ’89 has been named city attorney of Tracy, California. He previously served as city attorney of South Lake Tahoe, California. He is married to Jennifer Watson, a professor at Fresno State.
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Chris Morales J.D. ’90, an attorney, traveled to Poland last fall to teach American constitutional and criminal law at a Polish law school.
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Ed Meehan ’90 has been named chief operating officer at Accenture Federal Services. Meehan has been at Accenture for 27 years, most recently leading the company’s safety and citizen services portfolio as well as federal sales. Outside of work, he is an active board member for The Women’s Center.
Heidi Flaherty MBA ’90 retired with her husband to Bodega Bay, California, after 33 rewarding years in Silicon Valley.
Christine Condy ’90 has opened her own law office in North Beach, San Francisco. She focuses on business immigration law, which she has been practicing for more than 22 years. Condy and her family, including 8-year-old Camilla (who’s already planning on attending SCU!), live in North Beach.
Claire (Serrao) Schissler J.D. ’91 has been appointed managing director and fiduciary manager of Boston Private’s West Coast operations. Based in the San Mateo office, Schissler will be responsible for managing all aspects of trust administration and overseeing a regional team of trust officers.
Patricia J. Vaughn ’92, MBA ’98 has been VP of finance and planning at Chevron's Midstream headquarters since February 2016.
Stephen Sullivan J.D. ’92 has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as a shareholder in its Mountain View office. As a Silicon Valley veteran, Sullivan relies on over 20 years of experience to practice intellectual property law, primarily in patent prosecution. In addition, he started and managed two law firms and focuses primarily on the software and electronic arts in fields such as digital imaging devices, video processing, computer graphics, software anti-piracy, encryption, networking, semiconductor devices, speech and handwriting recognition, databases, multiprocessing computer systems, and bioinformatics.
Bart D. Ricketts ’92 is president and CEO of Lease Crutcher Lewis, a commercial general contracting and construction management company with divisions in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. His wife, Wendy (Baldwin) Ricketts ’92, is board chair for Serendipity Center, a nonprofit therapeutic school serving at-risk students with complex learning needs. The Ricketts live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with daughter Olivia and son George.
After 23 years in Washington, D.C., and 12 years with AARP, Greg Macias ’92 is relocating to New York City to serve as the chief operating officer for sageusa.org, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for older LGBT Americans.
Genie Harrison J.D. ’92 was honored with the award of top female attorney of the year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals. For over two decades, she has provided legal expertise and delivered results as a trial attorney and advocate for plaintiffs, being heralded by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top labor and employment attorneys for eight years. In 2016 and 2017, she was listed by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 Southern California “Super Lawyers”—and was named No. 3 on its Top 10 list in 2017. In 2016, Super Lawyers profiled and featured Harrison on the cover of its magazine. For seven years she has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiff’s employment litigation. Harrison is also the treasurer of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the largest local trial bar association in the country. As a very active contributor to the bar, she looks forward to continuing to represent her clients and giving back to the community.
Haydée Alfonso J.D. ’92, MBA ’92 is general counsel and managing attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, a firm with over 140 attorneys and advocates providing free legal assistance to low-income clients. She joined the organization in 2008.
Stacy (Sanders) Young ’93 and husband Liberty Young welcomed son Fenix Sanders Young to their San Francisco home on June 19, 2017.
Alice Busching Reynolds J.D. ’93 is senior advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 on climate, environment, and energy. Previously, she was deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2011 and has also worked for the California Attorney General’s Office and in private practice.
Katherine McLain J.D. ’93 is corporate counsel for Stripe in San Francisco. Previously, she held legal and compliance roles in private and public companies. She lives with her family in Castro Valley.