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Martha “Mardi” Robers ’69 writes, “I have retired after having a very satisfying career of 46 years in social work. I have moved to Hamilton, Montana, and now get to spend quality time with my family, which includes two amazing grandchildren.”
Mark Ghan J.D. ’85 is serving as acting president of Western Nevada College (WNC). He is excited to serve as president while WNC conducts a national search for a new president to lead the college. “It is my goal to ensure the college does not lose momentum in advancing the program and projects that make WNC a special place,” he says.
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.
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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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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Miles Kelly ’95 is chief marketing officer for OneLogin, a late-stage technology startup based in San Francisco. Kelly spent the last five years running global product marketing for DocuSign Inc. He holds a B.S. in marketing from SCU.
Patricia (Ball) Alberts ’98 J.D. ’03 and husband Erik welcomed their baby boy Robert “Robbie” Reginald on June 29, 2017, in Santa Monica, where the family resides. Robbie is joins big brother Evan. Patricia is a partner at Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP and Erik has his own practice in Los Angeles.
Peter Gielniak J.D. ’99 was named president of the Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation. In this role, he will lead the foundation’s philanthropy program and work with local donors on transformational initiatives. Previously, Gielniak was the executive director of gift planning for Sutter Health in the Bay Area as well as a major gift officer at SCU. While attending Santa Clara Law, Gielniak served as managing editor of the Law Review. He lives in San Mateo with his wife and three children.
Sarah Reagan Christie ’00 has been named to the Treehouse Young Professionals Board. A Seattle, Washington–based nonprofit, Treehouse helps kids in foster care graduate from high school at the same rate as their peers—in addition to helping them develop a plan for their future. Christie is also a senior manager at Deloitte Tax LLP.
Casey Bowles ’00 and his lover, Lauren Hogel, welcomed Tyler Alexander Bowles into the world on Oct. 17, 2016. Casey is a school counselor living with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and looks forward to getting more sleep in a few years.
Christina Guzmán ’01 is back at SCU serving as the Office for Multicultural Learning director. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. at UC Santa Cruz and has taught ethnic studies classes at SCU.
Kathy (Tran) Shaw ’02 and husband Kyle welcomed their second child, William Hieu Shaw, to their family on Oct. 4, 2017.
Emily (Moody) Wilcox ’03, MBA ’09 was promoted to assistant dean of strategic services and dean’s office relations for the Leavey School of Business. Emily and her husband, Lee, recently welcomed a son, Adam Frederick Wilcox. Adam joins big sister, Abby.
Mary Carlich ’04, J.D. ’07 and her husband welcomed a baby boy on Sept. 7, 2017. His big sister was so excited! The newly expanded family lives in Newberg, Oregon.
Chris DeMartini ’05 and Megan (Koppes) DeMartini ’05 welcomed their third daughter, Olivia Kathleen, on Oct. 20, 2017. Olivia joins big sisters Abigail, 6, and Madelyn, 3.
Jessica (Frank) Brown ’05 and husband Peter Brown welcomed their daughter, Charlotte Austen Brown, on Oct. 12, 2017. Charlotte weighed in at 7 lbs. and measured 19.75 inches long. Charlotte joins big brother Connor, who is 2 years old. The family is happily adjusting to their family-of-four status at home in Walnut Creek.
Anita Phillips ’06 and Trevin Phillips ’06, along with daughter Mae, welcomed baby girl Margot on May 26, 2017. The family lives in San Francisco.
Katie (Roberts) Payer ’06, along with husband Brian and daughter Caroline, welcomed Blake Jase Payer on July 18, 2017. The family of four lives in Denver, Colorado. Payer continues her role as the Denver alumni chapter president and just joined the national SCU alumni board. She is looking forward to continuing her involvement with Santa Clara and raising future Broncos!
Annie (Heise) Kelly ’06 and husband Chris Kelly, a graduated of University of Notre Dame, welcomed their first child, Patrick Frederick Kelly, on June 4, 2017. The family lives in San Francisco.
Jack Gillum ’06 has joined the rapid-response investigative team at The Washington Post. He digs deeper into news of the political world and beyond—and comes to the paper by way of the Associated Press investigative desk in Washington, D.C., where he landed significant exclusives by scrutinizing digital media. Gillum’s investigative reporting for AP included uncovering that Hillary Clinton’s private emails were hosted on a server in her Chappaqua, New York, home and that Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock spent taxpayer money and campaign funds on air travel with donors. At SCU, he got his start as an editor for The Santa Clara.
Paige (Rossetti) Abdelmalek ’06 and husband Andy Abdelmalek welcomed a baby boy, Anthony Logan, on Aug. 18, 2017. Paige and Andy both work at Google in Los Angeles.