1986

Jennifer Maguire ’86, M.B.A. ’94 was appointed as San Jose’s Acting City Manager on July 25. Maguire is responsible for managing the day-to-day delivery of services to the community, advising the City Council, and implementing their policies. She oversees a $4.8 billion budget and leads a workforce of more than 6,600 full-time employees.

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1949

It was a busy life, for sure. Somehow along the way, Alessandro Baccari ’49 produced broadcast programs including an award-winning show hosted by Mike Wallace, became Associate Dean of the Business College at San Francisco State University, established sixteen regional history museums in Northern California, won two Fulbright awards for his photography, served as president of the Fisherman’s Wharf […]

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Alessandro Baccari
1949

WWII interrupted John “Jack” Bennett ’49 studies at SCU. He left the University to serve in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific. After Jack was discharged as a sergeant, he returned to campus and married Nelda the same year he graduated. The couple had three children. In his professional life, Jack worked for State Farm. In retirement, […]

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1953

The year after William James “Bill” Maronick ’53 graduated from SCU, he joined the U.S. Army as an officer. When he was discharged in 1957, he signed up to work with his brother Bob as a food broker for Geo L Tracy Co., where he represented Del Monte Foods. He was an active member of St. Ann’s […]

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1967

Called to be a priest, Rev. Bernard (Bernie) James Zanck Jr., M.A. ’67 achieved his dream and was ordained a Catholic priest after earning his Licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1955 from the Catholic University of America. The Claretians Order sent him to San Jose to be a diocesan priest. While attending classes at Santa Clara […]

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1991

Connecticut Historical Society research historian Dr. Karen Li Miller ’91 presented new research about Connecticut’s women of color who worked for women’s suffrage in a webinar in January. She taught about the role women of color played in the women’s suffrage movement and of the restrictions, stemming from systemic racism, that limited women of color […]

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1989

Scott Mauk ’89 is the new superintendent for Chimacum school district in Washington. Mauk was previously the principal at Edmonds Heights K-12, Alternative Learning Experience in the Edmonds School District.

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Scott Mauk
1970

An outdoorsman and man of the community, Robert “Bob” C. Wolf MBA ’70 enjoyed hiking, biking, swimming, snowboarding, and photography. For more than 30 years, he worked for the state of Nevada. Bob also served community organizations including Tahoe Family Solutions, IVGID Trustee, and AYSO. He died on March 2, 2021.

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1956

Legend has it that Philip James Thompson ’56 was born with the brawny build that he maintained his entire life. At SCU, he played football. Phil was on a path to the priesthood when the charms of Colleen Powers captured him.  He served as a judge and later as a law professor and corporate counsel […]

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1974

Eric J. Tandy ’74 attended the SCU Basketball Reunion in Feb. 2020. The reunion was organized by Jim Romey BS ’76, Tandy’s teammate on the first-year team in 1970-71. The team had a 16-5 record, and all but two attended the reunion. Tandy was elated to be reunited with his winning team, including legends: Dennis […]

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1982

Living a life devoted to God, Sister Mary “Chris” Athans ’82 worked as a guest lecturer and on the alumnae relations staff at Xavier College Preparatory, and taught at schools in California, Illinois, and Minnesota. She also served as executive director of the North Phoenix Corporate Ministry, a group of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant congregations […]

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1958

Growing up in Pacific Grove, California, David Miller Rudolph ’58 played basketball and worked at his family’s furniture business. He attended San Carlos Elementary and St. Angela’s Elementary, and was a member of the first graduating class of Junipero Memorial High School, where he wrote a high school sports column for the Monterey Herald. Later in […]

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1998

Esmeralda Sanchez Moseley ’98 has departed as principal of Flowery Elementary in order to work as director of educational services of the Petaluma City School District. Moseley described her time at Flowery Elementary as the greatest joy of her professional career.

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Esmeralda Moseley
2008

Jason John ’08 received his Ph.D. from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2020 and is now working at the California Natural Resources Agency as a California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) Science & Technology Policy Fellow. John has long held an interest in marine physiology and ecology and this fellowship provides valuable experience and additional training in […]

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Jason John
1998

Lloyd Pierce ’98 was hired to be an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers. Additionally Pierce is working with Team USA as assistant coach for the 2021 Olympic Games. Prior to this Pierce was head coach of the Atlanta Hawks for the past two and a half seasons.

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2005

After his retirement from the business world, Dr. Arthur J. Gemmell LL.M. ’05 entered Lincoln Law School of San Jose, where he graduated as the class valedictorian. In 2005 Arthur obtained a Master of Laws degree from Santa Clara University, and in 2007 a Doctor of Juridical Science from Golden Gate University of Law. He […]

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1982

An active member of the Richmond Lions Club and St. Mark Catholic Church John Bernard Rasche J.D. ’82 died on May 17, 2021. Rasche was a loving father and after retiring from a long career as a pharmacist, enjoyed regular visits to his son’s alma mater of Hillsdale College. He was known to always be […]

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2015

A love of education spurred David G. Hunter MAT ’15 to earn his Master of Arts in Teaching from Santa Clara University. After teaching high school math for five years, he came back to SCU to earn an MBA. His goal was to combine his love for teaching with his knowledge of business and work in […]

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1972

After a battle with Parkinson’s Disease and heart disease Delbert M. Siemsen J.D. ’72 died peacefully on July 4, 2020. In Milwaukee, he met and married his wife, Margaret Gould. The two would move around California before settling down in Durham. Del discovered his true calling was farming. Over the years, he and Margaret farmed […]

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1967

A lover of nature, James Kilgroe M.S. ’67 was an avid gardener, environmentalist, camper, and member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh since the early ’70. After earning a master’s in mechanical engineering from Santa Clara, James spent the majority of his career working for the Environmental Protection Agency. He published many papers concerning the […]

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