1977

Major General Eldon P. Regua ’77 was appointed as senior advisor to the deputy under secretary of the Army at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. His role is to lead efforts at “Re-engaging the U.S. Army in the State of California.” Regua had a 36-year Army/Army Reserve career after commissioning at SCU as a second lieutenant. […]

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1969

Phil Amormino ’69, present owner/operator of Amormino Machining & Design in Sonoma, has embarked upon a new career: teaching physics to 3rd through 8th grade homeschoolers. As a former science teacher at Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Amormino saw a need for elder science people to eschew retirement and give back some of their time […]

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1998

Christiane Sinclair J.D. ’98 recently joined Hinshaw & Culbertson as senior counsel. Sinclair handles insurance coverage matters, bad faith litigation, and commercial litigation related to construction and toxic tort claims. She also advises insurers on compliance with regulations related to claims handling practices, fraud investigations, roadside assistance programs, and training requirements.

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1994

Rudolph Garcia ’94 was named chief credit officer for Beacon Business Bank in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Garcia served as senior vice president at Beacon, and has decades of experience in the banking industry.

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2002

S. Isabel Choi J.D. ’02 is one of 35 writers selected to receive a 2024 literature fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. After practicing litigation at Hanson Bridgett LLP and teaching at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Isabel pivoted to creative writing. She is finishing a generational memoir on the […]

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2023

Daelan Denenberg ’23 is joining the Chicago Hounds’ senior academy. Denenberg, who was a second-round draft pick by Chicago in Major League Rugby in 2023, joins other existing Hounds players as well as senior coaching staff in the academy, which aims to identify and develop local talent for future MLR contracts.

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1962

Bob Wynhausen ’62 and Barbara (Comeau) Wynhausen celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2024. They have three children, two of whom graduated from Santa Clara: Michael Wynhausen ’93 and Aimee Wynhausen ’96.

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1986

Jeanne-Marie Carr ’86 is focusing on her small family orchard, Carr Family Walnuts, after retiring in June 2023 from 30 years of teaching. She’s also taken up pickleball, trying out recipes she’s collected in a scrapbook over the years, and is contemplating swing dance lessons. Jeanne-Marie is enjoying this next stage of life with her […]

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1982

Steven Ashby ’82, director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is honored to represent PNNL as it joins Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy, which brings together leaders of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equity a working reality. “We must be intentional about valuing and engaging […]

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1997

Rathi Murthy M.S. ’97 was featured as an expert in a CIO article about online travel services and AI. As chief technology officer for Expedia, Murthy oversees their massive online travel network and believes they’re ready to capitalize on the advancements of generative AI. Murthy expressed that AI is a huge enabler for them and […]

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1966

Patrick Hall ’66 and Marilyn St.Germain-Hall notched their 49th wedding anniversary on Jan. 4, 2024, and are celebrating with Marilyn’s cousins in Belgium, followed by a return to the Lake Hotel Resort in Killarney, Ireland. Patrick is still practicing law in Pacifica and is entering his 35th year of KAIROS Prison Ministry at San Quentin […]

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1972

Robert McGuiness ’72 is retiring as supervising judge of the Alameda County Superior Court’s Civil Settlement Unit and joining Signature Resolution, an L.A.-based ADR provider which is expanding into Northern California. McGuiness was appointed to the bench by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005. His wife, Judge Yolanda Northridge, retired from the same bench in […]

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2018

María Sánchez ’18 is a forward for the Houston Dash of the NWSL. She also represents the Mexico National team. Sánchez was selected to represent Mexico at the 2023 Pan American Games, held in Chile from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3, 2023, where she took home gold.

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1989

Manjula Talreja ’89 was nominated as one of 2023 most influential women in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. A results-driven senior executive and board member over the 30 years has successfully transformed, built, and scaled publicly traded businesses. From C-suite roles driving digital transformation and growth, she has now transitioned to […]

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Derek Owens J.D. ’02 assumed the role of senior vice president and general counsel for Caterpillar Inc. this summer as he prepares to be appointed chief legal officer and general counsel on Jan. 1, 2024. Owens joined Caterpillar in 2019 as associate general counsel, litigation & investigations, after 15 years with the U.S. Attorney’s Office […]

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2016

Max Discher J.D. ’16 has joined the new Redwood City Police Advisory Committee. Members serve as liaisons between the community and the police department. The Committee was formed with the mission of improving public safety to Redwood City residents, business owners and employees, and visitors. Discher is a senior staff attorney at Homebase, with experience […]

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1979

Janet Napolitano ’79 was appointed as a member of the Biden administration’s Intelligence Advisory Board. She is currently a professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy and the Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley. Previously she served as the twentieth president of the […]

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2013

Meleana Shim ’13 is the assistant coach of the San José State University women’s soccer program. Shim previously played professionally with the Portland Thorns, where she signed in 2013. She scored her first professional goal just five weeks later against Seattle Reign FC. Shim was also part of two National Women’s Soccer League championship teams […]

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2014

Pooja Thapar ’14 served as managing editor for the Georgetown Public Policy Review’s 2022-2023 editorial board. Thapar is pursuing a dual MPP/MBA degree at Georgetown University, focusing on gender policy, corporate social responsibility and social impact. She previously spent six years at the World Bank working on measurement and evaluation for corporate communications and digital […]

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1976

David Mendoza ’76 and his father’s team, the Mendoza Group, joined the Rockefeller Capital Management’s Global Family Office. Mendoza has more than four decades of experience and earned the trust of business owners, executives, professionals and multiple generations of his clients’ families.

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