1975

Receiving a teaching credential wasn’t enough for Harry A. Bettencourt M.A. ’75. Always learning, he found himself earning advanced degrees from Stanford, Santa Clara, and San Jose State universities. He taught as much as he learned, working as an educator/school administrator through the Fremont Union High School District. Harry joked that he failed retirement as he […]

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1975

One of the most renowned figures in Hawaii high school sports history, Johnston Kaipo Spencer ’75 was a star quarterback in football and guard in basketball at Saint Louis School in Honolulu. Even as a teen, he was more popular among most local sports fans than University of Hawaii athletics. Kaipo went on to break […]

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Robert A. Heise ’75 was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Columbus, Ohio. Bob was a graduate of Worthington High School and The Ohio State University. He served as an intelligence officer in the Army for 20 years followed by 20 years as a high school math teacher culminating at Hilton Head High School. Along the […]

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1975

The second edition of Radical Collaboration by James Tamm J.D. ’75 was published by HarperCollins. The first edition has been on Amazon’s top-seller list for negotiation, organizational psychology and collaboration books for most of the past 15 years. Tamm retired as a senior administrative law judge with the California Public Employment Board in 2001. He […]

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James Anson “Bud” Stobie M.A. ’75 was born on Nov. 17, 1932, in Spokane, Washington, to John and Mildred Stobie. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1951. He attended Washington State University for two years before being drafted into the Army. Bud married Jean Dixon in 1954 in Yakima, Washington. The couple […]

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1975

Deborah A. Baker ’75, M.A. ’85 and her husband, Paul, have five grandchildren. She is involved with nonprofits that help women and children, and she serves on the board of Children of Vietnam. Her daughter is Julie Broms MBA ’09.

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Cheryl Poncini J.D. ’75 has been elected the 2019 president of the Alameda County Bar Association. She has also been an Alameda County deputy district attorney for over 41 years.

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Born in Brooklyn in 1940, Alan L. Tanenbaum J.D. ’75 studied at Columbia, Syracuse, and Santa Clara. After a career as an accomplished astrophysicist, he went on to become a family lawyer. He was president of the California Association of Certified Family Law Specialists and of Silicon Valley Jewish Family Services. An art docent, active […]

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1975

Stephanie E. Joannides ’75 has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Community Schools Athens. A senior Superior Court judge for Anchorage, Alaska, Joannides was acknowledged for her professional achievements, exemplary leadership with ethos, and service to humanity. Previously, she served as a judge on the State District Court, the State Superior Court, and as […]

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1975

Marcus Henry Cohen Jr. MBA ’75 was born on Sept. 23, 1942, in Tampa, Florida, to Marcus Henry Cohen Sr. and Gretchen Geiger Cohen. He married Doreen van Assenderp Cohen on Dec. 28, 1970. He was a resident of Los Altos since 1971 and received his B.S. in electrical engineering from MIT in 1964, M.S. […]

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1975

Rochelle Roesener Kelly ’75 retired from her position as director of educational options for the Santa Clara Unified School District.

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Christine Marie Dezelle ’75 was an active member in her church and her community. She was the community club leader for the Galt 4-H Club. Christine also served as the president of the Galt Senior Club for a time. Her enormous personality, wealth of selflessness, and friendly smile will be sorely missed by all that […]

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William Patrick O’Connell Jr. M.A. ’75 D.Min. ’78 was born to William Patrick Sr. and Leonore Elizabeth (Garrod) O’Connell in Seattle on Dec. 9, 1935. After graduating from Seattle Prep in 1953, William attended Seattle University, where he was a member of the ROTC honorary society and Alpha Omega service fraternity. He joined the Jesuits […]

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Known by family and friends as “Vi,” Violet Setsuko Pollock M.A. ’75 was active in many civic and religious activities. She was a member of the Democratic Party and campaigned for the rights of senior citizens and public education. She served as an ombudsman for seniors, negotiating the social security system. She was also a […]

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1975

Richard A. Hankins J.D. ’75 was born in Illinois on June 5, 1950. He grew up in California, where he became an “all-American boy.” Sports played a big part in Richard’s life. He was a passionate baseball fan and authored an unpublished manuscript delineating the evolution, lexicon, and intrigue of baseball long before the topic […]

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1975

Matthew L. Blote ’75 was born in Tucson, Arizona, at Davis Monthan Air Force Base and spent much of his childhood relocating to different parts of the world as a result of his father’s military profession. He and his family ended up settling in Petaluma around the time that Matt started high school. He graduated […]

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Jean Ohme M.A. ’75 was the daughter of an immigrant father from Latvia who believed that you make your own success—and didn’t believe in going to college. Jean didn’t listen to her father, though, and was determined to go to college. She worked in a shoe store, she did surveys, she found scholarships, and somehow […]

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1975

Walt Boeninger ’75 attended Blackford High School and graduated from SCU. He worked at Hewlett Packard in technical support for 26 years and served on the Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury for a one-year term. Walt admired Shelby Mustangs and eventually bought one. He was in the Northern California Shelby club for many years […]

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Thomas Richard Elfers MBA ’75 grew up in Pasadena, California, and graduated from La Salle High School. He attended Pasadena City College for two years before transferring to UCLA in 1966. He joined the U.S. Navel Reserve in 1967 and graduated from UCLA in 1968 with a B.S. in business administration. Tom married his high […]

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Randolph “Randy” Leong J.D. ’75 was born on Aug. 31, 1945, in Honolulu. He was the only son of Edward and Sally Leong. He attended St. Patrick’s School and graduated from St. Louis High School in 1963. He attended the University of Hawaii as well as the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School for his undergraduate […]

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