2009

Nearly 20 years after they first started dating in 2001, Stephanie (Acosta) Birondo ’09 and her husband, Eugene, excitedly welcomed their first child, Desmond Acosta Birondo on July 31, 2020. The family resides in San Jose, California.

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2009

Avid Chelsea FC soccer fan Brent Bushell, M.S., MBA ’09 died at the age of 38 on August 10, 2020. He received a Bachelor of Science in information technology from the University of Houston and two master’s degrees in business administration and information systems from Santa Clara University. Brent worked for San Jose Clinic, MD Anderson […]

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Brent Bushell, M.S., MBA ’09
2009

Timothy B. Sennott ’09, 34, of Oakland, CA and Cape Cod, MA died unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2020. He was the much-loved son of Toni and the late Rob Sennott who died in 2019. He was also much loved by his sister Brooke Lightner, her husband Ryan, and their two children Tatum and Indy. He leaves […]

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2009

After working for major Silicon Valley firms, Alex Touma J.D. ’09 of White & Case has eared a spot among fintech law practitioners under age 40 by being named a Law360 Rising Star. He is currently working on a case with Facebook to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra.

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2009

Michelle (Pesce) Dupic ’09 and Chad Dupic ’09 became proud parents and welcomed their first child, Marco Tannin Dupic, on May 16, 2019. The family lives in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Godparents include fellow Bronco Arthur Gallanter ’12.

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2009

Alexander Touma J.D. ’09 was recognized by the LGBT Bar as a recipient of the 2019’s Best LDBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 Award.

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2009

Alen Mirza ’09 published his first book in July, A Practical Guide to Using International Human Rights and Criminal Law Procedures, with University of San Francisco School of Law Professor Connie de la Vega.

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2009

Alicia K. Gonzales ’09 presented the paper “Yoga, Nationalism, and Bio-Political Resistance: Understanding the Resurgence of Haṭha Yoga during India’s Independence Movement” at the American Academy of Religion conference in March. She studies Sanskrit, South Asian traditions, and yoga at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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2009

Maggie Beidelman ’09 of AJ+ won a TV/video longform storytelling award from the Society of Professional Journalists for “Chinese Food: An All-American Cuisine.” The video also won a National Association of Black Journalists Digital Media Award as well as a Northern California Emmy.

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2009

Jonna Robinson ’09, 28, died suddenly on June 23, 2015. Jonna was working on her doctorate in psychology at Azusa-Pacific University in California where she previously received her master’s degree. Jonna received her undergrad degree from Santa Clara University. She is survived by her parents, John and Jo Nelle nee Nelson; her snoods, Megan and […]

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2009

Steven John Hardt-nglish ’08, resident of San Jose, died suddenly on Jan. 17. He was 29 years old. He lost a brave 3-year fight against a disease he was so close to beating. He would make progress, accomplish so much, and then be overcome again. He was a kind, thoughtful and intelligent young man who […]

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2009

Lorene Stevenson M.A. ’09 on Dec. 9, 2009. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Lorene passed away with her family in her heart. She was born & raised in Turlock, Calif., before moving to San Jose in 1952. Lorene was a dedicated teacher in the Campbell Union School District from 1952-1992, until moving to San Diego […]

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2009

James W. Dolan Sr. ’44, age 87, of Bozeman passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. Jim was a man of great humor, honor and family. He spent his life making friends wherever he went and looked for opportunities to share his gift of laughter. Never a stranger did he meet. His family was his […]

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2009

Brett Riese ’09 and Lisa Hill ’09 on August 24th, 2013 in Carlsbad, Calif. The wedding party included Lisa’s sister, Jennifer Hill ’11, along with Colleen Kleier ’09, Tara O’Flaherty ’10, and Jonathan Boales ’10. The couple currently lives in Renton, Wash.

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2009

Brian Kozel ’09 and Ashley Wells ’09 were married at the Santa Clara Mission Church on July 14, 2012. Several SCU alumni were in the wedding party, including Joseph Wattoo ’09, Ellis Fenske ’09, Lauren Backes ’09, Christina Harris ’09, Tanner Diggs ’09, and Adam Seppala ’09; as well as current SCU student and brother […]

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2009

Brian Belcher ‘09 and Sam Baker ’08 are making their mark as environmentalists and businessmen in El Salvador with Computodos, a San Salvador-based company that Baker founded. The company sells high-quality computers at low cost to low-income sectors, primarily students, schools, nongovernmental organizations and the poor. Baker majored in finance at Santa Clara University, with an interest in making […]

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2009

Jordan Angeli ’09 is leading the women’s professional soccer 2010 draft class in goals and making a case for rookie of the year, playing midfielder for the Boston Breakers.

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2009

Michelle Gamlen ’09 of Los Altos, California, and Matthew Sullivan of Arlington, Virginia, were married on Nov. 15, 2014, at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park, California. Matthew went to Johns Hopkins University and graduated in 2002. The couple resides in Arlington, Virginia.

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2009

Matt Adler ’09 is a Futures and FX Execution Consultant with Bloomberg Tradebook in New York. He recently completed his MBA from Stern Business School and has relocated to London, England for a two year assignment.

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2009

Justin Perna ’09 is engaged to Danielle Kieckhefer, and will be married in Chicago in August 2017. He currently manages the brokerage operations at TradeStation Securities, and is building a team in Chicago. Justin was the co-founder of the Santa Clara University men’s ice hockey team in 2007.

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