Santa Clara University

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41 Jack Higgins writes that he is in good health and working five days a week.
49 John Conrado retired in 1989 from the Federal Highway Administration. He and his wife, Althea, have traveled to 100 countries and territories, including Namibia. Edward Maffeo and his wife, Joyce, celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6, 2004.
50 Edwin S. Williams and his wife, Pat, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June 2004. They have four children, 14 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. Edwin is retired from the U.S. Army and Johnson County Community College. The couple lives in Overland Park, Kan.
51 Raymond Harbert is a docent at the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, Nev., a new museum that is associated with the Smithsonian. It is history he knows from first-hand experience, having been resident engineer at Bikini Atoll during the nation’s largest nuclear test in 1954. Ray, a Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, was resident engineer at the Nevada Test Site in 1956-57, and also worked directly with Dr. Edward Teller.
52 Ron Hansen and his wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during the winter on a Caribbean cruise, far from the snow in their yard in Juneau, Alaska, where they have lived for 30 years. The couple has four children and six grandchildren. J. Dennis Small’s company, SlotWorld, Inc., is building a casino in Dayton, Nev., that is expected to open in November.
54 Henry Shea writes that he enjoyed seeing his classmates and their wives at the 50- year reunion.
56 Thomas Farley was inducted into the Pueblo, Colo. Hall of Fame in March. He received an outstanding service award from the University of Colorado and a distinguished service award from Colorado State University, Pueblo. He is a member of SCU’s Board of Regents.
58 John Collins writes that his youngest son, Will, 19, started all 13 games for national football champion USC as the snapper, and has two championship rings.
60 Hon. Salvatore Spano J.D. ’64 has retired after more than 12 years as an administrative law judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board and after many years of practicing law. He plans to travel, fish, and read.
62 Hon. John Gallagher retired from the Fresno County Superior Court.
63 James Fuqua is vice chairman of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California.
65 Steven J. Bartlett has written his ninth book, The Pathology of Man: A Study of Human Evil, published by Charles C. Thomas. (See Hit the Books) He is a senior research professor of philosophy at Oregon State University and a visiting scholar in philosophy and psychology at Willamette University. Previously, he was a professor at Saint Louis University and the University of Florida. Kathy Holly and her group, The Uptown Singers!, perform opera, Broadway, and cabaret tunes in the Bay Area. Tom McGurk reports that the original SCU rowing team celebrated its 40th anniversary with the current men’s and women’s crews on February 26 at a reception and dinner. Races were held at Lexington Reservoir, and the 1965 vintage boat won one race by five feet. The returnees from the undefeated 1965 boat included Tom, Roger Scott ’67, Bob Montgomery ’67, Doug Berry ’66, Bob McGurk ’66, George Santich ’66, Jerry Pacassi ’67, Dennis Woodruff ’67, Ed Jelich ’66, Tom Crotty ’67, Dan Caputo ’67, John DeLucchi ’67, Coach Mark Pisano MBA ’66, and Coach Charlie Wynn.
67 Dan Hanley MBA ’69, J.D. ’74, has been a solo attorney for 31 years in San Jose with a practice in estate planning, real estate, and probate. Dan and his wife, Judi, have two sons: Brian, a 2003 graduate of Stanford Law School, and Sean, a law student at California Western in San Diego. Rondel Neighbors retired after teaching English for 37 years at Oak Grove High School in San Jose, and is looking forward to spending time with his wife, Marie, and grandchildren. Betty Ross retired as a social worker for Santa Clara County in July 2004. She is a docent at the de Saisset Museum.
68 Ted Burke, co-owner of Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola and the Crow’s Nest in Santa Cruz, is the first recipient of the Restaurateur of the Year award from the California Travel Industry Association. Jonathan Lawson works as a career counselor at San Diego State University. Thomas Mulroy is chairman of McGuire Woods’ commercial litigation department. He funded an award for excellence in evidence at Loyola Law School in Chicago. The student receiving the highest grade receives a cash award.
69 Brian Robinson MBA ’82 and his wife, Barbara (Carroll) ’72, have raised two sons, Jay, 24, and Jeff, 18. They live on the Monterey Peninsula, where Brian is a management consultant and Barbara is a marriage and family therapist. Charles Schmuck teaches at Presentation High School in San Jose, and lives in Menlo Park. He reports that his three children are “doing outstanding.”
70 Elizabeth Millier and her husband, Francis, own Milliare Winery in Murphys, Calif.
71 Robert Hale M.S. ’79 is a docent at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. John and Nina (Barrese) Zoria have completed their fifth season at their state-of-the-art fruit drying facility in Madera, after closing Zoria Farms in San Jose. They are among the last growers and driers of California apricots. Nina is vice president/secretary of Zoria Farms, Inc., and director of human resources. John is president and CEO of the company, as well as the president of the American Council for Food Safety and Quality, formerly known as the Dried Fruit Association of California.
73 Kathie Gerrity lives in Boulder Creek with her two sons, Joey and Marco, 17-year-old twins adopted at birth in Paraguay. She owns and operates the Boulder Creek Veterinary Clinic, specializing in small animal medicine and surgery. Scott Laidlaw is a vice president in compliance at Bank of America. He recently received certification from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. Scott and his wife, Suzanne, live in Pleasant Hill. Eric Lane is one of the founders of a coalition in San Antonio, Texas, trying to get the city to name a street or other symbol for Cesar Chavez. Michael Stewart works in the wellness industry for Juice Plus+.
76 Marcia (Sullivan) Daszko was interviewed for CNN Broadcast News Pick of the week featuring the transformation of her Wisconsin client, KANDU Industries. Her 15-year-old leadership and transformation consulting firm is based in Santa Clara. She is on the board of directors of the in2InThinking Network. She lives with her son, Timothy, a recent college graduate in art and legal studies. Shawn French has been promoted to Six Sigma expert from senior instructor/course designer at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems in Garland, Texas. Dennis O’Hara married Mary Elizabeth McCampbell on May 4 in Honolulu.
79 David Ehlert and his wife, Kim, are the parents of twin boys, Patrick and Andrew, born Oct. 8, 2003. They make for a busy house with brother William, 5. Annette Fajardo is secretary of the Bay View Boat Club, where she organized a silent auction and dance that raised $7,500 for tsunami relief. Jeff Fegan added a second partner to his urology practice. He and his wife, Kimberly, have three children in elementary school. Joseph McNulty is the managing director and majority owner of Trinity Music Partners, which has obtained the rights to commercialize the music compositions of the Vatican Library. The company is producing shows with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti and Celine Dion, and will also be releasing a music collection of composers from each Pope’s era. Previously, Joseph owned Beeload Limited with musician Mick Fleetwood. The company obtained the rights to the BBC rock and pop archives, with releases by Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, the Who, Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles. Joseph is also a consultant and managing director of RSM Sport and Entertainment Department in New York City. He has two children, Madeline, 7, and Seamus, 3, and three stepchildren. The family lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and New York City.
80 Stanley Fidanque and his wife, Ana, announce the arrival of a daughter, Sophia Joy, on January 26. She joins brothers David, Josh, and Daniel.
83 Lynn Berrettoni and her family have moved to New Jersey from Arizona. She and her husband, Andrew, teach at the Peddie School in Hightstown. Andrew teaches math and Lynn teaches history. Larry Crema and his wife, Jenner, announce the birth of a son, Keaton, on July 8, 2004. He joins Kinsey, 5. Ted Hoffman is assistant controller at Ranchwood Homes in Merced.
84 Paul Caputo J.D. ’88 has been named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association for a case in which his client was awarded $2.1 million against the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. Charles Costello received his M.A. degree in Asian Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco sigma cum laude. Jay Leupp is a managing director for RBC Capital Markets as the real estate securities analyst. His wife, Heidi (Le Baron) Leupp, is serving with Jay on the SCU Board of Regents and is past president of the National Alumni Association. Their son, Robert, 14, will be a freshman at St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco this fall, and daughters Christina, 11, and Madeline, 7, attend Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame. Michael Osorio is a managing director for DFS Group, a duty-free travel retailer.
85 Bart Lally completed the Wildflower Triathlon, an Olympic distance race, in May. Kate Lepow MBA ’96 is director of global payment platforms at Apple. She lives in San Jose. Mary (Hegarty) Rahrick is living in Minnesota, with her husband, Mark, and three girls, ages 4, 6, and 8. She is the only pediatrician in her town of 20,000.
86 Mary Blaser married Paul Koolijian ’87 on Oct. 24, 2004, at Mission Santa Clara. Mary is a district manager for RREEF Real Estate Investment Managers, a member of the Deutsche Bank Group, and Paul is the controller for Silver Creek Valley Country Club. They live in San Jose. Pat Gonzales was named Speech Teacher of the Year for the state of Oregon. He is an English and Speech teacher at Madison High School in Portland. His wife, Julie Yeggy, is a primary care doctor. They have four children. Jennifer (McWard) Maguire MBA ’94 and her husband, Brian, welcomed their third child, Tiffany Jeanne, on March 25. She joins brother Trevor, 7, and sister Taylor, 2, at home in San Jose. Jennifer is the assistant budget director for the city of San Jose, where she has worked for 14 years.
88 Robert Chamberlin moved to Danville from Andover, Mass., with his wife Tamara, and children Jack, 7, and Max, 5. In 2004, he started True Wireless, which provides wireless voice and data services for large corporate customers. Laura (Whitney) and Michael McGibben live in Bozeman, Mont., with their daughters, Siena, 6, and Catherine, 4. Dan Weiss has retired from playing basketball in Japan after 14 years. He is completing an MBA in international marketing. He lives in Tokyo with his wife, Kiyo, and daughter, Miriam. Ann Wong is an OB/GYN in private practice in Sunnyvale.
89 Michael Busselen and his wife, Kara, announce the birth of twin daughters, Katherine Grace and Natalie Elizabeth, on March 9, in San Diego. Michael is general manager for Fleishman Hillard, an international public relations firm. Mike Dawson and his wife, Betsy, announce the birth of their third child, Charles Larpenteur, on February 24. Craig DePole is the vice president and general manager of Epsilon’s Washington, D.C., office. Epsilon is a leader in relationship marketing, and serves a number of non-profit clients, including the Smithsonian Institution. Craig has 16 years of experience in marketing and fundraising. Ashley Moss lives in Manhattan, where she is the design director for the clothing line Ecko Red.
90 John Gunther and his wife, Mary, welcomed their first child, Jack, on January 27. Douglas Leong MBA ’01 is director of quality at LGC Wireless in San Jose. He and his wife, Stephanie Ang ’92, MBA ’96, have three daughters, Kirsten, 6, Samantha, 4, and Danielle, 2. Stephanie is a controller at KLA-Tencor. Monica (Morrisey) Lindblad and her husband, Paul, announce the birth of their daughter, Bridgette, on Sept. 27, 2004, in Singapore. Paul is on the managing board of Siltronic AG, a silicon wafer manufacturer based in Munich. Brian MacDonald and his wife, Poppy, announce the birth of a son, Gill Patrick, on April 2. Elizabeth (Beth Anne) Elliott O’Donoghue and her husband, Dan, welcomed a son, Daniel William V, in November 2004. Beth Anne is working as a physical therapist in Chevy Chase, Md. Rosalie (Liccardo) Pacula is a faculty research fellow in the National Bureau of Economic Research’s Programs on Health Economics and Children and an economist at RAND, working in the Health Program and Drug Policy Research Center. Previously she was an assistant professor at the University of San Diego and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Rosalie lives in San Diego with her husband, Joe, and children Gabriella, 5, and Brian, 3.
91 Judy (Bannan) and John Wentworth ’89, welcomed a daughter, Margaret Bannan, on February 14. Maggie joins brothers Johnny and Ryan. Karrolyne (Vosburg) Fogel is an associate professor at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Terry (Jackson) and Byron Rifenburg ’92 announce the birth of a daughter, Lauren Renee, on Dec. 20, 2004. She joins brother Trevor, 4. Terry works part-time as a physical therapist for Kaiser Permanente in Gilroy, and Byron has been at Air Systems in San Jose for 10 years. Patrick Kelly and his wife, Lisa, announce the birth of a son, Connor Patrick, on Sept. 15, 2004. He joins sister Ciara Catherine, 3. Patrick is director of finance with MCI. The family lives in Haymarket, Va. Deena Strickland married Darryl Dyson on May 21 in Los Gatos, where they reside. Deena is a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser Permanente, and Darryl is a project manager at Synopsys and a senior master sergeant in the 129th Rescue Wing of the California Air National Guard. Hon. Alberto Torrico is the state assemblyman for the Fremont and Newark areas. His chief of staff is classmate John Doherty. Allison (Hall) Yocum and her husband, Dennis, announce the birth of a son, Griffin Davis, on Sept. 20, 2004. He joins brother Quinn, 2. They live near Seattle.
92 Karin (Bullis) and Steve Calde announce the birth of their second son, Finnegan Daniel, on February 6 in San Jose. He joins brother Jack, 4. They now live in Portland, Ore. Karin is in graduate school in clinical psychology, and Steve is a design director at Cooper. Isabel (Flanagan) Chiavettone and her husband, G. Heath, announce the birth of a son, Vincenzo, in November 2004. He joins big sister Isabella. Isabel completed the teaching standards for National Board Certification, and continues to teach fifth grade in downtown San Jose. Elizabeth (Harris) Hachman and her husband, Tim, announce the birth of a daughter, Cecilia Elizabeth, on February 7. Cecilia joins sister Charlotte. The family lives in Belvedere. Bart Ricketts is president and general manager of Lease Crutcher Lewis, a general contractor. Based in the Portland, Ore., office, Bart is responsible for directing construction projects and company operations for Oregon and Southwest Washington. He and his wife, Wendy (Baldwin) have a daughter, Olivia, 4, and a son, George, 2. Elin Van Vleet finished her master’s degree in math education at Fresno Pacific University in May 2004.
93 Rafael Domeyko graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Graduate School of International Policy Studies, and was selected a Presidential Management Fellow. Fellows receive an initial two-year appointment to federal service at the management level. Jenny (Kranz) Allen lives in southern New Jersey, where her husband, Bob, works for the Nature Conservancy. Jenny is taking a break from her career as a wildlife biologist to take care of Connor, 3, and Dylan, 9 months. Karma Giulianelli and Chris Cone announce the birth of a daughter, Micaela Nicole, on January 31. She joins sister Maria, 3. Erin (Brady) and George Kiesel ’91 announce the birth of a son, Thomas O’Sullivan, on Nov. 30, 2004, in Modesto. He joins sister Grace, 5, and brother Nicholas, 2. Erin is a family practice physician in Hughson, and George is an IT manager for Supherb Farms in Turlock. Antonio Lorenzo is an electrical engineer-turned-consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton. He is serving a contract at the U.S. Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii. Carole Low married Caio Schmidt on February 5 in Monterey. They live in Denver. Alyssa Schaeffer married Thomas Tannert ’94, MBA ’04 on Sept. 25, 2004, at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding party included Lupe (Guzman) Wyatt, Melissa (O’Loughlin) White, Mary Diridon, Mitchell Ahiers, Jeff Alcala, Chris Hite ’91, J.D. ’94, and Jesse (Uhlir) Uhlson ’94. Other Broncos in attendance included Lisa (Larkin) McMaster, David Boyd ’91, Brett Duarte ’94, Alex Gutt ’94, Jeanne Kennedy ’94, Francine (Shore) Madsen ’94, Dan Madsen ’94, Maggie Doherty ’95, Paul Shinn J.D. ’95, Dean Koutroupos MBA ’04, Steven Saah MBA ’04, and Brett Walinski MBA ’04. The couple honeymooned in Fiji, and live in Cupertino. Anissa Slifer is a hospitalist for Sutter Medical Group in Sacramento.
94 Jennifer (Goebel) M.A. ’97 and Todd Ferrara welcomed their first child, Matthew Todd, on February 17. They live in Washington, D.C., where Todd is staff director for the Office of Congressional Relations for the Department of Agriculture. He previously served for four years as confidential assistant to Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman. Stephen Kaniewski and his wife, Patricia, announce the birth of a daughter, Sophia, in February. She joins brother Stephen, 3. The family lives in Sahuarita, Ariz., where Stephen is vice president of operations for Belden CDT. Mark Montalto is manager of internal controls at IndyMac Bank in Pasadena. Julienne (Oscamou) Neumann and her husband, Bruce, live in San Ramon, with their children, Kayla, 5, and Cody, 2. Julie works for BDA Sports Management as director of finance, and Bruce is director of engineering for Eksigent Technologies in Livermore. Brian Roberts has started an investment firm called Nelson Roberts Investment Advisers in East Palo Alto.
95 Hector Benavides and his wife, Anissa, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Michelle, on March 16. They live in Selma, Calif. Bill Bennett and his wife, Jyllian, announce the birth of a daughter, Laryn, on Oct. 11, 2004. They live in Pleasanton. Amy (Boose) and Todd Black MBA ’00 celebrated the birth of a baby boy, Ryan Michael, on Dec. 30, 2004. He joins sister Ellie, 3. The family lives in Fort Collins, Colo. Bill Churchill and his wife, Apryl, announce the birth of a daughter, Chamberlain Blair, on Nov. 18, 2004. Mike Gross and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Esther, on March 9. Laura MacDonald married John Lincoski on Sept. 5, 2004, in Arlington, Va. Gialisa (Whitchurch) Gaffaney was matron of honor, and classmates in attendance were Laura (Wing) Yamamoto and Nicole (Harrington) Cirino. An evening reception was held in the gardens of the historic Lee-Fendall house in Old Town Alexandria, Va. The couple lives in Alexandria. Tina (Misthos) and Mark Gullotta J.D./MBA ’02, announce the birth of a son, Andonis Richard, on Oct. 29, 2004. They live in San Bruno. Eric Olson has returned to California from Washington, D.C., and is director of product development at Genentech. Anthony Tagavilla married Anna Gacek on Aug. 8, 2004. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio, where Anthony is an OB/GYN resident in his third year. Cathy (Madrid) and Steve Teves ’94 welcomed their daughter, Sydney Catherine, on Dec. 6, 2004. They live in Santa Clara. Megan (Carr) Williams and her husband, Nate, welcomed a daughter, Cassidy Jane, on Dec. 23, 2004. Both Megan and Nate are high school teachers with the Anchorage, Alaska, School District. They were married in June 2001.
96 Tiffany (Ennis) Andrade and her husband, Pete, announce the birth of a son, Gavin Roman, on March 14. The family lives in San Ramon. Michelle Andre runs a freelance graphic design business, and works as an art director at Haggin Marketing in Sausalito. She is working on a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications at Golden Gate University. She married Sean Creane in 2001. Alison Beimfohr married Shawn Stanley on Sept. 5, 2004, in Newport Beach. The wedding party included Michelle Despres, Megan (Smith) Brownell, Lisa (Johnson) Normandin, Whitney (Bauter) Fambrough, Kathleen Donnelly, Holly (Anderson) Levow J.D./MBA ’00, and Jeff Griffis. The couple lives in Dallas, where Shawn works for Bernstein Investment Research & Management, and Alison works for Medtronic. Kelli (Sullivan) Graham and her husband, Craig, announce the arrival of a daughter, Erin Christine, on May 15. She joins sisters Jessica Lauren, 7, and Ashley Nicole, 2. Craig is director of media solutions at Crawford & Associates International in Palo Alto, and Kelli is a business analyst with Vital Terminal Management Services in Sacramento. Mary Frances (McGuire) and Pete Davis welcomed their son, Sean Peter, on June 8, 2004. He joins big sister Riley, 3, at the family’s home in Denver, Colo. Julie Randau married Michael Carr in the summer of 2004. Michael is a law student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Robin (Moore) Maciel and her husband, Matt, welcomed their daughter, Natalie Marie, on March 19. They were married on July 14, 2002, at Mission Santa Clara, and live in Pleasanton.
97 Catie Bloem married Robert O’Reilly at Cabra Castle in Ireland on January 21. SCU classmates Sarah McKay, Mike McMurray, and Adam Conway attended. Karen (Chan) and Robert Dang ’96 announce the birth of their second child, Madeline Elise, on March 20. She joins big sister Mia Katherine. Bettina (Staudigl) Gregg and her husband, Hunter, announce the birth of a daughter, Lilah Simone, on Aug. 16, 2004. She joins brother Nolan, 3, at home in Portland, Ore. Robert Peterson and his wife, Janelle, announce the birth of a daughter, Olivia Cate, on Sept. 8, 2004. Robert and Janelle were classmates at Creighton University Dental School. He is a dentist in St. Louis, Mo.
98 Brendyn Chesser married Kevin Thé on April 25 in Tucson, Ariz. The wedding party included Rosi (Casado) deDomenico, Keri Bailey, and Dan Womac. Other classmates at the wedding were Kelly Warren, Jill (Hamilton) Livengood, and Jamie (Hamilton) Boesiger. Brendyn is a pediatric registered nurse and full-time family nurse practitioner student at the University of Arizona. She graduated magna cum laude from the school’s college of nursing in 2003. Kevin left a reporting job at the Arizona Daily Star to become an officer with the Tucson Police Department. Steve Heyn was part of a moot court team at Southwestern Law School which earned first place at the J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition in Chapel Hill, N.C.
99 Deanna Caputo received her Ph.D. in social and personality psychology from Cornell University in August 2004. She is a federal contractor for the Defense Intelligence Agency doing human factors analyses. Previously she was a jury and trial consultant in Ithaca, N.Y. Jaime (Castellano) and Tim Escobar ’00 announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Marie, on Sept. 9, 2004, in Sacramento. Anne (Marquess) Lohmann and her husband, Chris, announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Christopher, in February. The family lives in Sunnyvale. Anne works for the Mountain View Police Department. Danielle (Dwyer) Morse and her husband, Scott, announce the birth of a son, Finn Dwyer, on April 16. They live in the Bay Area. Heather Riley married Daniel Brown on February 19. They live in Southern California.
00 Larry Au is a physician assistant in an otolaryngology (ear/nose/throat) practice in Honolulu. Devin Daniels lives in Houston, Texas. Brian Jones started his own TV production company, psgfilms, in Seattle. Its first documentary, “Bounty Hunters: Sacaramento, California,” aired on the National Geographic channel in April. The company’s next production is a documentary about an all-inmate baseball team at San Quentin Prison. He writes, “If anyone wants to work in TV and hang out in a prison for three months, let me know.” Julianne Hausle married David Garnett ’98 on January 15 at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding party included Carrie Polhemus, Theresa Nguyen, Gwen Hoff and Michael Garnett ’01. Also in attendance were Shannon Roth, Anne (Krebs) Milbourne, Chris Fiscalini ’04, and Amanda Martin ’08. The couple lives in Cupertino. Dave is the CTO and founding partner of Axcient, a digital data storage company, and Julianne is a chef. Julianne is the daughter of Steve ’74 and Lisa (Fiscalini) Hausle ’76, and granddaughter of Joan and Frank Fiscalini ’48. Mary Santarosa married David Mahoney ’99 on Dec. 4, 2004, at Mission Santa Clara. They were married by Scott Santarosa, S.J. ’88, and Mick McCarthy, S.J., with many SCU alumni in attendance. Mary is a clinical dietician and David is an electrical engineer. They honeymooned in Maui, and live in San Jose. Jenn Viane married Mike Riese ’99 on May 7 at Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, Calif. Classmates in attendance included Jeremy Bates, Jen (Jacobs) Bolger, Jeff Bolger, Paul Bussi, Christina (Beck) Drogin, Jason Drogin, Shannon Roth, Rich Simpson, Katie Winter, Gerry Mooney ’99 and Lauren (Goodwin) Simpson ’02. The couple lives in San Diego.
01 Meredith Cecchin married Tom Galvin ’02 on May 14 in San Francisco. Theater professor Michael Zampelli, S.J., presided, and classmates David Phillips, John Sharkey and Manfred Hayes ’02 participated. Daniel Ellsworth married Esther Dietrich on June 14, 2003. He works at Archway Insurance Brokers in San Jose. Melissa Fukuchi married Joe Duffield ’02 on April 2 in Dallas, Texas. Tammara Mercer is now known as Simone Nia Rae, and has written a novel, I Sat on the Edge of Peace, distributed by Publish America House. The book is available at most major bookstores and online. Kevin McDonough is an account manager at 790 The Zone, a sports talk radio station in Atlanta, Ga. Kimberly Yost married Brian Stoelker ’00 on Oct. 3, 2004, at St. Theresa’s Church in South Lake Tahoe, with William Donnelly, S.J., presiding. The couple lives in Seattle’s Green Lake district.
02 Greta Newgren earned a master of fine arts degree in film and theater with an acting concentration from Columbia University School of the Arts in May. Nicole (Wheat) Ford earned a law degree from the University of California, Davis, in May. She plans to work for an organization that helps victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Yolo County.
03 Jenna Doot works for SCORE! Educational Centers in San Jose. She spent a year in New York with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
04 Karen (Ruud) Dennis and her husband, David, welcomed two daughters on Sept. 15, 2004, Anna and Kathryn (Katie). They join brother Cameron, 3. David is a communications manager at, and Karen is a stay-at-home mom.
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