Santa Clara University


Class notes


43 Michael A. Filice and his wife, Corrinne, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 1.
47 “Still here,” reports Neil I. Gallagher, a retired professor emeritus at the St. Louis University School of Medicine. His granddaughter Catherine Erker is in her third year at SCU.
48 Joe Pausner and his wife, Joann, are enjoying retirement and a little traveling. Last year they went to Honolulu for Joe’s 55th Naval Academy class reunion and to Alaska for a cruise. En route, the couple stopped in Victoria to celebrate their 54th wedding anniversary. They are “staying in pretty good health, all things considered.”
50 Frank Britton retired as a customhouse broker at the Port of Calexico, Calif., after 45 years and is pursuing a new career as a licensed private investigator.
51 Jack H. Bartlett works with Habitat For Humanity.

Daniel Connell just celebrated his 10th year of retirement with his four grandchildren.

Carl E. Bozzo and his wife, Diane, have been married for 50 years. They have seven children and 21 grandchildren. Carl is a retired dentist and CEO of National HealthCare Systems. He also is a volunteer professor at Cal State Fullerton.

55 Vern Chase and his wife, Barbara, were recently honored as the Edmonds, Wash., Citizens of the Year.
58 Ronald H. Pacheco and his wife, Lorraine, celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary in August.

Hugh F. Mullin III retired as a judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court on April 28 after 20 years on the bench. He and his wife, Anna (Lorenzi) ’66, live in Cambria.

Jack Macy was elected to the North Coast Construction Hall of Fame. A retired engineer, he lives in Santa Rosa with his wife of 42 years, Jacquelyn.

66 Leonard Murphy retired from Mira Loma High School and is now a consultant for the Foundation for Teaching Economics and for The Constitutional Rights Foundation.
67 Carl Wilkins is the proud grandfather of Santiago Wilkins, age 2.
68 Carol L. Wolfe’s son Bret Gervasoni is a San Jose firefighter, and her son Mike is a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps.
70 Diana (Reimer) Paque is provost of John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill. She is also president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association.

Kathy (Truxaw) Long and her husband, Wayne, live in Bolivar, Mo., where Kathy works as an e-learning specialist for Duck Creek Technologies, a provider of software for the insurance industry.

John Salverson Jr. is retired and living in Placerville. His son, Brian ’98, recently joined the foreign service.


Alicia (Turner) Foster is president of the San Diego Women’s Foundation. She lives in Del Mar with her husband, Charles.

Kathleen Viery is chief operating officer of the Tsunami Relief Program for the AmeriCares Foundation Inc.


Doug Langford is a cattle rancher in Montague, Calif. He has been married for 34 years.

Robert Tupa is retired from the Washington, D.C., police department and has relocated to Smith Valley, Nev.


Rosario Ungstad retired from the Fremont Unified School District after 27 years teaching the handicapped.

Elizabeth Wolfe recently returned to Adelante Spanish Immersion School in Redwood City as the principal after working at the San Mateo County Office of Education for the past five years.

76 Daniel Vanderpriem is the director of The Redevelopment and Housing Agency for the city of Oakland.

Damien Huttenhoff is director of athletics and activities for the Broward County school system in Florida. He oversees the athletic programs at 30 high schools and 42 middle schools.

Eldon P. Regua was recently promoted to Brigadier General in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he serves as the assistant division commander, 104th Division (institutional training), headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. In civilian life, he works in the customer solutions group for Celestica in San Jose, where he lives with his wife of 10 years, Cirella Teresa.


Tony Fairhead asks for prayers in support of his work with St. Leo’s Roman Catholic Church on eradicating hunger for children in Cincinnati.

Brian McDonald recently took a second company public on Nasdaq.


Dr. Jeffrey Fanelli recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of Westside Family Vision Center in San Jose with his business partner Dr. Larry Fabian.

Barry O’Brien is a supervising producer on the CBS television drama “CSI: Miami.”

80 Theresa Horiye is a substitute teacher and a mother of two boys. Her husband, Tom, is a product engineer director at Sipex Corp. Paul Kick married Mary Kuechler on Feb. 4.

Kelly (Rickon) Mitchell graduated in May from the University of San Diego with a master’s degree in nonprofit management and leadership studies. Kelly works as the development director for the San Diego Crew Classic, and she lives in San Diego with her husband and their two sons.

Matt Nyman lives in the Denver area with his wife and four boys, ages 9, 11, 13, and 15.

Lisandro Pena Jr.’s oldest daughter graduated from the University of San Francisco in May, and his youngest daughter is a junior at New York University.

Kathy Calvo Sgro, executive vice president and chairman of the board for Payless Markets Inc., was recently named Businesswoman of the Year by First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business magazine. Sgro is on the board of directors for the Bank of Saipan.

Marilyn Vierra is programs and exhibitions director at the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao, Maui. She lives with her four children in Wailuku.

82 After years in Hawaii, Germany, and on the East Coast, Patricia Driscoll Koberl and her husband are now running EP Koberl at Blue, a restaurant in San Luis Obispo—and are “happy to say that many SCU alumni are regular guests.”

Nora Curtis is the conveyance system department director for Cleanwater Services. She and her husband, Mark Arthur, live in Hillsboro, Ore.

Dr. Thomas Lynch is an assistant professor of medicine at Indiana University and an attending physician at the Roudebush V.A. Medical Center. His wife, Maureen, is a paralegal specializing in medical malpractice defense. They have three children and live in Carmel, Ind.


Col. Bart Howard relinquished command of the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One) at Fort Riley, Kan., and was named chief of staff of Combined Forces Command in Kabul, Afghanistan.

J. Neville Shore Jr. retired from the East Bay Municipal Utility District in August.


James Molinelli and his wife, Janice, announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Jaline Molinelli, on March 26. Olivia joins older brothers Brandon and Jacob.

86 John Patrick Gonzales was named Teacher of the Year by Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash. He was nominated by a student who graduated this year. The theme of his paper was “A teacher that made a significant difference in my life.” Pat was honored at the graduations ceremony in May.

Scot Asher will be the game operations chairman for the 2006-07 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1, 2007, and the BCS national college football championship game on Jan. 8, 2007. Scot will oversee all game production and pageantry, as well as coordinate all television broadcast requirements with Fox Sports for both Bowl games. Scot and his wife, Sheila (Ward) ’86, live in Paradise Valley, Ariz., with their two daughters, Maggie, 12, and Katie, 10.

Mike Konesky and his wife, Jacki, welcomed twins Melissa Alyce and Molly Jo on February 11.

Kristin Boden-MacKay has moved on from the corporate world after eight years at Nike to create, with her husband, a family business: K+C ATP, LLC (All Things Performance). She and her husband Chuck own and manage K+C Performance Automotive and run K+C Digital, which offers consulting in Web site development and management. Their oldest daughter, Kayci, 17, is specializing in event planning and crafts. The other members of Team MacKay include daughter Mikayla, 13, a saxophone player and future vet; Charles III, 9, whom the family calls “our little drummer boy,” since he is taking lessons from Ron Hurst, drummer of the band Steppenwolf; and Madisyn, nearly 3.


Roxanne (Barry) Brady and her husband, Jonathan, welcomed their first child, daughter Grace Suzanne, on Oct. 3, 2005, in San Francisco.

Robert “Denny” Huebner recently accepted a position as a Missionary at Rohi Children’s Organization in Nakuru, Kenya, along with his wife, Susan. Denny previously worked at Lam Research Corp. as product marketing manager. After visiting Rohi Children’s Home, a ministry to AIDS orphans and destitute children in Nakuru, Denny and Susan said they “felt the Lord calling them to Kenya.”


Joseph Dougherty is a category manager for the Coca-Cola National Safeway Team. His daughter, Molly, was born on Oct. 21, 2005.

Sean Kneafsey J.D. ’95 and his wife, Susan, live in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles with their three sons. Sean is a partner in the law firm Cathcard, Collins, and Kneafsey LLP, for which he practices business and intellectual property litigation.


Brandi Chastain and her husband, SCU women’s soccer coach Jerry Smith, are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy, born at 10:34 p.m. on June 8—just in time for the World Cup opener the next day. Jaden Chastain Smith’s stats: 7lbs. 10oz., 22 inches. “Mommy, baby, and Daddy are all doing wonderful,” comes the report via Blackberry.

Gregory Govan, his wife, Katy, and their daughter, Maya, returned from two years in Saipan, where Greg was a psychologist for the Saipan School System. The family now lives in Seattle, where Greg works for the University of Washington and is a behavioral specialist with the Renton School District.

Brendan Murphy launched Professional Impressions Digital Design in February, providing publication, graphic design, and Web design services.

Sergio Ruiz is director of keyboard studies at Sam Houston State University School of Music.


Michelle (Anglo) Bea welcomed the birth of her son, Nicholas James Bea, on Aug. 11, 2005. The family lives in El Sobrante, where Michelle is a freelance graphic designer.

Simon Chiu and his wife, Christine, recently welcomed two new additions to their family: In July 2005, they traveled to China and adopted a boy, James Peter, who is now 2. Then, on March 30, Christine gave birth to the couple’s second child, Christian Joseph. Simon is assistant principal of instruction at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward.

Mark Grey and his wife, Christina (Fey) ’93, announce the birth of their fourth child, Audrey Hazel, in November 2005. She joins older sisters Lauren, 7, Margaux, 5, and Kate, 4. The Grey family lives in Seattle, where Mark works in commercial real estate and Krissy practices orthodontics.

Carmen Lombardo is a registered nurse in critical care at Banner Thunderbird in Glendale, Ariz.

John O’Toole develops and brokers property in Costa Rica. He also organizes an annual surf contest that benefits orphans.


Liz Bricmont married Matt Jarrett on July 3, 2004 in Pacific Grove. They had their first daughter, Molly Marie, on Oct. 12, 2005. Liz is a high school teacher and Matt is a second grade teacher. They live in San Jose.

John Gilroy and his wife welcomed their fourth child, Edward Phillip “Ned,” on Oct. 14, 2005.

Lisa (Larkin) MacMaster and husband Bill announce the birth of their daughter, Tessa Rose, on Dec. 16, 2005 in Eugene, Ore. She joins big brothers Tyler, 7, and Joey, 4.

Victoria (Lydon) Ruelos and her husband, Auvifer, announce the birth of their son, Aidan, on Jan. 23. Victoria teaches students with learning disabilities in San Francisco.

Kathy Thielke married Peter Chen on May 8, 2004, at Trentadue Winery in Geyserville. Bridesmaids included Santa Clara alumni and former crew mates Erin (Carr) Miller and Jenny Rollins. Other alumni in attendance included Carole Low, Susan (Mulheim) Borkowski, Karen (Keenan) Granger, Christina (Cabe) Bush, Katy Robinson Hatten and John Hatten ’92, Beckie (Stueben) Fanous ’92, and Pat Carr ’66. The couple honeymooned on a Mediterranean adventure, which included sailing in Greece and Turkey. Kathy and Pete make their home in Palo Alto, where Kathy is an attorney. Kathy also serves on the Board of Directors for the SCU Alumni Association.

Stephanie Welsh married Christopher Foucek on April 22 at Queen of the Snows Catholic Church in Squaw Valley, Calif. Broncos in attendance from the class of 1993 included Kate (Burlinson) and Joel Rosenquist, Margaret Anne (Hartman) and Kevin Sullivan, Anne Reagan and Nathan Misner, Mary Beth Allmann, Merilee (Bernauer) McDougal, Tom Genoni, Melissa Marconi, and Patrick Perez. Other Broncos participating in the celebration were Patrick ’89 and Kathy (Boken) Welsh ’88, Donald and Kelli (Ford) Welsh ’90, Stefanie (Howell) Zilka J.D. ’00 and Kevin Zilka J.D. ’02, Annaliese (Smith) Dolph J.D. ’00, and Frank LaFleur J.D. ’00. Stephanie is the assistant principal at North Tahoe High School in Tahoe City, and Chris is an operations engineer at the Tahoe City Public Utility District. The couple lives in Tahoma, Calif.

Jennifer (Hamm) White and her husband, Stuart, announce the birth of their son, Vaughn Nathaniel, on March 1. Vaughn’s brother Landon is 3.

94 Kelly Brennan and Doug Feick are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Meghan Elizabeth Feick, on Jan. 7. Big brother Grayson, 5, and big sister Claire, 2, “adore their baby sister and are enjoying the freedom that comes from slightly less supervision!”

Sylvanna Falcon and her husband, Matthew Lehman, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Aracely Marguerite, on Oct. 28, 2005. The family lives in Westchester (Los Angeles).

Dianna Finocchiaro Gallagher and her husband, Joe, welcomed a son, Leo Joseph, to their family on Feb. 28. Leo joins siblings Frankie, Mary Bridget, and Margaret.

Michelle (Pietrosilli) and Nathan Etter gave birth to their second son, Justin Reese, on Nov. 15. He joins his big brother Andrew.

Steve and Gabe (McGonigle) Lucey announce the birth of John James on Nov. 29, 2005, in San Francisco. John joins big sister Clara in the family’s home. Steve is a strategy consultant at Stone Yamashita Partners and Gabe is a market growth and development consultant in small business lending for Wells Fargo.

Cheri (Giordano) and Christopher Bjork welcomed their first child, Bridget Christine, during the summer of 2005. The couple was married in October 2002 and lives in Seattle.

Brooks McMahon and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their third child, daughter Finley McMahon, on Aug. 29, 2005. Finley joins big brothers Jake, 5, and Tommy, 3. Brooks is the vice president of new products and platforms for Getty Images in Seattle.

Robert Pailthorpe and his wife, Diana (Lorang), announce the birth of a baby boy, Nathan Robert Pailthorpe, on July 17, 2005, in Bozeman, Mont.

Laurie Shermer married Rick Moncrief on April 2 at Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose.

Sam Partovi and his wife, Janinie (Herpers) ’96, welcomed boy/girl twins, Max and Sydney, on May 12, 2005. The twins join big brother Jack, 3.


Rev. Adel Ghali is a chaplain at Our Lady of Fatima Willa in Saratoga.

Benjamin German, M.D. married Nicole Marie Porter in Fayetteville, N.C., on Nov. 5, 2005. Nicole is a registered nurse specializing in hematology and oncology. Benjamin is attending emergency physician at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, N.C. He is also an adjunct instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John Hogan and Katie (Anderson) Hogan announce the birth of a baby boy, John “Jack” Thomas, on April 17. He joins big sister Audrey, 2, at the family’s San Jose home.

Angelena (Sanfilippo) Paxton and Don W. Paxton III celebrated the birth of their son, Donald Wakefield Paxton IV, on April 17. He joins big sister, Graciana Olivia, who is 3. Don was recently promoted to director of Maxim Integrated Products in Sunnyvale. Angelena is a core adjunct professor at National University, teaching linguistics and English. The family lives in San Jose.

Suzanne (Senasac) and John Lertora announce the birth of their first child, Gianna Marie, on Jan. 16. The family lives in Mountain View.


Esther (Zaltsmann) and Alex Aronov announce the birth of their son, Jacob Samuel, on Dec. 18, 2005. The family lives in Watertown, Mass.

Aaron and Eileen (Briggs) Brinker announce the birth of their daughter, Mia Grace Brinker, on Nov. 26, 2005. Eileen is a clinical nurse at UCSF Medical Center in the Cardiac Telemetry unit. Aaron is self employed, owning and managing three franchises.

Jason Caskey earned his law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law on May 6. He received a certificate of concentrated study in business and estate planning, and was nominated to the Order of the Barristers honor society for oral advocacy.

Joanna Buendia married Oscar Simon Jr. ’00 on Oct. 8, 2005, at the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo in Carmel. Bridal attendants included Susan (Sy) Cabael ’95, Ruth (Vera) Cedro ’01, and Jennifer de la Pena ’99. Groomsmen included Christopher Cedro ’99, Franco Finn ’99, and Edward Manongdo ’99. The couple lives in Santa Clara.

Melissa (Kolesar) Everest and her husband, Jon, welcomed their first child, Elyse Caroline, on Jan. 28. The family is relocating to Honolulu this summer.

Nicole (West) Perry reports that she is enjoying life in Oregon with her husband, Zac, baby Marion, and Labrador, Luna.

Vanessa (Santos) Wong and her husband, Wayland, announce the birth of their son, Owen Thomas, on Oct. 22, 2005. The family lives in Santa Clara.



Darlene Mendoza Flores and Dale Flores announce the birth of their first child, Daphne Anabelle Flores, on Nov. 27, 2005. The family lives in Las Vegas.

Angela (Bunting) Nuttman and her husband, James, welcomed their first child, daughter Olivia Giovanna, on March 31. The family lives in Belmont.

In December, Judson Werner, DDS, and his wife, Amelie Glon Werner, spent two weeks in Negril, Jamaica, participating in a humanitarian dental project with International Smile Power. Along with 30 other volunteers, they treated more than 1,000 patients and provided over $1 million worth of dental care. Judson owns a dental practice in Bellevue, Wash. Amelie is an IT project manager for T-Mobile.

00 Drew Beck and Debbie Hatch will celebrate their two-year anniversary on Aug. 21. Drew continues to work as a civil engineer as Debbie finishes her degree in literature and writing from UCSD. The couple lives in San Diego.

Katie Barlag married Brian Ackerman on June 19, 2004. Katie and Brian live in Atlanta and are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, Grace Kathleen, on Feb. 22.

Colleen Heisel has returned from Paraguay, where she served as an agroforestry Peace Corps volunteer for the past two years.

Claudia Maria Zepeda married Dario James Ruiz on Feb. 25 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Tulare, Calif. Maid of honor was Rita Alcantara. Claudia teaches English and Spanish at Tulare Western High School in Tulare.

03 Richard Porter and Grace Lee Porter ’04 announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Elizabeth Porter, on April 27. Richard is an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP in San Jose. Grace is pursuing her master’s degree in counseling education at San Jose State University. The family lives in Mountain View.

In April, Kathryn Ortiz received her second Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Arizona, where she is an instructor of first-year composition and completing her M.A., with plans to pursue a Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition. She lives in Tucson, Ariz. with her husband and son, and she is active in the immigrants’ rights movement.