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1995

UGRD Leavey Business '95
Guerrero , Ignacio

Ignacio J. Guerrero ’95 was appointed director of the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services by the County Board of Supervisors in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Dec. 18, 2014 5:56A
'95
Grogan, Rita

Rita Grogan M.A. '95 joined West Hills Community College District as the district’s associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and institutional effectiveness. She is currently earning an education doctorate through Brandman University.

submitted Aug. 4, 2015 9:57A
'95
Greenspan, Joe

Joe Greenspan ’95 and his wife, Marla, welcomed their second child, Ryan Matthew, on June 1, 2012. Ryan joins brother Evan, 5, in the family's Phoenix home.

submitted Jun. 7, 2012 9:49P
GRD Leavey/MBA '95
Granadino, Francisco

Francisco Granadino MBA '95 was appointed the NCSA Sales Director for Ashtech in April. 

submitted May. 6, 2010 2:04P
'95
Gordon, Kylee

Kylee Swenson Gordon ’95 and her band Loquat released a new album, We Could Be Arsonists, in April. She was also profiled in SFist Memoir, for which she describes how she came to form the band in San Francisco.


 

submitted Apr. 20, 2012 3:08P
'95
Gibson, Kelly
Kelly Gibson '95 runs North America Strategic Alliances at PFS. During her 20+ year career, Kelly has spent most of her time in Silicon Valley responsible for business development & market penetration for early-stage software firms in big data, commerce & analytics markets.  In her roles, she has been responsible for marketing for both the software firm she represents, while delivering marketing services for such firms as Victoria’s Secret, Orchard Supply Hardware, Puma, Stock Building Supply & TUMI.  Her business development expertise, combined with her unique ability to build high-quality relationships with executives and industry leaders is the key to her continued success.
submitted Sep. 27, 2016 1:03P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Gerhardt, Jarrod

Jarrod Gerhardt ’95 has been hired as senior vice president and director of marketing for Bank of Marin, which is headquartered in Novato. Gerhardt, of Walnut Creek, has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. He previously acted as West Coast marketing director for Boston Private Bank. He has also held marketing positions at Charter Private Bank and Washington Mutual in Seattle, Washington. Gerhardt holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and a master's in business administration from Boston University.

submitted Feb. 1, 2015 4:04P
GRD Leavey/MBA '95
Geffon, Eric

Eric Geffon ’95 was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to Santa Clara County's bench. Geffon, 44, has headed his own law firm—Geffon and Isger—for the past 13 years, previously working as a Santa Clara County deputy public defender. A Los Altos resident, Geffon has a law degree from Santa Clara University.

submitted Dec. 15, 2014 9:25A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Farrar, Kirstie (Cope)

Kirstie (Cope) Farrar '95 and husband Jeff announce the birth of their fourth child, Maren Jean, on January 17th, 2010. Maren joins big brother Caleb, 5, angel brother Toby, and big sister Rane, 2. The family lives in Connecticut.

submitted Jun. 7, 2010 5:31P
'95
Falcon, Sylvanna

Sylvanna M. Falcon '95 accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.

submitted Jun. 7, 2010 3:36P
'95
Falcon, Sylvanna

Sylvanna Falcón '95 is the author of Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activists Inside the United Nations (University of Washington Press, 2016), the winner of the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa book prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. Falcón is an associate professor in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships: the University of California, Office of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2008) and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation’s Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship (2013-2014). A daughter of Peruvian immigrants, Falcón is also the co-editor of New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011), and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Feminist Formations, Journal of Women’s History, Gender & Society, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Societies Without Borders, and Social Justice.

 
submitted Nov. 7, 2016 12:37P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Eastwood, Kent

Kent T. Eastwood '95 is serving as Chief Deputy of the Boone County Prosecutor's Office in Indiana. Kent and wife Brandi have a 2yr old son, Colton, and are thrilled to welcome a new boy, Rowan, on February 27, 2011. The family lives in Lebanon, IN.

Contact Kent
Kent T. Eastwood Chief Deputy Office of the Boone County Prosecutor 103 Courthouse Square Lebanon, IN 46052
submitted Apr. 18, 2011 6:12P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '95
Dronet, Quinten

Quinten Dronet '95 writes: "I have been working for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office for the past year as a mental health professional. My primary duties are with the Reentry Program, part the Louisiana Department of Correction's rehabilitation program conducted by the Sheriff's Office. In June, I will sit for my License Addiction Counselor exam."

Contact Quinten
I can be reached on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/qdronet, or at qdronet@yahoo.com
submitted Apr. 2, 2012 7:17A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Deaton, Leanna (Porter)

Ken and Leanna (Porter) Deaton '95 joyfully celebrate the adoption of their son, Samuel Addisu Deaton on January 1, 2013. The family resides in Hayden, Idaho.

submitted Apr. 6, 2013 12:51P
UGRD Engineering '95
davis, mark

Mark Davis ’95 and Ellice welcomed their second daughter Reese. Tess finally got her sister. The family lives in Creston, Ca.

submitted Jul. 22, 2014 4:33P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '95
Christianson, Jeff

Jeff Chistianson '86, M.S. '95 writes: "Working with the Piken Company in commercial real estate. Main office is in Studio City. Involved in leasing of general retail and office throughout Los Angeles area. I've been living in LA since 1996. I also work for Braemar Country Club in Tarzana coaching 'kids' of all ages. I've twice been a member of the Braemar 5.0 National Teams -- we keep getting beat in the Semis. Occasionally I see old SCU tennis teammates and former players... I think as we're aging; we remember winning more often."

submitted Mar. 17, 2011 2:33P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Chavarría, Carlos

Carlos Manuel Chavarría '95 is the Director of the Theatre Program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. He recently published his one-man show "La Vida Loca: an Apolitical in-your-face Odyssey of a Mexican Immigrant," and is in negotiations for an edited anthology of Chicano Plays, as well as awaiting the publication of his play "Lloronas." Carlos recently received a faculty development grant to research and write a play about Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo and will be traveling to London to teach at King's College and attend the summer Olympics in July 2012.

Contact Carlos
www.carlosmanuel.com Twitter: @carlosmanuel67 www.facebook.com/carlosmanuel67 www.bellarmine.edu/cas/theatre/faculty.aspx
submitted Apr. 22, 2012 11:22A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '95
Cesario, Lisa

Lisa A. Cesario M.A. ’95 is the new superintendent at the Las Lomitas School District, leaving her six-year post as an assistant superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified School District.

submitted May. 23, 2012 4:41P
GRD Engineering '95
Carter, William "Bill"

William "Bill" S. Carter ’71, MSEE ’95 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient in recognition of his many contributions to the profession of engineering and to his alma mater. While earning degrees in electrical engineering at SCU, he was selected for membership in three national honor societies: Tau Beta Pi (engineering), Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering), and Alpha Sigma Nu (Jesuit). This 30-year veteran of the tech industry began his career at Zilog, where he designed and managed the design of NMOS microprocessors and peripherals. He later joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and continues to dominate. Today he is Xilinx Fellow, the highest position a person can earn on a technical level. A Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award recipient, Carter also serves on the School of Engineering’s Industry Advisory Board and currently is a member of SCU's Board of Fellows, and member of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society Advisory Board. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers, holds 10 U.S. patents, and recently traveled to India with SCU faculty.

 
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:37A
GRD Leavey/MBA '95
Cannestra , Michael

Michael Cannestra MBA ’95 was named vice president of business development at Horizon Technology, an international distributor of storage devices, displays and system parts.

Cannestra has more than 20 years of progressive sales operations and financial experience. He will be responsible for all facets of business development for Horizon Technology including the strategic partnerships, channel development and acquisition of the new business and sales operations. He comes to Horizon Technology from Western Digital as senior director of sales operations for the Hitachi Global Storage Technologies brand. Prior to WD, Cannestra was the senior director of sales operation at Seagate.

submitted Sep. 17, 2012 6:54P
UGRD Leavey Business '95
Byrne, Maire (O'Keefe)

Maire O'Keefe Byrne '90 expanded her catering business in the fall of 2009 to open Thyme Café and Market in Santa Monica. Thyme Café specializes in seasonal fresh gourmet foods.

Contact Maire
www.thymecafeandmarket.com
submitted May. 18, 2010 8:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Bugna-Doyle, Nicole (Bugna)

Nicole Bugna-Doyle '95 and E. John Doyle IV '95 welcomed twin boys, Colin and Thomas Doyle on November 19, 2011. The family lives in Los Angeles.


submitted Apr. 22, 2012 5:20P
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