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Kevin Barr '66 writes, "Retired in Boise, Idaho, with wife, Mary Pat, where we volunteer at the zoo, taking care of animals and educating kids of all ages. Also am a member of the Friends of Zoo Boise Board of Directors. Recent travels have included Australia (boyhood home) and Eastern Europe."
Kevin P. Barr ’66 writes: “Enjoying retirement, traveling to places like Tanzania, and working at the zoo with animals and children. Also a member of the board of directors.”
Dennis Woodruff '67 was inducted into the Santa Clara crew Hall of Fame for founding and rowing undefeated in 1965.
Kathleen (Meehan) Thuner ’67 writes: “Director, North County Fire Protection District; director, Mission Resource Conservation District; director, American National Standards Institute.”
Kathleen (Meehan) Thuner '67 was recently elected Chair, Consumer Interest Forum, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and serves as an ex officio member of the ANSI Board of Directors
Margaret “Margie” Richards Taylor ’67 was recently profiled in the Sun.Star, a news website serving the Philippines, for her long career and entrepreneur endeavors. After prominent positions at companies including Johnnie Walker, United Distillers Group, Kraft General Foods, and Brown and Williamson, a tobacco company, where she becme its first woman and first Asian corporate vice president, Taylor started the Harston Group, a Hong Kong–registered family company representing well-known brands in the duty-free markets, in 2006.
Fran Swanson '67 writes, "I am living in the Washington, D.C., metro area and enjoying volunteering with the knights and dames of Malta with the wounded warrior at Walter Reed."
Ralph Spalding '67 is currently the chair of the history department at Mt. San Antionio College in Walnut, Calif.
Gary T. Shara '67, J.D. '70 is a business and corporate attorney in San Jose. He is a Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School and for 18 years, an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at California State University Monterey Bay. For ten years, Gary hosted a weekly cable television interview show called "Minding Your Business." He and his wife Kay are actively involved in the Rotary Club of San Jose and Gary will serve as President in 2018-2019. They enjoy spending time with their 7 grandchildren.
Rondel Neighbors '67 retired five years ago after 37 years teaching high school English, he is now working part time at a golf course and enjoying eight grandchildren.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has announced that Les Lo Baugh '67 has joined the firm's Los Angeles office as its newest shareholders. Lo Baugh will join Brownstein's natural resources practice group. At SCU she earned her bachelor's in philosophy.
Barbara Kennedy-Dalder '67 says, "I retired after forty years with the U.S. Department of Labor."
Rosemary Cosgrove Humphrey '67 is serving her fourth term as mayor of Palos Verdes Estates. Rosemary, a high school principal, has been on the city council for 21 years. She and her husband, David, have three children.
www.palosverdes.com/pve (until 8/31/2010) www.pvestates.org (after 8/31/2010)
Dan Hanley '67 MBA '69 J.D. '74 celebrated the birth of his granddaughter last August. He has been married to Judi Hanley since October 22.
Daniel E. Hanley MBA ’67, J.D. ’74 is still in private law practice in San Jose doing estate planning, probate, and business law. He practices with his son Sean Hanley, who does bankruptcy and debt relief. Dan recently became a grandfather with the birth of Brynn Hanley (daughter of Brian Hanley). Dan is happly married to Judi (since 1974). They live in Saratoga, Calif.
John U. Fry MBA ’67 received a Doctor of Management from George Fox University in Newberg (Portland), Oregon, on Dec. 13, 2014. His field of study is enterprise project management with sub-area studies in change management and innovation. His dissertation was titled "Construction Field Architects: Women Barriers." John pursued his degree while working full-time as executive project manager for CDM/Crocker-Fry, Inc. in Watsonville, Calif. The firm specializes in commercial development and design with recent emphasis in natural-food grocery stores.
John U. Fry MBA ’67 was appointed by the Superior Court of Santa Cruz, CA for one year of service (2016-17) on the Santa Cruz County Civil GrandJury. He is Chair of the Cities & Counties Committee and member of the SpecialDistricts Committee while concurrently a member of the Grand Jury Panel. TheCivil grand Jury investigative assignments include governmental operations of theMetro Transportation System, School Districts, County Library, Fire Districts,County Health Programs, jail operations, and citizen complaints filed with regard to the management of governmental agencies. This is a non-paid volunteer public service assignment. John serves on the Grand Jury, a judicial branch of government, a voice of the citizens of Santa Cruz County to assure honest and efficient government, that public officials are performing their duties responsibly and in a legal manner, and tax monies are spent judiciously.
Kathy Dooling '67 and Mike Dooling '67 are enjoying six grandchildren. Kathy is a professional artist and a member of the Pasadena art colony. She specializes in California plein air images.
Robert "Bob" Dompe '65, M.S. '67 writes, "I retired two years ago from BAE Systems as a senior systems engineer. I've got two children (one gender each), five (plus) grandchildren (all boys). I'm concentrating now on: home/family life, photography, attending sports car races, and running."
Christine (Mattson) Barrett '67 writes: "I work as a homeopathic and spay/neuter veterinarian. I live with Ed (husband of 8 years) and a few dogs and cats in the Sierras."
I wish my life would allow including the sure-to-be-terrific Reunion, but that's not so. Know that I'm with you all in spirit as I travel to Baja California to review a cooking school that was fun to launch at Rancho la Puerta. Who knew in the ’60s which adventures we would pursue? I launch cooking schools, conferences for food writers and wine writers, and I coach professionals in those two fields. My husband, Donn Black, and I share six adult children and six grandchildren, ages 5 to 22. And I'm still singing--alto in a trio here in Napa Valley. Here's a toast to you all, with wishes for a marvelous reunion!
Antonia "Toni" (Lastreto) Allegra '67 established the Symposium for Professional Food Writers in 1989, and the annual conference has become a hub for culinary writers from novice to well seasoned over the past years. The list of faculty speakers is a Who's Who of leaders in food writing, editing, blogging, podcasting, and photo-videography. Numerous food writers have found the conference to be a springboard for their careers.The 2016 Symposium (www.spfw.org) will take place September 26-30 at the Culinary Vegetable Institute (www.culinaryvegetableinstitute.com) in rolling farmland outside Cleveland. Included among the faculty: Rick Bayless, Molly O'Neill, Russ Parsons, Joe Yonan, Hannah Rahill, Kristine Kidd, Molly Wizenberg, Andrea King Collier, Andrew Schloss, Holly Hughes, and more.
Toni, who lives in a "treehouse" in St. Helena, CA, is an author and launcher/editor of magazines and a poet. She is an advocate for writers and excellence in food/wine writing. In 2004, she also launched the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, which takes place annually at Meadowood Napa Valley (www.winewriterssymposium.org), as well as the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards in 1988. Toni was on the launch team for the Culinary Institute of America/Greystone from 1991-1995. Three magazines about Napa Valley were launched under her editorship: Napa Valley Tables, Appellation, and Vine Napa Valley.
Dennis A. Young '68 MBA received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the California Society of CPAs. The CPA Society's highest honor is given annually in recognition of a member's influence on the accounting profession through extraordinary and distinguished service compared to that of other contemporary leaders.
Roy D. Vega ’68 has entered phased-in retirement status from his business Vega Insurance & Financial Services and as Agent/Registered Representative for The New York Life.