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1970

'70
Walsh, Edward

Ed Walsh '70 is in his second term as trustee of the city of San Francisco's Retiree Health Care Trust and is studying music at Skyline College.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 12:25P
'70
Tanner, James

James Tanner '70 has written Tax Reform with the 20/20 Tax: The Quest for a Fair and Rational Tax System (iUniverse, a subsidiary of Penguin Random House, 2015). The book traces some of the history of tax reform in our country and outlines a nonpartisan approach to comprehensive reform of our federal tax system. James is a CPA who has specialized in the tax field for over 40 years, and the research and writing of this book has taken place over the last four years.

 
 

 

submitted Oct. 26, 2015 9:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '70
Hood, Mary (Dullea)

Mary Dullea Hood '70, J.D. '75 writes that she retired in 2014 from the Heafey Law Library after 46 years.  "I just relocated to Crossville, Tennessee, after 60+ years in the Santa Clara Valley. Love living on a lake and having seasons. Peaceful and quiet."

submitted Mar. 2, 2016 7:52P

1971

'71
Schrey, Mary

Mary (McQuade) Schrey-Springer '71 writes that she has retired from her private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist. "My husband Dean and I will be dividing our time between our home in Kailua Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and our home on wheels on the mainland, which will help us to travel among our combined nine grandchildren. While practicing, I was fortunate, in addition to seeing individuals and families, to have facilitated a group for Grandparents Raising Their Grandchildren for four years. I am hoping to continue to support and encourage these selfless parents with my writings. Aloha."

submitted Oct. 13, 2015 12:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Luke III, James

Jim Luke '71 is completing his 18th year of teaching high school chemistry and physics and will retire this coming July 2016. He writes, "Teaching, after college and graduate school, has been both the most rewarding and most difficult job I have had in working a total of 47 full-time years, 29 in private industry. But it is now time to do some of the things I put off: singing, being in plays, traveling, and enjoying just plain fun. Thanks Santa Clara for being the fuse that made this all possible."

submitted Dec. 8, 2015 5:23P
'71
Herrmann, David

David Herrmann '71 writes, "After nearly 21 years with Intel Corporation, I will finally be retiring on June 24, 2016."

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 3:46P
'71
Guglielmo, Gene
Guglielmo Winery, now run by Gene Guglielmo ’71 and his brothers George E. and Gary, has been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame by the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. It's a recognition of the winery's longtime and significant contributions to the economic and civic growth and well-being of the community. 
In a joint statement, the Guglielmo brothers said, "We’re honored and humbled to be recognized. It’s a true testament to the hard work and commitment of our family and employees for the last 90 years not only to produce the best wines possible but to also be a positive contributor to our local communities. Having been born and raised here and being part of the rich history of agriculture and winemaking in the Santa Clara Valley makes this honor truly special.”
Guglielmo Winery is the oldest continuously family owned and operated winery in Santa Clara Valley. 
submitted Feb. 6, 2016 5:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '71
Fawcett, Catherine (Mannino)

Catherine Mannino Fawcett '71 is currently living in San Diego and is a real estate agent. Her Husband, James C. Fawcett '71 is a surgeon in San Diego. They have three sons and three grandchildren and have been married since December of 1971. Cathy tried retirement but it lasted only 13 months. She is happily selling property in San Diego.

Contact Catherine
Cathy can be reached at 619-981-0371
submitted Mar. 12, 2016 9:51P
'71
Bales, Randall

Randall Blaesi '71 says, "I am a commercial real estate appraiser, specializing in litigation support."

Contact Randall
6198040434
submitted Dec. 30, 2015 3:07P

1972

'72
Ganahl, Mary

Mary Ganahl '72 writes, "I just retired! I spent 35 years as a deputy district attorney in LA County. Bought a sailboat to sail off into the sunset. Two grandchildren keep me young and healthy."

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 3:03P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Dowd, Edward

Edward M. Dowd '72 established and funded the Edward M. Dowd Personal Advocate Program with the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society with a gift of $3 million. The program will accelerate expansion of personalized case management for people living with MS who need specialized services to overcome major life impacts caused by MS. Dowd, who lives with MS, realizes the value of services for people with limitation, and wants to improve the quality of life for people with MS who do not have financial means to get the support they need.

submitted Jun. 13, 2016 11:48A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Bojorquez, Judith (Springer)

Judy Springer Bojórquez '72 recently retired after 24 years of teaching in Oakland Unified School District. She continues to work part-time as an interpreter in the Alameda County courts.

submitted Oct. 25, 2015 6:58P

1973

UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Sponza, Marilyn

Maryilyn Sponza MFT '73 writes, "I have retired from my position as perinatal substance abuse counselor from Kaiser Permanente after 20 years."

submitted Apr. 21, 2016 10:02P
'73
RAPOSA, ANGEL K. (FIELDS)

Angel K. (Fields)  Raposa '73 has had another life change. Along with her husband, Jake, she now works as an independent consultant for Nikken, a wellness company that seeks to inspire people to discover a new way of life through the Nikken philosophy of a healthy mind, body, family, society, and finances.  She writes, "It is our years that keep us light on our feet and able to honor all we learn from our faith and the life we share." Following this philosophy, Nikken green products bring wellness to the entire body and keeps us young! God Bless.

Contact ANGEL K.
http://www.nikken.com/JARaposa
submitted May. 16, 2016 1:31P
'73
Polverino, Joanne

Joanne Polverino '73 is the director of benefits at Santa Clara County Federal Credit Union.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 2:28P
'73
Hagan, Rick

Rick Hagan '73, '77 writes, "I retired as director of Housing on August 3, which was also my 35-year employment anniversary at the University of San Diego. Being a time of reflection and counting blessings, I am very appreciative for the opportunity George Giacomini '56 provided when, in 1974, he entrusted me with the responsibility for supervising the residential life program at Santa Clara. Who would ever have dreamed of the amazing career that would result from that opportunity?!! I also want to thank Frank Oliva '74, Mike Radford '74, and Tom House '74, J.D. '77 for the support each of them provided me that led to such a rewarding career of working with college students for 40 years. However, now I am enjoying the flexibility retirement provides and spending more quality time with my wife, Suzanne, who continues to teach 3rd grade, plus our three children Ryan (28), Kelli (26), and Sean (24) who all live nearby in San Diego. I am already enjoying a fast start on my goal to do more traveling, with trips to Julian, Temecula, Anaheim for the D23 Expo, Mammoth, and Hawaii while beginning to plan for the European adventure Suzanne and I will experience together next summer."

submitted Oct. 18, 2015 8:07P
'73
Finley, Mitch

Mitch Finley '73 is the author of more than 30 books on Catholic topics, including one of his most recent, The Rosary Handbook: A Guide for Newcomers, Old-Timers, and Those In Between (The Word Among Us Press), which is a publisher's bestseller with 25,235+ copies sold as of Dec. 1, 2015. Finley lives in Spokane, Washington.

Contact Mitch
www.mitchandkathyfinley.com
submitted Dec. 15, 2015 9:00P
'73
Dow, Bill

Bill Dow '73 writes, "After surviving a heart attack and a vertigo attack, I am finally feeling well again and looking forward to SCU's basketball season--Go Broncos!" 

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 2:13P
'73
Craig, Geoffrey
Geoffrey Craig M.A. '73, a Bloomfield, CT, resident and former investment banker, has published his first novel, Scudder’s Gorge.
 
Craig began writing in 2000 when a former girlfriend sent him poems satirizing the Florida election recount. They were funny and based on famous poems. Thinking that he could do the same, he wrote a poem based on “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” with a note saying that if Robert Frost could read it, he’d turn over in his grave. "She replied that I was clearly wasting my time as an investment banker and that if he could, Robert Frost would sit up in his coffin and applaud. So I began to write."
 
Craig’s fiction, poetry, and drama have appeared in numerous literary journals, including the New Plains Review, Calliope, Foliate Oak, Spring – the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society, and The MacGuffin. He has received two Pushcart Prize nominations.
 
He has also directed eight of his own plays. "I greatly enjoy, both as writer and director, the collaborative work of the theater. The playwright needs to be able to revise – and quickly – when the director and/or actors identify problems with the script. My style as a director mirrors the style I practiced as a manager in banking: listen to your staff and consider their ideas but make decisions when necessary. This give and take style generally produces the best results and makes the endeavor more fulfilling and enjoyable."
 
Much of Craig's work relates to issues of our times and culture, including racism, 
prejudice, climate change, and war.
 
"I’ve had an enormous amount of fun and derived tremendous satisfaction from this second career. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to keep working. It keeps my brain active. While I had a great time in banking, I would not have missed the second one for all the world."
 
 
submitted Mar. 15, 2016 5:01P
'73
Brodt, Carl

Carl Brodt '73 writes, "I retired from Union Bank in February 2016 and plan to keep busy by consulting, volunteering, and teaching business courses at Holy Names University."

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 2:31P

1974

'74
Wagner, Laurence

Laurence Wagner '74 is still rowing, now in Bayou Vista, Texas. He retired from the Department of Water and Power in Los Angeles after 25 years of service as a senior systems programmer. He still enjoys archery and lots of volleyball besides sculling, after his incredible recovery from massive heart disease and emergency bypass surgery in 2006. After a number of nurses and medical personnel have called him "a walking miracle" and suggested he write a book it, he has started. Laurences also writes, "Spending three years playing lots of volleyball, what has stood out most is that I have been one of the most energetic players on court, despite being the oldest by decades. Very cool. I also recently married."

submitted Feb. 4, 2016 6:38A
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