HighRoadLowRideRicardoCortez’07thoughthe’dbeanengineer.Instead,hemakesarthonoringhisChicanoculture.varhtmlDiv=document.getElementById("rs-plugin-settings-inline-css");varhtmlDivCss=".tp-caption.bighead,.bighead{color:#ffffff;font-size:90px;line-height:82px;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;font-family:LibreBaskerville;text-decoration:none;background-color:transparent;border-color:transparent;border-style:none;border-width:0px0px0px0px;border-radius:0px0px0px0px}";if(htmlDiv){htmlDiv.innerHTML=htmlDiv.innerHTML+htmlDivCss;}else{varhtmlDiv=document.createElement("div");htmlDiv.innerHTML=""+htmlDivCss+"";document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(htmlDiv.childNodes[0]);}if(setREVStartSize!==undefined)setREVStartSize({c:'#rev_slider_94_1',gridwidth:[1000],gridheight:[500],sliderLayout:'auto'});varrevapi94,tpj;(function(){if(!/loaded|interactive|complete/.test(document.readyState))document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded",onLoad);elseonLoad();functiononLoad(){if(tpj===undefined){tpj=jQuery;if("off"=="on")tpj.noConflict();}if(tpj("#rev_slider_94_1").revolution==undefined){revslider_showDoubleJqueryError("#rev_slider_94_1");}else{revapi94=tpj("#rev_slider_94_1").show().revolution({sliderType:"hero",jsFileLocation:"//magazine.scu.edu/wp-content/plugins/revslider/public/assets/js/",sliderLayout:"auto",dottedOverlay:"none",delay:9000,visibilityLevels:[1240,1024,778,480],gridwidth:1000,gridheight:500,lazyType:"none",parallax:{type:"mouse",origo:"slidercenter",speed:2000,speedbg:0,speedls:0,levels:[2,3,4,5,6,7,12,16,10,50,47,48,49,50,51,55],},shadow:0,spinner:"off",autoHeight:"off",disableProgressBar:"on",hideThumbsOnMobile:"off",hideSliderAtLimit:0,hideCaptionAtLimit:0,hideAllCaptionAtLilmit:0,debugMode:false,fallbacks:{simplifyAll:"off",disableFocusListener:false,}});};/*ENDOFrevapicall*/};/*ENDOFONLOADFUNCTION*/}());/*ENDOFWRAPPINGFUNCTION*/AlumniClassNotes.vc_custom_1548438224880{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1548437992868{margin-top:0px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}WalterVennemeyer’64WalterVennemeyer’64lovedhunting,camping,boating,andoftentookhissonswithhimonadventures.Hewasapassionatehandyman,successfulbusinessowner,andproudArmyveteran.AfterleavingtheArmy,Waltworkedinbankingand,whileemployedatCrockerBank,metandmarriedhiswifeof46years,Joan.Theyboughtahouse[…]RicoMok’15CofounderandCTOofPoplarHomesRicoMok’15wasnamedtheSanFranciscoBayArea’sBestTechManagerinthecovetedTimmyAwards.RicoMok,GregToschi,andChuckHattemerfoundedPoplarHomesin2014inresponsetothegrowinghousingcrisis.Todaythecompanyprovidespropertymanagementservicestomorethan14,000doors[…]FrancisMcEnaney’53Apersonwholovedstrikingupcasualconversationswithstrangers,FrancisMcEnaney’53wasaworldtravelerandalifelonglearner.FrankspenthiscareerpracticinglawfortheCaliforniaStateDepartmentofTransportation.ProudofhisIrishheritage,hevisitedIrelandseveraltimes.Onroadtrips,hewoulddazzlefamilyandfriendswithtrivia[…]GeraldKirrene’57GeraldKirrene’57servedasSCUAlumniAssociationPresidentfrom1973-74.In2001,hereceivedtheLouisI.BannanAward.HemarriedRosemaryReynolds,whomhehadmetatasweet16partyin1951.Formorethan60years,theyhostedspecialoccasionsfortheirlargefamily.Gerald,arealestateagent,volunteeredfor[…]ReadMoreMoreAlumniNews.vc_custom_1541486833165{margin-top:0px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;background-color:#363c40!important;}.vc_custom_1548438649508{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1539207830078{margin-top:-25px!important;margin-bottom:0px!important;border-top-width:-25px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-top:-25px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}.vc_custom_1548439412942{margin-bottom:0px!important;border-bottom-width:0px!important;padding-bottom:0px!important;}

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Walter Vennemeyer ’64

Walter Vennemeyer ’64 loved hunting, camping, boating, and often took his sons with him on adventures. He was a passionate handyman, successful business owner, and proud Army veteran. After leaving the Army, Walt worked in banking and, while employed at Crocker Bank, met and married his wife of 46 years, Joan. They bought a house […]

Rico Mok ’15

Cofounder and CTO of Poplar Homes Rico Mok ’15 was named the San Francisco Bay Area’s Best Tech Manager in the coveted Timmy Awards. Rico Mok, Greg Toschi, and Chuck Hattemer founded Poplar Homes in 2014 in response to the growing housing crisis. Today the company provides property management services to more than 14,000 doors […]

Francis McEnaney ’53

A person who loved striking up casual conversations with strangers, Francis McEnaney ’53 was a world traveler and a lifelong learner. Frank spent his career practicing law for the California State Department of Transportation. Proud of his Irish heritage, he visited Ireland several times. On road trips, he would dazzle family and friends with trivia […]

Gerald Kirrene ’57

Gerald Kirrene ’57 served as SCU Alumni Association President from 1973-74. In 2001, he received the Louis I. Bannan Award. He married Rosemary Reynolds, whom he had met at a sweet 16 party in 1951. For more than 60 years, they hosted special occasions for their large family. Gerald, a real estate agent, volunteered for […]

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