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Nathan Pendleton ’85, MBA ’89 has opened a physical location of his company, Nox Cookie Bar. The shop opened its doors in downtown San Jose and serves cookies, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches—and continues to offer its signature cookie delivery service (developed out of the founder's need for late-night snacks that could fuel the final hours of project completion), which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
Timothy Jeffries ’85 serves as the executive chairman of ChemResearch Company and serves on several other boards of directors. Wife Mary Frances ’87 is the headmaster of Archway Classical Academy Veritas, a charter school in the Great Hearts network.
Todd M. Goolkasian '85 and the structural engineering firm Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group were published in the national Magazine of the American Society of Civil Engineers for a project they completed in Healdsburg. This project, notable for its historic preservation and sustainability, won five local, state, and national awards in 2017. His wife, Maureen (Orlando) Goolkasian '85, is Cornerstone’s chief financial officer.
Mark Ghan J.D. ’85 is serving as acting president of Western Nevada College (WNC). He is excited to serve as president while WNC conducts a national search for a new president to lead the college. “It is my goal to ensure the college does not lose momentum in advancing the program and projects that make WNC a special place,” he says.
Jayshree Ullal ’86 has become the first female Indian-American billionaire, according to Forbes.com. Ullal served as vice president of marketing at Crescendo Communications, which was taken over by Cisco in 1993. She rose to senior vice president of the Data Center, Switching & Security Technology Group of the company, overseeing more than 20 mergers and acquisitions and $10 billion in revenue. In 2008, Ullal stepped into the role of president and CEO of Arista Networks, a small startup that grew under her leadership into a public company with an $18 billion market cap within a decade.
Patrick Machado ’86, co-founder and former chief business and financial officer of Medivation, has been appointed to the board of directors for Endocyte, a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted therapeutics for personalized cancer treatment. Machado is a seasoned biotech executive and experienced board member with more than 20 years of experience leading finance, business development, and legal functions.
After more than a decade of board service, Brian Linnane, S.J., MDV ’86, STL ’88 has been named chair of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) Board of Directors. The AJCU board is comprised of the presidents of all 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States and includes an executive committee of seven presidents. Since 2005, Fr. Linnane has been serving as president of Loyola University Maryland. Previously, he served as assistant dean and associate professor of religious studies at College of the Holy Cross.
John Leupp ’87 and his wife, Kara, just welcomed their first baby, John (Jack) Leon Leupp on Sept. 27, 2017. They couldn't be happier!
The University of Rhode Island (URI) has named R. Anthony Rolle ’88 its inaugural dean of the Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies. He writes, “Upon my arrival, I met Fernando Guzman ’80, URI’s director of diverse faculty and staff recruitment and retention. After chatting, we found that we both are from San Jose’s East Side (Dr. Guzman went to Overfelt HS and I attended Yerba Buena)—literally separated by the 101. We were just marveling about how two poor kids from the East Side attended SCU and now are at the URI. SCU truly is life changing.”
Rolle began his new position on July 1. “Dr. Rolle is an accomplished leader and scholar of education finance and economic policy, with expertise in the organizational and sociopolitical environments that influence the accuracy of economic productivity, policy efficacy, and equity measurements utilized for public education systems,” said Donald H. DeHayes, provost and vice president for academic affairs. Additionally, he has extensive administrative and leadership experiences in program and budget development, faculty development, and curriculum improvements related to higher education, professional leadership, and special populations programs. “Working with students, staff, and faculty in The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies will provide a number of great opportunities,” Rolle said. “My hope is that our re-visioning efforts will create avenues for academic and professional successes that enrich the Rhode Island community.” Rolle’s research has been published in more than 50 books, journals, and monographs. While at Texas A&M, University of South Florida, and University of Houston, he conducted and managed nationally and internationally recognized K–12 education finance and policy research projects for various governmental and higher education policy centers. Rolle is the 2017 President of the National Education Finance Academy, an organization providing national leadership focused on integrating educational research and policy in a dynamic way to address critical issues in education today. He also holds an appointment as a Distinguished Research Fellow at Shanghai Academy of Education Sciences that supports the development of comparative and internationally focused K–20 educational leadership and policy initiatives.
Fernando Guzman has a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Denver, a master’s degree in counseling from California State University, Sacramento, and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Santa Clara University. He was the executive director of Multicultural Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines. For eight years, he was the assistant provost for multicultural faculty recruitment and retention at the University of Denver. For six years, he was an adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. For ten years, he worked in mental health. Guzman has a long history of creating extremely creative and groundbreaking strategies to recruit board and staff members of color.
Sean Murphy ’88 writes, “Looking forward to connecting with Class of ’88 next year for our 30th reunion! Having fun here in Marin as the new Marin alumni chapter president, creating local events that bring Broncos from multiple generations together. Our next event will be a watch party for a Bronco’s hoop game in the winter!”
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Michelle (Dooling) Box ’88 is alive and well in Menlo Park with her husband, three kids, (two at home and one in college at Claremont McKenna) and two large dogs. She is looking forward to seeing people at the Class of ’88 30th reunion.
Thomas Watson J.D. ’89 has been named city attorney of Tracy, California. He previously served as city attorney of South Lake Tahoe, California. He is married to Jennifer Watson, a professor at Fresno State.
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Thomas Stocking ’90 married Raemarie Kauder (University of Florida, class of ’94) on April 21, 2017.
Ed Meehan ’90 has been named chief operating officer at Accenture Federal Services. Meehan has been at Accenture for 27 years, most recently leading the company’s safety and citizen services portfolio as well as federal sales. Outside of work, he is an active board member for The Women’s Center.
Jeff Henderson MBA ’91 has been appointed senior vice president of corporate development at Lumileds, a lighting solutions company. Before joining Lumileds, Henderson led corporate development at Keysight Technologies.
Nearly 20 years after being one of the biggest names in sports, Brandi Chastain ’91 has been inducted into the 2018 Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. “It’s a big honor, especially here, acknowledging what a great well of sports personalities we have in our community,” she says. “And it’s always nice to celebrate women in sports.”
Sonoma Brands, founded by Jon Sebastiani ’92, closed its second fund at $60 million, which is aimed at continuing the company’s strategy of investing in consumer brands and incubating new concepts. Sebastiani is the founder of KRAVE, an artisanal jerky brand that was acquired by The Hershey Company in 2016.
Katey Dallosto ’93, a third-generation Bronco, wrote and published Fortune Cookie Leadership, a book created to inspire your sales teams as well as your family team. Originating from simple one-liners she shared with her mother, Ann Carr Dallosto ’65, the guide contains 52 “fortunes” to aid in sales, leadership, and life.
Catie Costa ’93 published her second novel, Hiding Boys in Bathrooms (2017). Screenplays for Hiding Boys in Bathrooms, as well as for her first novel, Love on the Rocks, have been written. Both are in pre-production for filming.
Randall J. Lim ’94 and his wife, Kristen, welcomed their baby boy, Ryder James, on Feb. 14, 2018. He’s a “true Valentine’s baby filled with lots of love!”
After almost 25 years in California and Oregon, it was time for Thomas Gemal M.S. ’94, MBA ’00 to move his family back to their native Scandinavia. He is enjoying life living in southern Sweden and working for Palantir in Copenhagen, Denmark.