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Holeman, G.S.

G.S. Holeman ’50 is still living in Penn Valley, California, and keeps in touch with Charlie Bedolla ’50 and Bob Ferrari ’50. He writes, “enjoying the Santa Clara Magazine. It’s the only way to keep in touch with what is happening at Santa Clara these days.” 

submitted Jan. 27, 2018 1:09P


GRD Law '60
Nicholson, Allan

Allan Nicholson J.D. ’60 now has seven great-grandchildren. Several of his grandchildren attended Santa Clara, including Andrea McCandless ’07, Katherine Leardini ’10, Jenny Nicholson ’12 and Brooks Nicholson ’18. Two of his children, Bruce Nicholson ’75 and Alicia Raj ’92, are also alumni.

submitted Oct. 3, 2017 10:15A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '63
Burdick, Bernard
Achieving Flight: The Life and Times of John J. Montgomery

Bernard J. Burdick ’63 and John G. Burdick ’65 have published Achieving Flight: The Life and Times of John J. Montgomery. The book tells the story of Santa Clara's own renowned aviator (1858–1911) who designed, built, and was the first to fly a glider successfully in 1883, a full 20 years before the Wright brothers’ powered flight. His achievements in flight from high air (up to 4,000 feet, lofted there by a hot-air balloon) in 1905 at Santa Clara College are commemorated with an obelisk in the Mission Gardens. An article about this upcoming book was written by Paul Totah ’79 for Santa Clara Magazine, Fall 2012. The first biography of Montgomery, John Joseph Montgomery, Father of Basic Flying, was written by former Santa Clara archivist Arthur D. Spearman, S.J.

submitted Nov. 3, 2017 11:29A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '68
Parnes, Kate (Thomas)

Kate (Thomas) Parnes ’68 spends part of her retirement time as vice president and founding member of Global Grandmothers. The nonprofit started in California in 2011 and focuses on supporting children worldwide through thoughtful giving. Global Grandmothers carefully screens domestic and international nonprofits for transparency, fund management, and the efficacy of interventions. A visitor to the website can select and donate to the recommended nonprofits with confidence. Global Grandmothers sponsors fundraising walks (Walk the Walk) in the Bay Area several times a year. All Broncos are invited to visit the website. You don't have to be a grandmother to be a global grandmother!  

submitted Nov. 29, 2017 5:21P
Brutoco, Rinaldo

Rinaldo Brutoco ’68 was awarded the inaugural Santa Barbara Peace Prize, which honors locals who are advancing world peace and international human rights—especially in developing nations— thanks to a nomination from Jerry Brown ’59. Brutoco is the founding president of the World Business Academy, which is devoted to addressing climate change and advocating for sustainable energy use, and has served on the boards of The National Peace Academy and the Brutoco Family Foundation.

submitted Dec. 15, 2017 8:19A
Barbieri, Don
Don Barbieri

Don Barbieri ’68 was appointed to the Washington State University Board of Regents in January 2015. He is the founder and retired chairman of the board and director of Red Lion Hotels, formerly known as WestCoast Hospitality Corporation and Cavanaughs Hospitality Corporation. Barbieri served as a member of the Washington State Economic Development Board under three governors and as chair of the State of Washington’s Quality of Life Task Force. He is a past chair for the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, past chair of Spokane United Way, served as president of the Spokane Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association, was president of the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, and chaired Providence/Sacred Heart Medical Center in some of its strongest growth years. He ran for Congress in 2004.

Barbieri led the redevelopment of over one mile of the Spokane River, including the historic Broadview Dairy, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Red Lion River Inn, and the upscale Riverpoint and Upper Falls condominium developments. Through his efforts, the historic downtown Spokane Crescent building was transformed from a closed shell building to a centerpiece of downtown Spokane’s revitalization. In other regional work, he developed over four miles of Priest Lake, Idaho, through a state-of-the-art planned unit development called Huckleberry at Priest Lake, resulting in 90 percent dedicated open space and forest/wildlife restoration and conservation.

Since retirement, his efforts have been concentrated on the Smith-Barbieri Progressive Fund, a charitable foundation with his domestic partner Sharon Smith. The foundation supports reducing poverty, expanding affordable housing, and fostering a more dynamic and powerful constituency throughout the Inland Northwest.

submitted Dec. 13, 2017 10:18A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '69
Robers, Martha "Mardi" (Robers)

Martha “Mardi” Robers ’69 writes, “I have retired after having a very satisfying career of 46 years in social work. I have moved to Hamilton, Montana, and now get to spend quality time with my family, which includes two amazing grandchildren.”

submitted Nov. 7, 2017 4:56P


Hannon, Tim

Timothy “Pat” Hannon ’70, J.D. ’74 writes, “I am proud to announce that I have earned an LL.M. cum laude in transportation and logistics from Florida Coastal School of Law.” 

submitted Oct. 17, 2017 11:15A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '73
Stege, John
John Stege, right

John Stege ’73 writes, “I just celebrated my four-year anniversary at Intero Real Estate Services in Los Gatos. It has come full circle as I am one of the original employees of Mountain Charlies, hired by now deceased Jim Farwell ’66. Thoroughly enjoying my ninth season as color analyst for SCU men’s basketball. Proud to be a member of the Bronco family.”

submitted Nov. 29, 2017 5:15P
UGRD Leavey Business '73
Rychly, Steve

Steve Rychly ’73 has retired after 35 years in the technology industry. He and his wife live outside Chicago, Illinois. they have one son in the Chicago metropolitan area and one son in Houston, Texas.

Contact Steve
submitted Jan. 17, 2018 9:05A
Lane, Eric

Eric Lane ’73 is the San Antonio, Texas, chapter president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and was elected the new chair of the organization’s National Leadership Council. Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group that educates Americans on the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom. Lane has been involved with Americans United for decades and has written numerous columns defending separation of church and state for newspapers both in and out of Texas. 

submitted Jan. 27, 2018 2:17P


GRD Law '74
Hannon, Tim
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GRD Leavey/MBA '74
Delivanis, Constantin

On Aug. 28, 2017, The annual Golden Bridge Awards honored Constantin Delivanis MBA ’74 with silver for Most Innovative Executive of the Year. Delivanis is the co-founder and CEO of the BDNA Corporation, a leader in comprehensive information about technology assets. BDNA also received the gold Milestone of the Year for “Technopedia”—providing timely market intelligence for more than 2 million hardware and software products. Winners were honored at a red carpet ceremony in San Francisco on Sept. 18, 2017.  

submitted Oct. 6, 2017 10:36A
GRD Law '74
Cruden, John

John Cruden J.D. ’74 joined Beveridge & Diamond PC law firm as a principal. Previously, Cruden served as assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division under the Obama administration. He is also the president of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. 

submitted Jan. 27, 2018 2:04P


Ackerman, Andy

Comedy director Andy Ackerman ’78 is back on pilot duty, helming and executive producing Fam and Pandas In New York for CBS Studios. Fam centers on a woman whose respectable life with her new fiancé comes to a screeching halt upon the arrival of her half-sister. Pandas In New York shines a light on a family of Indian doctors who decide to arrange their youngest son’s life, unaware he’s made plans of his own. Ackerman also serves as director and executive producer of CBS’ upcoming comedy series Living Biblically

submitted Feb. 14, 2018 1:39P


Dill, Henry

Henry Dill ’79 has been appointed vice president of sales at Ippolito International, North America’s largest supplier of Brussels sprouts. Dill brings 38 years of sales and production processes expertise in the produce industry with him.  

submitted Oct. 17, 2017 10:46A


GRD Leavey/MBA '82
Rosky, Jennifer (Rosky)

Jennifer Rosky MBA ’82 writes, “I just visited my college graduate daughter in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was amazing trip. The sky is so clear there and the people are so happy. It was a pleasure to spend the time with her. Now one more to go!”

Contact Jennifer
Jennifer Hamburg Rosky, 323.932.6051 and LinkedIn profile.
submitted Oct. 18, 2017 5:04P


GRD Leavey/MBA '83
Yee, Lawrence

Lawrence Yee MBA ’83 of Ojai, California, has been reappointed to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where he has served since 2012. He was president and coordinating director at the national Food Commons from 2010 to 2015, a national program leader for food marketing systems innovations at the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2003 to 2004, and served in several positions at the University of California Cooperative Extension from 1975 to 2008, including director of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Ventura County, and director of the University of California Hansen Trust. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $250 per diem. Yee is registered without party preference and is 69 years old.  

submitted Jan. 27, 2018 1:21P
Repich, Wayne

Wayne Repich ’83 has been named vice president of development at Enovate Engineering (formerly Conti Professional). Previously, Repich worked at Dewberry, where he was responsible for client services on various projects. 

submitted Jan. 27, 2018 1:54P
Núñez, Ray

Ray Núñez ’83 was appointed chief financial officer for all organizations under the Vanir Group of Companies in Sacramento, California. A senior finance and operations executive with more than 30 years of experience, Núñez has worked for businesses at every stage of development—from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He and his wife, Celia, have lived in Rocklin, California, for the last 20 years and have two children: Ana, who is studying at University of Cambridge, and Diego, who is a sixth grader. Núñez stays busy coaching his son’s little league team and fly-fishing in the Sierra. 

submitted Oct. 3, 2017 11:04A


UGRD Arts & Sciences '85
Lally, Bart
Photo of Marygrace

Bart Lally ’85 and wife Amanda welcome Marygrace Kathryn Lally to the Strong Lally Bronco family.

submitted Nov. 6, 2017 4:58P
GRD Law '85
Ghan, Mark

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. 

submitted Nov. 22, 2017 5:04P
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