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Adrian Buoncristiani ’62 and his wife, Dawn, are vacationing in Norway. They are excited to be returning in time to do a “show and tell” at their 55th reunion celebration.
Peter Sullivan ’66 and wife Marie Sullivan ’66 write: “Great 50th reunion last year! Many of us continued the festivities in Carmel.”
Adele Bihn ’67 can’t believe it has been 50 years since graduation. Bihn and her husband, Murray, have six grandchildren between the ages of 12 and 6 months. She writes she’s still working, currently focusing on water and energy conservation.
Terrance Stinnett J.D. ’69 graduated first in his class from the School of Law and practiced bankruptcy law for 34 years. He has continued to work full time since 2007 as vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Fremont Bank and Fremont Bancorporation, as well as being a member of the board of directors of each corporation. He is also the chairman of the board Loan Committee, the Board Fair Lending Committee and is a member of the Board Compliance Committee, as well as a member of the Officers Loan Committee. He is very proud of the bank, which contributed $1 million toward the construction of the new Santa Clara Law School building and was founded by his uncle, Morris Hyman. Stinnett serves on the Law School Advisory Board and previously served on the Law School Board of Visitors.
Stinnett also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Thomas Caldecott of the California Courts of Appeal. He received numerous awards, including having been listed as a California super lawyer by San Francisco Magazine and in Who’s Who in America Law by the Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board on many occasions. He has also been listed in Who’s Who in America. Additionally, he has been listed in Kipling’s Who’s Who and was selected as Professional of the Year in the field of bankruptcy law in 2007 by America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals.
Stinnett writes that although he turned 77 years old in July, “he has had to postpone his retirement until he reaches 106 because his wife spends so much money!” He also writes, “I raced cars as a hobby for about 30 years or so, just like Paul Newman, but only one of us is incredibly handsome. You will have to decide which one of us meets that standard!”
Mary Ann Peters ’72 is privileged to be “waging peace and fighting disease” around the world as CEO of The Carter Center, founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in 1982. She’s counting down to the eradication of Guinea worm disease from the planet—down to 25 cases last year, from 3.5 million cases in 1986. Peters is also on the board of the Task Force for Global Health and Emory University’s Global Health Institute—a long way from her major in French.
Kathy Anderson ’72 completed 12 years on the Board of Regents and recently was invited to join the Advisory Board for the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Additionally, she serves as the president and executive director of the Catholic Community Foundation of Los Angeles, which was established in 2014 to provide professional philanthropy management services for organizations and individuals in a Catholic and socially responsible business environment.
Carl L. Brodt ’73 retired from MUFG Union Bank and will be teaching business courses at Holy Names University in Oakland this fall.
Eric Tandy ’74 is the project manager for Bechtel on the BART Earthquake Safety Program in Oakland.
Marylynn Moore ’74 and her husband, Kenneth, have moved back to California to be near family after living in Arizona for over 20 years. They are thrilled to be back.
Mary Jane Genochio ’75 lives in the Sierra foothills community of Mokelumne Hill. She serves on the boards for the Northern California Chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Calaveras County Arts Council, Ebbetts Pass Scenic Byway Association, Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District, Calaveras Visitors Bureau, and the Mokelumne Hill Community Historical Trust. Genochio lost her home during the Amador/Calaveras Butte Fire in September 2015 and his currently building a new time in downtown Mokelumne Hill. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, friends, and her best friend, Stella, her 7-year-old shepherd mix pound puppy.
Michael Dee ’79 is director of real estate for Arby’s Restaurant Group. Arby’s is the second-largest fast food sandwich restaurant chain in the U.S. in terms of units—with more than 3,300 restaurants systemwide—and third in terms of revenue. Michael lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Julie, and their three daughters, Lauren, Nicole, and Mary.
Karen (Sly) Flynn ’80 retired after 31 years with the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, serving as its chief assistant for the past 14 years. She and her husband, Dan, are proud of their sons, John Flynn ’16, a freelance writer, and Jimmy Flynn ’18, editor in chief of The Santa Clara.
E. Scott Douglas ’80, J.D. ’83 is celebrating his 20th year as a full-time legal mediator. Since forming Douglas Mediation in 1997, Douglas has successfully resolved over 2,700 disputes on a national basis involving FINRA securities actions and a broad range of commercial litigation matters. He lives and works in Manhattan Beach, California.
Matt Aubertine ’80 retired from IBM in Austin, Texas, after over 30 years.
Peter Phung Phu Nghiem M.S. ’87, M.S. ’14, Ph.D. ’17 was awarded a Ph.D. in computer science and engineering after completing his thesis, “Towards Efficient Resource Provisioning in Hadoop” under the supervision of Silvia M. Figueira.
Patricia J. Vaughn ’92, MBA ’98 has been VP of finance and planning at Chevron's Midstream headquarters since February 2016.
After 23 years in Washington, D.C., and 12 years with AARP, Greg Macias ’92 is relocating to New York City to serve as the chief operating officer for sageusa.org, the nation’s leading advocacy organization for older LGBT Americans.
Katherine McLain J.D. ’93 is corporate counsel for Stripe in San Francisco. Previously, she held legal and compliance roles in private and public companies. She lives with her family in Castro Valley.
Steve Nash ’96 and wife Lilla Frederick announce the birth of their 8-pound son, Luca, on July 19.
James Goodnow ’03 co-authored Motivating Millennials, which hit No.1 in three categories on Amazon, including business management. Goodnow is an attorney, Above the Law columnist, and Forbes contributor. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School as well as SCU, where he majored in political science. Goodnow regularly provides legal and political analysis for national broadcast and print media, including CNN, CNBC and the Washington Post. He is a member of the five-person management committee at Fennemore Craig, one of the oldest and largest law firms in the western United States. You can connect with Goodnow on Twitter (@JamesGoodnow) or by emailing him at James@JamesGoodnow.com.
Christine M. Pham ’05, J.D. ’11 was named a 2017 honoree of the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40. Pham works for NASA at the Ames Research Center and serves as an attorney-advisor in the office of the chief counsel. Additionally, she is the president of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California Law Foundation.
John T. Shepard ’06, M.S. ’10, Ph.D. ’16 was awarded a doctorate in mechanical engineering from after completing his thesis, “A Framework for Collaborative Multi-Task, Multi-Robot Missions” under the supervision of Christopher Kitts.