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Burman Skrable ’65 welcomed his fifth grandchild on Oct. 22, 2016, which is also the feast day of St. John Paul the Great.
GRD Law '71
Donald Sullivan ’68, J.D. ’71 retired on March 1, 2017, as a Superior Court judge for the State of California, County of San Francisco. Sullivan lives in Mill Valley with his wife, Genevieve, who continues to teach French. The pair travel a lot, preferring it over housework any day!
Nancy Allen Lee ’78 retired from Ross Stores Inc. in 2014 after 24 years. She moved to a wonderful community on Lake Wylie in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2016. She writes, “My youngest is a senior at SCU. I've been married 28 years. Loving retirement!”
Mario Cordero J.D. ’78 has been named executive director of the Port of Long Beach, California, the second largest container port in the U.S. Previously, he served as chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission on appointment by President Obama.
Edythe DeMarco ’81, a wealth management advisor for Merrill Lynch, has been named one of America’s top 100 women financial advisors by Barron’s for 2017. The Barron’s ranking reflects assets under management, annual revenues, and the quality of the advisor’s practice. DeMarco, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, has been working at Merrill Lynch in Providence, Rhode Island, for 35 years, helping clients successfully manage wealth and achieve their financial goals.
Wayne Repich ’83 has received associate design-build professional certification from the Design-Build Institute of America. He is the director of client services at the New York City office of Dewberry, a leading market-facing firm that provides professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Repich has more than 34 years of experience in real estate, finance, and development and is responsible for various projects across several service lines at Dewberry. He is a member of Design-Build Institute of America; the New York Building Congress, where he serves on the government affairs committee; the Performance Based Building Coalition, where he serves on the legislative committee; the Society for College and University Planning; the American Institute of Architects–New York; Professional Women in Construction; the Metropolitan Railway Club of New York; the Building Owners and Managers of New York; and the California Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Joe Allanson ’85 is thrilled to have joined the board of trustees at the University of San Francisco. While a Santa Clara Bronco at heart (Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco), USF is a place where his contributions have the potential to make a greater impact. Allanson continues to serve as a trustee at St. Ignatius College Preparatory and will be hitting his six-year term limit in June 2018. He is also the chief accounting officer and controller for Salesforce.com in San Francisco, where he recently celebrated his 14th anniversary at the company.
Jeree Glasser-Hedrick ’97 was appointed deputy treasurer for Retirement Security and Housing Policy. In this position, Glasser-Hedrick plays an important role in transforming and enacting housing policy in California. Previously, Glasser-Hedrick worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as well as the Sacramento Housing and Redeveloment Agency.
On June 3, de Saisset Museum Assistant Director Lauren Baines ’08 premiered Something About Chairs (a seat at the table/a seat of one’s own) at San Jose’s Theatre on San Pedro Square with her company Lauren Baines Dance/Theatre. The performance featured alumnae dancers Claire Calalo ’07, Julia Canavese ’08, and Jessica de Leon ’09, and utilized chairs as props to symbolize sources of power and the challenges of accessing it. In addition to movement, the piece featured spoken word elements that explored the social obstacles to being heard as well as incorporated the dancers’ personal stories and excerpts from Witold Rybczynski’s 2016 book Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic Chair: A Natural History.
Bryan Donaldson ’09 is the brewing innovation manager at Lagunitas Brewing Co., working closely with various departments to ensure that Lagunitas stays on the forefront of the brewing industry. After completing his master’s degree in brewing and fermentation science at UC Davis, he interned at Anheuser-Busch and worked as a brewer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. At Lagunitas, he also assists specialty brewing in testing new recipes and ideas—and his favorite brew is whatever is currently in his hands—or A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’. Bryan lives in Santa Rosa with his wife, Karen, and dog, Apollo. He is also the Napa/Santa Rosa Chapter president of the SCU Alumni Association.
Nathaniel Tucker ’16, M.S. ’17 was accepted into the electrical engineering Ph.D. program with full support at UC Santa Barbara. He will be studying control theory and smart infrastructure. He graduated as the top electrical engineering student in 2016.
Nnennaya Amuchie J.D./MBA ’16 published her first book, Ako na Uche: A short collection of poems from the ancestors. In its first week, it was the No. 1 new release in African poetry on Amazon. Amuchie is a social justice attorney and a fellow of the If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity.
The Maddy Institute at Fresno State named Nanki Bhullar ’17 a 2017 Wonderful Public Service Graduate fellow. A Sikh-American daughter of immigrant farmers and a Fresno, California, native, Bhullar is earning dual master’s degrees in social work and public health (focusing on community health sciences) at UCLA. After completing her Ph.D., she plans to return home to work with a public interest agency furthering minority wellbeing and mental health in the community. Through a $112,000 scholarship funded by The Wonderful Company, the fellowship aims to educate the next generation of San Joaquin Valley leaders by helping Bhullar and other students complete graduate degrees and return home to support the Valley through their careers.