Santa Clara University


Undergraduate Class Notes

48 Gene Campi and his wife, Mary Lou, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in August 2006. Gene and Mary Lou lived in campus housing for married couples while at SCU. They now live in Santa Clara and enjoy spending time with their eight children and families.

50 Alfred Leonetti was honored as the 2006 Man of the Year for Morgan Hill, Calif. A former mayor of Morgan Hill (1958-60), his nomination lauded him for setting the standard for leadership, community service, and involvement. His organization and community involvement affiliations include the Morgan Hill Chamber of Commerce; 50 years with the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill; multiple terms on both the Morgan Hill City Council and Planning Commission; St. Catherine's Parish Council; Morgan Hill chapter of the American Field Service; founder and board member of South Valley National Bank; and the Morgan Hill Choraleers. Al owned El Toro Shop in downtown Morgan Hill for 42 years. Now retired, he is known locally for his gorgeous roses, prolific daffodils, and prize-winning giant pumpkins.

56 Herman Carmassi celebrated his 50-year reunion with the "dynamic" class of 1956 last year. His granddaughter, Bently Taylor '06, joins him in the ranks of SCU alumni.

60 Ed Ladrech retired after 40 years in the hotel-motel family business. "Fast Eddie" reports that he is "now just trying to keep up with a golf ball."

63 Ed Hendricks J.D. has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is managing member of Meyer Hendricks, PLLC, and has been practicing as a civil trial attorney in Arizona for more than 37 years. He is an alumnus of University of Arizona's College of Law.

Christine Barrett lives in a small town outside of Colfax in the Sierra. She practices homeopathic veterinary medicine.

Dan Caputo and Ed Gallagher are pleased to announce the wedding of Ben Caputo (Dan's son) to Christina Gallagher (Ed's daughter) on July 1, 2006, in Sacramento. Dan and Ed roomed next door to each other in McLaughlin Hall during their senior year at SCU.

Suzette Henke married sociologist James F. Rooney on June 16, 2004, in Dublin, Ireland.

Louise Olsen and her husband Steve '68 are teachers. Louise teaches second grade and Steve teaches high school math. The couple lives in Concord, Calif.

68 Suzanne Rosenblatt practices psychotherapy in Los Angeles and chairs an oral history project for the Windsor Square-Hancock Park Historical Society.

Nancy (Fahrner) Doyle is assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of San Jose.

On Dec. 11, 2006, Maj. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson became the first U.S. Army officer of Hawaiian ancestry to pin on his third star. The ceremony was held at Fort Shafter in Hawaii so that Peterson's 84-year-old mother, Marylin, could attend. After earning his B.A. in economics from Santa Clara, Peterson was commissioned an officer in 1972. Over the past 34 years, his service has included commanding two Army divisions and, most recently, serving as commanding general of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command in Iraq. Following his promotion, he became deputy commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga.

73 Andrea Conway and her husband, Patrick, live near Des Moines, Iowa. Their youngest of seven children is a freshman at the University of Iowa.

78 Robert Williams is division president of Montalbano Homes of Arizona. He lives in Anthem, Ariz., with his wife Jamie, daughter Gabriela, 18, and son Krzys, 16.
79 Dave Fiore and his wife Tracey (Hammond) live in Pendleton, Ore., where Dave works for the Oregon Education Association and Tracey manages the family's rental properties in Bend, Ore.


Thomas Connelly Jr. is a captain with the Los Altos Police Department. He and his wife, Michelle, live in Santa Clara with their two children, Katie and Sean.

Stephen Gazzera III and Susan Coyle married in February 2005 and are the proud parents of 1-year-old Elise Joy. Steve is in the commercial real estate and development business in Santa Clara, and Susan is a paralegal with Cisco Systems. They live in Los Altos.

84 Jennifer (Gigi) Gilman is president of the Washington Women Lawyers Foundation. Saying it proves her "priorities are totally out of whack," she is "far prouder" of her stint as a "Jeopardy!" champion. Gigi recently completed an LL.M. at the University of Washington and is a tax attorney in Seattle, where she lives with her husband, Tom, and their children, Grace and Quinn.
86 Mary Beth Cebedo Lefebvre job-shares a product experience manager position at Hewlett-Packard's consumer PC marketing organization in Cupertino.
87 Martin Walsh is assistant dean of admission at Stanford University. He previously spent 12 years working abroad in Kazakhstan, Russia, Cambodia, and Venezuela.
88 Niamh (O'Flaherty) Pellegrini MBA '95 and her husband, Ron, welcomed their first child, Christina Maire, in March 2006. Niamh has worked with Lifescan (a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary) in Milpitas since graduating and has risen through the ranks to the position of vice president of U.S. sales, leading a team of more than 300 salespeople nationwide. Niamh and her family live in Los Altos.

Dan McSweeney and his wife, Sandra, a fellow with the George Lucas Educational Foundation, welcomed a daughter, Sophia Maria, on May 8, 2006. Dan's brother, Matt '90, and sister, Anna '86, are her godparents, and proud grandfather is Mike P. Sweeney, professor emeritus of chemistry. Sophia joins big brother Jonathan, age 2 1/2. Dan has been teaching a photojournalism practicum through SCU's communication department with University photographer Chuck Barry since 1990. He is a systems administrator for Adobe in San Jose.


Jennifer Dunn Buhrfiend, M.D., and her husband, Timothy, live in Elmhurst, Ill., with their two daughters, Kathleen Kennedy and Maureen Brigid. Jennifer is an obstetrician in private practice.

Marian Sly Hughes and husband John welcomed their third child, John "Jack" Patrick in March 2005. Jack joins sisters Caroline, 6, and Allison, 3, in the family's Western Springs, Ill. home.


Melanie Gangle married James Dewey on July 29, 2006, at the chapel of Christ the Teacher, at the University of Portland in Oregon. Melanie is the coordinator of the office for students with disabilities and a learning assistance counselor at the University of Portland. She is also an adjunct instructor in the rehabilitation counselor education graduate program at Western Oregon University. Jim is a sixth-grade teacher at Liberty Middle School in Camas, Wash. The couple lives in Portland.

Lori (Maulhardt) and Francisco "Pancho" Jimenez welcomed their third child, Camille Therese, on June 13, 2005. Her big brothers, Carlo and Dario, are 6 and 4, respectively. Lori is a director of customer services at Wind River, and Pancho teaches in the art department at SCU. The family lives in Campbell.

In October 2006, Melissa O'Loughlin White was named a "rising star" by Washington Law & Politics, marking her as one of the top young lawyers in Washington. White concentrates her practice in complex litigation, appeals, and insurance coverage matters for London Market insurers. She received her J.D. from the Notre Dame School of Law, and she is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Jeff Fossatti and his wife, Jennifer, announce the birth of their second child, Payton Parker, on June 8, 2006. He joins older sister Madeline, 2, in the family's Dallas home.

Kyle A. Lewis J.D. '98 married Cheryl Lea Connolly at St. Helena Catholic Church in St. Helena, Calif. Cheryl works as a senior account advertising manager at Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado magazines. Kyle was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps until March 2006, serving as a judge advocate in the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment in Iraq. He was wounded there and awarded the Purple Heart.


Adam and Maureen (Loftus) Anderson celebrated the birth of a son, Connor Alexander Anderson, on June 5, 2006. He joins big sister Natalie. Adam is a vice president/financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Cupertino, and Maureen is a NICU nurse at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose.

Mark Curran teaches at Mt. Pleasant High School in east San Jose.

Tyler and Kathy (Kneeshaw) McIntosh celebrated the birth of their second child, Andrew Ellington McIntosh, on Feb. 13, 2006. Tyler is a senior software engineer at Qualcomm, and Kathy is pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership at Pepperdine University. Their daughter, Emma Clare, is 4. The family lives in San Diego.

Jennifer Bianchi Neugebauer and her husband, Jason, announce the birth of identical twin boys, William and Joseph, born on July 17, 2006, at 10:19 and 10:20 a.m.

Jim Shannon and his wife, Dawn (McGuire), welcomed a son, Lucas Daniel, on Sept. 17, 2005. Lucas joins his big brother Logan.


Candida (Gonzalez) Diaz and husband Pedro Diaz welcomed their third child, Nicolas Alexander, on May 2, 2006. Nicolas joins sisters Olivia, 4, and Sophia, 2. The family lives in Santa Clara, where Candi works as a realtor.

Birgitta Delurgio married Allen Hughes on July 15, 2006, in her hometown of Santa Cruz. Allen is a graduate of the University of Iowa. The couple met in San Diego and recently moved to San Jose to be closer to family and start new jobs. Allen works as a category manager at Yahoo! Birgitta is a partner marketing manager at McAfee.

Margaret (Madden) Rivero and Gerardo Rivero announce the birth of a baby boy, Lucas Joseph Rivero, on May 20, 2006.

Stefi Zeitzmann married Erik Olson on Sept. 9, 2006, at Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in La Jolla. Mary (Leake) Schilder and Nicole Horvath were among the attendants. Shannon (Hurley) Raber, Jennifer Schott, and Tina (Lewis) Kinkead gave readings. Stefi is in media sales, and Erik is a consultant. The couple lives in San Diego.


Jason Henderson, DMD, married Dr. Denise Borrione on July 29, 2006, at Mission Santa Clara. Groomsmen were Jeff Henderson '00 and Mike Haughey. After several weeks honeymooning in Greece, Jason and Denise returned to their new home in Cupertino and the opening of their new dental practice, Henderson Dental, on Forest Avenue in San Jose.

John C. Pohl was art director of the DVD menu for "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," for which B1 Media won "Best Menu Design" at the ninth annual DVD Awards. The interactive DVD menus boasted a 3D castle, a fully animated fire-breathing dragon, and a view of the entire "goblet" world.


Christine (Curran) Do is an administrator for the American Cancer Society in Stockton.

Mayumi T. Macalino married John K. Chiu at Mission Santa Clara on April 8, 2006. Included in the wedding party were Loan Dinh '00 and Eillenil B. Sudario '03. The couple lives in Campbell.


Katie Cattani married Chad DeRose on May 6, 2006. They honeymooned in Bali and live in Bakersfield.

John Gemetti and Gaby Tablada were married June 10, 2006, in a ceremony at Mission Santa Clara. The couple lives in San Jose.

Jef Henderson graduated from University of San Francisco Law School and is employed with Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis. He lives in Los Gatos.

Tori Hamilton married Ryan Peterson on Aug. 17, 2006, at Paradise Cove on Oahu. Also that month, Tori completed the Master of Public Administration program at Seattle University.


Erin Allen married Anthony Tresmonton in October 2006. Members of the wedding party included Deanna (Rodriguez) Clark, Kristi (Harrington) Cannon, Leila Khalil, and Maren Hawkins Pellant.

Jeffrey Cymerys married Lauren Antonioli on April 8, 2006, at Mission Santa Clara. Members of the wedding party included Colleen (Egan) Barneson, Todd Ahern, Jason Formo, and Michael Hurst. The couple honeymooned in Costa Rica; they now live and work in San Jose.

Bethany Stevenson and Ian Kelly were married Sept. 2, 2006, in Our Lady of the Lake Church in Lake Oswego, Ore., with a dinner/dance reception following at Waverley Country Club. The wedding party included Kelly Fennerty, Hillary Kohnert '01, and Conor Kelly '04. The couple lives in Portland, Ore., where they purchased their first home.

Maren Hawkins Pellant and her husband celebrated their son Beckham's first birthday Aug. 29, 2006.

03 Amanda (Curry) Shim and Timothy Shim '02 welcomed a baby girl, Chloe Ku'ulei Shim, on June 21, 2006. Chloe weighed in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measured 19.5 inches. She is healthy and happy!

Jennifer Henderson completed her undergrad work and then earned a secondary teaching credential at Santa Clara last summer. She became engaged to Jacob Jackson this past May. For the past two years, she substitute taught and was head junior varsity softball coach at St. Francis High School in Mountain View. She teaches English and coaches softball at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose.

Sonia Mungal and Jeffrey Cook were married at Mission Santa Clara on Aug. 5, 2006. Fr. Michael McCarthy officiated, and members of the wedding party included Sarah Cook '07 and seven members of the class of '04—Gina Gatto, Katie Johnson, Jen Ramos, Anne Hefflinger, Kevin Edwards, Matt Kalkbrenner, and Mark Kalkbrenner—as well as Sonia's younger sister, freshman Myrna Mungal.

05 Kristin Goltz and Brian Hurd were married on June 23, 2006, in Fair Oaks, Calif. Members of the wedding party included Megan Brimmer, Leslie James, Michael Lysaght, and Ryan Fletcher. Brian is currently completing a Ph.D. in industrial/ organizational psychology at Colorado State University, and Kristin is working as a banker with Wells Fargo. The couple lives in Fort Collins, Colo.

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