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Undergraduate Class Notes


Lynn Anglin was inducted into the senior softball Hall of Fame in Atlanta in September 2008.


Irv Scott retired from the active practice of law in 2006 after 37 years with his firm, Porter Scott. He continues to play men’s senior baseball. Last year he was inducted into the Sacramento Men’s Senior Baseball League Hall of Fame.


Suzan (Hopper) and Joseph C. MacIlvaine were married in April 2008. Suzan has retired as executive director of the Kern County Bar Association. She and her husband live in Bakersfield.


Timothy “Pat” Hannon J.D. ’74 retired in October 2008 from the Navy Reserve after 36 years. He has returned to his civilian job in San Jose as a federal administrative law judge for the U.S. Social Security Administration.


Laura Fritz earned a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After years in private practice as a therapist and serving on several nonprofit boards, she now is a professional fundraiser with Catholic Healthcare West’s St. Rose Dominican Health Foundation and was recently voted Outstanding Professional Fundraiser of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Las Vegas Chapter. She and her husband, Mike Weber, live in Las Vegas.


David Greiner is president and chief executive officer of Tri-Valley Bank in San Ramon. He previously was regional president of First Bank in San Francisco.

Steve McFall was inducted into the Atascadero High School Greyhound Athletic Hall of Fame. Steve lettered in basketball, football, and track and, during his senior year, starred on the Greyhounds’ 1969 championship California Interscholastic Federation basketball team. He attended SCU on a basketball scholarship and earned a starting berth after setting a freshman single-game scoring record of 41 points. A knee injury ended his basketball career after two seasons. He lives on the Oregon coast, is married with two grown children, and manages a sales team for a food service company.


Dan Caserza MBA ’78 is vice president of finance and administration for LedEngin Inc. He has more than 30 years of finance and accounting experience with high-growth technology companies, including 11 years with Hewlett-Packard.


Ted Bleckstein has published DIAGNOSIS: ‘Deception’: The Darker Side of a Trusted Profession (AuthorHouse, 2008, hardcover $31.99, paperback $16.49). The book instructs patients on controlling their dental and oral health care.

Max Ebrahimian, a dentist in Scotts Valley, has been recognized as a fellow of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He completed the institute’s curriculum of aesthetics and neuromuscular science and a comprehensive exam. He has practiced in Scotts Valley for 26 years, with a focus on neuromuscular dentistry for more than a decade.

John C. McNellis MBA ’77 is senior vice president and president of the Integrated Systems Group for L-3 Communications. He is based in Greenville, Texas.


Jay M. Burcham recently completed his assignment as the director of transformation and stationing management for the U.S. Army Garrison in Wiesbaden, Germany. He now serves as the chief operations officer for the Family Programs Directorate of U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command in Alexandria, Va. His wife, Colonel Margaret Burcham, commands the Gulf Region North Engineer District in Tikrit, Iraq.

James “Jim” Petray is a partner with Burr Pilger Mayer. He previously was treasurer and a board member of the Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma. He also serves on the Administrate Committee of the California State Board of Accountancy.


Ken Moscaret is a full-time attorney fee expert witness with offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. He gave expert testimony in 2008 in the Enron litigation in Houston federal court.


John Battle M.S. ’84 graduated from UC San Francisco with a master’s in nursing in 2008 and is a nurse practitioner. He and his wife, Susan, are primary care providers for the Navajo Nation in Tuba City, Ariz.

Michael Dee joined the Staubach Retail Company in June 2008 as executive vice president of business development.

Dennis Maguire lives in New Orleans with his wife, Ashley, and sons Wilder, 9, and Jack, who was born Sept. 22, 2008. Dennis was the first assistant director on the recently-completed feature film “Robosapien: Rebooted.”


Terri Elbe Carone is director of finance for, a personal development company that “empowers women through practical and affordable life coaching.”


Darryl Page is president of personal insurance for Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company. He spent the previous 27 years at Allstate Insurance Company, where he most recently served as vice president of the western market operating committee.


Steven Ashby is deputy director for science and technology at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He was previously at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 20 years in various research and management positions.

Patrick Dotterweich owns two businesses near Sacramento—AAA Communications (a VOIP telephony provider) and, a Web-based supplier of ultra-light backpacking and camping gear.

Dana Evan is on the board of directors for Proofpoint Inc., a provider of unified e-mail security, archiving, and data loss prevention solutions. Dana spent 12 years as the chief financial officer of VeriSign Inc. until her retirement in 2007.

Allan Schrum M.S. ’89 and Theresa (Horton) Schrum ’83 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in June 2008 with a ceremony in Las Vegas attended by their daughters Sarah, 19, and Emily, 13. It was quite a contrast from their 1983 Mission Santa Clara wedding. Allan and Theresa live near Atlanta but spend time each summer at their ranch in Montana. Allan is vice president of engineering for a software communications company. Theresa is a certified arborist and past president of the Georgia Native Plant Society. She owns a landscape consulting business and co-hosts a weekly radio program on gardening.


John Gallo, vice president of Gallo Glass Co. in Modesto, was honored in September 2008 with the 38th annual Phoenix Award by glass industry leaders. John, whose plant supplies the adjacent E&J Gallo Winery, was cited for his efforts in research and development, employee training and retention, and expansion of glass sales beyond his family’s winery. John is the grandson of winery co-founder Julio Gallo and the son of co-chairman Bob Gallo, who helped establish the glass plant in 1958.


After nearly six years as the U.S. Attorney for the eastern district of California in Sacramento, McGregor Scott has joined the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner in the firm’s Sacramento office. He will be practicing in the area of white collar defense and corporate investigations. He and wife Jennifer live in El Dorado Hills with their three sons, ages 10, 7, and 4, who are busy with school, sports, and scouting activities.


Sandy Bellevue married Willie Grover on Oct. 17, 2008 at San Francisco City Hall. After 15 years together, the women say they “are thrilled to be legally wed.” The couple lives in Berkeley.

Melinda Bihn is head of Upper School at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, Md. She and her husband, Bill Wallace, and their children, Sam and Rebecca, live in the Mt. Washington section of Baltimore.

Joe Murray is chief customer officer of Vantos Inc. He previously was vice president of global solutions delivery for Qpass Inc.


Paul Holocher, a former soccer player for SCU and Major League Soccer, is in his third season as coach of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo’s men’s soccer team.

Ken Lee works in the Federal Public Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit within the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Oklahoma. The office represents state-convicted death row inmates in federal habeas proceedings. Ken’s wife, Nicole, and their daughter, Sydney, live in Oklahoma City.

Michelle (Schuman) Mullaley and her husband, Pat Mullaley, live in Woodbridge, Va., with their two children, Shannon, 6, and Morgan, 1. Michelle is a clinical psychologist working primarily with children and teens in private practice.


John Salvin married Lisa Violi on Sept. 6, 2008 in Stamford, Conn. Other SCU alumni in attendance were Chris Ries, Brian Lampe, and Susan (Moraski) Lampe. The couple reports that the marriage is “off to a strong start despite the stormy reception, which occurred in the path of Hurricane Hanna.” They live in Irvington, N.Y.

Mark Sacco and wife Katie (Gough) ’93 announce the birth of their third child, Wyatt Christopher. Wyatt joins big sister Lucy and big brother Owen in the family’s Alameda home.


Shannon (Burns) Davis lives in Portland, Ore., and is assistant dean of admissions at Lewis & Clark Law School. She and her husband, Jesse, an attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice, welcomed a baby girl, Macy Jane, on May 8, 2008.

Bryan and Tamara (Clark) Emmert ’94 welcomed their first child, Daphne Leinaala Emmert, on Sept. 23, 2008.

Katey (Dallosto) Shinn is a national trainer for Keller Williams Realty and travels across the country doing tech sales and selling technology tools. She also has a blog, www. She is married to Richard Shinn and they have three children: Kelsey, 10, Erika, 7, and Nathan, 5.


Greg Alexander and his wife, Amy (Pratt) Alexander welcomed their third child, Quinn Emmett, on Aug. 24, 2008. He joins brothers Aidan, 6, and Logan, 3. Greg is a dentist in Portland, Ore.

Leslie Penner Smearden and David Smearden ’88, M.S. ’06, welcomed their third child, William, on July 3, 2008.

Mark Snyder launched, which expands the reach and expounds on the fundamentals of his father’s company, William Glen Inc. Mark and his family offer home, kitchen, and seasonal gifts and accessories in Northern California.


Michelle Adams J.D. ’98 is senior counsel in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a business and real estate law firm. She joins Allen Matkins’ labor and employment, and litigation practice groups. While at SCU’s School of Law, Michelle served as technical editor for the Law Review.

Brian McKenzie and Melissa (Berklund) McKenzie ’97 welcomed their second daughter, Tori Nicole, on Feb. 19, 2008. Tori joins big sister Kelly Rose, 2, and their two cats, Lizzy and Jordan, at their home in Bothell, Wash.


William “Rocky” McDonald and his wife, Carol, welcomed daughter Jimena on Sept. 5, 2008. She joins big brother Xavier at the family’s home in San Diego.

Alicia Giovannini and her husband, Andre Benguerel, welcomed a son, Titus Aurelius Benguerel, on April 25, 2008, in San Francisco. Alicia is a Realtor at Urban Bay Properties in San Francisco.

Jacqueline (Barnet) and Matthew Walker ’95 welcomed their second son, Casey John, on July 17, 2008. He joins big brother Barrett, 2, in the family’s home in Dallas.


Susan Rickard Hansen J.D. ’01 and husband Carl welcomed twins John David “Jack” and Catherine “Cate” Rickard, on April 7, 2008. Jack is named after Susan’s grandfather and father, both alumni of Santa Clara: Judge John T. “Jack” Rickard ’35 and John T. Rickard II ’70. The couple lives in San Francisco, where Carl is a real estate broker and Susan is an attorney.

Kara (Grover) Herrick and husband Juston welcomed a daughter, Julia Michele, on May 31, 2008. They live in the Modesto area, where Kara works as a licensed marriage and family therapist.

Heidi von der Mehden married Matthew Harris on July 7, 2008. SCU alumni attending were Amy (Casey) Konvalin; Erika (Yankovits) Conway; Karen (Mion) Pachmayer; Eric Von der Mehden ’88; Henry Von der Mehden ’52; and Lloyd Von der Mehden ’55.

Captain Phil Soliz is a special operations civil affairs officer at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he is training for a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan.

Cassidy (Wong) Young and Maryhien Pham ’01 welcomed their first child, Theodore Orion Young, on Jan. 24, 2008.


Demerris Brooks M.A. is San Jose State University’s ombudsperson. She previously was an administrative and project specialist for the university’s division of student affairs and a secondary school educator in the Bay Area.

Kristen Crowley Dennison, husband Jeffrey, and son Sean welcomed Ryan William on June 14, 2007. The family lives in Poulsbo, Wash., where Jeff is a lobbyist for Embarq Communications and Kristen is a stay-at-home mom.

Diane Holmes married Matthew Gillingham on May 31, 2008 at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding party included Darlene (Medina) Addiego, Caroline (Eichenberg) Manno ’99, and Steven Holmes ’83. Also in attendance were Amy Koenig, Mary Wadors-Castellano, Jennifer (Davelaar) Dicker ’99, Brieana White ’99, Gary Kelley ’99, and Mary Mac Lellan ’04. Diane and Matt honeymooned in Kauai and live in San Jose.

Stephanie (Collins) Mitzenmacher, husband Michael, and daughters Michaela, 7, and Jacqueline, 5, welcomed a baby girl, Chloe Elizabeth, on June 11, 2008. The family lives in Lexington, Mass.

Glenn Tan is group chief executive of Singapore-based Motor Image, the distributor of Subaru cars in the region.


Josh Bennett and Cate (Cassin) Bennett welcomed their second child, daughter Brooke Isabel, on Aug. 21, 2008.


Suzanne Barnecut married Ian Mackey on May 3, 2008 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in San Francisco, followed by a reception on Treasure Island. The bridal party included Jill Thomas and Angela Rotstein. Guests included Angela Nuttman ’99, David Blanar ’97, Courtney Dittenbir ’01, Anne Mayle, Andrea Grover, Michelle (Pritchard) Mathews, and Paula Yee.

Emily Hong married Paul Nelson ’01 on July 26, 2008 at Mission Santa Clara. Guests included Juan Alcala ’96, Christine Do ’99, Quoc Do ’98, William Lo MBA ’99, Phil Satterfield and Veronica Tan ’01. The couple lives in San Jose with their two cats.

Jody (Ferrara) and Joseph Pulford welcomed a baby girl, Lauren Hurst, on Oct.2, 2007.

Nikki (Long) Womac and husband Dan welcomed a baby boy, Kingsley Alexander, on Aug. 26, 2008 in Seattle.


Daniel Arata married Sandi Nelson on June 7, 2008, at The Pines Resort in Bass Lake, Calif. He is a business analyst at Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto.


Melia Dicker is undertaking a year-long project in self-education and personal development called Reschool Yourself. During the fall, she explored the highlights and limitations of her formal education by spending a week in each of her old classrooms, from kindergarten through college. This spring she is creating the education she wished she’d had in school, seeking out learning opportunities that center on self-sufficiency and a do-it-yourself lifestyle. Melia is documenting her year of reschooling through a blog at, and is also working on a book.

Maya Vestal and Paulo Apolinario were married at San Juan Oaks Golf Club in Hollister on Oct. 4, 2008. The wedding party included Gilbert Aviles ’00, Nyrene (Badal) Aviles, Justin Chu, Paul Corona, Dustin Gonzales, Melissa (Kamidoi) Goulart, Ramon Marquez, Deann Mayeda, and Leah (Lagpacan) Peters. Maya and Paulo live and work in the San Jose area. They honeymooned in Ojai and Santa Barbara.


Roni Rivera is the head softball coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Penn. She previously was first assistant coach at Dartmouth College.

Jenna (Doot) Schrader and Jeremy Schrader were married on June 7, 2008 in Sunnyvale. Many SCU alumni were at the wedding. The couple lives in San Jose.


Sarah Smith J.D. ’07 and Mike Brandstetter were married in Seattle on Aug. 15, 2008. The wedding party included Jamie Keller, Liz Riley, Brian Chambers, and Eric Chiang. Several other members of the Class of ’04 and the School of Law Class of ’07 were in attendance.


Christy Batt married Tom Van Buskirk on Sept. 20, 2008 in Seattle. Members of the wedding party included Megan (Koppes) DeMartini, Chris DeMartini, Lauren Hemingway, Evan McLean, and Kevin Weiler.


Christina Vaccarello married Daniel Richardson on May 10, 2008 in a garden ceremony in Atherton. The couple lives in Mountain View. Christina works as a teacher at Children’s Creative Learning Center in Mountain View and Daniel works in product development at Intuit Inc.