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1997

UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Nunez, Guisselle

Guisselle Nunez ’97 is celebrating two years as the director of marketing, public and government relations for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, serving Alameda County in the Bay Area. Her passion still lies in helping organizations and individuals communicate their value through marketing and branding strategies.

submitted Aug. 6, 2017 4:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '97
Nickson, Akili

Akili Nickson ’97 and his lovely bride, Shana Ahmadzadeh, are pleased to announce their marriage on May 13, 2017, at Grand Tradition Estates in Fallbrook, California.

Contact Akili
http://www.iflcounsel.com/our-attorneys/akili-l-nickson
submitted Oct. 12, 2017 12:18A
'97
Glasser-Hedrick, Jeree

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.

submitted Jun. 7, 2017 2:29P

1998

GRD Leavey/MBA '98
Vaughn, Patricia

Patricia J. Vaughn ’92, MBA ’98 has been VP of finance and planning at Chevron's Midstream headquarters since February 2016. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 4:24P
'98
Turner, Christina

Christina Turner ’98 has been selected as the new Morgan Hill city manager. She started working for Morgan Hill in March 2016 as assistant city manager and oversaw finance and budget, human resources, information services, and council services. Turner previously served as the finance director and treasurer for the city of Gilroy. She lives in and is actively engaged in the South Santa Clara County community with her husband, a local chef, and her teenage daughter and son. 

submitted Oct. 3, 2017 10:59A
'98
O'Brien, Steve

Steve O’Brien ’98 has been named deputy director of athletics at San Jose State University. Prior to SJSU, O’Brien worked with the athletics departments at the Naval Academy, UCSB, and SCU. A former member of the SCU men’s cross-country program, O’Brien earned a B.A. with honors as a history and economics double major. He also earned a law degree from the University of Southern California and worked as a finance and real estate attorney. While working at SCU, he provided academic support and compliance assistance for student-athletes before serving as executive director of the Bronco Bench Foundation.

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 12:58P
'98
Jimenez, Tomas
Jimenez Book Cover for The Other Side of Assimilation

Tomás Jiménez ’98 published his second book, The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants Are Changing American Life (University of California Press). He is an associate professor of sociology with tenure at Stanford University.

submitted Jun. 13, 2017 6:58P
'98
Cannon, Joe

Joe Cannon ’98 was inducted into the San Jose Earthquakes Hall of Fame in April. Known as one of the best goalkeepers in Santa Clara’s program history, he was a three-time All-West Coast Conference honoree and a two-time All-Far West Region selection. He is the new head coach of the Earthquakes’ premier development league affiliate, Burlingame Dragons FC.

submitted Apr. 25, 2017 1:23P

1999

GRD Law '99
Verbica, Peter

Peter Coe Verbica ’82, J.D. ’99 has four daughters; his eldest is at Georgetown in D.C., his second works for the Smithsonian in Panama, his third studies at West Chester, and his youngest resides in Germany. Verbica’s wife is an avid trail runner, placing No. 1 for women overall in a number of races this year. He serves as an assistant VP at a top-tier investment bank in its wealth management group and was recently elected president of the California Congress of Republicans. 

submitted Jul. 20, 2017 4:17P

2000

GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '00
Winge Kerner, Christine (Winge)

Christine Winge ’00 has been appointed executive director of AMP Media in Monterey. Winge, a longtime Monterey Peninsula resident, comes to AMP Media from the USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum in Alameda, where she served as the senior director of operations. Her background includes broadcast news, fund development, consulting and operations. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from SCU and a bachelor’s degree in social science from UC Berkeley. When she’s not working, Winge enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and traveling.

Contact Christine
christine.winge@ampmedia.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinewinge/
submitted Aug. 27, 2017 3:05P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '00
Liebertz, Daniel

Danny Liebertz ’00 joined Yarrow Bay Plastic Surgery as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Located in Kirkland, Washington, Liebertz and his wife look forward to becoming involved in the local community and enjoying everything the great Pacific Northwest has to offer!

Contact Daniel
425-822-0300 www.yarrowbayplasticsurgery.com https://www.facebook.com/yarrowbayplasticsurgery/ https://www.instagram.com/yarrowbayplasticsurgery/
submitted May. 10, 2017 11:17A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '00
Gaylord, April (Valenzuela)

Emree Syrah Gaylord was born to April Valenzuela Gaylord ’00 and University of San Diego alumnus Timothy Gaylord on April 27, 2017. The couple married on April 7, 2017, at Pajaro Dunes Beach in California.  

submitted Jul. 12, 2017 2:05P
UGRD Engineering '00
Costello, Jennifer (Sticinski)

Casey Costello ’00 and Jennifer (Sticinski) Costello ’00 welcomed their third child, Morgan Irene Costello, on April 14, 2016. She joins big brothers Mason and Cooper.

submitted Jul. 15, 2017 2:29P

2002

'02
Slaton, Danielle

On Nov. 9, 2017, Danielle Slaton ’02 will be inducted into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame. As captain of the 2001 women’s soccer national championship team, a 2000 Olympics silver medalist, and a 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup bronze winner, Slaton has spent her career helping lead teams to success on and off the field. She is Santa Clara’s Coaching for Life Academy director and works as a soccer analyst for NBC, Fox Sports, and the Pac-12 Networks.  

submitted Oct. 6, 2017 10:51A
GRD Law '02
Lawson, Kristina

Kristina Lawson J.D. ’02 joined Hanson Bridgett as a partner in its Walnut Creek and San Francisco offices, where she specializes in land use and environmental law. Previously, she was a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:25P
'02
Kouvaris, Lindsey (Wylie)
Hannah Christine Kouvaris

Lindsey (Wylie) Kouvaris ’02 and Nick Kouvaris MBA ’07 welcomed their second child, Hannah Christine, on April 26, 2017. Big sister Emilia is her biggest fan.  

submitted Aug. 17, 2017 4:18A

2003

'03
Waxman, Aaron

San Francisco Business Times has named Aaron Waxman ’03 one of its 2017 40 under 40 award winners. Part of the leadership team for wealth management firm B|O|S, Waxman has helped shape the vision for a company considered a top RIA and financial advisor by Forbes and Financial Times. He also serves on the board for nonprofits Headlands Center for the Arts and Stern Grove Festival Association. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, drawing, and pillow fighting with his two children—and walking his dog, Mr. Wilson. Stroll down memory lane long enough, and you’ll learn he was once an accomplished classical pianist.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:55P
GRD Law '03
Khedekar, Sameer

Sameer Khedekar J.D. ’03 was promoted to managing partner of Pearl Law Group in San Francisco, which handles the immigration needs of some of the world’s leading companies.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:26P
'03
Goodnow, James

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. 

submitted Jul. 30, 2017 8:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '03
Bronson, Sarina (Passarelli)

Sarina (Passarelli) Bronson ’03 and husband Greg were blessed with their fifth child on Aug. 8, 2017. Martha Clare is loved by her three big brothers and her sister, Lucy. The family lives in Rescue, California.  

submitted Oct. 5, 2017 1:51P

2004

GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Webb, Karen

Karen Webb J.D./MBA ’04 was named one of the 2017 honorees for the Silicon Valley Business Journal 40 under 40 list. Webb is a partner at Fenwick & West and specializes in brand strategy and the protection of brand assets. She has worked for high profile companies like Twitter and Fitbit and managed their brands and trademarks on a global scale. Additionally, Webb offers pro bono legal services. 

submitted Aug. 29, 2017 12:42P
'04
Abrahamowicz, Callie (Reger)

Callie (Reger) Abrahamowicz ’04 and husband Andrew welcomed daughter Kaibrie Anne on Nov.17, 2016. She joins big sister Ainslie. The family resides in Bellevue, Washington.

submitted Jul. 18, 2017 12:15P
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