Class Notes

Class Notes | Obituaries

Submit a Class Note or Obituary »

Showing class notes submitted in the last year

1991

'91
Grause, M.

Bea Grause, J.D. ‘91 is leading the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) as President.

HANYS is New York’s statewide healthcare association, representing 500 hospitals, health systems, continuing care providers, and other healthcare providers the state.   Bea began her tenure as President of HANYS on July 1, 2016, and she directs all of the association’s activities, including advocacy, education, quality improvement, and data analytics.  With the likely impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act, one of her main areas of focus is protecting patient access to care in New York.

“This is an important time of healthcare transformation—it’s exciting and inspiring,” said Bea. “I’m honored to partner with our members, policy makers, and stakeholders to achieve better care for all New Yorkers.”

She joined HANYS after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems for 14 years.  In that position, she successfully led Vermont hospitals through a variety of reform initiatives, including the state’s single-payer debate, continuously and intentionally building the hospitals’ brand as trusted, competent leaders.  

Bea also worked for ten years in Washington D.C. in a variety of positions, beginning as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representatives Norman Y. Mineta and Joseph P. Kennedy II. She simultaneously held senior governmental affairs positions with the Tennessee Hospital Association and Massachusetts Hospital Association. She spent the last three years working as counsel with the law firm of Foley, Hoag, where she developed tailored legislative and regulatory strategies for healthcare clients.

Before Washington D.C., Ms. Grause spent ten years in California, where she worked as a registered nurse, primarily in the emergency room and intensive care areas at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Bea recently completed a three-year term (2012 to 2015) as an at-large member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees, including a 2015 term on the AHA Executive and AHA CEO Search Committees.  As part of her AHA Board responsibilities, she also served as chairman of the AHA Allied Advisory Committee on Medicaid.   

Ms. Grause earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Boston College in 1979 and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is also a 2003 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute.

submitted Jan. 15, 2017 7:42A
'91
del Rosario, Carina

Carina del Rosario ’91 created the visual art installation The Passport Series, which explores identity, discrimination and the history of identity documents. While trained in print journalism, she considers herself a cultural worker and a teaching artist. She writes: “The experience of completing any identity application makes the lesson clear: This is how the U.S. government has conferred rights on some people and denied them for others.” to complete the art installation, she took the five most common questions asked on identity applications, reframed them into more open-ended questions, set up temporary passport offices, and invited people to fill out her reimagined passport application. Read more about this project here.

submitted Feb. 5, 2017 6:57P
'91
Ackley, Meghan

Meghan Ackley '91 is among ESL faculty at the International Office of the Univeristy of Texas at Austin.  She speaks four languages:  French, German, Czech, and English and taught abroad in the Czech Republic for four years. She enjoys teaching listening/speaking, reading, grammar and pronunciation classes, and has been teaching at UT Austin ESL Services since 2005. 

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:05P
'91
Fogel, Karrolyne

Associate professor of mathematics Karrolyne Fogel ’91 received the 2017 President’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Honors Convocation at California Lutheran University on April 25. The award recognizes professors who are held in high esteem by their peers, students, and the rest of the university community. Fogel joined the Cal Lutheran faculty in 1998. The Thousand Oaks resident teaches upper division electives for math majors as well as classes for non-majors. She also educates aspiring elementary school teachers through an interdisciplinary educational studies program and serves as the director of the mathematics single subject program for those planning to become high school math teachers. She was the chair of the mathematics department for eight years. In addition to serving as an academic adviser and mentor to math majors and minors, Fogel is adept at helping undeclared and transfer students identify and transition into fields of study. Fogel’s background is in algebraic number theory and her current research is in graph labeling. She also enjoys the mathematics of voting and has mentored student projects in that topic at Cal Lutheran and introduced the subject to local elementary school students. She has served on the leadership team for the Pacific Coast Undergraduate Math Conference, which was recognized in 2015 by the American Mathematical Society as a mathematics program that makes a difference. She is a member of the governing board of the Southern California–Nevada section of the Mathematical Association of America. Fogel received her doctorate in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.

submitted May. 10, 2017 1:49P

1992

'92
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
UGRD Engineering '92
Ricketts, Bart

Bart D. Ricketts ’92 is president and CEO of Lease Crutcher Lewis, a commercial general contracting and construction management company with divisions in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. His wife, Wendy (Baldwin) Ricketts ’92, is board chair for Serendipity Center, a nonprofit therapeutic school serving at-risk students with complex learning needs. The Ricketts live in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with daughter Olivia and son George.  

submitted Sep. 4, 2017 10:30A
'92
O'Brien, Micki
O'Brien, Micki

Micki O’Brien ’92, CEO and co-founder of Aligned Education, gave a TEDx Talk at Bellevue College. Titled “Tapping Your Superpowers,” the presentation referenced the impact neurotypical and neorodivergent concepts have on education, and how the larger culture tends to focus on getting kids to fit in a “normal box.” With the TEDx mission of spreading worthy ideas in mind, O’Brien argues that we can create a “new normal” that celebrates the uniqueness of each person—one with more authenticity and love.

Contact Micki
Watch her TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/vYlI3JjZyE0 Visit her company website: www.AlignedEducation.com Twitter: @AlignedEd Facebook: www.facebook.com/alignededucation/
submitted May. 14, 2017 9:37P
'92
Macias, Greg

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.  

submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:25P
GRD Law '92
Harrison, Genie

Genie Harrison J.D. ’92 was honored with the award of top female attorney of the year for 2017 by the International Association of Top Professionals. For over two decades, she has provided legal expertise and delivered results as a trial attorney and advocate for plaintiffs, being heralded by the Daily Journal as one of California’s top labor and employment attorneys for eight years. In 2016 and 2017, she was listed by Super Lawyers as one of the top 10 Southern California “Super Lawyers”—and was named No. 3 on its Top 10 list in 2017. In 2016, Super Lawyers profiled and featured Harrison on the cover of its magazine. For seven years she has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of plaintiff’s employment litigation. Harrison is also the treasurer of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the largest local trial bar association in the country. As a very active contributor to the bar, she looks forward to continuing to represent her clients and giving back to the community.  

submitted Aug. 22, 2017 2:17P
'92
Garcia, Larry

Larry Garcia ’92 leads the financial planning practice of the Pacific Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley. He has extensive knowledge and experience in retirement, business succession, estate, education, and philanthropic planning strategies. He takes special care in establishing a big-picture view of clients’ overall goals and develops planning strategies that often include the input of their other trusted advisors, such as CPAs, estate and business planning attorneys, trustees, and insurance professionals.

 

Having achieved multiple industry designations, including Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA), and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), Garcia has a breadth of wealth management experience that enables him to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients.

Garcia played intercollegiate volleyball for Santa Clara University and the University of London. He and his wife, Kelley, are the parents of two daughters, and they live in Kirkland, Washington. He is a board member of the Kirkland Boys and Girls Club, and he manages the volleyball program at Holy Family School.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:47P
'92
Craine, Nicole

SurveyGizmo, industry leader in online data collection services and survey software, has a new COO: Nicole Craine '92. Nicole brings more than years of operations, start-up, and leadership experience. Her main focuses will be speed, efficiency, and scalability. Nicole is an active member of both Women in Technology International (WTI) and Women in Wireless.


submitted Jan. 16, 2017 8:32A
GRD Law '92
Alfonso, Haydée

Haydée Alfonso J.D. ’92, MBA ’92 is general counsel and managing attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, a firm with over 140 attorneys and advocates providing free legal assistance to low-income clients. She joined the organization in 2008. 

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:06P

1993

UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Young, Stacy (Sanders)
Fenix Sanders Young

Stacy (Sanders) Young ’93 and husband Liberty Young welcomed son Fenix Sanders Young to their San Francisco home on June 19, 2017.

Contact Stacy
https://www.facebook.com/stacycats
submitted Sep. 12, 2017 5:40P
'93
Woytowitz, Pete

In February, Pete Woytowitz Ph.D. ’93 presented “Printing the Next Revolution—Materials, Software, and Additive Manufacturing” as part of the Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series. Woytowitz heads the algorithms and modeling group at Arevo Labs. He specializes in software development and modeling and optimization—including thermal, stress, and materials modeling. Prior to joining Arevo Labs, he served as director of computational modeling at Lam Research. He has worked at Failure Analysis Associates, Loral Space Systems, and Boeing Commercial Airplane Company. Woytowitz is also an adjunct professor at SCU and a California-registered professional engineer. He has three U.S. patents and more than 40 papers in the open literature to his name. 

submitted Feb. 21, 2017 8:20A
'93
Shih, Timothy

Timothy Shih Ph.D. '93 will serve as a keynote speaker at the 19th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dec. 18-20. His topic will be "Motion Interpretation Via Human-Computer Interaction."

submitted Nov. 1, 2016 2:30P
GRD Law '93
Reynolds, Alice

Alice Busching Reynolds J.D. ’93 is senior advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 on climate, environment, and energy. Previously, she was deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency since 2011 and has also worked for the California Attorney General’s Office and in private practice.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:17P
GRD Law '93
McLain, Katherine

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. 

submitted Aug. 2, 2017 7:20P
'93
Iravani-Sani, Nahal

Nahal Iravani-Sani J.D. ’93 received the 2016 Diversity Award at the Santa Clara County Bar Association Judge’s Night for commitment and leadership in promoting diversity in the legal profession. She was recently interviewed by The Huffington Post regarding this achievement, during which she said, "My immigrant background has fostered traits of perseverance and fair-mindedness. Early encounters with injustice and adversity have heightened my sensitivity and commitment to fairness and equality. In our legal system, in particular, I firmly believe in the notion that all who come to our courts must be treated with uncompromising fairness, respect, and dignity."

submitted Jan. 12, 2017 11:04A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '93
Day, Lena (Sousa)
Book cover of "A Journey Through My Soul (Poems From My Youth)"

Lena Sousa Day M.A. ’93 has written A Journey Through My Soul (Poems from My Youth). These lyrical poems range from her teenage years through adulthood and include the excitement of early love relationships, experiences on friendship and betrayal, desperately missing a loved one stationed overseas, and what it might feel like to be disabled.

Contact Lena
Available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com.
submitted Jul. 7, 2017 3:36P

1994

'94
Sukhija, Dushyant

Dushyant Sukhija MBA ’94 wrote an article for NewsMax that examined President-elect Donald Trump’s prominent policy commitments, noting how they’d be both a blessing and a curse for businesses. For example, Sukhija argued that the disruption of foreign trade could hinder economic growth; at the same time, it could create new opportunities for Americans to enter markets previously dominated by foreign imports.

An excerpt from the piece: “The clamp down on free trade could force foreign governments and partners to seek out and form different alliances leading to severe restrictions in available global market growth for American business owners. American business owners will be forced to look inward for new domestic opportunities and growth.”

He is the author of The Cisco Way: Leadership Lessons Learned from One of the World’s Greatest Technology Services Companies (www.theciscoway.com) and is a former executive with Cisco Systems. As a Silicon Valley thought leader and insider, Sukhija is highly sought after for his expert views and advice on digital transformation and as a speaker at forums around the world.

Contact Dushyant
http://dushyantsukhija.com
submitted Jan. 16, 2017 9:49A
'94
Purdy, Douglas

In March, Doug Purdy ’94 and his wife premiered the feature film, Quality Problems, at the Cinequest Film and VR Festival in San Jose, California. This marks the couple’s feature film debut, in which they also star. A comedy, the film is about the power of laughter and love in overcoming breast cancer while raising a family. Purdy writes he was very happy to premiere this film so close to SCU.

submitted Mar. 2, 2017 9:01P
'94
Lathrop, Rob

Rob Lathrop '94, M.S. '01 is the new president of Lathrop Engineering, a Paramit company, that designs and develops medical device and life science instrumentation. As the former VP of engineering at Lathrop, Rob brings more than 20 years of experience in leading multidisciplinary teams, project management, and designing and developing complex scientific instrumentation. He has been instrumental in expanding the company's client base, and his optimization of the product development process now enables Lathrop to complete even the most complex projects on timelines no one else can match. Rob's leadership of design and engineering teams through many successful projects over the years has built strong working relationships with clients, as well as their continued repeat business.

Rob has served on the University's Mechanical Engineering Industry Advisory Board for the last 10 years. Finding it important to give back to young engineers coming up in the ranks, he also contributes his time, mentoring, and training as part of his activities on the board.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 1:11P
GRD Law '94
DePasquale, Gregory

Greg DePasquale J.D. ’94 is senior vice president, general counsel, and secretary at Copart, a publicly-traded company providing online vehicle auction services.

submitted Jul. 11, 2017 12:20P
'94
Carroll, Terry

 Terry Carroll J.D. ’94 has been named Copyright Counsel for the IBM Corporation.

submitted Jan. 3, 2017 12:51P

1995

'95
Rabang, Chris

Chris Rabang ’95 oversees resort operations, strategic planning, and owner relations as the new general manager of the Westin Nanea Ocean Villas in Hawaii. The resort opened in April 2017.

submitted Mar. 14, 2017 3:28P
Viewing 151-175 of 434 (page 7 of 18)
first | prev | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | next | last

all notes/obituaries: