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Bernstein, Amy

Amy Bernstein '13 was promoted to the position of public relations and marketing associate at SurfMedia. Bernstein leads media relations and marketing campaigns including media sponsorship and advertising coordination for a variety of non-profit clients across Santa Barbara County. Prior to joining SurfMedia in 2014, Bernstein interned with Special Olympics Santa Barbara, Direct Relief, and Breathe California, a nonprofit that raises awareness for clean air and healthy lungs. While studying at Santa Clara, Bernstein was the vice president of membership for The Communication Honors Society, where she recruited new members and promoted events. In her spare time, she enjoys running, reading and finding new recipes.

submitted Dec. 8, 2015 8:10P


Whalen, Adam

Adam Whalen '15 says, "I graduated in 2015 with a BS in Biology and Public Health Science. I joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, a year-long intentional service organization that focuses on community, spirituality, simple living, and social justice. I live in Baltimore, MD with three other JVs, two of which graduated my year from Santa Clara as well (Patrick McDonell '15, Cameron Coulter '15). I am the Program Coordinator for Back on My Feet Baltimore. Back on My Feet is a national non-profit that uses running as a way to empower individuals who may be recovering from addiction, returning from incarceration, or at risk of becoming homeless. We run with our teams each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of the year at 5:30 am. As Program Coordinator, I work with each Member to track their progress through the program, and help them to achieve their personal goals of education, employment, and sustainable housing on their path to self-sufficiency. And I'm just about to start training for my first half marathon in April!"


submitted Dec. 15, 2015 9:54A
Veltze, Malu

Since graduation, Malu Veltze '15 has been traveling throughout Southeast Asia for various humanitarian endeavors. In October, with a Canadian NGO in Nepal, Veltze photographed schools that were destroyed by the earthquake to promote awareness and raise funds to rebuild the schools. In November, she traveled to Cambodia and launched a 24-hour CrowdRise fundraiser called "86,402 seconds in Cambodia." It has since raised over $15,000 to bring eye exams and glasses to the local community. Now she is in Jakarta, Indonesia, working on a photo series.

submitted Dec. 7, 2015 12:01P
Solorio, Veronica

Veronica Solorio ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:18A
Regan, Madeline

Madeline Regan ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps NW with Low Income Housing Institute/Urban Rest Stop in Seattle.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:37A
McDonell, Patrick

Patrick D. McDonell ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Public Justice Center, in Baltimore.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 9:47A
Magnan, Genevieve

Genevieve Magnan ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with New Avenues for Youth, in Portland, Oregon.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:35A
Hunt, Daniel

 Daniel Hunt ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Nativity Jesuit Middle School in Milwaukee.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 9:57A
Coulter, Cameron

Cameron N. Coulter ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Cristo Rey Baltimore.


submitted Dec. 15, 2015 9:45A
Coe, Charlotte

 Charlotte Coe ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:11A
Atkinson, Parker

Parker Atkinson ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia.

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:08A
Angelo, Dalan

Dalan Angelo ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Montana. He loves and misses all of his classmates and says, "XOXOXO." 

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 10:28A


Hattemer, Chuck
In March, the property management service OneRent—founded by Rico Mok '15, Greg Toschi ’16, Arman Dezfuli-Arjomandi ’15, and Chuck Hattemer ’16—closed a $4M Series A round of funding from Renren, a leading investor of early-stage startups. OneRent seeks to set new standards in the rental market by simplifying the processes between renters and owners. It manages 615 properties for more than 500 real estate investors and property owners.
An introduction to Renren was made possible through investor and entrepreneur Matt Murphy '02. The financing will support the company’s expansion in new territory; in February, OneRent launched in Seattle.
Dean Ku MA '09, assistant director and an alumni counselor at the Career Center, introduced the founders to initial seed investors. Says Hattemer, "I think this shows how reliable the SCU network is. And ultimately it is what brought all of us together to build OneRent—around 80 percent of our employees are current or former SCU students."
submitted Feb. 19, 2016 2:41P


Schlenger, Heather

Heather Schlenger '04 is a recipient of CalCPA's Women to Watch Award. She is a tax senior manager at Moss Adams, where she handles tax planning, compliance and tax provision preparation for closely held food and agriculture operations as well as manufacturing and distribution organizations. She is a front-runner in women's leadership initiatives at Moss Adams, is on the local YMCA board as treasurer, and is a co-founder of the nonprofit Global Leadership Education Assistance Ministry, which seeks to eliminate poverty through education.

submitted May. 12, 2016 7:35P
Rodriguez, Ofelia
Ofelia Rodriguez '01 is now working for SCU's Gifts and Records. She will be assisting with on-line gift and demographic batch entry as well as other administrative duties that are needed within our area. Ofelia comes to us from O'Connor Hospital with 14 years of experience. She had supervisory duties and oversaw the administration of employee files and clinically related activities of the department involving hospital staff.
submitted Dec. 17, 2015 3:53P
Nanavati, Mihir

Mihir Nanavati '03 has joined the executive team of Redwood City, Calif.-based Kahuna, a communication automation company, as senior VP of product. Nanavati previously spearheaded numerous initiatives for Tradeshift, Hightail, and Adobe Systems. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Santa Clara University.

submitted May. 12, 2016 6:42P
Mackey, Bridget

Bridget Mackay J.D. '95 was recently profiled on for her commitment to the local community. Bridget served as a deputy district attorney for both Solano and Sonoma counties for nearly 10 years. When she switched to estate planning, Mackay found herself with time to devote to local causes.

One cause that appealed to her was an opportunity to join the Petaluma Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit local schools. She's now President of the Board of Directors.  Mackay  helps oversee two Alphabet Soup thrift stores and serves as the chair of the planned giving committee and has used her legal skills to develop the Planned Giving program, as well as helped the committee establish a system for donors to give through their wills, trusts, IRA’s and life insurance policies. 

In 2014 she earned the title of Best Attorney in the Petaluma People’s Choice Award. Her hobbies: skiing, scuba diving, and traveling on vacation with her husband and two daughters, especially if the travel involves skiing or scuba diving.

submitted Jan. 28, 2016 3:49P
Jimenez, Elsa

Elsa Mendoza Jimenez '98 is the interim director of health at the Monterey County Health Department. She has been in the public health sector for 15 years. Jimenez says, "I always wanted to work in a profession at which I would be able to help others, particularly those unserved or underserved. Public health has afforded me the opportunity to be able to work on initiatives that positively impact individuals, communities, organizations, and systems."

submitted Apr. 21, 2016 3:28P
Giorgetti, Rick


Rick Giorgetti '70 has been honored with the prestigious Ignatian Award from Santa Clara University. The Ignatian Award acknowledges university alumni who live the ideals of competence, conscience, and compassion through service to others. Previous Ignatian Award Recipients include Frank Boitano 69' MB '74, Kevin Eagleson '70, Leon Panetta '60 JD '63 Roxanne Vane '78, and Edward Panelli '53 JD '55.
"The Alumni Association is proud to honor individuals who have brought distinction to Santa Clara University through service to others,” said Kathy Kale, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations at SCU. “Rick is definitely one of those unsung heroes who is making a difference in the world. He deserves to be recognized," said Ms. Kale.
“Rick’s volunteer efforts encompassing education, community, professional, and church embody the Ignatian purpose,” said Leo Quilici, a former Silicon Valley financial executive, who nominated Mr. Giorgetti for the Award. “This award is a fitting tribute to his giving and caring for others.”
“Being recognized by my alma mater, the Jesuit Community, and my good friend and classmate is truly a humbling experience,” said Giorgetti. “I am embracing this honor as a tribute to the organizations that allowed me to be a part of their efforts towards the betterment of humanity.”
For over 40 years, Giorgetti has been active in community service involving seven beneficiary organizations including Santa Clara University’s Bronco Bench Foundation, Sacred Heart Nativity School, Silicon Valley Chapter of Financial Executives International, Presentation High School, and the Rotary Club of San Jose.
“Rick is a role model for all Bay Area business executives,” said Ragu Bhargava, CEO of Global Upside, where Giorgetti serves as  VP of staffing. “This award is a testament to his character and his passion for making a difference in the world. I’m proud to have him as part of the Global Upside family.”
submitted Apr. 7, 2016 5:46A
Fultz, Robert
Anthony Fultz '86, J.D. '91 has been appointed as a Judge of Tulare County Superior Court by Gov. Jerry Brown '59. Fultz, 51, of Visalia, had been the Assistant District Attorney at the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office since 2012, where he had served since 1993. He was a sole practitioner at the Law Office of Anthony Fultz from 2005 to 2006. Currently assigned to the Juvenile Division, he's overseeing both criminal cases, as well as dependency matters. Through this assignment, he gets to make a difference early on in someone’s life. “Even before I was a father, I was interested in helping children,” Fultz said. “Now, I get to be a part of the process.”
submitted Mar. 28, 2016 12:29P
Becerra, Michael

Michael Becerra MBA '08 was a finalist in the 5th annual Mr. Marina Competition, a fun-spirited fundraising pageant for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which conducts blood cancer research and patient services. Becerra is a co-founder of Crewmix, an app using tech to bring fun groups together to create lifelong memories. He writes, "I am honored and humbled to be involved in the 2016 Mr. Marina competition! Not only is this event totally quirky and uniquely SF, but so many of us have had cancer touch our friends and loved ones. Together with the power of our network, we can support cancer patients and affected families...and accelerate the cure!" Becerra raised over $12,000 and all finalists combined raised $175,000.

Contact Michael
submitted Feb. 28, 2016 9:05A
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