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1995

'95
Aslan, Reza
Aslan, Reza

Reza Aslan '95, professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside and best-selling author, has been named the recipient of the James Joyce Award and an Honorary Fellowship of the Literary & Historical Society, Europe’s largest university society. 

The James Joyce Award is given to those who have excelled in a field of human endeavor and have made a profound impact on the world around them. Recipients in recent years have included Salman Rushdie, Alan Rickman, Desmond Tutu and Noam Chomsky. 

Aslan is an internationally renowned author and scholar of religions. His books include the New York Times bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth and international bestseller No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. His writing has been published in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Washington Post, and he appears frequently on TV and radio shows as a religion and political analyst. He also is the host and executive producer of Ovation’s Rough Draft with Reza Aslan, and CNN’s upcoming documentary series, Believer.

submitted Jun. 12, 2016 8:35A
GRD Law '95
Armanino, Matt

Matt Armanino J.D. '95 is chief executive officer of Armanino McKenna LLP of San Ramon, the largest CPA firm headquartered in California.

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '95
Albert, Bridget (Branson)

Bridget (Branson) Albert '95 and husband Mark Albert welcomed the birth of their second son, Samson Steam, in May 2009. Samson joins big brother William Hawkeye in their home in Bend, Oregon.

submitted Jun. 10, 2009 2:27P
GRD Leavey/MBA '95
Aggarwal, Paul

Paul Aggarwal MBA '95 was appointed as vice president of pre-construction services from his former position as vice president of estimating at Cupertino Electric, Inc. Aggarwal will set the strategic direction for the company's pursuit of new projects and oversee all pre-construction activities. 

submitted May. 10, 2010 3:59P
'95
Abplanalp, Marilyn

Dr. Marilyn Abplanalp M.S.’95 currently serves as president of the Alliance for Assemblies of God Colleges and Universities.  Prior to beginning her post in 2008, Dr. Abplanalp served for 18 years at Bethany University, in Scotts Valley, California, where she was the associate dean for the School of Professional Studies and the director of the master of arts in education. Before her stint at Bethany, Marilyn worked with her husband, Bob, as he pastored churches in Lovelock, Nevada, and Fontana, California. Other ministries for Bob and Marilyn include working as youth pastors and acting with a street drama troupe: Resurrection Theatre. She has been married to Bob since 1971, and they have two married daughters, Alethea and Hillary, who have given them five astonishing grandchildren: Emma, Clara, Jackson, HollyMay and Hope.

submitted Aug. 13, 2016 8:56A

1996

'96
Zanck, Bernard

Bernard Zanck ’67 writes, "My son, Bernie Zanck ’96, just graduated from University of Chicago with an MBA on March 22, 2013. He was also the Director of Recruitment for the university's MBA program, and during his time as director he spent 3 years in London recruiting for the program."

submitted Apr. 22, 2013 3:38P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Zacharias, Brian
Zacharias, Brian

Brian Zacharias ’96 is a new principal to the Financial and Forensic Consulting Service Group of Hemming Morse, LLP, a national accounting firm. He joins from Burr Pilger Mayer, Inc., where Zacharias was a senior manager.

Bringing nearly 20 years of experience to the firm, Zacharias advises clients on a wide range of complex matters involving financial and valuation issues for financial reporting, tax, merger and acquisition, financial turnaround and litigation matters. His valuation experience spans business valuation, intellectual property and other intangible assets, as well as valuation of options and other derivatives. Zacharias has served as an expert on civil litigation issues including economic damages, breach of contract, fraud, and business and intellectual property disputes.
 
Zacharias is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) and founding member and executive committee chair of the Fair Value Exchange.
submitted Nov. 17, 2013 10:53A
'96
Winn, Randy

Randy Winn '96 has been inducted into the Santa Clara University Athletics Hall of Fame. Winn was a two-sport standout at Santa Clara, but made his mark professionally in baseball. As an outfielder he helped guide the Broncos to the 1994 NCAA Tournament with a 40-20 overall record, including a first-place showing in the West Coast Conference. As a senior the following year, he earned All-WCC honors while batting .294 with 30 steals, a mark that still ranks third on the school's single-season list. Before concentrating on baseball, Winn was a two-year member of the Santa Clara basketball team, including the 1992-93 squad which upset No. 2 seed Arizona in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

A native of Danville, California, Winn was selected in the third round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins and enjoyed a 13-year professional career. He made his major league debut in 1998 with Tampa Bay and earned the team's MVP award in 2002 after batting .298 with 14 home runs, 39 doubles, nine triples and 27 steals. That same season he represented the team in the MLB All-Star game. A switch-hitter, Winn went on to play with Seattle (2003-05), San Francisco (2006-09), the New York Yankees (2010) and St. Louis (2010), hitting .284 with 110 home runs and 662 RBIs in his career. He was inducted into the WCC Hall of Honor in March and works for the San Francisco Giants while serving as an analyst for CSN Bay Area.

submitted May. 12, 2016 7:07P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Walker, Jacquie (Barnet)

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Jacquie Walker '96 writes: "My husband Matt Walker '95 and I live in Dallas, Texas with our two boys, Barrett (5) and Casey (3). I worked for an investment bank in New York as a graduate recruiter before moving to Texas in 2006 and 'retiring.'"

submitted Aug. 28, 2011 1:26P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Walker, Jacqueline (Barnet)

Jacqueline Barnet Walker ’96, Matthew B. Walker ’95 and sons Barrett (7) and Casey (5) embarked on a new adventure in life by moving to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands with Matt's employer Ocwen Mortgage Servicing Inc. Visitors Welcome!

Contact Jacqueline
jacquie_walker@yahoo.com
submitted Jul. 2, 2013 4:40P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Wade, Garrett

Garrett Wade '96 and his wife Lisa welcomed their first child, Emily Marie Wade, into the world on June 11, 2010.

submitted Jun. 17, 2010 5:04P
UGRD Leavey Business '96
Wade, Garrett (Wade)
Wade, Garrett (Wade)

Garrett Wade '96 and his wife Lisa welcomed their second daughter, Madison Riley Wade, into the world June 4, 2012.

submitted Jul. 13, 2012 10:03A
'96
Tsiagkas, Stephanie (Melia)

Stephanie (Melia) Tsiagkas '96 and husband Nick welcomed their second daughter, Katherine Anne, on Oct. 12, 2008. The family currently resides in Sunnyvale with 3-year-old daughter Amelia.

submitted Nov. 26, 2008 2:16P
'96
Trujillo, Mary

Mary Trujillo '96 earned her master's degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:19P
'96
Tanigawa, Alison

Alison Tanigawa ’96 was named advertising and media director for Island Insurance Company in Hawaii. Tanigawa, who has nearly 15 years of experience, will be responsible for managing the company’s advertising and media activities.  Prior she was the marketing manager for DTRIC insurance.

submitted Aug. 4, 2012 7:30P
GRD Leavey/MBA '96
Swenson, Eric

Eric Swenson MBA '96 welcomed Katelyn Olive Oct 15, 2009 who joins 5-year-old brother Ethan. The family recently relocated to the Pheonix, Ariz. area.

Contact Eric
ericmswenson@cox.net
submitted Aug. 11, 2010 4:51P
'96
Stanely, Alison

Alison (Beimfohr) Stanely '96 and husband Shawn welcomed their second child, Trevor Alan Stanley, on June 23, 2009.  He joins big sister Lauren, 2, in the family's Dallas, Texas home. 

submitted Sep. 28, 2009 3:22P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '96
Shirota, Carrie

Carrie Ann Shirota '96 has been named a 2009 Open Society Institute Justice Fellow. A lawyer and advocate in Wailuku, Hawaii, Shirota  will work to mitigate and reduce the transfer of incarcerated Hawaiians to mainland prisons thousands of miles away. Hawaii's growing reliance on transfers severs family ties, disconnects Hawaiians from cultural traditions, gives rise to prison gangs, and complicates community reintegration. 
 

submitted Jul. 23, 2009 12:07P
'96
Shepherd, Christopher
Shepherd, Christopher

Christopher Shepherd '95, principal with Shepherd & Associates Insurance Services of San Jose, and Sarah Almazol Shepherd '96 proudly announce the birth of their first child, Olivia Almazol Shepherd on June 29, 2011. The family resides in Santa Clara and are loving every minute with little Olivia.

submitted Oct. 18, 2011 1:19P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '96
Schiechl, Jim

Jim Schiechl '96 and Mary Higgins Schiechl CPE '00 welcomed a son into the family on December 9, 2010. Alexander James (AJ) joins his 4-year-old sister Julia. Jim now works as a middle school principal for the Kent, Wash., school district. Jim and Mary live in Auburn, Wash.

submitted Mar. 14, 2011 2:22P
'96
Santoro, Jen

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Jen Santoro '96 writes: "I am currently a pharmacist for the Orange County Medicaid Program. I competed in my first Olympic distance triathlon last year and have since done five more!"

submitted Apr. 11, 2011 6:43P
'96
Rojas, Lucy (Azevedo)

Lucy (Azevedo) Rojas M.A. '99 and husband Ariel welcomed baby girl Chiara Francesca on Dec. 23, 2008. Chiara is named in honor of SCU's patron St. Claire. The family lives in Watsonville, Calif., where Lucy works as a project manager in the student affairs division at UC Santa Cruz.

submitted Mar. 12, 2009 8:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '96
Rivera, Jill
Jill Rivera played softball for Santa Clara University in the 1990s and now her son, Chris, who pitches for Watsonville High, has made a verbal commitment to Long Beach State.

Jill Rivera ’96, who played softball for four seasons at Santa Clara University, often played catch with her son, Chris Rivera, in the yard even before he entered T-ball. Now he's accepted a scholarship to play baseball at Long Beach State. A single mom, Rivera works for a family-owned general contracting business in Watsonville.

 
submitted Jul. 21, 2014 8:08A
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