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2004

UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Moran, Jeff
Jeff Moran '04 received a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as an English teaching assistant in Colombia. While an SCU student, Moran, from Stockton, Calif., performed in nine mainstage productions and was an actor, director, or playwright in dozens of student-created pieces. While getting his master’s in teaching English as a second language, the 32-year-old became interested in “the connection between language and culture,” which he hopes to explore during his year as a Fulbright scholar in Colombia. He also plans to work in a service project to help build sustainable social change.
 
President Michael Engh, S.J. said of the recipients: “Their accomplishments and intellectual endeavors represent the best of Santa Clara University. They, like Santa Clara, have a special appreciation for the international exchange of ideas and culture as a source for positive global change.”
submitted Apr. 30, 2015 12:45P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Mohnacky, Dina (Salcido)
Dina Marie Salcido ’04 and Mark Joseph Mohnacky ’04, M.S. ’05 were married at Mission San Luis Obispo on October 16, 2010. Father Ed Jalbert, C.J., of St. Joseph High School celebrated the Nuptial Mass during which the bride and groom exchanged rings. The bride is the daughter of Frank and Rosanne Salcido of Santa Maria. The groom is the son of Craig and Rose Mohnacky of Rancho Santa Fe. Members of the wedding party included maid of honor Anna Salcido, sister of the bride, of Santa Barbara; bridesmaids Tara Bussiere Salcido of Redondo Beach, Alicia Kachmarik ’04 of Anaconda, Montana, Stacy Greenwood ’04 of San Jose, Becky Biniek ’04 of San Francisco, and Lisa Hickey ’04 of Santa Monica; and flower girls Catie and Libby Nester of Edwards, Illinois, and Audrey Gruben of Snoqualmie, Washington. Best man was Drew Mohnacky, brother of the bridegroom, of Rancho Santa Fe. Serving as groomsmen were Michael Salcido of Redondo Beach, Dana Smith of Vista, Charlie Letts ’04 of Charleston, South Carolina, Darren Chamow MBA ’14 of San Mateo, and Mike Allerding of Loudonville, Ohio. A long-time friend of the bride, Christine Diaz, was vocalist, and readers included Tim Allerding, Lynsey Kehrli ’04, and AnnMarie Schmersal. Presentation of the Gifts was made by the Lennox family, and altar servers were Emma and Alex Zumbro. After Mass, reception was oceanside at SeaCrest Resort in Pismo Beach. A Santa Maria-style barbeque dinner was served to 175 guests, followed by dancing. Out-of-town guests were from Rhode Island, Ohio, Washington, Colorado, Florida, Montana, New York, South Carolina, and Illinois. Dina graduated from St. Joseph High School with the Class of 2000. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Santa Clara University in 2004 and is a web marketing analyst and consultant for Murad Inc. of El Segundo. Mark graduated from Carlsbad High School, Class of 2000. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2004 and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 2005 from Santa Clara University. He is a Communication Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman in Rancho Bernardo and is also a licensed Real Estate broker. After a honeymoon in Tahiti, the newlyweds are at home in Carlsbad.
submitted Feb. 16, 2011 12:48P
'04
McLean, Kristen (Harada)

Evan McLean '05 and Kristen (Harada) McLean '04 welcomed a baby boy, Cooper, on April 12, 2013. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Apr. 20, 2013 5:05P
'04
McBride, Patrick

Patrick McBride '04 married Monique Bueltel on October 29, 2010, at Balboa Park in San Diego. Groomsmen included Panch Romero '04, Dan Vincenzi '04, and Anthony Rea '04. The couple resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

submitted Dec. 6, 2010 4:52P
GRD Law '04
Malik, Alia

Aila Malik J.D. '04 is a founder of Venture Leadership Consulting (www.ventureleader.org). An experienced leader, she collaborates with venture-ready organizations to reimagine their places within the education, correction, and community-based organization sectors. 

She is a member of the California Bar Association. Among other accolades, she was a recipient of the 2011 ABA Child Advocate of the Year Award. During her undergraduate career at UC Santa Barbara, she studies environmental science, professional writing, and music.

Aila has dedicated over 20 years to supporting and educating youth in many contexts including: homeless shelters, mentally disabled homes, juvenile justice system, foster care and mainstream public schools. In that time, Aila has served as a non-profit executive for high performing non-profits, an experienced trainer in the community-based organization, education, and correction sectors, an adjunct lecturer for Juvenile Justice courses at both Santa Clara University School of Law and Lincoln Law School, and recently a children’s author (www.pocketmommy.org).

A Bay Area native and Mountain View resident since 2002, Aila has been active in the local community. She is currently the Vice Chair of Mountain View’s Human Relations Commission (active since 2013), graduate of Leadership Mountain View (Class of 2015), and member of the League of Women Voters (2016). She was the Challenge Team John Gardner Honoree of Los Altos Foundation (2014), the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce’s Young Athena Award recipient (2015), and the 2016 Mountain View Champion for Youth.

Aila’s greatest motivation for community involvement is her desire to model civic engagement for her three kids. Her ultimate dream: To eliminate gaps of disparity so that ALL of our kids have opportunities to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:26P
UGRD Engineering '04
Lobato, Francisco

Francisco Lobato '04, M.S. '06 and Elsa Jacobo '05 welcomed their first daughter, Monica Lobato-Jacobo, on January 4, 2010. She was 6 pounds, 15 ounces and 20 inches long. The family lives in San Jose, Calif.

submitted Aug. 23, 2010 8:29P
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Lee, Sara (Pfaff)

Sara (Pfaff) Lee ’04 and Matt Lee ’04 welcomed their second child, daughter Brooke Emerson, on Aug. 12, 2014. Brooke joins big brother Parker, 3.

submitted Mar. 5, 2015 9:09P
UGRD Engineering '04
Krueger, Paul

Paul Krueger '04 and Kathryn (Finneran) Krueger '05 welcomed a daughter, Samantha Mae Krueger, on March 2, 2015. The family lives in Sunnyvale, Calif.

submitted Jun. 4, 2015 8:30A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Khanna, Smriti

Smriti Khanna '04 and William Edwards were married on January 2, 2011 in New Delhi India. Guests included Jennifer Zamudio '05. Smriti and Will met in 2007 during their MBA program at INSEAD, France. The couple lives in London, where Smriti works with Nokia and Will works with Google.

submitted Feb. 3, 2011 2:57A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Kachmarik, Alicia (Wheeler)

Dan Kachmarik '04, MS Engineering '06 and Alicia (Wheeler) Kachmarik '04 welcomed their second son, Andrew "Drew" Ryan, on September 15, 2011. Older brother, Connor, is 2 and the family lives in Butte, Mont.

submitted Jan. 28, 2012 12:58P
GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Iyer, Shankar

Shankar Iyer MBA '94 is the new Vice President of Product Management and Receiver and End-user Services for Citrix Systems. Iyer will drive product strategy for personal cloud and end-user services with Citrix Receiver(TM), enabling anytime access to virtual desktops and applications from any device. Iyer comes to Citrix from the WebEx division of Cisco, where he led the formation of a Cloud Applications business unit focused on next-generation SaaS and cloud applications for large and small enterprises. Prior to its acquisition by Cisco, Iyer was vice president of products and new business initiatives at WebEx, charged with expanding new business opportunities for the next-generation WebEx platform. Prior to Cisco, he served as executive vice president, products and marketing for GemStone Systems (recently acquired by VMware) and before that, VP of products and strategy at TIBCO Software. Iyer received a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Technology in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

submitted Aug. 12, 2011 9:13A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Hulderson, Erin (Gay)

Erin Gay '04, MA '11 married Eric Hulderson on June 4, 2011. The wedding was held at Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos, CA. Rev. Aimee Moiso, Santa Clara Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Ministries, presided over the ceremony. Other broncos in attendance included Katie Delor Childers, Torri Granger, Katie Gottlieb, Veronia Murphy, Ellen Peterson, Courtney Peterson Nilsson, Paul Nilsson, Scott Peterson, Jessica Gagnon, Anne Volz, Chris Madruga, Annie Colbeck, Victoria Reyes and Mike Theoharis.

Contact Erin
http://facebook.com/eringay
submitted Aug. 3, 2011 2:36P
'04
Hubbard, M.

M. Ryan Hubbard '04 D.O. completed his residency in internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara. He was the recipient of the Stanford University School of Medicine Gold Humanism in Medicine and Teaching Award. He will join the Daughters of Charity Health Foundation and work at O'Connor Hospital, where he did a health care ethics internship during his time at SCU.

Contact M.
mrhubbard@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/ryan.hubbard.142?ref=tn_tnmn
submitted Jun. 2, 2013 2:11P
UGRD Engineering '04
Hirasuna, Krista

"I love dentistry and especially orthodontics," writes Krista Hirasuna '04, who recently purchased Orthodontics of San Mateo. "It gives me the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and truly make a positive difference in their lives by helping them get a more beautiful and lasting smile. I enjoy seeing my patients regularly and genuinely getting to know the person behind the smile. If you are in or around San Mateo, stop by to say hello!"

Contact Krista
OrthodonticsofSanMateo.com Facebook.com/orthoSM
submitted Nov. 18, 2015 12:20P
'04
Hill, Karolyn
Karolyn Hill M.A. '04 is a fourth-grade teacher at Queen of Apostles elementary and middle school. She was born in Santa Clara, and raised in San Jose, California. Mrs. Hill has taught Jr. Kindergarten through Adults in various subjects and curriculums. She’s taught 5th and 6th grade multiple subjects/homeroom, Jr. Kindergarten-8th grade Spanish, and ESL to adults. In 2008 she took time off to stay at home and raise her family, and in 2012 came back to teaching part time with the Diocese of San Jose, Cupertino Union School District, and Campbell Union High School District. Outside the classroom Karolyn Hill enjoys traveling with her husband, Jimmy, and 3 daughters who attend Queen of Apostles School. They have made it a “rule” to travel outside the U.S., once a year. She also enjoys reading, exercising, and dancing.
submitted Jul. 24, 2016 2:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '04
Hickey, Lisa

Lisa Hickey '04 was named principal at Juana Briones Elementary School in Palo Alto. Hickey has served as an elementary school principal in Cupertino Union School District since 2005. Most recently, she was principal at Meyerholz School, directing both a neighborhood population and a Mandarin immersion program.

submitted Jul. 4, 2012 10:25A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Herrera, Lucas (Lucas Herrera)

Lucas Herrera '04 and Bree Horvath '05 were married at Mission Santa Clara on June 28th, 2009 by Father Paul Fitzgerald. The wedding party included fellow Santa Clara alumni Nicole Horvath '97, Megan (Horvath) DeMartini '01, Leslie Osborne '05, Jessica (Ballweg) Perkin '05, Annie Rainero '05, Brandon Butcher '05, Nick Mullen '04, Mike Baranick '04, Tyler Green '04, Colin Harrigan '04.

submitted Apr. 20, 2010 9:37P
GRD Leavey/MBA '04
Hatcher, James

In 2012 James Hatcher MBA '04 established consulting firm Core Strategies Co. Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand and resides there. Core Strategies provides consulting services to clients with business in the Middle East and Asia.

Contact James
www.corestrategies.co.th
submitted Mar. 31, 2013 7:26A
UGRD Leavey Business '04
Harter, Colin

Colin Harter '04 and wife Laura (Del Santo) '04 welcome their first child, Charlotte Rebecca Harter, on July 28. The family lives in San Francisco.

submitted Aug. 9, 2011 11:26A
'04
Harter, Laura

Colin '04 and Laura Harter ’04—Addison Marie Harter on June 7, 2013. She lives with her big sister Charley and parents in San Francisco.

submitted Oct. 21, 2013 3:32P
'04
Hansen, Ron

Ron Hansen M.A. ’95, M.Div. ’04 is this year’s recipient of the Evil Companions Award, which honors a writer who hails from the West or writes about it. Hansen is an Omaha native who teaches literature at Santa Clara University. He has earned numerous honors in his four decades as a novelist, essayist and short-story writer, including the status of creating one of the longer and more intriguing titles in contemporary fiction: The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

submitted May. 6, 2013 9:09P
GRD Engineering '04
Gunther, Norman

Norman Gunther ’59, Ph.D. ’04, continues to be part of SCU's Department of Electrical Engineering’s Electron Devices Laboratory, which has advanced world-class research and scholarship in the areas of electronic devices, materials, and their manufacturing technologies. Gunther collaborates with fellow graduates of the program, advancing the methodologies used to characterize surface nanostructures of thin films used in semiconductors, and advising current graduate students as an applied mathematician.

 

submitted Mar. 2, 2015 12:30P
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