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1941

'41
Matheu, John

John P. Matheu '40 writes: "The new magazine is much better—with a wider scope of activity." He'd also like to hear more about fellow Santa Clara grads from his era if they're still with us.

submitted Jun. 30, 2016 2:27P

1951

'51
Farrell, Frederick

Frederick "Fred" Farrell '51 writes "87 years old two days ago, still surfing!" 

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 1:15P

1952

UGRD Leavey Business '52
Slaught, Norman

Norman Slaught '52 and Claire celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last July at one of their favorite spots: the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. They have eight children and 27 grandchildren, including granddaughter Diane Slaught '11.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 11:56A

1954

UGRD Leavey Business '54
Shea, Henry

Henry Shea '54 has three grandchildren, Michael Shea '18, Elizabeth Stephens '18, attending Santa Clara University!

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 12:07P

1955

'55
Cole, Curtis

Curtis Cole '55, J.D. '57 practiced Worker's Compensation Law, representing injured workers from 1958 until 2005, when he retired. Cole writes, "My practice was taken over by my daughter, Leah Cole '81, one of six of my children (Cathy Cole Oleson '77, Nancy Hall '78, James Schimandle '81, Matthew Schimandle '83, Leslie Von Der Ahe '79) who attended Santa Clara. Leah has since been joined by her daughter Rachael (my granddaughter). I'm traveling a lot and still active on the Board of Fellows of Santa Clara since 1973."

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 3:14P

1956

UGRD Leavey Business '56
McCormack, Michael

Michael McCormack '56 writes that he has moved back to Maui, to develop real estate in Hawaii, after spending the last 15 years in Santa Barbara, California, doing the same.

Contact Michael
www.doublemre.com
submitted Feb. 17, 2016 12:20P
'56
King, Mike

Mike King '56 writes that his wife, Janet King, is celebrating her 80th birthday with their nine children and 18 grandchildren. (SCU grads include Kristopher "Gus" King '79, Gretchen King '80, Kathleen Twomey '81, Melinda King Grow '86). They are looking forward to the 60th reunion in October.

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 2:54P
'56
Fife, Duncan

Duncan Fife '56, of that Dynamic Class, functions productively in Foster City, California. His five virtually perfect children, and two perfect grandchildren, and wife Robin celebrate the recent publication of his second book: Giving the Gift of Giggles—Incredibly True Confessions of a Singing Telegram Entertainer, available at Amazon. He writes, "Thank you for a great magazine: It gets better and better with each issue!"

submitted Sep. 4, 2016 10:49P

1958

'58
Huletz, Norman

Norman “Norm” Huletz ’58 has been playing the National Senior Softball league for 25 years and was recently inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame (November 2014). Over the years he's won 10 world championships. He currently plays infielder. When he attended Santa Clara, he played shortstop for the baseball team.  

 

submitted May. 12, 2016 1:28P
'58
Clark, Richard

Dick Clark '58 writes that he's been attending monthly First Fridays at the Mission Church and luncheons at Donohoe Alumni House.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 2:26P

1962

'62
Ginella, Thomas

Thomas Ginella '60 writes, "Class of '62 meets at a 'Bronco Blast' every year. This time it was at the La Playa in Carmel. Last year it was in Asti, Italy, for the Palio -- live well!

 

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 1:53P

1963

'63
Fuqua, James

Jim Fuqua '63 is board chair for the Central Coast Arthritis Foundation.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 2:23P

1964

'64
Wagner, Philip (Wagner)

Philip J. Wagner '64 retired early, at age 52, to play Irish music and recite Robby Burns. He is currently landscape painting in Moab, UT (unbelievably beautiful place. See: www.discovermoab.com). His paintings hang  in a couple galleries and museums. He writes poetry and has three poetry writing groups. He writes, "No man is truly happy unless he is a painter. And life? ...  it's been exciting and as a bonus, I'm a very happy grandpa."

Contact Philip
Philip Wagner on Facebook, www.gallerymoab.com, www.petragallery.com, philipjwagner@comcast.net,
submitted Jun. 16, 2016 11:14A

1965

'65
Happoldt, Heide

Members of '65 & '66 together at Hotel California in Todos Santos, Baja California, in January 2016. From left to right: Richard “Hap” Happoldt ’65, Heide Happoldt '66, Rob Zinman '65, Joanel Zinman '66, Vera Dudley '66, and Jim Pavisha '66.

 
submitted Mar. 14, 2016 3:27P

1966

UGRD Engineering '66
Malcolm, Robert

Robert Malcolm '66 writes, "My wife, Cecelia, and I returned to the United States in September 2014 after 21 years overseas with assignments on large projects in Malaysia (5 years), Singapore (8 years), and Tokyo (8 years)."

 

submitted Apr. 17, 2016 6:30P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Gomes, Don

Don Gomes '66 writes, "Retired (a misnomer, really) with wife Annie Holt in Torrey, Utah—population c. 300. Forming a community/public radio station and helping raise $1.2 million for a performing arts center."

submitted May. 12, 2016 3:14P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '66
Bender, Thomas

Thomas Bender '66 is retiring this year after 42 years on the faculty of New York University, where he was University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History. He was honored by the Organization of American Historians at its annual meeting this past spring with the Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award for "an individual whose contributions have significantly enriched our understanding and appreciation of American History." At NYU this fall, his former doctoral students organized a two-day conference that addressed different aspects of his teaching and research under the title: "New York Intellectual, Global Historian." His publications ranged widely--academic books, trade books, journal articles, and newspaper and magazine articles. No more teaching, but he will continue writing. His work in progress is An American History: Freedom and Unfreedom in the Making of the United States to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He intends to remain in New York, but he recently moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn.

submitted Oct. 6, 2015 4:00P

1967

'67
Thuner, Kathleen

Kathleen (Meehan) Thuner '67 was recently elected Chair, Consumer Interest Forum, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and serves as an ex officio member of the ANSI Board of Directors

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 2:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '67
Kennedy-Dalder, Barbara (Kennedy)

Barbara Kennedy-Dalder '67 says, "I retired after forty years with the U.S. Department of Labor."

submitted Dec. 15, 2015 1:17P
'67
Allegra, Antonia (Lastreto)

Antonia "Toni" (Lastreto) Allegra '67 established the Symposium for Professional Food Writers in 1989, and the annual conference has become a hub for culinary writers from novice to well seasoned over the past years. The list of faculty speakers is a Who's Who of leaders in food writing, editing, blogging, podcasting, and photo-videography. Numerous food writers have found the conference to be a springboard for their careers.The 2016 Symposium (www.spfw.org) will take place September 26-30 at the Culinary Vegetable Institute (www.culinaryvegetableinstitute.com) in rolling farmland outside Cleveland. Included among the faculty: Rick Bayless, Molly O'Neill, Russ Parsons, Joe Yonan, Hannah Rahill, Kristine Kidd, Molly Wizenberg, Andrea King Collier, Andrew Schloss, Holly Hughes, and more. 

Toni, who lives in a "treehouse" in St. Helena, CA, is an author and launcher/editor of magazines and a poet. She is an advocate for writers and excellence in food/wine writing. In 2004, she also launched the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, which takes place annually at Meadowood Napa Valley (www.winewriterssymposium.org), as well as the School for American Chefs at Beringer Vineyards in 1988. Toni was on the launch team for the Culinary Institute of America/Greystone from 1991-1995. Three magazines about Napa Valley were launched under her editorship: Napa Valley Tables, Appellation, and Vine Napa Valley. 

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 7:58A

1968

GRD Leavey/MBA '68
Young, Dennis

Dennis A. Young '68 MBA received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the California Society of CPAs. The CPA Society's highest honor is given annually in recognition of a member's influence on the accounting profession through extraordinary and distinguished service compared to that of other contemporary leaders.

submitted Jun. 27, 2016 4:49P
'68
Burke, Theodore

Ted Burke '68, co-owner of the famous Shadowbrook Restaurant, was inducted into the Monterey Bay Business Hall of Fame during a gala luncheon in Pebble Beach and is the very first resident of the city of Santa Cruz to receive this recognition.

submitted Jun. 7, 2016 2:16P
'68
Brenneman, Diane

Diane M. (Quass) Brenneman '68 was honored as Judge of the Year by the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. 

submitted Jun. 6, 2016 2:11P

1969

'69
Wyler, Natalie

Natalie Wyler, pen name of a 1969 grad, recently published Labor Intensive, a true-to-life journal encompassing two years in the author’s early nursing career spent working side by side with physicians-in-training as part of their residency program in Women’s Health. The setting is a high-risk obstetrics unit at a large metropolitan hospital serving the city’s poor and immigrant women and their infants. Doctors and nurses are described responding to an array of emergencies and a crushing workload in this labor-intensive setting. The medical situations are eye openers—the interpersonal dynamics even more so. There are plenty of ethical dilemmas to traverse for the staff, and a measure of humor to leaven the stark circumstances. The work also describes the personal journey of the author as she morphs from a shy and insecure new nurse to a strong and confident caregiver able to act on behalf of patients who were in a highly vulnerable position.a memoir of her experience working in an inner city teaching hospital caring for poor and immigrant women and their infants. 

Wyler is a thirty-year veteran nurse and midwife.  Early in her career, she was moved to tell the story of life in an inner city public hospital, in a maternity service in which doctors and nurses were in training to deliver complex obstetrical care. Due to their poverty and immigrant status, many of their patients had very limited options for their childbearing experience. This population provided difficult moments for their caregivers, as they experienced complicated health and pregnancy problems that tested the team’s knowledge and skills at every turn. In her journal, she speaks to moments of joy, the intense rewards of participating in the arrival of new life. She reveals her personal and professional struggles in dealing with difficult personalities and conflicting approaches to ethical controversies. Despite the challenging circumstances, the author manages to preserve her vision of the heart of such work, caring for woman struggling to cope in one of life’s most intense moments.

For a peek into her compelling world, visit nataliewyler.com.

submitted Jul. 18, 2016 2:14P
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