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Mike McCormack ’56, a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry, has been named executive vice president of the Alaska Financial Company III, LLC.
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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.
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.
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!"
Lawrence F. Terry '57, J.D. 62, retired Judge of the Superior Court, and his wife Anna Marie Terry (College of Notre Dame '58) celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 8, 2009, with a special Mass followed by dinner with family, classmates, and friends at the Adobe Lodge.
Judge Lawrence Terry '57, J.D. '62 was honored by the Santa Clara County Medical Association at its annual awards banquest held on June 8, 2010, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. He was selected to receive the association's annual citizens award in recognition of his significant contribution to the health field. Judge Terry was instrumental in establishing the Drug Treatment Court in Santa Clara County which has gained State and National recognition for its innovative work in introducing treatment and recovery in criminal drug cases.
Lu Jenkins '57 is still chasing the ball around, the little white one now. Life is so sweet!
Lawrence G. Desmond ’57 writes: "The University of New Mexico Press has just informed me that my biography of the pioneering 19th century photographer and writer Alice Dixon Le Plongeon is now available from Amazon on Kindle. The title of the book is Yucatan Through Her Eyes: Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Writer and Expeditionary Photographer. It's gotten rave reviews. Alice left London in 1873 at age 22, and spent the next 11 years in the jungles of Yucatan and Belize photographing, exploring, and writing about the ancient Maya. Hope you like it. And, if you are interested in Coast Guard rescues, lighthouses, and some funny stories, I just published a memoir: Blue Water and Rocky Lights: My Life in the U.S. Coast Guard, 1957–1960. It includes a chapter on Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J., who convinced me to join the Coast Guard when I was a senior, and is loaded with my photos of life on the ships, rescues, huge waves(!), and the St. George Reef lighthouse. The publisher is Blurb and you can preview it at: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3339067."
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Charles Cantoni ’57 has published iEmployment: A Voter's Guide to Economic Recovery. The book (available on Amazon) is, in part, a follow-up to his immersion trip to Nicaragua last September with Dean Godfrey Mungal and School of Engineering professors. Mr. Cantoni is a member of the School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board.
Kenneth Murphy '58 joined the automotive practice of Arent Fox LLP as counsel. His practice emcompasses an array of sectors within the automotice industry, including business entity formation, structured financing, acquisition and development of dealership facilities, business planning, and regulatory compliance.
Bill Mowatt ’58, M.A. ’69 has recently retired from completing Team N Training marathons. Dr. Mowatt and his wife, Gail, have raised more than $75,000 for Leukemia-Lymphoma research, and now they both chair fundraising events for the Santa Cruz County Symphony. Bill still teaches the Shakespeare plays for Shakespeare Santa Cruz. They enjoy living in Santa Cruz with Mike, their lovable Airedale terrier.
Bill Jones '58 is currently on the Board of Amnesty International USA. Bill has been an activist with Amnesty since he retired from the Foreign Service in 1999.
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.
Jim Healey '58 and Tim Goode '58 bat first and second for the Vintage Old Timers senior slow pitch softball team coached by Jack Healey, long time Bronco football and basketball radio play by play man. Tim's brother Chris wrote a new book, California Baseball From the Pioneers to the Glory Years. Several former SCU players are featured in it. And Jim has a story about baseball on the Mother Road in the Feb. 2010 issue of the Route 66 Magazine entitled: "Get Your Hits on Route 66."
Gary Gillmor ’58, former mayor of Santa Clara and real estate businessman, will soon have a building named in his honor at Mission College.
Richard B. Clark '58 is still attending First Friday Mass and luncheons. He continues to follow Bronco basketball and baseball, not to mention the Giants, 49ers and Sharks.
Dick Clark '58 writes that he's been attending monthly First Fridays at the Mission Church and luncheons at Donohoe Alumni House.
Arthur Schmidt '59 writes: "After over ten years of retirement, I've gone back to work as one of three editors, helping Robert Zemeckis edit his latest film, Flight, with Denzel Washington. Zemeckis and I did eight films together, including Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, and the Back to the Future trilogy."
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.
Don Eaton '59, J.D. '64 notes that he brought California Gov. Jerry Brown '59 to SCU for a WPO event regarding Brown's goals for the future of California in October, 2012. Pictured here: Eaton, Brown, and their wives. The event was catered by Donna Eaton Busse '90, also pictured. Brown and Eaton were debate partners at SCU.
Frank C. Damrell Jr., ’59 a retired federal judge in Sacramento, joined the Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy law firm.
Damrell, 73, who retired in October after 14 years as a U.S. District judge, heads the Cotchett firm’s new Sacramento office. The Cotchett firm, based in Burlingame, specializes in pursuing high-profile lawsuits against big defendants.
Damrell led a successful law firm in Modesto before he was appointed to the federal judgeship by President Clinton in 1997. Damrell serves on a committee with California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye that is planning a summit for later this year in Sacramento focusing on restoring civic education in public schools. He intends to spend time in Washington, pressing Congress to create additional judgeships in Sacramento and elsewhere.
Frank J. "Cepi" Cepollina ’59 was awarded the Carl Sagan Memorial Award for 2015. The veteran leader of the Hubble Space Telescope servicing missions, Mr. Cepollina was granted this award by the American Astronautical Society and the Planetary Society. The award recognizes "an individual who has demonstrated leadership in research or policies advancing exploration of the Cosmos."