Santa Clara University

Class notes

82 Julia Mandeville Damasco J.D. completed an LL.M. in taxation at Golden Gate University and continues her practice in tax. She and her husband, Jude, celebrated Jude’s daughter’s wedding in Hawaii at a favorite family location. Many SCU law alumni were in attendance, including Barry McCarthy, Maggie Murray Courtney, and Karen Reinhold.
87 Avis Bishop-Thompson J.D. is the first African-American woman to be appointed partner at the law firm DeCotis, FitzPatrick, Cole & Wisler in Teaneck, N.J. She practices civil litigation, education, labor, and employment law in the public and private sectors.

Constance Marie Dixon-Sorogane M.A. recently became a three-time honoree by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She was honored for the 2005-06 school year. She is a special day class teacher of the learning handicapped at Folsom High School in Folsom.

Leonard Hoops MBA, vice president and chief marketing officer of the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau, was selected as one of the “25 Most Extraordinary Sales and Marketing Minds in Hospitality and Travel” by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

96 Rashida Khan J.D. married Farooq Ahmad in June 1997. They had their first child, Iman, in December 2001, and their second child, Noah, in October 2004. They live in San Diego.