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Anne M. Hayes J.D. '95 just published her first book, Sexless: How Feminism is Failing Women, a critique of modern feminism. She lives in Sacramento, Calif., with her husband and four children.
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.
Tina (Misthos) '95 and Mark Gullotta '95 JD/MBA '02 announce the birth of their second child, Aristotle Haralambos, on January 23, 2009. He joins big brother Andonis, 4, in the family's San Bruno home.
Ignacio J. Guerrero '95 has been named Deputy Director of the Alameda County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) in Pleasanton, California. He previously spent over 16 years working for San Mateo County in Redwood City, Ca.
Ignacio J. Guerrero ’95 was appointed director of the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services by the County Board of Supervisors in San Jose, Calif.
Rita Grogan M.A. '95 joined West Hills Community College District as the district’s associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and institutional effectiveness. She is currently earning an education doctorate through Brandman University.
Joe Greenspan ’95 and his wife, Marla, welcomed their second child, Ryan Matthew, on June 1, 2012. Ryan joins brother Evan, 5, in the family's Phoenix home.
Francisco Granadino MBA '95 was appointed the NCSA Sales Director for Ashtech in April.
Kylee Swenson Gordon ’95 and her band Loquat released a new album, We Could Be Arsonists, in April. She was also profiled in SFist Memoir, for which she describes how she came to form the band in San Francisco.
Jarrod Gerhardt ’95 has been hired as senior vice president and director of marketing for Bank of Marin, which is headquartered in Novato. Gerhardt, of Walnut Creek, has 17 years of experience in the financial services industry. He previously acted as West Coast marketing director for Boston Private Bank. He has also held marketing positions at Charter Private Bank and Washington Mutual in Seattle, Washington. Gerhardt holds a bachelor's degree from Santa Clara University and a master's in business administration from Boston University.
Eric Geffon ’95 was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to Santa Clara County's bench. Geffon, 44, has headed his own law firm—Geffon and Isger—for the past 13 years, previously working as a Santa Clara County deputy public defender. A Los Altos resident, Geffon has a law degree from Santa Clara University.
Kirstie (Cope) Farrar '95 and husband Jeff announce the birth of their fourth child, Maren Jean, on January 17th, 2010. Maren joins big brother Caleb, 5, angel brother Toby, and big sister Rane, 2. The family lives in Connecticut.
Sylvanna M. Falcon '95 accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies.
Sylvanna Falcón '95 is the author of Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activists Inside the United Nations (University of Washington Press, 2016), the winner of the 2016 Gloria E. Anzaldúa book prize from the National Women’s Studies Association. Falcón is an associate professor in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was the recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships: the University of California, Office of the President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2006-2008) and the Woodrow Wilson National Foundation’s Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Fellowship (2013-2014). A daughter of Peruvian immigrants, Falcón is also the co-editor of New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights (Routledge, 2011), and her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies, Feminist Formations, Journal of Women’s History, Gender & Society, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Societies Without Borders, and Social Justice.
Kent T. Eastwood '95 is serving as Chief Deputy of the Boone County Prosecutor's Office in Indiana. Kent and wife Brandi have a 2yr old son, Colton, and are thrilled to welcome a new boy, Rowan, on February 27, 2011. The family lives in Lebanon, IN.
Kent T. Eastwood Chief Deputy Office of the Boone County Prosecutor 103 Courthouse Square Lebanon, IN 46052
Quinten Dronet '95 writes: "I have been working for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office for the past year as a mental health professional. My primary duties are with the Reentry Program, part the Louisiana Department of Correction's rehabilitation program conducted by the Sheriff's Office. In June, I will sit for my License Addiction Counselor exam."
I can be reached on LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/qdronet, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken and Leanna (Porter) Deaton '95 joyfully celebrate the adoption of their son, Samuel Addisu Deaton on January 1, 2013. The family resides in Hayden, Idaho.
Mark Davis ’95 and Ellice welcomed their second daughter Reese. Tess finally got her sister. The family lives in Creston, Ca.
Jeff Chistianson '86, M.S. '95 writes: "Working with the Piken Company in commercial real estate. Main office is in Studio City. Involved in leasing of general retail and office throughout Los Angeles area. I've been living in LA since 1996. I also work for Braemar Country Club in Tarzana coaching 'kids' of all ages. I've twice been a member of the Braemar 5.0 National Teams -- we keep getting beat in the Semis. Occasionally I see old SCU tennis teammates and former players... I think as we're aging; we remember winning more often."
Carlos Manuel Chavarría '95 is the Director of the Theatre Program at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. He recently published his one-man show "La Vida Loca: an Apolitical in-your-face Odyssey of a Mexican Immigrant," and is in negotiations for an edited anthology of Chicano Plays, as well as awaiting the publication of his play "Lloronas." Carlos recently received a faculty development grant to research and write a play about Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo and will be traveling to London to teach at King's College and attend the summer Olympics in July 2012.
www.carlosmanuel.com Twitter: @carlosmanuel67 www.facebook.com/carlosmanuel67 www.bellarmine.edu/cas/theatre/faculty.aspx
Lisa A. Cesario M.A. ’95 is the new superintendent at the Las Lomitas School District, leaving her six-year post as an assistant superintendent of the Santa Clara Unified School District.