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Aruna Ravichandran M.S. '98, MBA '09 was recently named among the top 10 Most Powerful and Influential Women in the Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) for 2016 by Diversity First. Also, earlier this year, Aruna was named an honoree of the Silicon Valley Business Journal's 2016 Top 100 Women of Influence.
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Bubba and Amy Randazzo '98 welcomed the birth of their second child in February. Sofia Marie Randazzo was 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19 inches long. Sofie's big brother Jake loves taking care of his "sissy girl."
Maureen Bermingham Postigo '98 and husband Javier joyfully welcomed their daughter, Francesca Elizabeth, into the world on June 8, 2011. They continue to marvel at her amazing growth and development. The family resides in Walnut Creek.
Rachel (Palmer) ’98 and David Plut ’97 welcomed their third baby girl, Charlotte Sunshine, on August 20. The family lives in Spokane, Wash.
Lloyd Pierce '98 is now a player development coach for the Memphis Grizzlies. Mr. Pierce, with more than 15 years of collegiate and professional basketball experience, joins the Grizzlies’ organization for a third NBA coaching job after a year (2010-11) with the Golden State Warriors, where he served as an assistant coach under head coach Keith Smart. Prior to his stint with the Warriors, he worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers as a player development coordinator for three seasons (2007-10). The San Jose, Calif., native attended SCU (1994-98) where he helped lead the Broncos to two NCAA Tournament berths. After graduating with a degree in business management, he played four seasons internationally, making stops in Mexico, Australia, and Germany before returning to SCU, where he joined the team’s staff as an assistant coach under head coach Dick Davey (2003-07).
Lloyd Pierce ’98 has been hired by 76ers coach Brett Brown as assistant coach. Pierce had previous stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, and Cleveland Cavaliers. The San Jose native played for Santa Clara University from 1994-98 and played professionally in Mexico, Australia and Germany before returning to Santa Clara to join then-coach Dick Davey's staff.
Nellie Peshkov ’98 was selected to be on the list of 2016 Women of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. These are women “who are changing Silicon Valley’s landscape in business, nonprofits, healthcare and professional services.” Nellie Peshkov leads Talent Acquisition at Netflix and works to increase the number of female and minority executives and employees, helping companies find great talent globally and build an inclusive work environment where people want to work on complex problems and do their best work.
Christine (Guerrero) Parvin '98 and her husband Darin announce the birth of their son, Dylan Edward-Oscar, on July 30, 2008. Their growing family moved to Sacramento shortly after Dylan's birth and are happy to be settled in.
Christine (Guerrero) Parvin '98 and husband Darin welcomed thier daughter Sloan Felicty on August 8, 2010. Big brother Dylan is thrilled to have someone to boss around.
Jill Cardoza Painter '98 and Al Painter '95 welcomed Lilly Hannah Painter to their family Aug. 17, 2011.
On July 7, 2012, Steve O'Brien '98 wed Julianne (Visbal) O'Brien '04 in the Santa Clara Mission Church with over 40 fellow Broncos in attendance. It was truly a great day to be a Bronco! Today, the couple resides in Annapolis, MD, where Julianne works as a civil engineer with Bay Engineering, and Steve serves as the Naval Academy Athletic Association's Associate Athletic Director-Development at the United States Naval Academy. The O'Briens enjoy regularly returning to the Mission Campus for a variety of SCU events and are looking forward to making their next trip back this October for Steve's 15-year reunion.
Front row: Anthony Zamora '98, Matt McNelis '98, Frank Lico '52, Julianne (Visbal) O'Brien '04, Steve O'Brien '98, Bill O'Brien '70, Chris Brady '98, Stephan Vernaelde '05, Fr. Art Liebscher '69, M.Div '84 Second row: Tom McDermott '52, Lisa (Sacco) Swendsen '98, Matt Giudice '98, Jack Grimes '98, Ryan Dunn '98, Joe Delucchi '98, John Maloney '85, Francisco Zepponi '05 Third row: Lauren Prehoda '03, Damien Swendsen '98, MA '00, Erahm Machado '98, Keith Marshall '98, Dan Romanski '98, Chris Yamashita '98, Barbie Graver '98, Brandon Kitagawa '98, Aaron Uchikura '05, MA '11 Fourth row: Paul Neilan '70, Kimarie (Reasons) Manfre '79, Sallie Krochalis '04, Rebecca (Levy) Corwin '04, Steve Heyn '98, Jason Sarich '98, Nicole (Tung) Sarich '98, Cinde Quint '73, Mike Quint '72, Teddie Page MA '98, Tom DeNatale '73, MS '79, Cynthia (Page) Teeple '96 Fifth row: Nick Livak '59, J.D '63, Rich Giorgetti '70, Terry Giorgetti '71, Jim Obot '77, Lynsey (Yeakel) Kehrli '04, Bob Kehrli '04, Dan Turner '98, James Dallosta '04, Jeff Herbage '04, Jen Zamora '98, Paul Page MA '95
Tina (Hughes) Nelson '86, M.A. '98 and Thomas—the adoption of their daughter, Antonia (Toni) Rose Nelson, on May 18, 2011. The family resides in Willow Glen/San Jose, Calif. Tina is currently the school library coordinator with the San Mateo County Office of Education while Tom is a senior system engineer with Lockheed Martin.
Meredith McKenzie J.D. ’98 was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 to the Dental Board of California. McKenzie has been vice president and deputy general counsel at Juniper Networks since 2012. She was senior director of intellectual property at Symantec Corporation from 2006 to 2012, director of litigation, licensing and IP for Cypress Semiconductor from 2001 to 2006 and corporate counsel and director of IP at Enuvis Inc. from 2000 to 2001. McKenzie was an associate for Howrey LLP from 1998 to 2000 and patent agent and design engineer at Intel Corporation from 1993 to 1998.
Mary (Kerans) McCafferty '98 and husband Tom were blessed with identical twin boys, Andrew Peter and Ian David, on Feb. 5, 2011. The boys have a 3-year-old big sister, Abigail Quinn.
Ryan Martin-Spencer '98 and his wife Laura welcomed into the world their third child, Emma Grace Martin-Spencer, on September 8, 2011. Kyra, 7, and Joshua, 5, are very excited to have a new little sister!
Michael Lyons '98 and wife Michelle welcomed son Nate in March. He joins sisters Heather, 5, and Amanda, 2.
Bob Lyding ’98 and wife Meghan welcomed a baby girl, Alicia, on September 15, 2011. The family lives in the Bay Area.
Ryan Lowry '98 and Melissa Lucas were wed on Sept. 13, 2008 in La Jolla. They reside in San Francisco. Ryan works for Netapp and Melissa works for Wells Fargo.
Linda Lorenat ’94, J.D. ’98 is a partner with King & Spalding in the Silicon Valley office. She came from Latham & Watkins, where she worked in the firm’s emerging companies practice. Ms. Lorenat represents start-up and emerging companies on a variety of corporate matters as well as venture capital firms in their investments in start-up and early-stage companies. She also represents major corporations in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Angie Little '98 welcomed her first baby, Bennett James on January 1, 2015. Bennett weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was 21" long.
Jill Layfield ’98 contributed “The Trail to the Top” to The New York Times column "The Boss," about her career path. Layfield is the chief executive of Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoor gear based in Park City, Utah.
Meghan Lang '98 and Tim Smith were married June 11 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Don McCarthy, a friend of the bride and groom, officiated. McCarthy was the one who first introduced the couple. The wedding attendants included maid of honor Katie Lang, the bride's sister; groomsmen Joe Lang, the bride's brother; and Kelly and Evan Smith, the groom's sons. They will make their home in San Francisco.