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Ota, Ken

Ken Shadman Ota '02 completed his Family Medicine Residency in June. Ken is initiating his unique Transitional Care Medicine Program at Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz., in August.  Ken thanks his Santa Clara Advisor, Associate Professor of Biology David Tauck, for helping guide him to his medical career.

submitted Jul. 19, 2011 9:51A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Oscamou, Maribeth (Bleymaier)

Maribeth (Bleymaier) Oscamou '02 and her brothers started a new company called It's a website that aggregates online media content for college athletic teams, ranging from game times to information on favorite players and teams. It also features links to games being streamed online and free text message alerts when your favorite teams are playing. The website had been live for only a few weeks when it was noticed by the Wall Street Journal in the article Early Adopter:–Kayak for College Sports Online."

submitted May. 9, 2011 3:56P
GRD Law '02
Murray, Amanda

Amanda Murray J.D. ’02 and Matthew Nowakowski, both of Redwood City, were wed on Sept. 21, 2013, at Murrietta’s Well Winery in Livermore.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Maggie Murray of Red Bluff. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1996, from U.C. San Diego in 1999, and from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2002 with a juris doctorate degree. She is a deputy attorney general at the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.
Her husband is the son of Celina Nowakowska of Mountain View. He graduated from Irvington High School in 1996. He graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in 2001, and with a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 2004. He is a satellite R.F. engineer at Space Systems Loral in Sunnyvale.
submitted Aug. 16, 2013 12:43P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Muldoon, Chris

Chris Muldoon '02 is currently working as a Physician Assistant at Amundsen-Scott Station, South Pole, Antarctica, providing medical care (and evacuations as necessary) and facilitating a NASA project that is a very small part of the program aimed at putting man on Mars. He recently finished a winter at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. He is also a member of a global disaster response team and has been a member of all-volunteer mountain rescue teams in the Pacific Northwest for about the last ten years.

Contact Chris
submitted Jan. 11, 2017 9:54P
Mudgett, Lisa (Mrkvicka)

Dan and Lisa (Mrkvicka) Mudgett '02 welcomed their first baby on April 3, 2009. Owen Robin Mudgett weighed 9 lbs 12 oz and measured 22 inches long. The new family is enjoying the spring weather in Seattle.

submitted Apr. 30, 2009 4:15P
Mudgett, Lisa (Mrkvicka)

Lisa (Mrkvicka) Mudgett ’02 and husband Dan welcomed baby boy Joshua Graham to their family on Jan. 17, 2012, weighing 9 pounds 4 ounces and measuring 20 inches tall. Big brother Owen loves his new friend, and will be turning 3 in April. The family lives in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, and Lisa is working as a consulting healthcare actuary.

submitted Feb. 18, 2012 6:15P
Mudgett, Lisa (Mrkvicka)

Lisa (Mrkvicka) Mudgett ’02 and husband Dan welcomed their fourth son, Isaac Maxwell, on Feb. 21, 2015. The busy family lives in Seattle.

submitted Mar. 4, 2015 1:16P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Morrissey , Ellie (Taft)

Ellie (Taft) Morrissey ’02 and husband Sam are thrilled to welcome their daughter Sadie Elise, born May 29, 2013. The happy family lives in Pasadena, Calif. and is visited often by proud Grandpa Jim Taft ’72.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 9:35P
Morales, Marlon

Marlon J Morales '02 married Andrea Kalabokes '97 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on September 5, 2010.

submitted Sep. 23, 2010 10:29A
Mooney, Michael

Michael Mooney ’02 was named to Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2012 "40 Under 40" list. Mooney is director of risk management and insurance at the Americas at Expeditors International and co-founder and vice president of ClimbOn.

submitted Sep. 17, 2012 6:44P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Montgomery, Christine (Lupo)

Christine (Lupo) Montgomery '02 writes, "I received my Ph.D. in English from U.C. Santa Cruz in 2012 and now have a two-year postdoctoral position in the English department at my undergraduate university, Santa Clara."

Contact Christine
Facebook, Linkedin
submitted Mar. 14, 2013 1:02P
Monger, Janet (Nissen)

Ryan Monger ’01 and Janet (Nissen) Monger ’02 welcomed twin boys Andrew Kenneth and Henry Lloyd on Jan. 13, 2012.

submitted Apr. 21, 2012 10:47A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Mendelson, Sean

Sean Mendelson ’02, a.k.a. Teacher Sean, just finished producing his first children’s music album, Crank Out the Music. The music is vibrant and fresh with an engaging alternative vibe, a nod to Mendelson’s history of playing in rock bands.

“I played all the guitar and bass on 11 of the 14 tracks, and I did all the lead vocals,” says Mendelson, whose official artist name is Sean's Music Factory. Friends, family, and musical colleagues performed other instrumentals, such as the percussions, saxophone, violin, and backup vocals.

Mendelson, a Santa Clara University graduate, composed 12 songs in just three days.

Mendelson approached his song writing by reflecting on what he likes about music and listening to his children’s favorite music. He also drew on his experiences as a music teacher.
“In the 12 years that I’ve been teaching, I learned a lot about how you can use music to interact with the listener,” Mendelson says. “[On the album], there are songs where I’d sing and then leave spaces for children to fill in the blanks with their own words.”
Mendelson is grateful to the 93 backers who helped him raise over $5,000 on Kickstarter to cover his album’s production and recording costs.
submitted Sep. 13, 2013 11:39A
Mendelson, Sean

Sean Mendelson '02 has put out his third children's album, Love and Music, under the artist name Sean's Music Factory ( He is the director of a licensed Music Together Center in Santa Clara called Teacher Sean's Music Factory, which is for 0- to 4-year-olds and their respective caregivers. He also performs regularly throughout the South Bay and is working on a children's educational music series. 

submitted Mar. 28, 2016 8:13A
GRD Leavey/MBA '02
McShane, Steve

Steve McShane MBA '02 was elected to City Council last fall in Salinas, California. Steve own's McShane's Nursery & Landscape Suppply in Salinas.

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submitted May. 10, 2011 5:13P
McAllister, Eric

Miller, Morton, Caillat & Nevis, LLP announces the elevation of construction attorney Eric McAllister ’02 to the partnership.

“Eric is a highly skilled and valued member of our team, and particularly to our construction industry clients; we are proud to welcome him to the partnership,” said Managing Partner David Kornbluh. “Carrie and Jordan both stood out to the firm as summer associates and we are thrilled they are permanently joining.”

An experienced construction attorney, McAllister represents real property owners, developers and general contractors in evaluating and litigating construction defect claims, delay claims and payment disputes. Since joining the firm in 2007, he has assisted property owners in recovering more than $60 million for the repair of defective construction.

Active within his industry, McAllister is the current chair of the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Real Estate Executive Committee and sits on the Civil Practice Committee. He is also an active member of the California Apartment Association’s Tri-County Division and the Apartment Owners Association of California. McAllister earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona, James Rogers College of Law (2007) and his B.A. from Santa Clara University (2002).


submitted Feb. 3, 2014 3:59P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Marquez III, Ramon

Ramon Marquez III '02 and Nina Nejah '04, M.S. '07 exchanged vows in beautiful Mission Santa Clara on Nov. 1, 2008 after nearly eight years of courtship. Numerous SCU alumni attended the wedding including Groomsman Paulo Apolinario '02. Nina spends her days behind a desk as a Project Manager for Google, Inc. Meanwhile, Ramon has forgotten the office atmosphere chasing down wanted fugitives for the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Ramon and Nina are happily married and reside in San Jose.

submitted Jul. 9, 2009 8:32A
Marquez III, Ramon

Ramon Marquez III '02 and Nina Nejah '04, M.S. '07 were blessed with a beautifuly baby girl, Jasmine F. Marquez, on Dec. 11, 2012. Baby Jasmine weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20.5 inches. The Marquez Family continues to reside locally in San Jose.

submitted Jan. 19, 2013 12:44P
Manatt, Joe

Joe Manatt ’02 and Alexandra Manatt welcomed their first child, Theodore “Teddy” Richard Manatt, on Feb. 11, 2017. The family resides in Des Moines, Iowa.

submitted Apr. 20, 2017 10:01A
UGRD Engineering '02
Maggard, Valerie (Trinidad)

Valerie Trinidad ’02 and Justin Maggard were married at St. Victor’s Church in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 10, 2011. They had several SCU alumni in the wedding party including brother Mark Trinidad ’04; friends Beverly Cabrera Galang ’02, Lorraine Leonardo ’02, and Jennifer Ramones ’02; and even more alumni in attendance. The couple honeymooned in Europe and currently resides in Fremont.

submitted Mar. 27, 2012 11:32A
MacKinnon, Michael

Michael MacKinnon ’02 and Melissa Ebner on April 28, 2012, in Estes Park, Colo. The bride is the daughter of Cecilia Jensen and Norm Sheppard of Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada and Heinz Ebner and Holly Arnold of Boulder, Colo. She graduated from Boulder High School and attended the University of Colorado Boulder. She is employed as a nurse practitioner.

The groom is the son of Margaret and Allan MacKinnon of Juneau. He graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School and attended Santa Clara University. He is employed as a computer software engineer. The pair make their home in Denver, Colo.
submitted Jun. 18, 2012 10:50A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '02
Macdonald, Stephanie (Deddens)

Stephanie (Deddens) MacDonald '01 and Michael MacDonald '02 welcomed their first child, son Luke Michael born on April 19, 2010. He was 7lbs. 4 oz. and 20 inches long. Stephanie is a first grade teacher in San Jose and Michael is a real estate attorney in Palo Alto. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Jun. 2, 2010 2:28P
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