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Patrick D. McDonell ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Public Justice Center, in Baltimore.
Genevieve Magnan ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with New Avenues for Youth, in Portland, Oregon.
Alumni Gustavo Magaña ’12, J.D. ’15 and Melanie Reyes ’12 were wed on Nov. 1, 2014. Alumni in attendance: Melissa Minato ’12, Albenis Curiel ’12, Iman Latif ’12, and Farhan Choudhury ’13. Current Law students in attendance: Diego Aviles J.D. ’15, Joseph Nave J.D. ’15, and Andrew Goetz J.D. ’15. The mass was presided by Father Michael Engh.
Katarina M. Loya '15 received the Outstanding Student in Management Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department facutly for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success.
Olivia Li '15 received the Student Life Award to recognize her contribution to improving the overall quality of life in the Santa Clara University community. She was a CF for two years and then an ARD her senior year. She also worked in the Undergraduate Business Programs Office for three years as a programs assistant. She is currently studying for and taking the CPA exams, then starting in January she will be heading to Georgia to volunteer with Jubilee Partners teaching refugees English for six months. Next fall she will start at KPMG as an audit associate.
Lukas M. Laniauskas, S.J. M.Div. '15 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church.
Lukas, 31, grew up in a Lithuanian-American family in Cleveland, where he attended Catholic schools, which proved to be formative in his own vocation. He graduated from Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio, in 2002 and then went to Loyola University Chicago. During college he began to think about the priesthood and visited different religious orders. While studying at Loyola Chicago’s Rome Center, he met the provincial of the Jesuits’ Lithuanian Province, who asked Fr. Laniauskas one question: “Where do you think God’s calling you?” That was his first experience of Ignatian spirituality, and from there he discerned that becoming a Jesuit was God’s will for his life.
In 2004, he joined the Society of Jesus in Lithuania. After completing the novitiate there, he returned to the United States to finish his formation. Back at Loyola University Chicago, Fr. Laniauskas received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy. He was then missioned for three years to St. John’s Jesuit High School and Academy in Toledo, Ohio, where he served as chair of the theology department and taught junior high and high school students.
In 2012, Fr. Laniauskas began studies at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California, where he completed a Master of Divinity degree. He served as chaplain of the Berkeley Fire Department, responding to emergencies as well as attending to the spiritual needs of the firefighters at the city’s seven stations. He also served as a deacon at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Oakland, California, and stayed active in the Lithuanian community in Los Angeles and in the Midwest, including serving on a board of trustees for a Lithuanian youth camp.
Central to Fr. Laniauskas’ vocation is loving people, and through this he’s learned that his priesthood belongs to the people. He will celebrate his first Mass as a Jesuit priest at Camp Dainava in Manchester, Michigan, and then serve as chaplain at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago while pursuing a doctorate in ministry.
Jessica Huang '15 received the Outstanding Student in Accounting and Information Systems Award. She was selected by Santa Clara department faculty for her academic performance in the discipline combined with strong leadership skills, commitment to service, and potential for professional success. She now works full-time at Apple Inc in Cupertino.
Freshman Dorm: Campisi
Suzanne (Lyons) Colvin '00, M.A. '15 loved her time at SCU so much that she decided to go back for more! Suzanne completed her master's in educational administration in June 2015. She is currently the Leadership Academy director and AP biology teacher at Presentation High School, in San Jose. Suzanne lives with her husband, Brent, and their cats in San Jose.
Charlotte Coe ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Nativity Prep Academy in San Diego.
Julian A. Climaco, S.J. M.Div. '15 is one of 28 Jesuits ordained into priesthood this summer by the Society of Jesus, the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church. Climaco, 40, was born in Cebu, Philippines, and lived there until he was 10, when his family immigrated to Los Angeles. While earning a Master of Divinity degree, he used his nursing skills to help at a free medical clinic (Street Level Health) for immigrants and the poor in Oakland. He says the connection to the Society of Jesus sort of came full circle when he joined since he had attended Sacred Heart School (a Jesuit primary and secondary school in Cebu, Philippines). It has since changed its name to Ateneo de Cebu.
Frankie Bastone '15 is SCU's new assistant director of Student & Young Alumni Giving. No stranger to University Relations, he was involved with the Senior Gift Committee, which he will now oversee, and worked in a number of different roles as a student employee with the Alumni Association. In his new role, Frankie will be responsible for the Student Philanthropy and Senior Gift programs; the Santa Clara Fund letter writing program; the Sprinksgiving event; Young Alumni giving one to four years out; and will partner with the assistant director of Student & Young Alumni Programs, in Alumni Relations, to administer the Young Alumni Soiree.
Hackworth Engineering Ethics Fellows Clare Bartlett '15, Nabilah Deen '15, and Jocelyn Tan '15 have published nearly 40 engineering ethics cases from Silicon Valley and beyond, intended to acquaint engineering students and professionals with the variety of ethical experiences of engineering as practiced "in the field." In this series, the best of these cases have been written, anonymized, and honed to highlight their ethical content, ranging from the mundane to the deadly. Since nearly all of the cases occur in the context of business, and therefore are also relevant for those seeking business ethics cases.
Parker Atkinson ’15 is serving in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps with Women Against Abuse in Philadelphia.
JP Allport '15 writes, "Currently a support engineer, MultiTouch Ltd."
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Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska, welcomes Nicholas J.C. Santos, S.J., Th.M. '02, Ph.D. to its Board of Trustees. Fr. Santos brings a wealth of experience in Jesuit higher education. He is an assistant professor of marketing at the College of Business at Marquette University, in Milwaukee, and the co-director of Marquette’s social innovation initiative. He advises Marquette’s Alpha Sigma Nu chapter as well as the student chapter of Changemakers, which expands social innovation and entrepreneurship among students to help tackle the world’s most pressing problems.
A native of Pune, India, Santos holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in businessfrom the University of Pune; bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, also in Pune; a master’s in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara University; and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Marquette University.
Prior to entering the Jesuits, Santos was an accountant for a chemical distributor and transportation company. As a Jesuit, he taught for eight years at St. Vincent’s College of Commerce in Pune, which has a special emphasis on providing business education to low-income students. He spent three years as a visiting scholar and post-doctoral fellow at Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and was also involved with the Global Social Benefit Incubator program of the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara.
Ofelia Rodriguez '01 is now working for SCU's Gifts and Records. She will be assisting with on-line gift and demographic batch entry as well as other administrative duties that are needed within our area. Ofelia comes to us from O'Connor Hospital with 14 years of experience. She had supervisory duties and oversaw the administration of employee files and clinically related activities of the department involving hospital staff.
Bridget Mackay J.D. '95 was recently profiled on Petaluma360.com for her commitment to the local community. Bridget served as a deputy district attorney for both Solano and Sonoma counties for nearly 10 years. When she switched to estate planning, Mackay found herself with time to devote to local causes.
One cause that appealed to her was an opportunity to join the Petaluma Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to benefit local schools. She's now President of the Board of Directors. Mackay helps oversee two Alphabet Soup thrift stores and serves as the chair of the planned giving committee and has used her legal skills to develop the Planned Giving program, as well as helped the committee establish a system for donors to give through their wills, trusts, IRA’s and life insurance policies.
In 2014 she earned the title of Best Attorney in the Petaluma People’s Choice Award. Her hobbies: skiing, scuba diving, and traveling on vacation with her husband and two daughters, especially if the travel involves skiing or scuba diving.