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UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Zorio, Andrew

Andy Zorio '90 and wife Mechelle welcomed their second child, Ethan on June 20, 2011. His older brother, Nicholas, is also very proud.

submitted Jul. 21, 2011 2:47P
Zecevic, Aleksander
Zecevic, Aleksander
Aleksander Zecevic M.S. '90, Ph.D. '93 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
As professor of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University for the past 20 years, Dr. Zecevic also serves as associate dean for Graduate Engineering Programs. His research in the control of complex dynamic systems has resulted in a book and more than 40 publications in leading journals. His interest in the intersection between science and religion has opened the door to a constructive dialogue that transcends simplistic arguments of religious fundamentalism and radical secularism, and has resulted in the publication of two books on the subject, as well as the development of a unique course, "Chaos Theory, Metamathematics and the Limits of Knowledge: A Scientific Perspective on Religion." An excellent educator and a deeply thoughtful collaborator, Dr. Zecevic's search for truth, beauty, and knowledge honor Santa Clara's Jesuit tradition. 
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:08P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '90
Zaro, Susan

Susan Zaro MA '90 is working as a sports psychologist in Mountain View, Calif.

submitted Sep. 16, 2010 10:52A
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Wright, Rob

Rob Wright '90, along with his wife Cassie, gave birth to their first child on September 29th, 2011. Gavin Michael Wright quickly chose Bronco Red as his favorite color and can be seen wearing Bronco gear in Marin, Calif.

submitted Jan. 26, 2012 2:39P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Wilczewski, Sara (Pike)

Sara (Pike) Wilczewski '90 and husband Michael welcome their second child, Andrew John, on April 19, 2010, weighing 9.3 pounds. He joins big sister Chiara Elisabeth, 21 months. The family lives in Centennial, Colorado.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 2:20P
UGRD Engineering '90
Waters, Jeff

Jeff Waters ’90 joined Altera Corporation as senior vice president and general manager of the military, industrial, and computing division. Waters and his team are responsible for systems solution development and marketing for these segments.

Waters was most recently with Texas Instruments/National Semiconductor as vice president, precision signal path division, after returning to the U.S. from a three-year position as regional vice president of National's Japan division where he led sales, marketing, and operations. Additionally, he has held positions in research and development and in management consulting, as well as managing analog and system-on-chip (SOC) product groups.

He holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a master's in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, and an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg Graduate School of Management).

submitted Jan. 22, 2012 9:51A
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
Valenzuela, Alice (Marcarelli)

Alice Marcarelli Valenzuela MBA ’90 was awarded the 2012 Soroptimist Ruby Award in Phoenix, Ariz., for her tireless work on behalf of women in Sonora, Mexico, where she founded a women’s cooperative that operates an electronics recycling business to create employment in the impoverished rural area. The Soroptimists are a worldwide professional women’s service club, and the Ruby Award is the highest honor awarded by the organization. For more information about the electronics recycling initiative, see:

Contact Alice
submitted Jun. 5, 2012 4:48P
Tradewell, Steve
Tradewell, Steve

Steve Tradewell '90 was among 11 recipients of the CFO Recognition Award, bestowed by the North Bay Business Journal, for making a significant impact on the health of local companies and the economy.

Steve is the CFO of Napa Valley Vintners. Born and raised in the Bay Area, he has spent most of his life within a few hours of home. After deciding that a career in academia was not him, Steve spent time working in the film industry as the director of finance and operations of the California Film Institute. After seven years there, the Napa Valley Vintners called, and for the past 11 years has enjoyed learning about and growing with the Napa Valley wine industry. He currently lives in Napa, with his wife, Linda, and four dogs.

Steve's advice for young emerging financial leaders: "Develop a personal “brand” based on integrity, dedication, and follow-through. Also, avoid the temptation to try and be “right” all of the time. There is a lot that can be learned by listening and via thoughtful reflection."


submitted Sep. 11, 2015 9:08A
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Stone, Scott

Scott Stone MBA ’90 is running for Adams County Clerk/Recorder in Illinois. He is a native of Quincy, Ill., married to his wife, Michelle, and they have two young children. 

He is a graduate of Quincy High School, has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Illinois, and his MBA from Santa Clara University.  He comes from a family of business owners (Poepping, Stone, Bach & Associates, Illinois Watch Company and Collision Solutions) that led him to manage his own construction company, Stone & Sons Construction, after his engineering career in Silicon Valley and at Glenayre Corporation.
Stone got into politics six years ago and has helped numerous conservative candidates while being active with the Republican Party.  In 2010, Stone served as the Adams County coordinator for Bobby Schilling’s successful congressional campaign. 
In 2009, Stone joined the Quincy School Board Finance Committee and was elected to the full School Board in 2011. While on the School Board, Stone has chaired the discipline policy sub-committee creating new policies for each of the school buildings, and establishing a new attitude toward personal responsibility that was previously absent.  Stone also served as a member of the contract negotiations team. 
"In this capacity, I worked hard to make sure those taxpayers were well served and worked to control spending," Stone said.
He is a longtime and active member of the Chamber of Commerce and Great River Referral Group.  He has also been a long time member of Lambert Lodge and Quincy Consistory.  
submitted Jan. 16, 2014 10:40A
UGRD Engineering '90
Steuben, Eric

Eric Steuben ’90, MBA ’95 joined Asante Solutions Inc., a medical device company focused on diabetes care, as vice president of operations. Steuben has broad corporate experience ranging from high-growth startups to world-leading corporations and has specialized insight into the medical device industry. He led the manufacturing, engineering, and operations teams at Align Technology and MicroDental Laboratories. He started his career at Varian Medical, a medical device manufacturer focused on the treatment of cancer.

submitted Apr. 15, 2012 7:02A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '90
Simpson, Kathleen (Mitchell)

Kathleen (Mitchell) Simpson ’87, M.A. ’90 married Robert Simpson on October 2, 2010, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Pleasanton, CA. Kathy and Bob were second-grade friends and classmates in Pleasanton. They currently reside in Brentwood, Calif. SCU alums in attendance were bridesmaid Christine Fierro ’88, Wes Bliven ’88, Brendan Lewis ’88, Michelle Matsumoto ’88, Diane Zilliotto ’88, John Scardamaglia J.D. ’09, and Jim Mitchell ’83.


submitted Jun. 29, 2012 4:08P
Sheridan, Shelley (Carriere)

Shelley (Carriere) Sheridan '94 and her husband Andrew announce the arrival of their son, Parker Edward, on Aug. 13, 2008.  Parker joins brother Trevor, 2.

submitted Dec. 8, 2008 8:12P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Sayers, Alaina

Alaina Sayers '90 is the new 2nd/3rd grade teacher at St. Mark's Catholic School in Boise, ID.

submitted Jul. 12, 2011 8:24P
Rausch, Colette
Rausch, Colette

Colette Rausch J.D. '90 is the author of a recently published book, Speaking Their Peace: Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace. With a foreword from the Dalai Lama, Speaking Their Peace contains 80 interviews from 11 countries and gives a voice to people who have not been heard before, people silenced by the trauma of conflict, gagged by fear and conformity, or muted by the world's indifference. See: Rausch has worked for 20 years to build the justice, security, and the rule of law in countries emerging from conflicts. She is currently the vice president for Governance, Law & Society at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.

Contact Colette
submitted May. 9, 2015 4:33A
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '90
Prym, Mike

Mike Prym M.A. '90 was appointed the new director of development at The Abbey of Our Lady of New Clairvaux in Vina, California, on August 1. 

Contact Mike
Appointed the new Director of Development at the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, Ca on August 1.
submitted Jul. 17, 2016 10:36A
GRD Engineering '90
Patel, Sanjay (Patel)

Sanjay Patel M.S. ’90 has served as founder and CEO of EDA Direct ( since 1997.

submitted Mar. 27, 2017 10:58A
Park, Jeff

It has been nearly 10 years since Jeff Park J.D. ’90 partnered with Hemant Habbu to form Habbu & Park Inc. Park’s practice covers a variety of areas, including contracts and multiple areas of employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues, whistle blowing, misappropriation of trade secrets, leaves of absence, and other areas of employment law.

He has successfully represented and advised hundreds of clients with employment and contract matters and has aggressively pursues his clients’ rights and interests to achieve the best possible outcome. He writes that his unique perspective as both an attorney and mediator allows him to understand both sides of a dispute for more effective results.

submitted Mar. 25, 2017 5:53P
GRD Leavey/MBA '90
Oruganti, Narender

Narender Oruganti MBA '90 has been appointed to the industry advisory board for Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions for the Data Protection market. The board is composed of an elite group of storage industry veterans who will provide valuable perspective and counsel to the executive team at Arkeia Software in the areas of business development, market trends, and operations.

Oruganti is an entrepreneur and co-founded Catura Broadband Systems, an Internet based Education Company. Before Catura, he spent almost 20 successful years in marketing, operations and management in leading high- technology companies. Before launching a startup, he was the director of marketing at Veritas' Appliance Software Division. Prior to Veritas, he spent over four years at Network Appliance. Previous experience includes more than 10 years at Hewlett Packard in various roles in marketing, management and operations. Oruganti holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, CA, M.S. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India.

submitted Jan. 31, 2012 3:20P
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Okada, Michael

Michael Okada ’90 was named vice president, chief accounting officer, and interim chief financial officer of Cereplast, Inc., a manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable plastics.

Okada joined Cereplast in April 2011 as vice president and corporate controller. Prior, Okada served as vice president of finance and corporate controller for Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., where he was responsible for general and international accounting, SEC reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance.

Okada has more than 20 years of experience in senior executive roles, leading accounting and finance departments for both private and public rapid-growth companies.

submitted Feb. 21, 2012 4:23P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '90
O'Brien, Kathleen

Kathleen O'Brien, RSM, M.A. ’90 recently published two books on the history of the Sisters of Mercy in the western U.S. Our Journey Together: Sisters of Mercy of Omaha 1929-1959 and Home Is Our Journey, Sisters of Mercy of Omaha 1960-2008, published privately by the Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community.

submitted Mar. 23, 2015 9:47A
GRD Law '90
Neal, Rita

Rita Neal J.D. ’90 will take over as county counsel for San Luis Obispo in September. She began her employment with the county office in 1998 as a deputy county counsel. Ten years later, she was promoted to chief deputy county counsel. Later in 2008, Neal was promoted to assistant county counsel.

Before she joined the county counsel’s office, Neal was in private practice in San Luis Obispo, specializing in civil litigation.

submitted Jun. 17, 2012 10:22A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '90
Nagamine, Michele
Michele Nagamine ’90 has been selected as the head women's soccer coach at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Nagamine, 42, is just the second coach in the 17-year history of the soccer program. She has made her mark on the club, high school and collegiate levels with a reputation as a program builder. She has also been named a conference coach of the year, won numerous state titles in high school and has guided the one of the elite club programs in the West region. Nagamine spent the last three years as the head women's soccer coach at Hawai‘i Pacific University where she turned a losing program into a conference contender. She inherited a team that won just three games in 2007 and by her second year lifted the team to a 10-8-1 record and a third-place finsh in the PacWest Conference. For her efforts she was named the 2009 PacWest Coach of the Year. This past season, the Division II Lady Sea Warriors finished with their second straight winning record and were the only team in the nation during the regular-season to defeat BYU-Hawai‘i, ranked No. 1 in the West region. While at the helm of the Lady Sea Warrior soccer program she recruited a conference goalkeeper of the year, a conference newcomer of the year and six all-conference players. She also oversaw academic improvement as the team increased its GPA to above a 3.0. Prior to joining HPU, Nagamine established herself as one of the most successful coaches in all of Hawai‘i high school athletics. As the head coach of the Kamehameha School girls soccer team since 1991, she won five Hawai‘i state championships and six Interscholastic League of Honolulu titles. Nagamine was named ILH Coach of the Year a league-record seven times and was a five-time selection as state coach of the year. Nagamine also received national recognition for her work at Kamehameha. She has been named state coach of the year five times and Far West Region coach of the year two times by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the governing body of United States soccer coaches. In 2007 she was named the NSCAA National High School Coach of the Year after guiding the Warriors to an undefeated (11-0-2) season and a second consecutive Hawai‘i state championship. Nagamine has also displayed a golden touch on the club level. As the Technical Director for Le‘ahi Soccer Club since 2002, she has overseen the direction and operation of Hawai‘i largest and most competitive girls' soccer club. During that span she helped grow the club from four teams to 26 teams. By creating a competitive travel schedule for premier teams, she helped more than 100 players obtain athletic or academic scholarships in numerous college programs. Nagamine also boasts extensive business experience. She was the owner of her own marketing group as well a soccer retail store. Since 2001, she has been the Director of Sports Marketing & Sales for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, where she oversees the operations of all sports bookings within all Outrigger properties.
submitted Jan. 12, 2011 11:44A
UGRD Leavey Business '90
Murray, Tina (Johnson-Cohen)

Tina (Johnson-Cohen) Murray B.S. '90, M.B.A. '97 and her husband, Kirk, live with their two children in Los Gatos, CA. Tina continues to consult on Agile Software.

submitted Mar. 30, 2010 1:23P
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