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1937

'37
Richard, Henry

Henry Richard '37 and wife Margery will celebrate their 70th anniversary in July, and now have four great grandchildren.

submitted Apr. 29, 2010 3:02P
UGRD Engineering '37
Adams, William

Bill Adams '37 writes with news about the Class of 1937 Endowed Scholarship. Started during the 1986-87 school year, the fund has provided more than $370,000 in scholarships over the years in five categories: arts and humanities, social and natural sciences, business, engineering, and intercollegiate athletics.

submitted Apr. 25, 2012 3:56P
'37
Adams, William "Bill"
William "Bill" J. Adams ’37 was selected as a School of Engineering Centennial Award recipient for a lifetime of contributions, furthering not only the engineering profession, but the School of Engineering at Santa Clara as well. Other prestigious awards he has received include the Nobili Medal, the School of Engineering’s Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, induction into the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame, and honorary membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers—an award that recognizes a lifetime of service to engineering. He holds 12 U.S. and 15 foreign patents. He and his wife, Marijane, also created a scholarship fund to help SCU mechanical engineering students with financial need and to fund research fellowships.
submitted Jul. 16, 2012 5:24A

1940

'40
Wolff, William

William Wolff ’40 writes: “At 94+ enjoying life in beautiful Santa Barbara at a senior living residence. Few SCU people in area.” (He also underscores, literally, that SCM is an “excellent magazine.”]

submitted Apr. 26, 2012 3:50P

1941

'41
Matheu, John

John P. Matheu '40 writes: "The new magazine is much better—with a wider scope of activity." He'd also like to hear more about fellow Santa Clara grads from his era if they're still with us.

submitted Jun. 30, 2016 2:27P

1943

'43
Smith, Warren

Warren W. Smith. Jr., BS 1943 and Mabel I. Smith celebrated their 66th anniversary on May 1, 2009. They are still residing in Santa Rosa, since 1986.

submitted Jun. 3, 2009 4:23P
'43
Michael, Joseph

Joseph Michael '43 writes that he will finally retire at age 90, for the second time.

submitted Apr. 30, 2010 12:35P
'43
Michael, Joseph

Joseph D. Michael ’43, J.D. ’48 writes, "I graduated from Santa Clara, enlisted in the Navy, was assigned to Columbia University, and graduated as an Ensign. I was in the invasion of the Philippines. After the war, I attended Santa Clara Law School. Upon graduation in 1948, I opened my own law office, expanded it over the years, and retired. I then developed housing for low-income families and retirement facilities for seniors. I retired again in 2014 and developed the Michael Family Foundation to assist the needy."

submitted Jul. 17, 2014 1:54P
'43
Filice, Michael

Michael Filice '43 and wife Corrinne celebrated 63 years of marriage on June 1.

 

submitted May. 19, 2009 2:03P

1946

'46
Smurda, John

John Smurda '46 reports that his grandson, Matthew J. Smurda '07 and Emily Sultan '07 were married in Hawaii last July.  Matt is in his last year at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

submitted Apr. 13, 2010 1:34P

1948

GRD Law '48
Michael, Joseph
see year 1943

1949

UGRD Arts & Sciences '49
Sullivan, Donald

Donald E. Sullivan ’49 has retired at the age of 82 after serving the community of Gridley, Calif., as a family practice physician for 52 years. Dr. Sullivan graduated from Creighton University Medical School after attending SCU. In addition to tending to his medical practice for 52 years, he also served as Chief of Staff on several occasions at the local hospital and served on the high school board for 20 years. He was named Man of the Year by the Gridley Chamber of Commerce and subsequently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chamber. The community held a retirement reception for Dr. Sullivan on November 29, which was attended by over 150 patients, community and family members.

submitted Jan. 26, 2011 10:58A
'49
Rechenmacher, Joseph

Joseph A. Rechenmacher '49, in September 2011, received a certificate of appreciation for 52 years of service from the state of California’s Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Rechenmacher is the son-in-law of a 105-year-old member of the Catala Club, Winnie Hook.

submitted Apr. 9, 2012 5:24P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '49
Maffeo, Edward

Edward Maffeo ’49, MBA ’63 and wife Joyce recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at their residence in Erie, Colo., including their great grandchildren,  Alexandria and Eli, ages 4 and 2.

submitted May. 20, 2011 10:21A
'49
Arbios, James

James Arbios '49 writes, "17 classmates celebrated 65 years since graduation in 1949! We had a luncheon in Nobili, where we spent four happy years."

submitted Jun. 23, 2015 2:57P

Unknown

'wn
Woodward, Perry
Gilroy Mayor Perry Woodward J.D. '96 was interviewed by the Gilroy Dispatch, wherein he touches on his family history in Gilroy, answers some sticking questions on Caltrain scheduling, and addresses the recent controversy regarding some 721 acres north of town. He says, "I see being mayor as a rare opportunity to lead the city as our community resolves issues that will affect all of our futures. There are many thorny issues facing us. Some nights I lose sleep thinking about the downtown; the next, it’s crime or maybe the pitiful condition of so many of our roads. It helps that I respect all six of my colleagues on the council. We frequently disagree, but they work tirelessly and often thanklessly to make Gilroy a better place. Each is motivated to do what they believe is best for Gilroy. So to have been appointed mayor by them—5-to-1 on the first vote—means a lot. I am grateful to the people of Gilroy, who elected me to the council by large margins in 2007 and again in 2011. Each day I am mayor, I strive to live up to the profound trust they have placed in me.
"My great-great grandparents settled here in the early 1890s, where they worked in the fields. This isn’t just my hometown, it is my great-grandmother’s hometown. Born here in 1895, she died here in 1982. I can also still recall what Gilroy was like when it was about 10,000 residents. How I wish my great-grandmother were alive to see Gilroy today. She would urge me to work hard to make sure Gilroy stays a wonderful place for my great-grandchildren to grow up. I cannot let down the four generations of Gilroyans that came before me, or far more importantly, the countless generations who will come after me. Now that’s pressure."
Prior to holding elected office, Woodward's public service included six years as a judge pro tem for the Santa Clara County Superior Court. He is in the litigation group at the law firm of Hopkins & Carle. He previously was a partner of Terra Law LLP in San Jose. Before practicing law, he was a real estate broker in Santa Clara County. He is licensed as a commercial pilot, and enjoys flying his small private plane. Woodward is also an avid backpacker and fly fisherman, enjoying both activities regularly in the Sierras.
submitted Aug. 14, 2016 7:19A
'wn
Vander Zwaag, Debbie

Debbie Vander Zwaag '99, MBA '06 is a project manager at Driscoll’s Strawberry Associates, in Watsonville. Prior, Debbie was with Novellus Systems (now Lam Research). She joined the Humane Society of Silicon Valley's board of directors in 2014. Debbie and her husband, Bill Johanson, a mechanical engineer with Applied Materials in Sunnyvale, have lived in Gilroy for more than 10 years. They have for two dogs (Lucky and Bear), two cats (Sophia and K-2) and two turtles, (Chard and Zin, whose names were influenced by the fact that Bill is an avid hobby winemaker). Debbie's volunteer activities include Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy and the Red Cross Disaster Relief.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 7:45A
'wn
Smith, Tim (Smith)

Tim Smith '71, a licensed clinical social worker, recently retired after 28 years working as a clinical supervisor and mental health clinician with the Dept. of Behavioral Health in Fresno.

Contact Tim
tsmithlcsw@yahoo.com
submitted Jun. 8, 2013 5:58P
'wn
Siddique, Seher

Seher Siddiqee '14 is a chaplain-in-residence at Georgetown University and is a student at Hartford Seminary, where she is finishing her M.A. in Islamic Studies with an emphasis in Muslim-Christian Relations and Graduate Certificate in Islamic Chaplaincy. She was born and raised in the Sunnyvale, California. She spent much of her free time at SCU in Campus Ministry working with the Interfaith Council. Seher has been deeply involved in her local Muslim and Interfaith communities; being a part of both and building bridges is one of her biggest passions.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 7:52A
'wn
Seligmann, Sarah
Sara Seligmann M.A. '15 is a chaplain-in-residence at Georgetown University and the director of Youth Ministry at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was raised in Tennessee and graduated with a BA in theology from Xavier University and an MA in pastoral ministries from Santa Clara University. Between undergrad and grad school, Sara participated in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in East L.A., worked on death penalty abolition in Ohio, and taught high school Theology for three years. For two years while studying at Santa Clara, Sara was a Resident Minister, Ignation Solidarity Intern, and lead Catholic Relief Services Student Ambassador in Campus Ministry.
submitted Aug. 14, 2016 8:00A
'wn
Schwarz, Hans

Hans Schwarz '80 is Qorvo's corporate vice president of business development and strategy, responsible for facilitating company-level strategy development and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to the merger of TriQuint and RFMD to form Qorvo, Mr. Schwarz was RFMD's corporate vice president of business development, a position he held since joining RFMD in October 2011. Prior to RFMD, Mr. Schwarz was with c365, Inc., a web-based energy analytic start-up company he founded in 2009. From 2007 to 2009 he served as a managing director of a late-stage private crossover venture fund. Mr. Schwarz previously served as VP of Business and Strategy development as well as held business development and market development positions with Xilinx Inc., a supplier of software and programmable logic devices, from 1992 until 2007.

submitted Nov. 7, 2016 12:42P
'wn
Schlenger, Heather

Heather Schlenger '04 is a recipient of CalCPA's Women to Watch Award. She is a tax senior manager at Moss Adams, where she handles tax planning, compliance and tax provision preparation for closely held food and agriculture operations as well as manufacturing and distribution organizations. She is a front-runner in women's leadership initiatives at Moss Adams, is on the local YMCA board as treasurer, and is a co-founder of the nonprofit Global Leadership Education Assistance Ministry, which seeks to eliminate poverty through education.

submitted May. 12, 2016 7:35P
'wn
Sbicca, Jennifer (Grisaitis)

Jennifer Sbicca ’06 and Joshua Sbicca ’05 are thrilled to be returning to Santa Clara this summer. Jennifer will graduate from University of Florida College of Medicine this May and start an internal medicine residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for one year. Joshua will be performing research for his Ph.D. in sociology throughout California. In the summer of 2013, they will move to Los Angeles so Jennifer can begin a three-year dermatology residency at the University of Southern California.

submitted Mar. 21, 2012 7:34A
GRD Jesuit School of Theology 'wn
Santos, Nicholas

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.

submitted Sep. 11, 2015 9:25A
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