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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

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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
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Wilson, Daniel

Daniel Wilson '97 is a dentist with Cascade Dental, in Vancouver, Washington.  He has been practicing in the Northwest since graduating from OHSU School of Dentistry in 2001.  He completed a General Practice Residency in 2002 at the VA Hospital in Portland, and has been in private practice ever since.  After struggling with 4 head and neck surgeries for a highly aggressive tumor in the base of his tongue, Dr. Wilson elected to undergo chemotherapy and radiation in June 2014 and sold his half of his practice, Nutter & Wilson, PLLC.  After some time off, he joined Cascade Dental in November 2014.  Dr. Wilson is a mentor for CEREC Doctors and has a passion for utilizing technology in dentistry.  His wife, Dr. Kristine Aadland, both travel extensively teaching and sharing their passion and knowledge with other dentists locally and in the United States. 

When not working, Dan will often be seen chasing around his 4 children with their sports and activities.  He has been active coaching the boys or sometimes serving on the board for their activities.  He and his wife love the outdoors and enjoy golfing, tennis, running, water sports, and snow skiing.  As time permits, he loves to cook, read and enjoy a generously poured glass of red wine.

 
submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:45P
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rosen, Lawrence

Lawrence Rosen J.D. '94 is both an attorney and a computer specialist. He is founding partner of Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm with offices in Los Altos Hills and Ukiah, California, that specializes in intellectual property protection, licensing and business transactions for technology companies.

In addition to this law practice, Larry also served for many years as general counsel and secretary of the non-profit Open Source Initiative (OSI). He currently advises many open source companies and non-profit open source projects.  In 2005-2006 he was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School.

Larry served on the board of directors of International Characters, and on the advisory boards of SpikeSource, Black Duck Software, and JasperSoft.

 

Larry's book, Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law, was published by Prentice Hall in 2004.

Before he became an attorney, Larry was a computer technologist. He managed computer activities and taught computer programming and data base design at Stanford University, later going into industry where he coordinated the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of data communications products. In addition to helping bring a number of technology companies to profitability, Larry also served for many years as member of the board of directors and chairman of Silicon Valley Credit Union, and has helped form and served on the boards of several non-profit charitable and mutual benefit organizations.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:21P
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Roberts, Kathleen

Kathleen Roberts J.D. '91 is a shareholder at Stander Reubens Thomas Kinsey. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Roberts was associated with a successful northern California defense firm, specializing in workers’ compensation, subrogation and fraud. Ms. Roberts has been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation law and is an aggressive litigant on behalf of our clients, while balancing her experience in bringing about settlement as quickly as possible where warranted. Ms. Roberts has achieved many “take nothings” over her years in practice and is a shareholder and the manager of our firm’s San Jose office.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:36P
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Richardson, Stephen
Stephen A. Richardson MBA '89 has served as Chief Operating Officer and Regional Market Director, San Francisco, of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, since October 2011. Richardson previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President/Regional Market Director of the San Francisco Bay Area from January 2011 to October 2011, and Senior Vice President/Regional Market Director, San Francisco Bay Area from July 2005 to January 2011, where he was responsible for the management of the Company’s San Francisco region asset base and operations. Prior to joining the Company, Richardson served as a Director of CellNet Data Systems from 1993 to 2000.
submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:51P
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Potts, Alex

Alex Potts '89 is president and CEO of Loring Ward Group Inc. and of the SA Funds – Investment Trust. Previously, he was the COO of LWI Financial Inc. The Loring Ward serves and supports select financial advisors across the United States.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 8:07A
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Pon-Barry, Louise

Louise Pon-Barry '01 is in her 14th year teaching and in her eleventh year at Kittredge School, in San FranciscoShe earned her multiple subject teaching credential and MA in Education from the University of San Francisco. Ms. Pon-Barry enjoys working with kindergarten and first-grade children for their fresh and unique outlook on life. She strives to make the learning process enjoyable and exciting for each child. Ms. Pon-Barry’s website is available at: http://msponbarry.weebly.com.

 

 

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:21P
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Osborne II, Charles
Charles D. Osborne II MBA '74  is chairman of the board of Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC, located in San Francisco and Menlo Park, and has been with the investment management firm since 1980. OPCM manages customized multiasset class portfolios for individuals and institutions. The portfolio management style is similar to large foundations and endowments and concentrates on reducing downside risk. Charley is a member of the OPCM Investment Team and is responsible for managing portfolios in-house versus hiring outside managers. 
submitted Aug. 14, 2016 7:25A
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Olah, Veronika

Veronika Olah '04, Lauren Lopez '11, and Angelica Salinas '13 made an uncanny discovery that they make up three of only about a hundred Disney Adventure Guides in the world. Along with local experts, the guides ensure that travelers feel a connection to the people, culture, and traditions of each destination visited. Bringing Bronco spirit to their competitive positions as tour guides with talents for storytelling, Angelica guides in Wyoming, Lauren in Hollywood and San Francisco, and Veronika on the Danube River Cruise.

submitted Sep. 27, 2016 11:17A
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Ocana, Angela

Santa Clara Librarian Angela Ocana '03 is a recent winner of the California Library Association’s Young Adult Services Award.

“I was nominated by teens who attend the Northside Library and the branch manager,” says Ocana, blown away by the honor. “BAYA, which stands for Bay Area Young Adult Librarians, gives this award of achievement to recognize the accomplishments of an exceptional librarian working in young adult services in a school or public library. The award comes with $500 and a one-year membership into BAYA.”

“Giving teens their own space, providing dynamic programming, and just being a mentor is very important,” Ocana says. “My biggest philosophy about working with teens is just to listen to what they are saying and to provide a safe environment for them to be themselves.”

Ocana has been overseeing Northside Library’s new teen library council, consisting of about 20 members. At meetings, teens give input on upcoming programs. “For example, teens from the library council came up with the idea for the epic Nerf wars at the teen blacklight party in May and they helped set this up,” Ocana says. “The blacklight party came with blacking out the room, and there were glow sticks, and glow-in-the-dark face and nail painting. We sprayed the Nerf bullets with glow paint and put them into Nerf guns, also sprayed with glow paint, and we played Capture the Flag.”

Ocana has also headed programs for adults at Northside Library, such as a lecture on craft liquor, a feng shui workshop, and a Jane Austen-themed tea party. At Central Park Library, Ocana worked on this year’s STEM Innovation Bowl and in a previous year, she organized Sustainable U, a program that encouraged simpler living with offerings such as a seed library and workshops on bread making, cooking seafood and gardening.

submitted Jul. 18, 2016 2:04P
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Nanavati, Mihir

Mihir Nanavati '03 has joined the executive team of Redwood City, Calif.-based Kahuna, a communication automation company, as senior VP of product. Nanavati previously spearheaded numerous initiatives for Tradeshift, Hightail, and Adobe Systems. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Santa Clara University.

submitted May. 12, 2016 6:42P
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Murphy, Tom
Tom Murphy '83 is VP of Customer Sucess at LiquidPlanner. He leads all activities supporting the success of our customers, including on-boarding, enablement and adoption, professional services and customer support. Tom has spent his entire career serving customers at both management consultant and enterprise software firms. He began his career at Accenture where he focused on CRM solutions, and has spent the past 10 years in various customer-facing leadership roles at prominent enterprise software companies, including Apptio, Mercury Interactive, and Chef Software.
submitted Sep. 8, 2016 5:46P
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Montana, Mario

Mario Montana MBA '91 is VP and Chief Sales officer of IDT. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Vice President and general manager for the IDT Enterprise Computing Division where he was responsible for driving IDT’s solutions addressing servers, storage and embedded communications applications. He lead the development of products in the area of Memory Interface (R-DIMM), PCI-Express® Switching, Enterprise Flash Controllers and Signal Integrity Products. He was also instrumental in managing the company’s strategic focus on standards-based switching, bridging and interconnect technologies.

Montana has held several positions during his 15+ years with IDT, including Director of the IDT Serial-Switching division. Before transitioning to the Serial-Switching division, Montana was director of the IDT strategic marketing group, where he was instrumental in many of the company’s acquisitions, including ZettaCom and IMC, which set the stage for the company’s entry into the serial-switching business, and prompted opportunities for the company to have a stronger presence in key market segments, including servers, storage and communications. Montana also served as product line director for the company’s telecommunications, FIFO, logic and timing groups, respectively.

Prior to joining IDT, Montana held several product marketing and engineering positions with companies such as Zarlink Semiconductor, Exar, Raytheon and Hewlett Packard.

submitted Nov. 9, 2016 2:40P
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Middlemist, Scott
Scott Middlemist '91 is among the English department faculty at Brophy College Preparatory, in Phoenix, Arizona. Middlemist earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Santa Clara University and a Master of Arts in Education from Northern Arizona University. He has been a member of the Brophy faculty since 1994, and is a freshman football coach.
submitted Aug. 13, 2016 9:01A
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Meegan, Gary

"The summer after I completed my M.A. in pastoral ministry, I went to Vietnam to teach English for the Diocese of Phat Diem," writes Gary Meegan M.A. '07. "This is my 10th summer there. I blog about my experience at garyinvietnam.blogspot.com. I do it to help people understand what the Catholics in the north of the country go through. They are very poor but proud."

submitted Jul. 7, 2016 8:47P
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McFarland, Sheldon

Sheldon P. McFarland MBA '13 is vice president of Portfolio Strategy & Research at Loring Ward, a company that serves and supports financial advisors in the United States. His responsibilities include management of the Portfolio Strategy Group, oversight of the Investment Planning Center, and development of tools to support advisors.

submitted Aug. 14, 2016 8:10A
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McCandless, Carol

Carol McCandless M.A. '96 has been an enthusiastic adjunct associate professor teaching religion at San Joaquin Delta College, in Stockton, California, since 2000.

submitted Jul. 24, 2016 3:17P
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