Santa Clara University

Class notes


42Robert T. Burns attended the dedication of the World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., in May.
46Jean Lacouague, writes he is “glad to wake up every morning—alive.”
47Neil Gallagher has been retired from clinical practice and teaching at St. Louis University School of Medicine for 10 years. Two of his grandchildren attend SCU.
49John Diepenbrock is still very engaged in his law practice. In the summer, he and his wife had a family reunion with seven children and 17 grandchildren.
52Joe Edden is retired from teaching, and lives in Palm Coast, Fla., with his wife. He taught Latin, photography, theology, English and math in public and private schools in New York and Florida.
53Joe Agnello lives in Bellevue, Wash., and enjoys golfing, travel and time with his family. He spent 48 years in the steel business before retiring—including 35 years with Bethlehem Steel and 10 years as a consultant. Carl Bozzo is a retired dentist, and retired CEO of National Health Care. He is a volunteer professor at Cal State University Fullerton and a volunteer with SCORE, where retired executives help small businesses. Charles Gallagher and his wife, Rose, celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on July 20, at a dinner sponsored by their son and daughter.
55Dick Jonsen and his wife, Anne, welcomed their 12th grandchild in December. In retirement, Dick is teaching English to non-English speaking adults. George Leal was named the Los Angeles “Santa Claran of the Year” at an alumni dinner in April. William Sheehan retired in 2002 after 40 years as a stockbroker, mostly with E.F. Hutton.
56Guillermo Anchondo keeps busy administering his family’s real estate and stock investments. Herman Carmassi has 11 grandchildren, including SCU junior Bently Taylor.
57Eugene Premo J.D. ’62 is now in his 35th year as a judge, including the past 16 years on the Court of Appeal. He and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in January.
58Carlos Lopez has been named president of Menlo College.
62Thomas Butler married his wife, Kathy, on November 22, 2003.
63James Fuqua is president of Four Point Companies of San Jose, is on the Arthritis Foundation board of directors and is past chairman of the Parkinson’s Institute. Forty years after graduating from Santa Clara, Bill Enright received a master’s degree in library science from San Jose State University.
64Ramon Jimenez is semi-retired from active surgical practice after 30 years. He is now medical director for Central Coast Medical Specialists in Salinas and enjoys golf, watercolor and his grandson.
65Lorraine D. Ambruoso M.A. ’66, is the executive director of the California Language Teachers’ Association.
67Jim Collins of San Jose has started a photo restoration business. His Web site is .
68Michael Antonini has practiced dentistry for more than 30 years in San Francisco’s Marina District. He is a member of the San Francisco Planning Commission and the San Francisco County Republican Central Committee. He and his wife, Linda, and children live in the Lakeside District of San Francisco. Thomas Mulroy is chairman of the commercial litigation department of McGuire Woods, a law firm with 900 attorneys nationwide.
69Perry Blackmon is co-founder of SPARCMed, a pain management center that has opened a new facility in Redwood City. Perry is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy. He and his wife, Joan, have been married 40 years. John Erkman M.A. ’76 has been appointed dean of students at the Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley. Pamela Jolicoeur has been named president of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. She is the college’s first female president. Previously, she taught and was an administrator at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Her most recent position was as provost and dean at CLU. She has been an advisor to the Ventura County Community Foundation, a member of the Civic Alliance for Ventura County, and a member of the Ventura County United Way Board of Directors. JoJo O’Connor married Kevin McCarver ’70 on July 12, 2003, at the Palo Alto home of her parents, Rita and Bob O’Connor ’40. The best man was Craig Jordan ’68, with music provided by Tom Waldrop ’69. The couple lives in Portland, Ore. Stephen Petit, a captain for American Airlines, is on the board of directors of Devil Pups, Inc., a youth citizenship program held each summer at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
70Carolyn Cardinalli M.A. ’73 teaches Spanish at Amador High School in Pleasanton. Her husband, John, is also a teacher. Her son, Joe, is a pharmacist and her daughter, Angelina, is a third-year dental student at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco.
72David B. Samuelson J.D. ’75 and his family live in Telluride, Colo., at 9,000 feet. He is a building official. His children, Mary Faye and Peter, are 18 and 15. Julie (Clarke) Servatius has enjoyed running for 30 years. She ran her first marathon this year in Paris, and her second one three weeks later in Big Sur, with her son, Daniel.
74Ronald J. Brock married Nancy J. Danziger M.A. ’85, ’98 on April 21 in San Jose. Ronald works in insurance subrogation in Los Gatos and Nancy is in charge of improving attendance in the San Jose Unified School District. They live in San Jose.
75Deborah (Evans) Baker writes that she and her husband, Paul, are “so proud of our two daughters!” Katie, 24, is a manager for Gold Circle Films in Beverly Hills, and Julie, 22, just graduated from Cal Poly and works for Bay Shore Press in Scotts Valley.
76Rick Ferranti is a senior research engineer at SRI International in Menlo Park. He previously worked as an associate group leader at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, Mass. His wife, Lucille (Quartararo), is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Menlo Park. They have two sons. Gerald Simon has retired from the Oakland Fire Department after five years as fire chief and over 28 years in firefighting, including 23 years in Santa Clara.
78Sharon McCarthy Dean celebrated 25 years of marriage to her husband, Tim, in 2003. Tim is with the city of Portland’s environmental services. Their son, Brian, works for Americorps in St. Paul, Minn., after graduating from St. Norbert College. Son Andrew is a high school senior and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Linda Schultz is a third grade teacher at Los Paseos Elementary School in the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Her husband, Alan, is at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Jose. They have two sons, one in middle school and one in high school. Robert J. Watson spent over 20 years with two Big Eight accounting firms, and has opened a private professional practice focusing on high net worth individuals and middle market companies.
79Michael Dee is development manager for Real Estate Blockbuster in Dallas, Texas. He and his wife, Julie, have three daughters—Lauren, 10; Nicole, 7; and Mary, 4. Walter Demaree retired after 17 years as a partner with Babcock & Brown. He manages various family partnerships and serves on the board of directors of Yarrow Point Capital, which he recently founded with Voyager Capital. Greg Finn MBA ’88 is senior development officer for Mercy Foundation in Sacramento, part of Catholic Healthcare West. He is responsible for soliciting both current and planned gifts from donors. He is also president of SCU’s Sacramento alumni chapter. Sheila FitzPatrick is president of FitzPatrick & Associates, a global strategic human resources and data privacy compliance consulting firm, which specializes in legal, regulatory and cultural issues in over 100 countries. Patricia Kisling-Palmer MBA ’85 is controller of the animal feed division of the Wilbur-Ellis Company. The division trades and markets animal feed to dairy, beef, pet and poultry industries in the U.S. and abroad. She lives in Clovis, Calif., with her daughter, Kristina, 13. David L. Lauerman has been appointed a workers’ compensation administrative law judge and works at the Workers Compensation Appeals Board in San Jose. Barry O’Brien is a producer of the CBS drama, “Judging Amy.”
80Scott Chapman and his wife, Celeste (Lindemann) ’82, live in Fairfax, Calif., with their children, Gina and Bobby. Scott is a general partner and portfolio manager with Lateef Management Associates in Greenbrae, Calif. Karen (Sly) Flynn is the chief assistant public defender of Sacramento County. Tom Pochari is publisher of the online publication World Affairs Monthly. He has been a featured guest on satellite television station Al Jazeera, and was named Businessman of the Year for California in 2003 by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council. Linda Sendejas has retired after 30 years in education, including 22 years in teaching. Kirk Syme is president and CEO of Woodstock Development in Burlingame. He was recently elected to the SCU Board of Regents.
81Horst Brenner sold the tax preparation business that he operated for 25 years in Saratoga, and is retiring. He may work part-time in a small RV accessory manufacturing company that he started five years ago. Christine Johnson and her husband, Larry Eder, are partners in Shooting Star Media, Inc., a publishing company focused on athletics. They have a son, Adam, 17. Larry is also president of Running Network, LLC, an ad sales service for 29 running magazines in North America. Joseph Morici is the vice president of sales for Viz, LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of manga and anime content in North America.
83Noreena Gutierrez adopted two brothers six years ago. They are now 6 and 7 years old. She writes, “I adopted them as a single mom as I am still looking for Mr. Right who wants to have an instant family!” Noreena has worked for Hewlett Packard for 21 years, holding many positions. Most recently she was director of global communications for workforce development and was a leader in the merger of Compaq and HP. In the last year, she stepped down from a management role to raise her sons. She moved to Boise, Idaho, 10 years ago. She’s on the board of directors of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. DeeDee Myers is a political analyst for NBC News, a consultant on the TV show “The West Wing,” and a contributing editor to Vanity Fair magazine. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Todd Purdum, a New York Times correspondent, and their children—Kate, 4, and Stephen, 1.
84Helen Marie (Carlson) Robbins is a vice president for HCA Hospitals in the West. She has two sons, Blake, 9, and Grant, 7. Robert Estko published his first novel, Evil, Be Gone, in 2002, and is working on a political suspense thriller, Evil Denied. Elizabeth Gong Landess J.D. ’88 and her husband, James, welcomed their second daughter, Amelia Jane, on Nov. 12, 2003. She joins sister Gabrielle, 5, at their home in Willow Glen. Elizabeth is a litigation attorney with Gavin & Cunningham in San Jose, and serves on the Law School’s Alumni Association Board of Directors. Patrick J. Moran and his wife, Kelly, celebrated the birth of their son, Charlie Peter, on March 29. He joins siblings L.T., Simon and Kate Frances, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Patrick is the branch manager for Ziegler Investment Services, and co-founder of Items Inc., a luxury home building company.
85Catherine Thorsteinson is head of the IP department of Robert Wang Solicitors in Hong Kong.
86Steven Adams is vice president of operations at Intrado. He and his wife, Penny, and children Adrianna, 12, and Austin,6, live in Superior, Colo. Mary Beth Cebedo Lefebre received her MLIS from San Jose State University in December 2003. She works as an account manager for Hewlett Packard Information Technology. Susheila Isaac MBA ’93 married Derek Utterback on February 21 in Raleigh, N.C. Susheila is an engagement pricer for IBM Global Services e-business hosting, and Derek is a licensed emergency veterinary technician. They live in Wake Forest, N.C., with their five dogs and two cats. Emelie Melton Williams and her husband, Vic, are now co-owners of Fairways and Greens, a golf and lifestyle magazine distributed throughout the western United States. They have two daughters, Madeleine, 7, and Marjorie, 5.
87Lisa Goff and her husband, Don, announce the adoption of a daughter from China, Maya Lin, on March 14. Lisa is a part-time sales representative and Don is an IT project manager. Michael Turco and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed a daughter, Madeline, in January. She joins big brother Lucas in San Jose.
88Teresa Arellano and her husband, Sam, announce the birth of their sixth child, a daughter, Alabanza Celeste, born Aug. 31, 2003. The couple continue to pastor a church for Hispanics in Northwest Arkansas. Terrence Condon was promoted to fire captain in Redwood City in January. He and his wife, Joanna, are raising son Kelly, 8, and daughter Madison, 6. John Flynn married Lauren Castle on June 1, 2002. John is a private banker, and Lauren is a private art dealer. They live in Manhattan. Mark Heyl J.D./M.B.A. ’92 was appointed to the board of directors of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Mark is an attorney with Hopkins & Carley in San Jose, where he is a member of the corporate advice and transaction department. Bruce Johnsen writes that “a trip to Russia to speak about alternative dispute resolution in November 2003 was both enlightening and a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with colleagues in St. Petersburg.” Robert Krakauer and his wife, Theresa (Nuxoll) ’87, have moved to Seoul, South Korea. Bob is the EVP of Strategic Operations and CFO of a new leveraged buyout of the Hynix System IC Semiconductor Business with Citicorp Venture Capital. Christin Roberts and John Veargason announce the birth of their second child, Amy Carol, on May 26. John is an associate athletics director at SCU. Cici Theis Polk and her husband, Patrick, live in Santa Clara with their two sons, Justin, 4, and Owen, 2.
89Megan O’Neil married John Bucks on May 16 at Mission Santa Clara. Megan is director of corporate communications for Fujitsu Computer Systems in Sunnyvale. Chris (Sweeney) and Kelly Buchanan ’90 announce the birth of their second child, Scott, on Aug. 2, in Federal Way, Wash. Cecile Pendleton and her husband, Kevin Connor, announce the birth of a daughter, Roisin Marion, on April 13. Troy Liddi is the commanding officer of the U.S. Marine Corp’s B Co., 4th LSB, 4th FSSG in Lathrop, Calif., as a major. Jay Rossi and his wife, Julie Dubrow Rossi, announce the birth of a son, Evan Spencer, on May 6. He joins big sister Isabella at home in Glen Ridge, N.J. Gabriel Saia married Celia Camara on Nov. 16, 2002. He is a CPA and a managing member of a commercial real estate investment company, Integrated Real Estate Services LLC. They live in Phoenix.
90Kristi Bowers MBA ’97 and her husband, Steven, welcomed a daughter, Emelyn Grace, on Sept. 23, 2002. They also have a son, Nolan, 6. Cindy and Joseph Dougherty announce the arrival of a daughter, Katelyn Anne-Marie, on March 27. Joseph earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco. Kathleen (Smith) Daily and her husband, Gregory, announce the birth of their son, Nicholas Gregory, on Jan. 13, in Ventura, Calif. Valerie (Menely) and Chris Joachim welcomed a baby girl, Isabella Joan, on July 12, in Portland, Ore. Diane J. Kinser married Brock Middleton on June 12. Christine Quirk and Kevin Sullivan are living in Baku, Azerbaijan. Christine is country director for the National Democratic Institute, an organization that builds and strengthens democracy worldwide, and Kevin is working to rebuild the country’s film and advertising industry. They previously went on a 14-month journey through Asia and Africa.
91Ellen Brown is retired from nursing, and is an artist. She had a one-woman show in Colorado. Tim Homan and his wife, Kim, announce the birth of a daughter, Claire Renee, on June 15, in Juneau, Alaska. Christine (Delgado) Nunes and her husband, Frank, announce the birth of twin daughters, Jaime and Michelle, on March 19. They join sister Nicole, 3. Rachel Olsen married Michael Smith on Sept. 20, 2003, at Smith Rocks State Park, Terrebonne, Ore. They honeymooned in Mallorca, and live in Seattle, Wash. Becky (Del Santo) and Brian Selna announce the arrival of a daughter, Laura Virginia, in May. She joins a brother, Charlie, 2, and sister, Cloey, 4, in San Mateo. Brian is a vice president with Winthrop Insurance Plans in Burlingame and Becky is a leasing director with Equity Office Properties in San Mateo. Jill Willison welcomed a son, Rory Christopher, in October 2003. He joins sister Abigail, 2. Jill is an MBA graduate of Seattle University.
92Chris Fleischer and his wife, Shelly, welcomed a son, Max Christopher, on Dec. 20, 2003. He joins brothers Charlie and Will. Quinn Hu MBA ’98 and his wife, Yuriko, announce the birth of their son, Samuel, on May 18. Ann Therese-Ortiz earned an M.A. in holistic spirituality and spiritual direction in May. She continues to work as associate director of a non-profit college prep program for low-income youth. She also is a spiritual director and workshop leader for topics related to Ignatian spirituality and social justice. Nicole Ryan and her husband, Dan, welcomed a son, Connor Patrick, on August 3 in Eugene, Ore. He joins siblings Kake and Caitlin. Carolyn Swanson and her husband are the developers and owners of Smoky Mountains Country Club, a resort community in North Carolina. They have lived there for 8 years, and are the parents of sons Benjamin, 8, and Jackson, 5.
93Rob Devincenzi and his wife, Monica, announce the birth of their second son, Jonathan, in June. Rob is editor and publisher of Milpitas Post Newspapers Inc. and recently co-authored his first book. Ken LaGrande and his wife, Julie, welcomed their first child, Andrew, on Dec. 11, 2003. They live in Colusa, Calif., where they farm and mill rice. Jacinto Palomino has been activated for one year with the U.S. Army as a JAG officer. After that he will return to his job as a senior trial prosecutor with the state of New Mexico. His wife, Norma, is in law school at the University of New Mexico. Thomas Reed and his wife, Rachel, announce the birth of their first child, Madison Grace, on February 15. Anissa Slifer works in Sacramento as an internist in private practice. Stephanie Welsh is an assistant principal at North Lake Tahoe High School in Tahoe City, Calif. Previously, she taught English at Santa Clara High School.
94Tonya (Laughridge) and Brad Chin announce the arrival of a daughter, Sydney Michelle Chin, on April 12. Brad works at Google and Tonya works at Solectron. Deborah (Heffernan) Hinds lives in Tampa, Fla., with her husband, Sandy, and children Desiree, 4, and Isaiah, 1. She is a stay-at-home mom, and is handling freelance writing projects in music/entertainment publishing. Her husband is a vice president of IT/I-nets with Bank of America in Jacksonville. Kelly (Wood) and Brian Mullin ’93 announce the birth of a daughter, Stella, in March. Brian is a product manager for Yahoo, and Kelly is a fifth grade teacher in Millbrae. They live in San Francisco. Jennifer Rozolis-Hill M.A. ’97, and her husband, Tom, welcomed their second child, James Thomas, on May 26. The family lives in Huntington Beach, Calif.
95Sarah Barca is the owner of Funky Door Yoga Haight. Minda (Gowdy) Brusse and her husband, Eric, announce the birth of their first children, Wyatt Edwin and Holly Vale, on July 28. They live in Berkeley. Gialisa Whitchurch Gaffaney has started her own health and skin care business. Kristen (Nicoletti) Hardy and her husband, Tom, welcomed their first child, Mark Thomas, on March 15. They live near Washington, D.C., where Tom is a Bush administration appointee. Gretchen Jones is an appraisal coordinator/editor at Rabin Worldwide Auctioneers and Appraisers in San Francisco. Previously she worked at Butterfields/eBay as manager of furniture/decorative arts. Ashleigh Mather and Chris Kayser ’94 announce the birth of their third child, Forrest Robert, on January 28. He joined brothers Atticus and Henry. The family lives in Washington, D.C. Ashley does volunteer work, and Chris is an attorney at Baker Botts LLP. Suzanne Mendoza married Jeremy Shelley on Jan. 24 at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding party included Sarah Barca, Deirdre Merrill, Christian Green, Eric Freund, and Chris Shelley ’01. Readers and gift bearers were Anne (Huurman) Burke, Amy (Boose) Black, Kim (Murray) Aquino, Seamus Gallagher, Steve Lucey and Bryan Smart. Approximately 35 Broncos were in attendance including Anne (Rossi) Shelley ’71, Terry Shelley ’69, and Richard Rossi ’43. Jeremy works for the San Francisco Giants and Suzanne is a student in the teaching credential program at SCU. The couple lives in San Mateo. Christine Cogliandro married Timothy Otts on April 17 at St. Brendan’s Church in San Francisco. Kristina (Sepe) Bowler, Tina (Misthos) Gullotta and Erin Allen ’02 were bridesmaids, and Kristine (Mignone) Crane was a participant. Christine Peterson is the business editor of the Bakersfield Californian newspaper. Carolyn Rohrer is senior director of marketing and communications for the Youth Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization that works to build communities that invest in youth. She lives and works in San Francisco.
96Autumn Blatchford married Alex Casadonte on July 4 at Mission Santa Clara. Fr. Paul Soukup presided, and bridesmaids included Jenna Heilesen ’97 and Heather Burkel. Maria Veronica Domeyko-Palma and Claudio A. Palma announce the birth of their first child, Diego Alejandro, on Oct. 12, 2003. He was baptized on January 18. Brian Miller and Jennifer Quinet are his godparents. Sarah Stupp and Matthew Hagen announce the birth of a second son, Miles Patrick, on March 18. He joins brother Grant, 2, at the family’s home outside Chicago. Monica Jolly married Martin Duke on February 7 at the Chapel of St. Ignatius at Seattle University. The wedding ceremony included Mike McGreevy ’71, Teresa (Jolly) Holt ’88, Jennifer Santoro, Michele Quinn, Kristine Tachiera, Brian Viscusi, and Ryan Powers. Monica earned a master of arts degree in student development administration from Seattle University in June. Hoang-chi Truong opened her law firm, Truong & Fausto, LLP, in Redwood City. She and her partner, Mario Fausto, focus on intellectual property, incorporations, acquisitions, contracts, licensing, real estate law, employment law and international law. Jeff Vargas is a firefighter for the Ventura County Fire Department. He lives in Long Beach. Alicia Gonzales and her husband, Michael Viviani, announce the birth of a son, Tristan Mario, on February 17. He joins daughter Sophia Alexia, 3, and Michael’s two children, Brian, 11, and Nicco 7. Stephanie and Drew Zurich, announce the birth of a son, Caden Gregory, on June 30. He joins the family, which includes brother Colin, in Portland, Ore.
97Shalom Gallardo and Eric Bowcott announce the birth of their son, Owen Gregory, on January 14. They live in San Diego. Maria Lacorte graduated from the Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, and is a member of the California Bar. Jeffrey Coelho started working for Savi Technology after three years as an independent consultant.
98Timothy Anaya is a deputy speechwriter for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He previously worked for the California State Assembly for six years, most recently as chief speechwriter for the Assembly Republican leader. Rosimel Casado married Matt deDomenico ’97 on Sept. 18 in Long Beach, Calif. The bridal party included Brendyn (Chesser) The, Keri Bailey, and Ryan Huffman ’97. Rosimel received her master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis from the University of Nevada, Reno. She spent the past five years working for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, providing behavioral intervention to young children with autism. Elizabeth Moreno graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Roneil E. Narciso married Roselle R. Papa at Mission Santa Clara on May 10, 2003. The wedding party included Allan Adajar M.D. ’97, Dennis Kwan C.P.A., SCU MBA student Hazel Narciso ’01, and Natalia Velez ’99. Others in attendance included Jerome Ragadio D.D.S., Marvin Bautista D.C., Rickey Biljani MSEE ’02, Eric Tancongco ’02, Angela Rapadas, Marie Jorolan ’01, and Lien Kieu. Roneil works for Genentech, Inc., and Roselle is a buyer for a retail company. Suzy Ramirez married Nate Pruitt on Feb. 28 in Sacramento. Bridesmaids included Kelly (Hannibal) O’Sullivan, Stephanie (Moye) Ewing and Shannon (Donnelly) Walcott. Guests included Jessica (Lyons) Colosi, Kristin (Weise) and Mike Frank ’96, and Michelle (Mills) and Jonathan Scheid. The couple live in Austin, Texas, where Suzy works as a PR manager for AMD and Nate is a director of Eloqua, a software company.
99Helen Abdal earned a doctor of optometry degree from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Gina Blancarte works for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, bestower of the Grammy awards, in Los Angeles. She worked on the Latin Grammys held at the Shrine Auditorium. She is a director on the SCU Alumni Board. Aimee Cabrera married Travis Hagedorn on July 24 at Mission Santa Clara. They honeymooned on Catalina Island, and live in Manhattan, Kan. Travis is a sophomore in vet school and Aimee works for Kansas State in the IT department. Deanna Caputo earned a doctorate in social and personality psychology from Cornell University in May. Her dissertation looked at the decision making of eyewitnesses as they view police lineups. Angel Diaz married Alma Parra ’01 on May 29 at Mission Santa Clara. The wedding party included Ismael Ramirez ’01 and Marissa Lopez ’00. The couple went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon, and live in San Jose. Jessica Goodearl married Jon-Paul Stefani in April 2003 in St. Anthony’s Church in Sacramento. Amy (Slaughterbeck) Warner was a bridesmaid. Yumi Yamagiwa transferred to Okinawa, Japan, after working in Singapore for the DFS Group.
00Heather (Powell) Browne and her husband, Seth, celebrated the first birthday of their son, Samuel Joseph LeRoy, who was born on Aug. 9, 2003, in San Jose. Heather is a senior program coordinator in the International Programs Department at SCU. Jamie Ceccato married Brad Perkins on June 5 at Mission Santa Clara. They were married by Fr. Paul Soukup. They live in Glendale, where Brad is a resident physician at Glendale Adventist and Jamie is a media planner at Saatchi & Saatchi. Dena Kline is a substance abuse prevention specialist for the Klickitat County, Wash., Health Department. Diana (Wang) and Mark Louie ’99 announce the birth of their son, Tyler Jaden, on May 14 in Palo Alto. Meghan (Schmidt) married William Steudler on June 12 in San Diego. Erin Murchan was a bridesmaid, and Jody (Ferrara) Pulford, Joe Pulford, and Sarah McCarthy were in attendance. The couple lives in Gladstone, Australia. Marimonte Rodriguez is teaching at El Portal Leadership Academy, a charter high school. Daniel Stern, Steve Reich and Brian Jones have sold a two-hour documentary special on bounty hunters to the National Geographic Channel. The documentary was shot in six months following their graduation from SCU. Angela Wilhelms is press secretary for Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon. She joins two fellow Broncos in the office: Brian McDonald ’90 is chief of staff, and Matt Byrne is a legislative aide. Zabrina Zimmerer graduated from Nuclear Power/Prototype schools in Charleston, S.C., and Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She is on the USS Carl Vinson as a nuclear engineering officer and works in the reactor department.
01Brendan Devine received an appointment to Officers’ Candidate School in Quantico, Va., this fall. He graduated from boot camp in May 2003 as a private first class in the U.S. Marine Corps. He completed both infantry and artillery training. He was then attached to the 11th Marine Division in Camp Pendleton, Calif., and promoted to lance corporal. Michelle Hook is a Realtor with Cashin Company Realtors in Menlo Park. She previously worked for Claria in the marketing research division. She writes, “I was ready to start working for myself, and to put my skills in sales, business and architecture to hard work.”
02Lorraine Benevento married Jaime Felix, a CPA, in February. She is an accreditation specialist at a corporate child development center. Sarah Haslam married Joshua Hannaleck ’03 on June 13 in Capitola. Attendants included Rebecca Ayres and Kelly Richards ’03. Holly Hem was a bridesmaid. Sarah is an elementary school teacher and Josh is a civil engineer for Weber, Hayes and Associates. They live in Aptos. Ricardo Vigil has been accepted into the education master’s program at Pepperdine University. Kelly Walsh and Chris Rauber ’00 were married on Aug. 24, 2003, in Mission Santa Clara. Their wedding party including Erik Bergstrom ’00 and Katy Winters. They live in San Jose.
03Vivian Khoury is attending Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Billy Ramirez is the assistant editor of DRUM! magazine. In his first two-and-a-half weeks, he interviewed Bill Rieflin of REM and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.
04Katie Thompson is working at God’s Golden Acre in South Africa, in a nursery and hospice for children who have AIDS. Matthew Zahler has entered the Society of Jesus as a novice. He will be at the Northwest Novitiate in Portland, Ore., for his first two years.
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