Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted anytime by graduates in the 1970s
William "Bill" Pursley J.D. ’72 writes, "Hi, Everybody. I hope all of you can attend our reunion. You'll see that only a few of us have noted on the website that we are coming. But many more should be attending, they just haven't noted it yet. I am practicing Workers' Comp law all over the state, representing both sides of the fence. I had a great time at our reunion 5 years ago. All we did was sit around and shoot the bull. It was really heartwarming. So please come! Thanks."
Freshman Dorm: Nobili
Diane Petroni-Newhouse ’72, M.A. ’78 has been in private practice at the Almaden Institute for more than 30 years.
Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters '72, is Provost of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, RI. She and her husband, Tim McMahon, a teacher, have two college-age children, Maggie and Blaise.
Freshman Dorm: Graham 100
Mary Ann Peters ’72 writes: "After 30+ years as a diplomat, I am back home in Newport, RI, where I am the provost of the Naval War College. My husband, Tim McMahon, is a teacher here and our children, Maggie and Blaise, are in college in Massachusetts."
Former ambassador Mary Ann Peters '72 has been appointed chief executive officer of The Carter Center. Peters, leaving a position as provost of the U.S. Naval War College, will provide vision and leadership for The Carter Centerand will oversee all program implementation and operations.
The Carter Center is the not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in 1982 to "wage peace, fight disease, and build hope" worldwide. The Center has improved the quality of life for many millions of people in 80 nations by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production.
Jim Perez ’72 completed a solo swim crossing of Lake Tahoe at 12 miles on 8-14 in a little less than 6 hours. Jim was a past captain and MVP of both the SCU Swim and Water Polo teams while at SCU and was a record holder in the distance Freestyle events. Photos will follow.
Martina Nicholson '72 writes, "I am still practicing OBGYN in Santa Cruz, Calif. Recently got to sing at Blues Alley in Georgetown, with Second Wind Bandits--a song I co-wrote with Bill Mulroney, called "Velveteen Rabbit". You can check it out on the band's site at MYSPACE.COM.
Michael A. Nichols ’66, J.D. ’72 reports that he has been practicing Criminal Defense Law in Sunnyvale since 1976, and prior to that he was a Deputy District Attorney in San Mateo County.
Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 announced the appointment of Gary L. Moorhead ’72 to a judgeship in the Orange County Superior Court. Moorhead, 63, of Laguna Niguel, has been a managing partner at Pohlson and Moorhead LLP since 1980. He was an associate at Schell and Delamer from 1976 to 1980. Moorhead earned a Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree from Santa Clara University.
Peggy (Lautze) Metzger '72 and Greg Metzger '73 celebrated their daughter Ellen's graduation from SCU on June 12th. Peggy and Greg live in Connecticut. Greg is with GE Capital and Peggy is an Occupational Therapist with special needs students.
Denise Traficanto McGraw ’72, M.A. ’74 teaches first grade at an Orange County Magnet School. Her husband Ambrose is semi-retired as a federal auditor and business professor. Both their adult daughters work as teaching assistants, respectively in Orange County and in northern France.
Tom MacManus ’72 currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, where he runs his own real estate appraisal company.
William T. Loris '68, J.D. '72 serves as PROLAW's Program Director and as a Senior Lecturer at Loyola University Chicago's Law School. He comes to Loyola after a distinguished career in international service. He served for five years in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as a Regional Legal Advisor for West Africa to the US Agency for International Development (USAID), working on the legal aspects of the USAID program across West and Central Africa, followed by five years in Cairo as a Legal Advisor in USAID's Egypt mission. He then co-founded the International Development Law Institute, a Dutch foundation, which was later transformed into an inter-governmental organization, the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), by an international convention. IDLO is now a key international institution in the promotion of the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from violent conflict.
Anna Likos ’72 writes: “I am currently living in Morocco, working for the CDC as the resident advisor to the Ministry of Health. After 2.5 years in Haiti and 2 years in the Ivory Coast, Moroccan life is wonderful! I expect, though, to return soon to the U.S., to which my husband and I are both looking forward.”
Michael J. Kennedy ’72 is a retired science teacher who now volunteers at California State University Stanislaus, at the Community Hospice, and several other organizations. He also travels internationally.
Linda Kaminski ’72 was named superintendent of California’s Azusa Unified School District. Kaminski has worked for years as an administrator as well as a bilingual teacher and was selected as superintendent because of her "variety of experiences," Azusa's school board president said in an interview. Karminski has a master's degree from Pepperdine and a master's and doctorate from Harvard University's Urban Superintendents Program.
Tom Kaminski ’71, M.A. ’72 has retired as a school principal after 34 years, 16 of them with Los Angeles Unified School District. "My biggest challenge with retirement is when to schedule my lunch between naps," he writes. His wife, Linda (Rawson) Kaminski ’72, is superintendent of Azusa Unified School District and makes sure that Tom has something to do between naps. They've been married 42 years with three children and two grandchildren.
Gail (Bennett) Johnston '72, senior lecturer in mathematics at Iowa State University, was recently named Outstanding Teacher by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Elgin Johnston '72 is a professor of mathematics at Iowa State University and is director of the university's Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Mathematics Education. They have four children, all grown and on their own, and are adjusting well to the "empty nest."
Marcia Ingraham-Bartelmie '72 is senior vice president of IP Value.
Esau Herrera '72 is back on the Board of Education, Alum Rock Elementary School District in East San Jose, after a voluntary absence of 3 years. He also proudly reports that his daughter, Kiara, is a Bronco (SCU '12).
Esau Ruiz Herrera Attorney at Law 302-F Toyon Ave, No. 284, San Jose, CA 95127
Esau Herrera ’72, J.D. ’76 is proud to report that his daughter, Kiara ’12, recently graduated from SCU and promptly joined AmeriCorps to "save the world." Esau is serving as president of the school board at Alum Rock School District in East San Jose, the same district that he attended as a child.
Laura Casas Frier J.D. ’82 is a candidate for Governing Board, Foothill-De Anza Community College District. She is currently vice president of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s Board of Trustees, member of the Audit and Finance Committee, and board ember since 2006. She is also member of the state-wide California Community College League Board.
Alayne Fardella ’72 was named chief operating officer of the Seattle Times. Fardella served in a number of leadership roles at the Seattle Times over 15 years, most recently as senior vice president/business operations. She left the company in 2010 and has since served in a consulting role. Previously, she held management positions with technology and manufacturing companies, including Intel and National Semiconductor.