Class Notes | Obituaries
Showing class notes submitted in the last year by graduates in the 2000s
Michael Spencer MBA ’06 and his wife, Elizabeth, are thrilled to announce the birth of their third son, Matthew Collins Spencer. He was born on May 23, 2012. The family lives in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood of Fresno.
Lindsey Hart ’06 and Jonathan Saxon on Oct. 27, 2012. The wedding party included SCU alumni Katie Reedy ’06, Kendall Craver ’06, Claire Bickenbach ’06, and Chrissie (Moreno) Smith ’05. Also in attendance were Maggie (Kaufman) Coffey ’07, Marisa (Randazzo) Fillmon ’06, Drew Gulick ’06, Francesca (Zanfini) Koscielak ’06, Brian Koscielak ’06, Varant Ovanessoff ’06, Alex Rhodes ’06, Blake Twisselman ’05, and Michael Vincent ’06. The couple lives in Chicago, Ill.
Marc Rasmussen ’06 married Laura Faulkner May 27, 2012, at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla. Rasmussen leads business analyses and research at Forward Management in San Francisco. This fall he will begin an MBA program at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business.
Mike Pienovi ’06 and his wife, Kate, have recently moved to Shanghai, China, where Mike is pursuing a carrer as a TI technical sales engineer. After receiving his electrical engineering and marketing bachelor's degrees from Santa Clara University, he has been working to support TI's American-based customers with design sites in China. His attempt to build a bridge between the American and Chinese teams has lead both teams to new prospects, applying both the business and technical asepcts tothe job.
Artical online: http://e2e.ti.com/blogs_/b/aroundti/archive/2013/01/17/one-to-watch-shanghai-based-technical-sales-representative-mike-pienovi.aspx
Ryan Kennedy '05 and Sara (Brown) '06 were married surrounded by family and friends on June 2, 2012, in southwest Michigan.
Toriana S. Holmes '06 is an associate practicing bankruptcy law at the law firm of Severson & Werson, P.C. in San Francisco.
Kent Harkness ’05 and Elizabeth Warburton ’06 were married in Houston, Texas on August 16, 2012.
Bently Guglielmi ’06 writes: “My little sister, Jacqueline Taylor ’12, just graduated from SCU, along with my sister-in-law Gina Guglielmi ’12 and my first cousin Stephanie Carmassi ’12. This was a special graduation because we are the fifth generation to attend this fine university, yes fifth. It dates back to Adolph Gericke ’89, followed by Emile Maloney ’26 and his brother Harold Maloney ’24. Emile’s son and my uncle, Richard Maloney ’52, is our grandmother’s (Sheila Carmassi’s) brother. Sheila married Herm Carmassi, from the dynamic class of ’56, and their son Steve Carmassi ’84 is Stephanie’s father. I even attended his graduation in the Mission Garden back in the day. To go a step further, my husband, Tony Guglielmi ’06, and I were married by Father Tony Sauer ’56, good friend and classmate of Herm Carmassi. Fr. Sauer also baptized a future bronco: Giuliana. We took a photo at the picnic, which I hope to find, of three of the five generations who recently attended this warm ceremony last Saturday. They included my grandfather Herm, his son Steve, his daughter Stephanie, my brother Ryan Taylor ’10, my sister Jacqueline, my husband Tony, and his sister Gina. We are so proud to be a part of this fine institution. Let the tradition continue.”
Christina Fialho ’06, J.D. ’12 and her colleague Christina Mansfield were named 2012 Echoing Green Fellows for Social Change. Echoing Green provides more than $2 million in seed support social entrepreneurs from around the world every year.
The pair will launch a new project -- Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC) -- with support from Echoing Green for the first two years. CIVIC is a national network of immigration detention visitation groups, with a mission to end the isolation and abuse of persons in immigration detention by building and strengthening community visitation programs across the U.S. They will provide support to current visitation groups, resources and training to new groups, and a communication platform for all visitation groups.
Fialho, a social activist for immigrant rights and the daughter of an immigrant, has assisted in defending immigrants from detention and deportation before the U.S. Immigration Courts and has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She currently serves on the steering committee of the Detention Watch Network, and her scholarly publications focus on the intersection of immigration law, constitutional law, and international human rights. Prior to starting CIVIC, she co-founded the first immigration detention visitation program in California.
Tori (Markey) ’06 and Aaron Cardenas were married on June 23, 2012, at Bava Ranch in Hughson, Calif. The wedding party included SCU alumni Eric Cardenas '92, Jamie Weaver '06, Laurie Sherry '06, Erin Hurley '05, Jessica King Klem '05 and Cadi Imbs Olsen '06. Other Broncos in attendance were: Tori's father Michael Markey MBA '67, Michelle Rhoney '06, Teru Olsen '05, Cory Barnard '05, Vince Castro '06, Alex Kargbo '04, Kayla Huss '05, Whitney Sutak '04, Christina Alexander '06, Diane Snodgrass '06, Bridget Murphy '06, Martha Saracino '06, Katrina Welch Reardon '06, and Matt Reardon '06.
Sara Brown '06 and Ryan Kennedy '05 married June 2, 2012 in Michigan.
Lindsey Bacolini ’06 joined HUB International Limited (HUB), an international insurance brokerage firm, as an account executive in the employee benefits consulting division in Mountain View, Calif. Bacolini will be responsible for servicing HUB’s Northern California middle-market corporate clients. Prior, she served as in a similar capacity for Sequoia Benefits in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Boaz Ronkin MBA ’07 joined Ensighten, a Tag Management System provider, as senior director of product marketing. He brings in extensive background in marketing optimization, personalization, and web analytics.
Megan O'Connor Mershon ’07 writes, "On May 27th, 2012 Zach Mershon ’07 and I got married."
Julie Juarez ’07 has been named manager of social media and communications at USA Hockey, where's she'll be the primary contact for the U.S. Women's National Team Program and also oversee USA Hockey's social media efforts. Juarez served as a media relations assistant for the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks during the 2011–12 season. She also worked with the Sharks during the 2006–07 campaign as a media relations intern. She worked in SCU's athletic media relations department 2009–11. Juarez played NCAA Division I soccer at Santa Clara. She was the starting goalkeeper 2003–06 and earned All-America honors while helping the Broncos to the 2004 NCAA Women's College Cup.
Mercedes Lourdes Jalaan '07 and Edward-Elex Cary Arteche '05 were married on Aug. 4, 2012, at the Mission Church.
Brady Harter ’07 married Francesca Budelli at Mission Santa Clara on June 30. Members of the wedding party included alums: Colin Harter ’04, Darren Harter ’11, Mark Litchman ’07, Thomas Knowles ’07, Daniel Soares ’07, Laura Hater ’04, Nicole Mendez ’07, and Elizabeth Weeker ’07. Dennis Harter '73 and Ann Harter ’73 are parents of the groom, and Robert Franceschini ’52 is the grandfather of the bride.
Nicholas Farguson ’07 married Rebecca Heath ’09 on August 25, 2012, at the Mission Church.
Emiko Burchill J.D. ’07 was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown ’59 as special assistant for policy at the California Natural Resources Agency. Burchill was a contract attorney at Olson Hagel and Fishburn LLP in 2012. She was an executive fellow at the California Fair Political Practices Commission from 2011 to 2012 and was an intern at the office of Assemblymember Toni Atkins in 2011. Burchill was a volunteer attorney at My Sister's House from 2010 to 2011 and an attorney at the law offices of McDowall Cotter from 2007 to 2009.
EB (Elizabeth) Stanislawski ’08 and Colin Triplett ’08 were married June 23, 2012 at Clos La Chance Winery in San Martin, California. EB currently works for The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and is presently pursuing her Masters at Santa Clara. Colin started, operated and expanded Mint Condition Fitness in Los Gatos, a boutique holistic fitness club. EB and Colin now reside in their lovely home in Santa Clara.