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Perez, Jim

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.

submitted Sep. 2, 2014 7:45A
GRD Law '72
Nielsen, Phillip
Phillip Nielsen J.D. ’72 writes: "My son, Jeffrey Nielsen, passed the California Bar Exam and now practices with me in San Jose. Our practice emphasizes on estate planning, trust and probate administration, and business transactions."
submitted Jul. 4, 2012 4:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Nicholson, Martina (Nicholson)

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.

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submitted Dec. 6, 2010 7:08P
GRD Law '72
Nichols, Michael

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.

submitted Sep. 17, 2010 4:09P
Moorhead, Gary

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.

submitted Dec. 30, 2013 12:46P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Metzger, Peggy (Lautze)

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.

submitted Jun. 8, 2010 4:52P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
McGraw, Denise (Traficanto)

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.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:15A
MacManus, Thomas

Tom MacManus ’72 currently resides in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, where he runs his own real estate appraisal company.

submitted Jun. 1, 2012 6:57P
GRD Law '72
Loris, William

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.

submitted Mar. 28, 2011 12:48P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Likos, Anna (Likos)

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.”

submitted May. 4, 2012 3:16A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Kennedy, Michael

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.

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submitted Nov. 12, 2012 2:32P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Kaminski, Linda

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.

submitted Sep. 2, 2012 6:35P
Kaminski, Tom

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.

submitted Jul. 21, 2014 7:50A
Johnston, Elgin

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."

submitted Jun. 10, 2013 12:54P
Ingraham-Bartelmie, Marcia

Marcia Ingraham-Bartelmie '72 is senior vice president of IP Value.

submitted Apr. 12, 2010 3:21P
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Herrera, Esau

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).

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Esau Ruiz Herrera Attorney at Law 302-F Toyon Ave, No. 284, San Jose, CA 95127
submitted Sep. 23, 2010 10:54A
UGRD Leavey Business '72
Herrera, Esau

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.

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submitted Jul. 15, 2012 7:12P
Frier, Laura

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.

submitted Oct. 15, 2012 7:56A
Fardella, Alayne

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.

submitted Aug. 12, 2012 2:00P
English, Jeanne

Freshman Dorm: Campisi

Jeanne English ’72 retired after 26 years at the California DMV, where she did driving tests, specializing in big rigs.

submitted Jun. 4, 2012 5:13P
Dowd, Ed

A veteran real-estate investor, financier, and CEO who has learned the healing qualities of art has donated $12 million to Santa Clara University to help build a grand, three-story art and art history facility on campus by 2016.

The generous gift of Ed Dowd ’72, owner of EMD Properties, Inc., Los Altos, forms the foundation for a campaign that aims to raise $26 million for the new 43,500-square-foot building.
The modern and dramatic Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building will unite SCU’s entire undergraduate community around creativity and innovation, offering centralized studio space, classrooms, gallery displays, a sculpture garden, as well as ample space for faculty, students, visiting artists, and scholars to congregate.
“We are deeply honored and grateful that Ed Dowd has so generously provided this important foundation upon which Santa Clara University will build the new artistic center of campus,” said Michael Engh, S.J., president of Santa Clara University.
Dowd, who graduated from Santa Clara University in 1972 with a degree in science and commerce, said he became interested in art after the purchase of his home in San Francisco where he began collecting art. This led to the funding of a public-art project at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Mountain View campus, where he receives treatment for the multiple sclerosis that’s been part of his life since 1993.
“Art transcends all time and seems like a great cause to me,” said Dowd, who says he wants his legacy to extend beyond business causes. “I have a desire to use my resources to create a better world, and I feel a world filled with art is a far more enjoyable place."
A glass sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly will grace the lobby of the new building at SCU.
After Dowd’s insistence that a Chihuly sculpture be installed at the PAMF Mountain View facility, letters poured in from patients with gratitude. Many described the healing power of the piece. Dowd did not realize until later the effects an iconic sculpture such as the Chihuly would have on the medical center. After a few years it became clear this sculpture not only assisted patient recovery but also drew a spectacular group of doctors to the facility. It also attracted special attention to the city of Mountain View, as people from all over the world came just to see the sculpture. It is Dowd’s hope that the installation of a Chihuly sculpture at SCU will draw special attention to the University’s art programs and inspire students for years to come: a good fit for the university’s goal to educate the whole person.
The new building will replace the current 25,900-square-foot building located along The Alameda. In addition to about 150 art and art history majors on average, each year more than 1,000 students across multiple majors take classes at the current building and others around campus.
“The creation and study of art plays an integral role in Santa Clara’s emphasis on educating the whole person,” said professor Blake de Maria, chair of the Department of Art & Art History. “Students who take our courses engage both critically and creatively with the visual world, opening channels of innovative thinking, creativity, and expression.”
“As a double major in studio art and engineering, the opportunity to study art and engineering at the same time has allowed me to exercise my creativity in a fun and enjoyable way,” said SCU student Samira Almendras ’14. “Exposure to art is a very important part of being a student and a well-rounded person.”
The new building is part of a major redesign of the north side of SCU’s campus into a vibrant arts-focused quadrant, and will serve as the signature structure of the University’s north entrance. It will be located near the University’s Mayer Theatre, music and dance building, Fess Parker Studio, and Recital Hall.
Other features of the building as currently envisioned:
  • A dramatic design, selected by Dowd and funded by the Sobrato Group, featuring a dome with circular walkway and an outdoor sculpture garden
  • Flexible studios that can accommodate teaching of multiple mediums
  • Technology-rich classrooms, some optimized for 3-D projects
  • A 1,600 square foot gallery, and additional space to feature works of SCU students, faculty, and visiting artists
  • Darkroom, film lab, and lighting studios for photography
Dowd, a long-time resident of Los Altos, currently resides in San Francisco. His profession thrived while at Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services. He was a founder of San Jose National Bank, Commerce Savings and Loan, and is a former member of Santa Clara University’s Board of Fellows. He was formerly vice chairman of the California State Athletic Commission, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown ’59, for which he represented California at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He is active in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1965 to 1969.
“I would like to thank Terri Eckert, director of operations at EMD Properties, Inc., and those at SCU who played a vital role in bringing this project to fruition,” said Dowd.
submitted Feb. 3, 2014 4:08P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Daly, Kerry

Kerry K. Daly '72, owner of KerryOn Personal Assistants, relocated to Mill Valley and her landlord is SCU football legend, Ray "Frisky" Kalisky '36 -- a good friend to Kerry's dad, Jack F. Daly, Jr. '36.

submitted Oct. 16, 2011 2:55P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '72
Daly, Kerry (n/a)

Kerry K. Daly ’72 has moved from San Francisco to Hollywood, Florida to open "An English Majors Bookstore" in early 2014.

submitted Oct. 4, 2013 8:08A
d'Ercole, Mark

Mark d'Ercole '71 received a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Master Charles Gracie. By doing so, he becomes registered in the BJJ Federation in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. He is still actively competing in tournaments and is married with two sons in San Francisco.

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232 9th avenue San Francisco, California 94118
submitted May. 28, 2013 5:37P
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