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UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Emerson, Mark

Mark D. Emerson '92 earned his MBA from the Foster School of Business at the  University of Washington in June 2011. He was recently promoted to Financial Controller of COMPA Industries, Inc.

submitted Jun. 30, 2011 2:01P
GRD Ed./Couns Psych./Pastoral Min. '92
Dixon-Sorogane, Constance (Dixon)

Constance M. Dixon-Sorogane M.A. '92 is co-editor/co-author an educational binder, Hands Helping Hands, for social skills, making it more applicable to use for special education students, for the Alameda County Office of Education.

submitted Apr. 14, 2010 8:28P
UGRD Leavey Business '92
Courtoy, Michel

Michel Courtoy MBA ‘92, an experienced EDA executive and angel investor, has joined the Zocalo Tech, Inc, an Austin, Texas electronic design automation company’s Board of Directors. Courtoy began his career in design engineering and software engineering at Intel. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Cadence Design Systems and held executive positions at Quickturn Design Systems, Osprey Design Systems (which he also co-founded), Aptix Corporation and Frequency Technology. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, Courtoy created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in the company's acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence Design Systems before becoming the CEO at Certess. He led Certess through sales growth to a successful acquisition by SpringSoft in 2009. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Edxact, DeFacTo and X5 Systems. He holds a BSEE from Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; an MSEE from University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University.


submitted Nov. 29, 2010 12:40P
GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Courtoy, Michel


Michel Courtoy MBA ’92, EDA entreprenuer and verificiation expert, has joined Breker Verification Systems’ board of directors. 
Courtoy began his career at Intel in design engineering and software engineering. He managed product marketing for layout verification software at Cadence Design Systems. As vice president of marketing for Silicon Perspective, Courtoy created the market for silicon virtual prototyping and was a key player in its acquisition by Cadence in 2001. He served as a vice president at Cadence before becoming the CEO at Certess, leading Certess through sales growth to a successful exit by acquisition. Courtoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium; a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, San Diego; and an MBA from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif.
Since its founding in 2003, Breker’s mission has been to improve upon existing verification technologies, especially as more and more chips become SoCs with embedded processors. Effective verification of such designs requires high-quality, self-verifying test cases running on the processors. These test cases must exercise a wide range of functional scenarios to ensure that the SoC can support the necessary concurrency, system-level and software functionality while meeting performance requirements. TrekSoC™ can generate these test cases automatically.
submitted Feb. 8, 2012 4:20P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Chiu, Simon

Simon Chiu '92 was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Catholic Education Association, representing Catholic high schools in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam at the national level. He will be responsible for: continued leadership in the ministry of Catholic secondary education, communicating NCEA goals with other Catholic educators and leading regional meetings of Catholic educators and principals in the West.

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submitted Apr. 20, 2012 4:44P
Campbell, Jenny (Elmore)

Jenny Lynn (Elmore) Campbell '92 and Gabriel '00 welcomed their new baby boy, Gianni Marcel, on Jan. 6, 2012. All three recently moved back to San Diego.

submitted Sep. 28, 2012 11:29A
Calde, Karin (Bullis)

Steve Calde and Karin (Bullis) Calde '92 announce the adoption of daughter Lula Tarikie from Ethiopia. She joins big brothers Jack, 7, and Finn, 4. The family lives in the Portland area. Steve is principal interaction designer for Cooper, and Karin is working on her dissertation in clinical psychology.

submitted Apr. 25, 2009 4:28P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Buhrfiend, Jennifer (Dunn)

Dr. Jennifer D. Dunn-Buhrfiend ’92 and husband Tim announce the birth of William Timothy Richard, Sept 29, 2010. He joins big sister Kathleen (8), Maureen (6), and Colleen (4). The family resides in Elmhurst, Ill. Jennifer practices obstetrics and gynecology in the western suburbs of Chicago.

submitted May. 16, 2011 11:39A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '92
Brandt Rowen, Jenni (Butler)

Jenni Brandt Rowen '92 welcomed a daughter, Ivy Elizabeth, on 12/13/10. She joins older sister Hailey Lynne (9) and Dylan Michael (8).

submitted Feb. 24, 2012 7:59A
Biafore, Lani (Biafore)

Lani L. Biafore ’92 is serving as In-House Staff Attorney for Delta Gamma Executive Offices in Upper Arlington, Ohio. While at Santa Clara, she was a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She, daughter Lia, and husband, Dr. Michael S. O'Mara, moved to the Columbus, Ohio area in 2012.

submitted Jul. 8, 2013 8:10A
GRD Law '92
Bellinger, Charlene

Charlene Bellinger J.D. '92 has been appointed an Administrative Appeals Judge for the Social Security Administration.

submitted Sep. 28, 2010 12:52P
GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Batista, Harald

Harald Batista MBA 92, an entrepreneur with more than two decades of sales and marketing experience, was named to Prophecy Platinum Corporation’s board of directors.

submitted Jul. 15, 2012 9:35A
GRD Engineering '92
Awsare, Saleel

Saleel Awsare M.S. ’92 was named vice president and general manager at Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications. With more than 25 years experience, he will head its audio, embedded modem, and fax businesses.

Prior, Awsare served as president of Nuvoton’s U.S. operations and general manager of the company’s audio and voice divisions. He has five patents and has written for multiple publications.

submitted Jun. 10, 2012 11:21A
GRD Leavey/MBA '92
Amelse, Adrian

Adrian Amelse MBA ’92 is running for County Board, District 20, in Vernon County, Wisconsin. He has 22 years of experience in manufacturing, product marketing, engineering, and business unit general management positions at Apple Computer and Cisco Systems. Amelse and his wife Donna also own Amelse Farms in Viola. 

"I am an objective problem solver seeking to make a positive contribution to Vernon County government," he says. "We purchased our farm outside of Viola 14 years ago and have an active interest in our community. A key tenet of my candidacy is to listen and learn from the community to properly represent our district. I have met with nearly 250 households over the past two months and have many more people to meet. If elected, I will put the residents of our district first and make decisions based on data vs. personal opinion or self interests."
Read the full profile in the Vernon Country Broadcaster.
submitted Mar. 24, 2014 12:07P


Zecevic, Aleksander
Aleksander Zecevic M.S. '90, Ph.D. '93 is one of four recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, presented by Santa Clara's School of Engineering, for distinguished accomplishments in service to his profession, community, and the University.
As professor of Electrical Engineering at Santa Clara University for the past 20 years, Dr. Zecevic also serves as associate dean for Graduate Engineering Programs. His research in the control of complex dynamic systems has resulted in a book and more than 40 publications in leading journals. His interest in the intersection between science and religion has opened the door to a constructive dialogue that transcends simplistic arguments of religious fundamentalism and radical secularism, and has resulted in the publication of two books on the subject, as well as the development of a unique course, "Chaos Theory, Metamathematics and the Limits of Knowledge: A Scientific Perspective on Religion." An excellent educator and a deeply thoughtful collaborator, Dr. Zecevic's search for truth, beauty, and knowledge honor Santa Clara's Jesuit tradition. 
submitted Apr. 7, 2014 4:08P
GRD Leavey/MBA '93
Yih, Roy


Roy Yih MBA ’93 was recently featured in the San Francisco Business Times' Entrepreneur Profile series. He is CEO of  Biocare Medical, a cancer diagnostics business based in Concord. He says that he started his business in 1997 because "I saw a lot of improvement that needed to happen in health care, in diagnosing and understanding cancer."


submitted Apr. 20, 2012 2:51P
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Yi, Helen (Yi)

Helen Yi '93 and James Choi were married on May 16, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara. Presided by Christopher Cartwright, S.J. and Reverend Sungho Lee. The bride was walked down the aisle by her mother and father, Mary and Peter Yi. The bridal party included Bridesmaids Mai Townsend, Jenny Hong, Karen Parker, Karen Moore and Kara Pendleton; Groomsmen CK Chang, Sung Cho, Rockson Liu, Sam Liu and Dennis Pham; Junior Bridesmaids Rosalia Costa and Victoria Costa; Flower Girls Victoria Baer, Haley Hong, Olivia Judd and Sydney Judd; Junior Groomsmen Steven Choi and Edward Choi; and Ring Bearer Thomas Choi. Over 200 guests witnessed the ceremony and the celebration continued at the Bridges Golf Club in San Ramon. The couple honeymooned in Paris and will welcome their first baby in September 2010.

submitted Jun. 2, 2010 10:40A
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Yi, Helen

Helen K. Yi '93 and husband James Choi welcomed their first child, Andrew James on August 26, 2010. Baby Andrew weighed 8 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19.5 inches long and has been smiling nonstop almost since the day he arrived. Helen and James were married on May 16, 2009 at Mission Santa Clara. Andrew's Mommy continues to serve as Vice President and General Counsel at The Matteson Companies, a Redwood City-based real estate investment, management and development company.

submitted Jun. 6, 2011 11:38A
UGRD Leavey Business '93
Yi, Helen (Yi)

Helen K. Yi '93 and James S. Choi welcomed their second son on April 16, 2013. Aaron David Choi was born on April 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City and joins proud big brother Andrew. Helen continues to serve as General Counsel for The Matteson Companies, a peninsula based property management, development and investment company.

submitted May. 25, 2013 4:02P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Turner, Chris

Chris Turner '93 and Elizabeth Horner were married at Kennolyn Hilltop Hacienda in Soquel, CA on October 16, 2010. The bridal party included Kevin Lum Lung '93, Alexei Peters '93 and Darren Filpi '94. Alumni in attendance included R. Michael Johns '93, Michael Larriva '93, John MacGregor '94, Alex Hauser '92 and Michelle (Belforte) Hauser '92. Chris currently produces the PBS television series "Independent Lens" at ITVS in San Francisco. The couple lives in Oakland, CA.

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submitted Nov. 28, 2010 7:25P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Turner, Chris

Chris Turner '93 and wife Lisa welcomed their first child, Casey Forrest, on January 25, 2012. He joins the family home in Oakland. Chris produces the independent film series Independent Lens for PBS, and Lisa is a middle school English teacher.

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submitted Feb. 3, 2012 4:56P
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
Tannert, Alyssa (Schaeffer)

Alyssa (Schaeffer) Tannert '93 and Thomas Tannert '94, '99 & '04 welcomed a baby boy, Rollan Hans, on Feb. 8, at 8 lbs. 8 oz and 21 3/4 inches long. He joins big sister Larena, age 4. The family lives in San Jose.

submitted Jun. 16, 2010 10:57A
UGRD Arts & Sciences '93
SULLIVAN, Maureen (Cosgrove)

Maureen (Cosgrove) Sullivan '93 and husband Drew welcomed a baby girl, Catherine Adele, on May 21, 2009. Catherine joins big brother Daniel, age 3. Maureen is a freelance writer and editor. The family lives in Overland Park, KS.

submitted Mar. 13, 2010 11:09A
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